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February 26, 2021

Landa Uffelman of Montana, Inspiring Alumni March 2021

Being a Rainbow Girl taught me many different skills and mannerisms that I use in everyday life. Some of those skills include public speaking, service to my community, how to work with people, and the ability to have self-pride in one’s work. My name is Landa Uffelman and I am the owner of The Farmer’s Daughter General Store; a gift shop/boutique with an old fashioned soda fountain, located in my hometown. I am the 3rd generation in my family to own the historic building on Main Street and operate a business there. While I did have plans to someday take this path, I thought it would be later in life, so I earned my degree in Elementary Education with plans to be a 1st grade teacher. While service to my community through Rainbow was rewarding enough, it also helped me receive scholarships which helped pay for my college education. After completing my degree, the opportunity to own the historic building arose and I made the decision to be a business owner at the age of 24. Because of Rainbow, I have the confidence and skills to operate my business. I socialize with customers every day (familiar and unfamiliar) in person and over the phone, know the importance of donating and volunteering in my community,and work hard to make sure my store is organized, clean, prepared for upcoming events, and carries the right products for my customers. Rainbow has taught me how to put forth the extra effort to see the successful end result.  

Rainbow has also taught me stage presence. As the lead singer of the country band Exit 53, I spend my weekends traveling across Montana and Wyoming playing music. Because of Rainbow, I have the confidence to sing and play guitar in front of large crowds, communicate with those crowds, properly handle a microphone, and be fearless on stage.

I am so thankful for the opportunities presented to me through Rainbow. Serving as Grand Worthy Advisor for the State of Montana in 2015 enhanced these skills and I will forever be grateful for the lessons learned and memories made. I will always be a Rainbow Girl.

         ~Landa Uffelman

          Montana Past Grand Worthy Advisor

Thank you Landa for inspiring us!


February 26, 2021
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Landa Uffelman of Montana, Inspiring Alumni March 2021

Being a Rainbow Girl taught me many different skills and mannerisms that I use in everyday life. Some of those skills include public speaking, service to my community, how to work with people, and the ability to have self-pride in one’s work. My name is Landa Uffelman and I am the owner of The Farmer’s Daughter General Store; a gift shop/boutique with an old fashioned soda fountain, located in my hometown. I am the 3rd generation in my family to own the historic building on Main Street and operate a business there. While I did have plans to someday take this path, I thought it would be later in life, so I earned my degree in Elementary Education with plans to be a 1st grade teacher. While service to my community through Rainbow was rewarding enough, it also helped me receive scholarships which helped pay for my college education. After completing my degree, the opportunity to own the historic building arose and I made the decision to be a business owner at the age of 24. Because of Rainbow, I have the confidence and skills to operate my business. I socialize with customers every day (familiar and unfamiliar) in person and over the phone, know the importance of donating and volunteering in my community,and work hard to make sure my store is organized, clean, prepared for upcoming events, and carries the right products for my customers. Rainbow has taught me how to put forth the extra effort to see the successful end result.  

Rainbow has also taught me stage presence. As the lead singer of the country band Exit 53, I spend my weekends traveling across Montana and Wyoming playing music. Because of Rainbow, I have the confidence to sing and play guitar in front of large crowds, communicate with those crowds, properly handle a microphone, and be fearless on stage.

I am so thankful for the opportunities presented to me through Rainbow. Serving as Grand Worthy Advisor for the State of Montana in 2015 enhanced these skills and I will forever be grateful for the lessons learned and memories made. I will always be a Rainbow Girl.

         ~Landa Uffelman

          Montana Past Grand Worthy Advisor

Thank you Landa for inspiring us!


September 15, 2020

Schertz #280 & Pledge Group # 19 honored our hometown heroes with gift baskets they made themselves. Wketsith money from their soda sales, they bought the baskets,painted them,blue for police,red for fire department and white for EMS.  They then filled the baskets with goodies like gum,cookies, granola bars etc.and delivered them to each department on 13th September,2020.


March 4, 2019
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Our Supreme Assembly has had the "GWA Wall of Fame" on the third floor of our International Temple just outside our Assembly Room — for decades.  The purpose of the wall is to showcase those serving their jurisdiction for the current year as Grand Worthy Advisor.  Recently, the Supreme Temple Committee had a work day which included 33 adults (from Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Nevada) and 4-5 active Rainbow Members.  Among other tasks, the girls were asked to straighten and dust this display. Their creativity took their task one step further by rearranging them in this beautiful format, placing our founder, the Rev. W. Mark Sexson, at the center.  Thank you, girls.


November 23, 2018
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W. Farmington Assembly #116 in Ohio recently volunteered to run the children's table at the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention held at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown. The  girls provided face painting and supervised the games & crafts.  By participating in the Out of the Darkness Walks, they join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. For more information on how you can volunteer visit the AFSP at https://afsp.donordrive.com/ If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-271-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


January 29, 2018

Summer Lynne Clifford – March 2018 Rockin’ Rainbow Girl

While in the seventh grade, Bahama Assembly’s Summer Lynne Clifford, now 18, created a non-profit cheerleading squad for girls between 3 and 13 years old. A cheerleader herself, she coached the team until her senior year in high school. Now attending Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, Summer credits Rainbow with encouraging her to be a leader. For her outstanding community service, Summer received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. At the ceremony, she took time to reflect on the wonderful memories she shared with her team. Although she no longer coaches the squad, she stays in touch with the girls and encourages them to be leaders and to settle for nothing less than perfect in all they do. Summer said, “I have always loved the lesson of Faith because it teaches girls that no matter where they go, or what situation they are in, Faith will lead them and guide them.”

Know a Rainbow Girl who Rocks? Log on to the member’s section to nominate her. Winners receive an exclusive Rockin’ Rainbow t-shirt.


October 2, 2017
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Brooke DeFazio is a 10 year old Pledge from New Jersey’s Holly Pledge Group #6 in Toms River, NJ. 

This past summer, Brooke was Pledge Sister (May – September term). 

For her charity project she wanted to support a local group called Courage From Kyle.

Brooke personally went to many major chain stores with a donation letter and spoke directly with

store managers who were rather impressed with her. 

Through Brooke’s hard work and the support of her Pledge Sisters,

we raised over $1000. We are very proud of this young woman’s hard work and dedication. 

She is really going places!