145 Beadle Lake Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014

​​Tel: 269-209-6640



"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 and Fall is right around the corner. This means that your Community
Service Report is due very soon. Hopefully you have completed your Community Service Report or
are working on completing it.

All nominations for the VIP Award are also due and postmarked by September 10th. You may mail them in the same package as your Community Service Report.

Don’t forget if you have honored a Firefighter, Teacher or Law Enforcement Officer this year to send an essay with a picture if possible along with your Community Service and VIP entries for judging. The state winner of the Firefighter, Teacher and Law Enforcement Officer entries will go onto National Grange for judging. They are also do to me by September 10th.

I have tried to pass along information in previous 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.

Your Community Service Report needs to be mailed to me in Battle Creek and postmarked by September 10th, 2019 to be judged.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer and I hope to meet you at the Michigan State Grange convention.

Another State Session is over and I want to thank all our Grangers who helped promote Community
Service in their Communities. We have 25 subordinate Granges and 12 Granges submitted Community
Service Reports for a total of 26,387 service hours.


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

​Michigan State Grange Community Service Winners
40 members and over
1st. Fredonia #1713
​2nd Home #129
3rd: Burns #160

Under 40 members:
1st: Studley#1174​​
2nd: Kinney #754​
3rd: Mosherville #1351​
Top Winners:
1st: Studley #1174
2nd: Fredonia #1713
3rd: Home #129
4th: Burns #160