What Does It Cost?
When a girl first submits her application, there is a minimal initiation fee ranging from $0 – $45, dependent on the assembly. This is a one-time fee.
The annual dues for membership vary between assemblies in Missouri, ranging from $20.00 to $50.00 per year. These dues include a statewide supplementary insurance policy on any member while you are at a Rainbow function. It also protects parents when they are chaperoning an activity or while they are driving for a Rainbow function. The annual dues must be paid by the first meeting in January, although they may be paid before that date. Girls must have their dues paid before they can vote or hold an office.
If a girl has not paid her dues for the year, she is suspended from membership. If after suspension, her dues are brought up to date, she may be reinstated to membership without a vote of the Assembly. If, for some reason a girl does not want to continue her membership in our order, we advise her to take a demit. With a demit, she may visit Rainbow for 6 months, and at some time, be able to obtain your Majority certificate. A demit may also be used if a girl moves to another jurisdiction and would like to transfer her membership. This is possible worldwide as Rainbow is an international organization.
Because the Assembly is self-supporting and dues are nominal, it is necessary to hold money-raising projects during each term. The Advisory Board must approve any money-making project.
If you have any good fund-raising ideas, please let the Mother Advisor know.
Some successful projects are:
- Car Washes
- Christmas Gift Wrap Booths
- Rummage or Garage Sales
- Candy Sales
- Food or Craft Fair Booths
- Pancake Breakfasts
- Festival Booths
Donations Make the Difference!
Whether you have had a personal experience with Rainbow or not, one can’t deny the important role this youth group plays in the world today. Helping girls grow to become strong, successful individuals is a challenging, yet rewarding, honor. Donations truly make a difference and will help to secure the future of Rainbow Girls for generations to come.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible. All donations should be made to Missouri Grand Assembly and be sent to Mrs. Dorleta Lodholz, 653 E. Adams, Kirkwood, MO 63122.