Report on the 2003 "Dream" Session
438 people attended the 72st Illinois Grand Assembly Session
in Decatur, Illinois from July 11-13, 2003.
Miss Teresa Carney, Grand Worthy Advisor 2002-2003, presided over a beautiful session. Out of State visitors included Mrs. Pauline Stonehocker, Supreme Worthy Advisor, Mrs. Linda Little, Supreme Faith and guests from the following jurisdictions: Alaska, California, Canada, Conneticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Members from 24 assemblies attended, with 22 sending voting delegates.
A few of the many awards and highlights include:
G. Wilber Bell Award for Greatest Percentage of increase in membership:
1st place with 75% increase--Radiant #27
2nd place with 58.3% increase--Bushnell #36
Kolmer Memorial Award for Most Petitions in the last year:
1st place with 13 petitions--Bushnell #36
2nd place with 8 petitions--Antioch #23
Best OverAll Scrapbook was awarded to Bloomington-Normal #7
Best Contents Scrapbook went to Virden #34
Best Cover Scrapbook went to Springfield #18
and Best Theme Scrapbook went to Sunshine #114.
1st Place in the Pom Pon Competition went to Springfield #18.
1st Place Team Ritual Competition went to District #10, Sunshine #114, Friendship #100, Arlington Heights #81 & Jewell #6
Grand Charity Fund total announced 7-12-2003 as $9760.85. Later additions brought the total to $10,075.00
Katie Koney, from Oak Forest # 103, was named Rainbow Girl of the Year 2003-2004.
Kendra Golwitzer, Mother Advisor of Radiant #27 was named Mother Advisor of the Year for 2003-2004
F. W. (Hezzie) Bariether was named Rainbow Dad of the Year for 2003-2004
Mrs. Pauline Stonehocker, Supreme Worthy Advisor made
the following appointments for the upcoming Supreme Assembly Session in
Kari Kinsall, Dean of the Grand Cross of Color Team 2002-2003, to read her report
Joy Marie Kuelper, Worthy Advisor from Moline #22, to read her Tribute to the Christian Flag
Emma Wreckler, Grand Soloist from Antioch #23 to sing "Climb Every Mountain"
Miss Carrie Becker and the 2003-2004 Grand Family were installed.
Pictures from Grand Assembly 2003
Head table at the Worthy Advisor-Past Worthy Advisor Luncheon included:
Veda Rives, Mother Advisor of the Year 2002-03; visiting Grand Worthy Advisors from Maryland and Wisconsin; Mrs. Pauline Stonehocker, Supreme Worthy Advisor from South Carolina; Mrs. Marie Renda, Supreme Charity and Supreme Inspector in Illinois; Mrs. Linda Little, Supreme Faith from Canada; Andrea, Co-Chair of the luncheon from Virden #34, Sister Teresa Carney, Grand Worthy Advisor in Illinois; and Jessica, Co-Chair of the luncheon from Virden #34.
The 2002-2003 Grand Officers await the appearance of Sister Teresa Carney, Grand Worthy Advisor during the opening march.
Members, please send the Illinois Grand Web Master more photos and award information to include here.
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