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Montana  Freemason  Montana Rainbow


                    Carol Huston, Supreme Deputy in Montana

  Montana Rainbow convened the 86th                   Daughters of the Nile, Dancers and Musicians and
annual Grand Assembly in Missoula June                the presentation of the Blossom Ceremony by Pledge
13-15. The “Journey on the Silk Road”                 members from Hamilton and Missoula. Pledge
session was the final event in Grand Worthy           members are ages 6-10 and participate in activities
Advisor Hailey Sampson’s year. During her             with their older Rainbow Sisters while waiting to
tenure as Grand Worthy Advisor, Hailey                obtain the age of membership. The outstanding
chose the All Abilities Playground Project            ritualistic work performed by these young ladies was
in Missoula as her statewide Service                  very inspiring.
Project. This playground is the first of its
kind in the area, providing a playground
where children of all abilities can play
together with friends and family. Ground
breaking for the playground was held in
April and a soft opening is scheduled for
sometime in August. Financial support
for the Playground Project was gathered
from Montana Rainbow Assemblies and
fund-raising projects organized by Miss
Montana Rainbow Service, Kayleigh Griffith of
Bozeman Assembly #21. One of Kayleigh’s major
projects was a 5K run held in early June at the
park where the playground will be located. The
Playground has made plans to make this run an
annual event to continue benefitting the playground.

                                                        Grand Assembly was brought to a close with the
                                                      Installation of a new core of officers led by Grand
                                                      Worthy Advisor Landa Uffelman of Hardin Assembly
                                                      #33. Landa has chosen “Country Chic” as her theme
                                                      and her service project will be the Make A Wish
                                                      Foundation. Maddie Flamm of Hardin Assembly
                                                      #33 was selected as 2014-15 Miss Montana Rainbow
                                                      Service and Kayleigh Griffith of Bozeman Assembly.

  Most Worshipful Grand Master Thom Chisholm                 Page 27
attended Grand Assembly and presented Montana
Rainbow with a very generous donation through
the Masonic Foundation to benefit the Playground
project. During his comments, Grand Master
Chisholm mentioned that he had an additional
connection to this project in that his son had done
some of the initial excavation work on the site. To
date, Montana Rainbow Girls have accumulated over
$9,500 to donate to the All Abilities Playground.

  The Grand Officers exemplified the ritual of
Initiation during the Session, bringing two new
members into our organization. Other highlights
were a dance presentation by the Sapphira Temple,
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