1979 Grand Session

Grand Worthy Advisor

Jan Aley

17th Annual Grand Assembly

Theme: The mark of true wisdom is seeing the miraculous in the common.

Colors: Green & white

Mascot: Frog

Motto: Enjoy the simple things in life.

Service Project: Raising money for multiple sclerosis research

*According to GWA Jan's letters, this may be the year Alaska first had a statewide service project.

Grand Officers

Grand Mother Advisor Ms. Francis Erickson

Grand Choir

Grand Officer March-In

Initiate: Valerie, Forget-Me-Not #14


Tonight I would like to give a special thank you to some very special people. Sometimes to just say thank you is not enough. There is no gift I could buy that could express my feelings of appreciation. These people have worked with Rainbow for many years and in may places. They have given so much of their time; I believe that between all of them there is about 65 years in support of Rainbow.

I am sure they have touched as many hearts in the past as in the present with their very pleasant and unselfish ways. Their Love of Rainbow comes from deep within their hearts. It is with a lot of pleasure and love that I dedicate this, the 17th Grand Assembly of Alaska, to Davies and Eula Carr, Pete and Winona Howard, Amy and Melinda Howard - three generations dedicated to the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

Mr. and Mrs. Carr supported their daughter, Mrs. Howard, in the years she belonged to Rainbow in Florida. Mrs. Howard is a Past Grand Worthy Advisor of the Grand Assembly of Florida. She is also Past Mother Advisor of Forget-Me-Not Assembly #14 and Fairbanks #1. She is presently Grand Deputy of District #2. Mr. Howard is a Past Rainbow Dad and a very devoted father. Amy Howard is Past Grand Worthy Advisor of Alaska 1975-76 and Melinda Howard is our Grand Drill Leader. I love this family very much.