MARY ANN ROCCO
145 Beadle Lake Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014

​​Tel: 269-209-6640

​​Email: roccomaryann@yahoo.com

THE DICTIONARY PROJECT

"The Dictionary Project" started in South Carolina. The purpose of the project is to put dictionaries into the hands of third graders. These dictionaries are theirs to keep. The organizers of this project are well organized, and have structured the project to make it a success with a minimum of effort. The website includes sample letters, suggestions for labeling the dictionaries, press releases... in short they have thought of everything you need to make the project a success. You may even send for samples of the dictionaries that are offered for sale. Since the current school year is at an end you will have plenty of time to collect information on you school, ordering the dictionaries and make presentation to the school.

There are four things to recommend this project:

GOOD PURPOSE — The Grange has always supported the advancement of education

MEDIUM EXPENSE — The dictionaries are available at a reasonable cost. The books are sold in case lots.

MINIMUM EFFORT — The instructions are very complete. All the thinking work has been done for you. And it would take very few people to finish the project. A small committee could handle it easily.

GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS — This project would make a very newsworthy story for print or radio.

Please consider this project. If you are interested please contact:

http://www.dictionaryproject.org  or

Mary L. French
P.O. Box #1845
Charleston SC 29402
COMMUNITY SERVICE
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 GRANGE NEWS

Summer is coming to an end and Fall is right around the corner. Colored leaves and pumpkins will be here before we know it. 

Our Granges have had another very interesting year. Some of your Community Services Projects may still look a little different or are still on hold from the restrictions of Covid-19. 

Hopefully you have completed your Community Service Report or are working on completing it. If your Community Service activities have been on hold or not what you anticipated for this year, you can still fill out the Community Service Summary Report Form and submit it as your Community Service Report without a booklet.

All nominations for the VIP Award, Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter/EMT and Teacher of the Year nominates, along with your Community Service Report are due to me by September10th. You may mail all your nominations and your Community Service Report in the same package.

I have tried to pass along information in pervious Grange Newsletters as a guide and have mailed out your registration form along with the guidelines for your report. If you have any questions at all please give me a call or email me. 

Remember your Community Service Report and Award Nominations need to be to me in Battle Creek by September 10th, 2021 to be judged.  

As we start the new Grange calendar year, lets hope we can return to doing all our Community Service projects.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer, and I’ll see you at the Michigan State Grange convention.

Mary Ann Rocco
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 GRANGE NEWS

Another State Session has come to a close. I would like to thank all our Grangers who helped to promote Community Service in their communities during another very difficult year.

Granges, let’s all think about one new project/service we can do this next year for your community. 

We have 24 subordinate Granges and 8 Granges submitted Community Service Reports with a total of 6,830 service hours with 4 Granges not submitting any service hours.

Congratulation Everyone!!!!

Thank you to all Granges for promoting Community Service and taking the time to complete a report and submitting it to me.  

2021 Michigan State Grange Community Service Winners 

40 members and over
1st Place Burns Grange #160 
2nd Place Pittsfield Union #882
3rd Place None this year

Under 40 Members
1st Place Studley Grange #1174 
2nd Place Harbor Springs #730
3rd Place Home Grange #129

The NG requests our 1st through 4th place winners. Based on total number of points from the judging. Following are the Granges recognized as the top winners. 

1st Place Studley Grange #1174
2nd Place Burns Grange #160
3rd Place Pittsfield Union #882
4th Place Harbor Springs #730

2021 Very Important Patron

​Congratulations:
Eric A. Bishop #Home Grange #129

***Next Years Community Service Reports will be due on Thursday, September 10th, 2022.

 Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas Everyone.