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YOU’RE a Grand Officer
Head 2 Toe Intro
As a Grand Officer YOU are expected to present yourself in a professional way at every
event that you attend. This is not only important in Rainbow, but also in the professional
business world. Keep that in mind!!
Our Grand Officer dress code is to be used at all Rainbow functions. If you are not
following the dress code, YOU will not be treated as a Grand Officer. The Mother
Advisor and Grand Deputies are instructed NOT to escort you, but to introduce you from the sidelines if you are not properly dressed.
Everyone likes to be associated with clean, neat, well groomed, conscientious, caring and PLEASANT people! Did you know that people form an opinion of you within the first 20 seconds after they meet you? How you feel about yourself influences their opinion about you.
Obviously “we” feel better about ourselves and the company we keep if your appearance indicates that we are proud of the way we look, act and dress.
IT does not require a closet full of expensive clothes!
To wash and/or clean garments To iron and/or steam garments To hang clothes up and away To keep a needle and thread handy Select fabric CAREFULLY! Rainbow traveling is hard on some material… the easier it is to care for, the more you will enjoy wearing the dress.
Watch how you sit and how you act. Remember, people ARE always watching you!
Feet flat on the floor, knees together, hands clasped on your lap and a Washington Idaho SMILE on your face. People are making special note of your words and actions. Sitting in the Grand Officer section does not give you the permission to call undo attention to yourself, like passing notes or eating candy. Be courteous to those performing in ceremonies.
It is nice to be important, but, it is more important to BE NICE!
This section of your binder will go head to toe of all the requirements of Grand Officers attire! Keep in mind that your attire is only required because we want you to represent Rainbow in the best possible light! These rules are not to hurt or suppress you in anyway, but to make you the best possible Grand Officer ever!
Grand Officer Binder 2013-14 Attire Section (5) Page 1 The Wiglet See Contacts Section 2, Page 1 for ordering information The pictures to the left are three examples of how wiglets are often worn. HOWEVER, two of these pictures are WRONG! Can you figure out which one is correct?? The correct picture is the middle picture of the wiglet. The picture in the left represents a wiglet that is LOW on the head and the one to the far right is HIGH on the head. The middle picture is an example of an ideal wiglet. As you can see in the picture to the right the ear lines up.
Remember, if your hair is long it MUST be worn up, off your neck and under the wiglet. Short hair is OK, if it is REALLY short. That means short front and back. If it is short in the back and long on the sides, it must be pulled up and back. The back must be short enough that it does not touch the ribbon on your Grand Cross medallion/ribbon. BANGS must be above your eyebrows and NO WHISPIES – look neat.
It is suggested that you wear flowers or ribbons with your dress. You may wear hair pieces that are appropriate for the occasion. When you know the theme of a GOR is tropical it is fun to wear hibiscus flowers in your hair. Your hair piece should compliment your dress!
REMEMBER NO Whispies!! USE hairspray, gel, and / or mousse!!
You MAY NOT remove your wiglet following a meeting. Please continue with the Grand Officer image during the reception or until you are ready to leave.
Glitter is always fun and can bring sparkle to any young girl’s day who sees you as a Grand Officer shining!
(Formal attire and some make-up go together like peanut butter and jelly.) For those of you who do use make-up, please do not overdo a good thing.
Foundation should blend with your skin and be applied sparingly.
Fingernails – we try not to be fussy, but we hope you will use good judgment with the length of your nails. At Grand Assembly 1” nails from base to tip and clear or pale polish is recommended.
For those of you who need help in this area, color/make-up consultants are available.
YOUR Grand Officer Pin At Grand Assembly you have been given a pin which has been passed down from year to year by those who have held your office in the past! Those you have looked up to have had the honor to wear this pin! TAKE CARE of it and more importantly TAKE PRIDE in it! For replacement of your pin information please see the Deadlines and Forms section # 3 of this binder!
Your pin should be worn on left shoulder – ALWAYS. An easy way to remember this is… I pledge allegiance to my pin! Past Grand Officer pins are worn on the right shoulder.
Grand Officer Retreats
Your District’s G.O. Reception
GWA and S.I. visits in your District and Assembly
Traveling from event to event
Traveling out of Jurisdiction
Travel Outfit (while traveling) and Orange Formal (at Rainbow events) Outside Rainbow Masonic Events
Grand Assembly Practices
Grand Assembly Sessions
** For More on Grand Assembly Dress Code See Grand Assembly Section 6 of this binder.
Grand Officer Name Badge should be worn with pride and at ALL times you are wearing your travel outfit and optional if you’re in a formal.
Cardigans should not be worn during escort, unless something has happened to your dress and you have discussed it with the Director of Grand Officers.
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