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Montana Freemason  January 2016                                                  Volume 92 Number 1

                                                      montana rainbow

                                                      historic meeting
                                                           in bannack

  Montana Rainbow Girls, dressed in clothing          and unaffiliated guests for special introductions
similar to that worn in the 1800’s, met in Bannack    and presentations. Supreme Worthy Advisor Cora
for their annual Fall Fling in conjunction with the   Ellen Moody, Supreme Officer Joyce Lindberg
Masonic Annual Excitement Weekend. The day            and Most Worshipful Grand Master Brian Murphy
began with a special walking tour which focused       were introduced and accorded appropriate honors.
on the women of Bannack. Following the tour, the      MWGM Murphy then told those in attendance a
guests enjoyed a delicious steak fry lunch provided   story regarding the long lasting friendships which
by the Dillon Masons and Shrine. The lunch time       can result from membership in our Masonic Family
program featured introduction of Grand Worthy         organizations. Each Rainbow Assembly presented
Advisor Kayleigh Griffith, Supreme Deputy Carol       SWA Cora Ellen with a gift from their area of
Huston and Rainbow’s honored guests for the           Montana and GWA Kayleigh presented a special gift
weekend, Supreme Worthy Advisor Cora Ellen            from Montana Grand Assembly. The SWA responded
Moody from Maine and Montana’s Supreme Officer        with remarks regarding the events of the day and her
Joyce Lindberg. Grand Worthy Advisor Kayleigh         first trip to our Big Sky state. GWA Kayleigh then
presented the Bannack Lodge with a donation from      presented a gift from Montana Grand Assembly to
Montana Rainbow to be used for the purchase           Supreme Service Joyce Lindberg. Supreme Deputy
of stones for the Outdoor Shelter Fireplace; eight    Carol Huston presented remarks regarding lessons
stones-one for each color of the Rainbow and          that can be learned from history and presented each
one for the source of the colors, the White Light.    Rainbow Girl and Pledge with a memento of the
2015 Grand Assembly Ritual Competition winners        historic Rainbow meeting in Bannack. Everyone
then presented two special ceremonies which are       joined in singing “Montana,” and the meeting was
included in Grand Assembly’s initiation ceremonies.   closed in form. The girls then traveled to the Masonic
The Rose Lecture was presented by Sidnie Martin       Lodge in Dillon for a pizza dinner provided by the
of Bozeman Assembly #21. Kennidi Wanner from          Dillon Eastern Star Chapter. The evening included
Hamilton Assembly #2 then presented the Dad           work on items to benefit GWA Kayleigh’s Service
Lecture to Past Grand Master Dave Prewett who         Project (Girls for a Change), a Rainbow Trivia
was instrumental in helping organize Rainbow’s        Game conducted by Miss Montana Rainbow Service
participation at the event. At the conclusion of the  Jessica Griffith, and the traditional “Fling slumber
Dad Lecture, PGM Prewett was presented with a         party.” Sunday morning the girls enjoyed breakfast
special “Rainbow Dad” pin presented only to those     provided by host Assembly Bozeman #21 followed
Dads who have witnessed a Rainbow initiation.         by a Devotional Service and a fun, group rendition
Following lunch, the girls donned their hats and      of “Happy Birthday” sung for Advisor Teza Holland
enjoyed a tea party hosted by Sharon Prewett. The     and Pledge Mackensey Huston.
party was complete with a presentation of Mrs.
Prewett’s hat collection. Later in the afternoon,       Montana Rainbow would like to express their
Montana Grand Assembly wrote a page in Rainbow        sincere thanks to Bannack Lodge and the Masons
history by holding the first Rainbow meeting ever     and Stars of the Dillon area for making this historic
in Bannack Lodge. The Grand Officers took their       weekend possible.
stations and performed the ritualistic opening of a   Carol Huston, Supreme Deputy in MT
Rainbow meeting. Following the ritualistic opening,
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