Discover Your True Colors
Self-confidence is often hard to come by in adolescent
girls. My goal this year is to supply Illinois Rainbow with a continuous
amount of self-esteem by discovering our true colors.
We can look at colors as symbolic of different aspects
of our personalities.
As Rainbow girls we have the same palette of colors with
which to draw our character from, but what makes us individuals is the
unique combination of strong and weak colors we each have. Decide
what colors represent you. Let Rainbow help you find out who you
really are, be proud of it, and appreciate it. Everyone identifies
with certain colors, and often the challenge is learning to value that
individuality. When you can do that, you will have found the key
to real self-confidence. Your friends will see that and will want
to know what gave you that spark, and you can honestly show what Rainbow
is all about to others. As the year progresses, I hope you find your
true colors and learn to wear them with pride.
The castle is a visual symbol of success, and as we learn
to see what really makes us individuals this year I hope we can use our
Rainbow lessons as the foundation of our castles. These are the strongest
building blocks available to us, and just like we would build a castle
with the best foundation we can find, we should build our character using
that same idea. If we make those decisions wisely then our castles
will be tall and strong and beautiful.
The diamond represents the diamond anniversary of Illinois
Grand Assembly – 75 years of Rainbow in our state! Diamonds are also
each unique like our true colors are unique to us.
Blue and Silver
Blue represents fidelity to ourselves and silver represents
the diamond anniversary of Illinois Grand.
American Kidney Fund
The AKF assists both adults and children in renal care
emotionally, physically, and financially. I am focusing on the pediatric
aspect of this program, and there are two main projects that Illinois Rainbow
will be helping them with. The first is the internationally distributed
2006 Kids calendar where we will be sponsoring a month. I have already
asked the grand family to help me raise $2,500 for this calendar by September
30th. Not only are we helping the program with this fundraiser, but
we will also be getting a lot of PR because our logo will be prominently
displayed. The other program has to do with supplying the children
with activities to keep them busy and to raise their self-confidence while
they are being dialyzed. I would also like to raise as much money
as possible so that we can send some of these children to special camps,
which costs $750 per person.