Michigan State Grange
2013-2014 Michigan State Grange Officers
Master: Chris Johnston
Overseer: Jeff Swainston
Lecturer: Sharon Popler
Steward: Ted Mudd
Asst. Steward: Ron Ely
Lady Asst. Steward: Cretta Ely
Chaplain: Kathryn Strouse
Treasurer: Kevin Young
Secretary: Peggy Johnston
Gatekeeper: Walter Murphy
Ceres: Nancy Swainston
Pomona: Karen Strouse
Flora: Tricia Eidsmoe
Ex. Committee: Jackie Bishop,
Ron Ely, Dale Moore
Pianist: Iris Stout
Have you met Chuck?
Chuck the Badger is the Michigan State Grange's Official Herd Member. He is here to help raise excitement about the Grange and promote membership.
Chuck went thru some extensive training over the summer and was given to us at National Session. We had a rough start with Chuck as he went missing and then was held for ransom, but since his return we have been keeping a closer eye on him.
Like him on Facebook at "Chuck the Badger" as well as "Grange Herd" to see what the other states' herd members are doing.
Chuck has already started some Grange work with helping to pass out dictionaries, but if you have an event that you would like Chuck to be at, just let Chris Johnston know and we'll see what we can do to get Chuck there.
It has been asked why we got a Badger when our official state animal is a Wolverine. It was explained that they didn't want to give us a sports mascot that would have some prejudice from a conflicting sports team. (So MSU fans wouldn't be upset with a UofM mascot.)
Freezer Meat Raffle Winners!!
1st Place - Half a Cow (Beef) - Jenny Paauwe
2nd Place - Whole Hog (Pork) - Priscilla Beard
Raffle License: R26189
Click Here to listen to the National Grange Public Radio!
Grange Radio Plays a Wide Variety of Commercial Free Music 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week to Appeal to Many. From Today's Country, Country Classics, Soft Rock, POP, and the "Rock & Roll" Classics from the 50's, 60's & 70's and Every Sunday Morning from 6 am until 12 Noon (ET) it's Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christan Greats!
Grange Items Available
In keeping with our fiduciary responsibilities, the Executive Committee must scale back to a smaller storage unit. At present, there are a number of items in storage that would be better off someplace where they could be truly wanted and enjoyed. One of these potential places is at local historical museums, where Grange history and impact could be preserved. Some items have already been given to Michigan State University Museum and Archives, as
well as the State of Michigan Museum, and Bentley Library, associated with University of Michigan.
We are asking you to go to your local museums and ask them if they would like any of the artifacts listed below. Then, contact Jackie Bishop by e-mail at Jacqueline_bishop@hotmail.com or by phone message at 269-365-0401. We will make arrangements to get these items to you so that you may personally present them to your local history museums.
Songbooks – several different ones, some quite old
Grange Seals – there might be one from your county, which could be determined
Regalia – not likely to be whole set, because some not in good condition
Possibly also MSG Proceedings and other miscellaneous items
Session Information has been updated!
Check it out on the State Session page.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES RAFFLE
Christmas Star Quilt
Tickets are now available!!
Drawing will be at
Burns Grange #160 in Bancroft, MI
October 5th at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $1.00 each or
6 for $5.00
License #: X87357