Who may become a member?
Membership is open to girls who are 11-20 years old. Applicants may be the daughter of a Master Mason, Eastern Star, Amaranth, or White Shrine member, or the friend of another Rainbow Girl. Anyone desiring to become a member should complete an application and must be sponsored by a member of one of these Fraternal Orders. An adult may visit the girls and her family to get to know them before they join Rainbow.
At the age of 20, a girl in good standing may receive her Majority Membership. She may become a Majority Member due to either marriage or age, whichever occurs first.
Top 10 Reasons to Join Rainbow
The cornerstone of Rainbow is service to others. Through opportunities of service, girls learn that no matter their age they too can help make the world a better place.
Rainbow girls can choose to hold different positions with varying degrees of responsibility. These positions provide an opportunity for the girls to learn how to manage projects and lead others.
3. Public Speaking
In today's working world, effective communication skills are essential to career success. Rainbow teaches girls how to conduct themselves in meetings with poise and grace. Girls build confidence in speaking to people of all ages through interactions with their peers and adult advisors. They also get the opportunity to speak with members of their communities through charitable deeds.
Older girls mentor younger girls and provide positive examples to help the girls stay on the right path.
Girls learn that they are sisters in spirit and their Rainbow “family” is always there to encourage and support them. There are opportunities for travel and friendship with other Rainbow girls both in the United States and abroad.
In Rainbow we have a saying – “Sisters by chance, friends by choice.” The number of years the girls will spend working together and having fun helps them to develop strong bonds with each other that will last a lifetime.
7. Life lessons
In Rainbow there are seven colors representing seven lessons that are an integral part of leading a successful life. The older girls demonstrate these lessons by example and in turn help the younger girls to see the importance of these virtues in their lives.
Rainbow helps to develop confidence and self-esteem by giving girls the opportunity to assume a leadership role among their peers. When girls are given the chance to express ideas and opinions, work as a team with both their peers and adult advisors, and see those ideas become reality, their confidence in themselves and their abilities will grow.
9. Higher education
Rainbow girls are encouraged to pursue their dreams and scholarships are offered to help assist them. Also many colleges today want to know about participation in activities outside of school. Membership in a service organization is a good addition to their college application.
From travels throughout the state, slumber parties, trips to bookstores, mystery trips, and so much more, these girls know how to have fun while serving their community and raising funds for philanthropic projects within the state.
How can I join?
Step 1. Locate an Assembly near you by visiting our Contact Us page. A Rainbow Girl representative will contact you and send you an application. Membership is open to all girls between the ages of 11 and 20.
Step 2. Complete and turn in the application that will ask for basic information.
Step 3. A small group from the Assembly will visit you and your family at your home or the Assembly meeting facility. This informal get-together will give you and your family a good idea of what to expect in joining Rainbow.
Step 4. Much like a college sorority, once your application is accepted the Assembly will conduct an actual ballot and vote you into their group.
Step 5. Lastly, new members and their parents participate in an Initiation Ceremony. This presentation solidifies a member’s obligation to live a good life and to do right. This ceremony is by far one of the most memorable experiences for new members.