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
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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Lynette Schaeffer NG Executive Committee To be National Representative
L y n e t t e Schaeffer, National Grange Executive Committee Secretary and Secretary of the National Grange Foundation, will be our honored guest at the 145th Michigan State Grange Annual Convention in October. Lynette and her husband live in Lebanon, Illinois and are members of Shiloh Valley Grange. Lynette is a Computer Specialist at U.S.D.A. and she serves as Master of the Illinois State Grange. Lynette and Don have two children and five grandchildren. Please join us in making Lynette and Don, feel welcome at our Annual Convention.
Welcome!! The seven Granges of Region 3 cordially invite you to attend a very special State Grange Convention in October. We have all been working diligently the past few months in true Grange cooperative spirit to offer a new and unique State Session. For the first time ever, the meeting will be held in an actual Grange hall. The recently renovated West Oshtemo Grange Hall is an ideal spot for our meetings, with meals just across the street at the N. W. Oshtemo Methodist Church. The Grange Hall has an elevator and is handicap accessible. Camping is available in the churchyard and at Tom Latterner’s home. Another first is how we are funding our hosting duties. Lunch will be available on Friday and Saturday by donation. This is our only planned moneymaker, and we are looking forward to this innovative challenge for funding. And what could be better than real Grangers cooking!!?? At the Saturday banquet, we have entertainment planned, sure to get your toes to tapping. The Quinn school of Irish Dance will be performing and promises a good time. Jigs, clogging and “Riverdance” are fun for the participants and viewers, too. We also have the hospitality room at the Grange hall and are looking forward to conferring the Degree of Pomona (5th).
Burr Oak, Colon, Community, Fredonia, Home, West Oshtemo and White Pigeon are the Granges of Region 3 and each of us extend a warm welcome to attend what should be a memorable Michigan State Grange Convention.