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
Thank you Region One for a fantastic Michigan State Grange Annual Convention (Just a few of the pictures)
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.
Michigan School for the Deaf Christmas Party December 20, 2016 11:30 AM
Congratulations Katie Kurburskifor 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.