Michigan State Grange
2016-2017 Michigan State Grange Officers

Master: Christopher Johnston
Overseer: Jackie Bishop
Lecturer: Sharon Popler
Steward: Barbara Castle
Asst. Steward: Tim Johnston
​Lady Asst. Steward: Barbara Johnston
Chaplain: Jeff Swainston
Treasurer: Kevin Young
Secretary: Peggy Johnston
Gatekeeper: Walt Murphy
Ceres: Nancy Swainston
Pomona: Karen Strouse
Flora: Tricia Eidsmoe
Executive Committee:
     Ron Ely
     Dale Moore
     Doris Felton
Pianist: Kevin Young

If you can help out the Michigan State Grange with some of the items listed on the list below, it would be greatly appreciated. Your help would reduce the office supply cost for this next year. Please consider giving.

Mail it to Michigan State Grange, 404 S. Oak Street, Durand, MI 48429. Thank you!
  • 1st class stamps. (Books or rolls)
  • Black ink cartridges HP 61XL
  • Color ink cartridges HP 61
  • 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper (reams) 20# weight
  • 11 x 17 copy paper (reams) 20# weight (for MGN)
  • #10 White business envelopes
  • 6 x 9 OR 9 x 12 Manila envelopes
  • Pencils. #2 lead
  • Bic Round Stic Grip Pens - fine tip - black ink
  • Sticky note pads
  • Paper clips - large or small
  • White address labels 1” x 2 5/8”
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Michigan Farmer Hall
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Want to join the Michigan Farmer Hall of Fame??  Click the links below for the applications to either be inducted or join as a member.

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In November, just prior to the start of the National Grange Session, the Grange Radio returned with new voices and music. A greater diversity of music and programming is expected after the new year

It can be found online at www.grangeradio.org, where Grangers have a place they can go to listen to family and farmer friendly music while staying up to date on the latest Grange news and events. The station also has an active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GrangeRadio. You can add your voice to Grange Radio by recording a short “bumper” or becoming a contributor. To learn more, go to the website.
Studley Grange presented 132 dictionaries to the third graders at Pine River and Floyd Elementary Schools in November. Pictured are a couple of grange members with the students from both schools receiving their dictionaries. This is the 14th year Studley Grange has donated dictionaries to third graders in the Bullock Creek School District. We have given away over 2,000 dictionaries during this time.

Grange anniversaries were celebrated in August. Ted and Helen Mudd and Betty Jacobs all were recognized for 50 years. Elizabeth Bauknecht was recognized for 65 years.

In December Studley Grange donated twelve new winter coats to the three elementary schools in the Bullock Creek School District.

WHEREAS, The Grange celebrates its 150th birthday throughout the year 2017; and

WHEREAS, The Grange has played a major role in the development of rural America during three centuries, advocating for legislative protection for farmers through the Granger Laws in the 1800s; promoting research and education to improve agriculture through the Cooperative Extension Service and Land Grant Colleges and working to expand mail delivery and electricity to rural areas in the 1900s; and encouraging the expansion of broadband internet service in the 2000s; and

WHEREAS, The Grange continues today to be an active force in thousands of communities across the country; and

WHEREAS, The Grange provides leadership, motivation, and education to bring together rural and urban families and offers them opportunities for personal growth and individual expression; and

WHEREAS, The Grange emphasizes civic responsibility and the involvement of people in the legislative process; and

WHEREAS, The Grange promotes service to the local community and volunteerism to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of its members and friends; and

WHEREAS, Grange members everywhere wish to celebrate and express their pride in the legacy of their highly respected organization;

THEREFORE, I Betsy E. Huber, Master of the National Grange, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2017 as Grange Month, and further I do encourage the participation of each Junior, Community, Pomona, and State Grange in this annual celebration of Grange Month by planning and executing programs and activities that will highlight the Grange in their respective communities.