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Miss Kathleen Nase, Supreme Inspector
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What is the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls ?
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) is a youth group for girls between the ages of 5 and 10 for Pledges and 11 to 20 for Rainbow Girls. It is only affiliated with the Masonic Lodges, Order of the Eastern Star Chapters, and Courts of Amaranth. Many groups and organizations use the name of Rainbow in their title or organizational name. We are NOT associated with any other group than the three listed above.
Within each Grand Assembly jurisdiction (State or Country) there are local groups (Assemblies) in various towns. The girls learn about charity, hope and service through their involvement and support with various projects, such as Shriners Hospital for Children, Elizabeth H. Repka Charity Fund, Scottish Rite Learning Centers and the ARC of NJ, to name a few.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls formed it's first assembly on April 6, 1922 in McAlester, Oklahoma (which is the home of our Supreme Assembly). New Jersey is equally proud that its first Assembly was formed in 1923, making it the first state East of the Mississippi to have Rainbow. New Jersey also helped form Rainbow in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York.
Today, The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls has assemblies in 47 states in the United States in addition to assemblies in many other countries. Currently the states that do not have assemblies are: Delaware, Utah, and Wyoming. The countries outside the United States that DO have assemblies include: Aruba, Australia (both Queensland and New South Wales), Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the Philippines.
Requirements to petition for membership in the organization are:
1. A desire to want to belong to The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
2. If elected to membership, a promise to adhere to the Supreme Assembly's
Constitution and Statutes, and a cheerful compliance to the By-Laws,
Rules, and Regulations of the Assembly to whom she makes the petition.
3. Be a girl of good moral character.
4. Be a believer in one true and living God.
5. Be an unmarried girl between the ages of 5 and 10 for a
Pledge Assembly, or 11 and 20 for a Rainbow Assembly.
6. Be either the daughter or granddaughter of a Master Mason, member of
Eastern Star or Majority Rainbow Girl, or be a friend of a Rainbow Girl.
Want to become the friend of a Rainbow Girl? Contact this web site for more information!
7. Never have petitioned and been rejected for the degrees in any
Rainbow Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
8. Be recommended by two Rainbow girls and be sponsored by either
a Master Mason, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, member
of the Order of the Amaranth, or a majority Rainbow Girl.
This adult will also sign her petition.
Your local assembly can help you find the girl & adult sponsors.
Upon meeting the above requirements, contact a local Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, or Order of the Amaranth. If you don't find one or they don't know of an Assembly locally check our Assemblies Page, or e-mail us at one of the links on this web site.
If you need help to meet the requirements, contact the web master.