"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:
Helen & I would like to thank everyone for being part of the community service program.We greatly appreciate all who took the time to send in reports and promote community service in their cities. It has been an honor to be your community service directors for the past eight years. I will move into the position of membership director for the Michigan State Grange. Helen will be retiring but still active at Studley Grange!I was asked at state session to compile the list of community service projects done by all the granges and include it in an article. Here it is:
Local county fair food stands & Grange booths
Relay for Life
Habitat for Humanity
Rural Education Days
Collected Food for Pantry
4th of July Parade
Easter Baby Bonnets
Adopt A Highway
Farmers Hall of Fame
School supplies to local schools
Adopt residents at local nursing home
Scholarship to graduating high school senior
Paws with a Cause
Holiday care packages for troop
Care bags for homeless
Hats for Cancer
Picnic for handicap adults
Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser
Cruise the Fountain Teen Movie Night
Wheelchair bags for nursing homes
Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
Adriannah’s Journey Bags
Please continue to promote community service in your areas and support whoever will be the new director.Have a safe and warm winter!
Tricia and Helen
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 GRANGE NEWS
There are 25 Subordinate Granges in the state and reports were received from 15 of them. Congratulations to these 15 Granges for promoting Community Service in their areas and taking the time to complete a report and send it to me.