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”
Views since 2015 State Session Starting October 19, 2015
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.
In November, just prior to the start of the National Grange Session, the Grange Radio returned with new voices and music. A greater diversity of music and programming is expected after the new year
It can be found online at www.grangeradio.org, where Grangers have a place they can go to listen to family and farmer friendly music while staying up to date on the latest Grange news and events. The station also has an active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GrangeRadio. You can add your voice to Grange Radio by recording a short “bumper” or becoming a contributor. To learn more, go to the website.
STUDLEY GRANGE HAPPENINGS Studley Grange presented 132 dictionaries to the third graders at Pine River and Floyd Elementary Schools in November. Pictured are a couple of grange members with the students from both schools receiving their dictionaries. This is the 14th year Studley Grange has donated dictionaries to third graders in the Bullock Creek School District. We have given away over 2,000 dictionaries during this time.
Grange anniversaries were celebrated in August. Ted and Helen Mudd and Betty Jacobs all were recognized for 50 years. Elizabeth Bauknecht was recognized for 65 years.
In December Studley Grange donated twelve new winter coats to the three elementary schools in the Bullock Creek School District.