I’m Mary Ann Rocco, your new Community Service Director. I am a member of the Fredonia Grange and live in Battle Creek, Michigan. My husband and I have 4 children and 9 grandchildren and are both retired schoolteachers. In my 40 years of teaching my experiences includes: elementary classrooms, Title One coordinator, Gifted and Talented Coordinator and extended work with Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination Programs. I have also held several State offices for these Problem Solving Programs.
Community Service is an integral part of the Grange. The Community Service is a way to share and inform our fellow Grange members what we are doing to support our communities. If you need to contact me via email, please put your full Grange name on the subject line (ex. Fredonia Grange).
Hopefully Spring is just around the corner.
A review of the Community Service Rules:
The Community Service program period is September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
Community Service Reports should be sent to the Community Service Director by September 10th.
Granges are divided into two categories. Small Granges with 40 members or less and large Granges with more than 40 members. Membership numbers are determined by the second quarter (June 30) membership report to the State Secretary. Granges will compete within own category.
A summary report form will be supplied to each Community Service Chairman. A report may be submitted alone or with a notebook to receive full credit as an entry. Reports may be typed or neatly hand written.
Notebook reports MUST contain the Summary Report as the first pages of the report. Materials should be organized and indexed in a manner that effectively tells the story of your Grange’s Community Service work.
Maximum size for a notebook is a 2 inch binder. Only one book can be entered. Any notebooks larger than this will not be judged. (Materials such as DVDs and computer generated programs should not be included with reports and may not be used in place of a notebook report.)
Descriptions of projects should answer the questions, What? Who? Why? How? And When?