What is Rainbow?
     The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a Masonic Youth  organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20, from Masonic, Eastern  Star, Amaranth homes, and the friends of members of Rainbow girls. At age 20,  or upon marriage, whichever occurs first, girls who are members in good  standing are eligible for Majority Membership. A girl must be sponsored by  another girl who is a active member in good standing, and at least one adult  whom must be a member in good standing of either the Masonic Lodge, Order  of the Eastern Star, or Order of the Amaranth.       Rainbow is a fraternal organization designed to promote personal growth,  fellowship, and charity. In addition to learning valuable character building  lessons, Rainbow affords excellent leadership experience, public speaking  opportunities, study skills, and organizational techniques. Each Worthy Advisor  (the girl who serves as the head of her Assembly) is responsible for selecting  her officers, planning her term, choosing service and charity projects, planning  social events, preparing greetings and speeches for guests, and presiding  during meetings. Friendships made through Rainbow are lasting, not only from  your own Assembly but throughout the state and across the country.       Some former Rainbow Girls you might recognize are Supreme Court Justice  Sandra Day O'Connor, comedians Ruth Buzzi, Lily Tomlin, actress Lee  Meriweather, and former Miss America Jane Jaroe and Chantelle Smith.       Rainbow Membership applications are readily available. Any active Rainbow  Girls, Master Mason, Eastern Star, Amaranth, or majority member can obtain a  petition for you.        For additional information go to the Supreme International Order of the  Rainbow for Girls web site at:  www.GoRainbow.org.