Annie Brasseale[pab rass e*kn olog y:net]
Club meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm
The Rainbow Mountain club first met on May 5, 1977 with only four members. They have now grown to over 20 members whom serve not only on their local club Board but have also served on the County and State Board levels. This club is committed to raising the standards of the home and community through service, charitable contributions and educational programs and to developing members’ leadership qualities.
Some of the many worthwhile causes and organizations they help are Hope Place, CASA, local schools and libraries, Madison Christmas Tree Lighting, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Madison Tour of Homes, Blount Hospitality House, Northeast Alabama State Fair, 4-H Clubs, Chi Ho Camp, Mercy Ministries, Manna House, Honor Flights and care packages for our service men and women. Pillowcases for foster children and veterans, pillows for heart and cancer patients, dresses for international orphanages, utility aprons to hold drain bottles for breast cancer patients and walker bags, shoulder wraps and lap blankets for the elderly keep the club members busy using their talents in sewing. Since the 1980's their annual fund raiser to support these programs has been a booth at the Madison Street Festival.
Rainbow Mountain has been recognized for their efforts by winning Madison County Club of the Year numerous times and several members winning the awards of Outstanding Homemaker of the Year, Heart of Homemaker and Woman of the Year.
Every year the members participate in the County Cultural Arts Day, winning many blue ribbons at the County level which then to on to compete at the State level, winning many blue ribbons there also.
The members of their club are like family, supporting each other and providing friendship every day. Photos of them working on club projects, holding wedding and baby showers and having holiday dinners and family outings fill many pages of their scrapbooks. For the past three years members have gone on a 3-day retreat together to enjoys one another’s company, work on projects and, most importantly, play. Monthly field trips have included lunch and a movie, tours of Huntsville’s trash incinerator, Nash Trash tour, museums and more.