A rainbow of inspiration
Mustang Masons now have a rainbow of inspiration for their charitable endeavors, as the lodge was recently notified a Mustang Rainbow Girls Assembly was approved for the local lodge.
Lodge members voted several months ago to sponsor the assembly, but the group had its first hurdle – to find 12 members in order to be awarded a temporary status. They accomplished that goal, and on March 8, Mustang Rainbow Girls were officially recognized at India Shrine Center in Oklahoma City. In order to reach full status, the assembly must increase its membership to 25, Glenda Kelton said.
“The girls all agree this won’t be any problem at all,” she said.
Masonic Lodge 407 Worshipful Master Dan Cromwell said lodge members are excited to offer the opportunity to belong to Rainbow Girls to area women. Cromwell said he hoped to find members from Mustang, Tuttle, Newcastle, Wheatland and other surrounding areas. There are 25 active assemblies in Oklahoma, with several in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including Yukon. With the addition of Mustang and another new assembly, located in Pauls Valley, that number will increase to 27.
Rainbow Girls volunteer for charities, participate in events and activities, work on service projects throughout the community and make new friends across the state through the “basic teachings of faith, hope and charity,” Kelton said.
Mustang Masons recently sponsored fundraisers for several local groups and individuals, including Boy Scout troops, sports teams, special needs children, Project Graduation and others, Cromwell said.
“They have also provided services for many in the Mustang community such as building wheelchair ramps, removing graffiti from a railroad bridge, donating water to local firefighters during a brush fire outbreak, donating food to a local food pantry and many more,” Kelton said.
On Saturday, Rainbow Girls will hold a bake sale at Mustang Masons Saturday breakfast, held from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the lodge, located at 406 E. state Highway 152.
“We feel we have a lot to offer the Mustang community in the way of service and leadership,” Cromwell said. “Sponsoring a Rainbow Girls Assembly is another way for us to reach out to Mustang and its surrounding communities.
“It will give young women an opportunity to be involved in service and leadership activities geared to make them better citizens of tomorrow,” he said.
For further information about the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, visit www.gorainbow.org. For questions about the Mustang Masonic Lodge, call 256-6310.