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The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) is a Masonic youth service organization which teaches leadership training through community service. Girls (ages 11-20) learn about the value of charity and service through their work and involvement with their annual local and state service projects. The organization was founded in 1922 and provides a safe, wholesome environment to the girls, supervised by safety trained and screened adults. Membership is open to all races, religions and backgrounds.
Our order prepares the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls teaches leadership skills and public speaking. It builds self-respect, confidence, poise, patriotism, fidelity, integrity and character, all while providing a fun and safe environment for girls to meet other girls their age and to build friendships that will last a lifetime.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls has an active membership across the world. Our organization has 275,000 members in 45 states and in 9 foreign countries, Queensland, New South Wales, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Aruba, Japan, the Philippines, Canada and Germany.
Former members of the order include: Former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, Former Miss California and Actress Lee Merriweather, Actress Lily Tomlin, Actress Dawn Wells and Maine’s Senator, Olympia Snow had this to say about the order:
"I am proud to be a Rainbow Girl. This group instilled in me the values of service, honesty, and leadership, among others. I have carried these ideals with me throughout the years. Being a member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls reflects well on a young women's character and integrity and will benefit today's Rainbow Girls throughout their lifetime"