Congrats to the elected 2016-2017 Michigan State Grange Officers
Master: Christopher Johnston Overseer: Jackie Bishop Lecturer: Sharon Popler Steward: Barbara Castle Asst. Steward: Tim Johnston Lady Asst. Steward: Barbara Johnston Chaplain: Jeff Swainston Treasurer: Kevin Young Secretary: Peggy Johnston Gatekeeper: Walt Murphy Ceres: Nancy Swainston Pomona: Karen Strouse Flora: Tricia Eidsmoe Executive Committee: Ron Ely Dale Moore Doris Felton Pianist: Kevin Young
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN COLLECTION We have obtained a new container to collect pennies (or other forms of money) to help with the expenses that the Michigan State Grange will have when we again help to host the National Grange Convention in 2019.
Please save your coins, bills or even checks and either send them to the Michigan State Grange office at 404 S. Oak Street, Durand, MI 48429.
Expenses that we have vary from convention to convention but normally amount to a large sum. This is just one way we can help “in a small way” to come up with the amount needed. I’ve got the bottom covered!
SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!
CAN YOU HELP?? MICHIGAN STATE GRANGE WISH LIST If you can help out the Michigan State Grange with some of the items listed on the list below, it would be greatly appreciated. Your help would reduce the office supply cost for this next year. Please consider giving.
Mail it to Michigan State Grange, 404 S. Oak Street, Durand, MI 48429. Thank you!
1st class stamps. (Books or rolls)
Black ink cartridges HP 61XL
Color ink cartridges HP 61
8 1/2 x 11 copy paper (reams) 20# weight
11 x 17 copy paper (reams) 20# weight (for MGN)
#10 White business envelopes
6 x 9 OR 9 x 12 Manila envelopes
Pencils. #2 lead
Bic Round Stic Grip Pens - fine tip - black ink
Sticky note pads
Paper clips - large or small
White address labels 1” x 2 5/8”
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Registration for the 150th National Grange Convention is now available! Don't miss this historic anniversary of our great order!
On-line registration is now open!! Please take advantage of the $25.00 early bird registration and save $5.00. You can register now through September 2nd to receive this savings. After September 2nd, registration fee is $30.00. On-line registration ends October 28th.
Please join us for the 150th Annual Convention of the National Grange hosted by the Eastern Region! Come join your Grange friends from across the nation at The Hilton Dulles Airport Hotel located in Herndon, Virginia November 15 – 19, 2016.
1st prize: Red, White and Blue Quilt - Harold Collins
2nd prize: Red, White and Blue Afghan and Pillow - Jackie Bishop
3rd prize: Hand Stitched Pillowcases - Fran Williams
Proceeds from the raffle are going to help the region of northern Michigan Granges to help with the hosting of the annual convention in October.
Congratulations Katie Kurburski for being selected as a Communication Fellow for the 150th Annual National Grange Convention!!
Fellows learn a great deal during their time in the program and are given quite a few opportunities to use that knowledge to the advantage of the local and State Granges upon returning home. From newsletter and press release writing, pitching stories, taking good photos for media, interviewing, editing, AP Style and other “best practices” in writing for the media and public, to live-streaming, social media strategies, communication campaigns and more, those who have completed the program have a variety of experience and tools in their tool kit to successfully prepare, complete and advise Granges on communications strategies. The relationship between programming, membership and communications is also stressed during the program and Fellows are cross-trained in development of quality programming for members and the public, as well as membership retention, engagement and attraction of potential new members.
Thank you Region One for a fantastic Michigan State Grange Annual Convention
Pictures coming soon
GRANGE FAIRGROUNDS MONUMENT DEDICATION At the St. Joseph County Grange Fair, a recent dedication unveiled a monument that the St. Joseph, Cass, Kalamazoo Pomona #4 had made to recognize when the original St. Joseph County Granges in 1915 that took over the operation of the Fair Association. The back side lists all the Granges that were part of the 1915 Fair Association when they took over the fairgrounds.