JACKIE BISHOP, LECTURER
479 Tuscany Drive
Portage, MI 49024

Tel: 269-365-0401
Cell: 518-222-6622

jacqueline_bishop@hotmail.com
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 GRANGE NEWS
Congratulations to the winners of the Lecturer's contests! It is always exciting seeing the talents displayed of Michigan State Grangers. I personally enjoy seeing the Grangers from around Michigan at the session as well.

As always, I would encourage more people to show their talents by entering the contests next year. It would be fantastic if there was at least one entry from each Grange in Michigan. The Program Booklet will be coming to you soon, so you have the opportunity to plan what contests you might like to enter next year. It is likely there will be a few minor changes. I look forward to what another year will bring!

CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
Class A — Poem Topic: Favorite Season
1st Place: Tom Smith, West Oshtemo #1630
2nd Place: Marshall Bishop, Home #129

​Class B — Story Topic: As A Child, I wanted to be a
1st Place: Tom Smith, West Oshtemo #1630
2nd Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160

​ADULT COLORING BOOK PAGE
1st Place: Peggy Johnston, Burns #160
2nd Place: Dale Moore, Studley #1174

​PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Class A: Animals
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1st Place: Terri Sheffer, Burns #160
2nd Place: Janie Lerchen, Plymouth/Westland #389
Juniors: Age 12-14 year olds
1st. Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Marcus Johnston, Burns JG #325

​Class B: People in Action
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1st Place: Sharon Popler, Burns #160
2nd Place: Tricia Eidsmoe, Studley #1174
3rd Place: Terri Sheffer, Burns #160
Juniors: Age 12-14
1st Place: Marcus Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325

​Class C: America The Beautiful
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1st Place: Connie Johnston, Burns #160
2nd Place: Tricia Eidsmoe, Studley #1174
3rd Place: Chris Johnston, Burns #160
Juniors: Age 12-14
1st Place: Marcus Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325

​Class D: Michigan, My Michigan
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1st Place: Dale Young, Community #1675
2nd Place: Dale Moore, Studley #1174
3rd Place: Janie Lerchen, Plymouth/Westland #389
Junior: Age 12-14
1st Place: Cory Johnston, Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Marcus Johnston, Burns JG #325

​Class E County Fair
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1st Place: Connie Johnston, Burns #160
2nd Place: Terri Sheffer, Burns #160
3rd Place: Chris Johnston, Burns #160

​PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
1st Place: Eric Bishop, Home #129
2nd Place: Barbara Johnston, North Adrian #721
3rd Place: Barb Castle, Torch Lake #1840

​ORIGINAL GRANGE PROGRAM
1st Place: Tom Smith, West Oshtemo #1630

​BEST OF SHOW — PHOTOGRAPHY
Dale Young Community #1675

​BEST OF SHOW OVERALL (NONPHOTOGRAPHY)
Sharon Popler Burns #160

​CERTIFICATES FOR REPORTING:
POMONA GRANGES:
Mid Michigan Pomona #61
St. Joseph/Cass/Kalamazoo Pomona #4

​SUBORDINATE GRANGES:
Burns #160
Colon #215
Community #1675
Fern #803
Gratiot #1898
Harbor Springs #730
Home #129
North Adrian #721
Oceana Center #1047
Pittsfield Union #882
Studley #1174
​Summit City #672

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019 GRANGE NEWS

State Grange Session is soon!

I hope that everyone has been taking photographs all summer on your vacations for the “America, the Beautiful” and “Michigan, my Michigan” classes, as well as at your “county fairs” to enter into the photography contest. Additional classes include “animals” and “people in action”. I am looking forward to all your entries in the photography contest at State Grange. For those not photography-minded, consider entering the art contest in one of the following classes: adult coloring book page, drawing/painting, or three- dimensional objects. For those who enjoy writing, classes this year include poems, stories and opinion essays. I know Grangers have opinions, so hope to see lots of entries in the creative writing contests as well. See the Program Booklet for details for all contests. All entries must be delivered to the state session by 9 am on Friday morning for display and judging.

For those planning on attending the State Grange session, there will be a public speaking contest on Thursday evening. Start planning your entries now. Each entrant will draw their topic from a hat. Topics include 1) my favorite toys as a child; 2) my family traditions; and 3) a memorable Grange experience. All speeches shall be 3-5 minutes in length. Special reminder to Lecturer’s: Your annual report forms are due to me by September 10, or as soon thereafter as possible. Certificates will be awarded at State Grange for completed annual reports.

National Grange Quilt Block contest entries must be received to the National Lecturer by October 31, 2019.
Since our State Grange session is a week later this year, we will not be able to display Michigan entries at State session. Mail your entries to Christine Hamp, National Lecturer, 16418 N. Birdie Road, Nine Mile Falls, WA, 99026. The details of this contest were included in the Second Quarter Lecturer’s Bulletin. If you cannot obtain that information, contact me by phone or e-mail above. The block is quite easy this year, so I hope that Michigan will send some entries.