1451 S. Grey Road
Midland, MI 48640

1757 Stewart Road
Midland, MI 48640

"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:  or

Mary L. French
P.O. Box #1845
Charleston SC 29402

Summer is coming to an end as August is here and county fairs are taking place all over the state! As I write this, it is still in the 80’s though! Fall means it is time for the annual reports to the Michigan State Grange. Hopefully you have completed your community service book or are working on it. I still need to get my book completed for Studley Grange!

​​I have tried to pass along information in previous Grange News as a guide to putting together the community service book and remind you of the size requirement. If you have any questions at all, please give me a call or email me. I want to help in any way possible.

​​Your book needs to be at my house in Midland by Monday, September 10. If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements to get the book to me, please contact me. I am willing to work with you so that your community service book can be entered in the contest this year.

​​In the meantime, enjoy the remaining days of summer! I look forward to seeing you at the Michigan State Grange convention in Kalamazoo.


Welcome to summer! Believe it or not another Grange year is almost over. Hopefully you have found 1 or 2 projects to use for the community service program. They do not have to be huge projects. Anything that helps your community counts. We just want the Grange name to get out in your community so people know you exist. You will be surprised at how many people and organizations will recognize your Grange after a while!

Reports – I want to emphasize how important it is for every Grange to send in a community service report. Even completing only the form that is mailed to you helps me. The National Grange wants 25% of the Subordinate Granges in Michigan to submit a report, so each and every one of you counts in my report to them!

​Notebook Size:
  • The maximum size notebook that will be allowed is a 2 inch binder.
  • Your Grange will be disqualified from judging if the notebook is larger than this requirement.
  • The due date for your community service book or form is Monday, September 10. You can include projects from September 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2018.  
Please send your report to Tricia at the above address. If you have any questions or need special delivery arrangements, please contact Tricia at the above phone number or email.

​Wishing you a wonderful & safe summer!
Tricia & Helen