Michigan State Grange
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
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!

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)
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.

PBS's "Spotlight On"
The Grange Video
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Michigan School for the Deaf
Christmas Party
December 20, 2016
11:30 AM

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.
youth awards
Sixth degree
Past masters
National Rep speaker
National delegates
Memorial table
Fifth degree
Feast table
display board
Deaf junior awards
deaf awards
2016 officers