Tricia Eidsmoe
1451 S. Grey Road
Midland, MI 48640

Tel: 989-631-0079​

A community organization bringing together friends and neighbors, striving to achieve a higher degree of community is the aim of the Grange. Our organization is non-partisan and non-sectarian. We believe in goodwill and mutual respect for individual positions while working toward the common good of all.

The Michigan State Grange has several programs to make your membership in the Grange worthwhile.  Those benefits can be found by following the link to the National Grange Website members benefits page.

Each year that goes by will make your Grange Membership more valuable to you and your family.


is those persons who are initiated into the fourth degree and who are not eligible to be considered in the family membership plan or as a Golden Sheaf member. Dues per member to be paid by the Subordinate Grange to the Michigan State Grange are $50.00 per year, and are to be paid quarterly.

Regular Membership Application

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP is for persons with teenage or college-age children. Dues to be paid to the State Grange are $100.00 per year. This type of membership is for the parents and their children only. The resolution is as follows: families consisting of parents and children living at home who have not attained the age of 19 and/or children living at home and attending school full-time, who have not attained the age of 25.

Family Membership Application

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP is for those persons who are willing to support the Grange but who do not want to attend meetings or take an active part in the Grange's activities. They are not initiated, are not given the password, and do not have voting rights. They are eligible to participate in the insurance programs and to receive the Michigan Grange News. The Subordinate Grange pays to the Michigan State Grange the same amount per quarter on an Associate as for Regular members.

E-MEMBERSHIP is a unique tool that is available to anybody who supports our efforts but does not have the time or the ability to attend Grange meetings on a regular basis; though they still wish to have a link to the organization. E-membership is a class of membership that started this past November following the National Grange convention that is designed to give people a membership status which allows them to receive all of the publications and programs that are available through National Grange electronically. This is a tool that if used productively will help to increase membership in our subordinate Granges across Michigan as well as across the country. For each new e-member that is gained in Michigan, the Michigan State Grange gets $7.50 of the yearly $12.00 dues that National charges.

GOLDEN SHEAF MEMBERSHIP is for those persons who have been Grange Members continuously for 50 years. A special certificate is available for them and is issued by the National Grange. An application is to be made by the Subordinate Grange Secretary to the Michigan State Grange, (on a special form which is available from the Michigan State Grange office) where the membership is verified. The application is then sent on to the National Grange office (accompanied with a check for $10.00 made out to the National Grange) who issues the certificate. The application should be sent to the State Grange Office no more than 60 days in advance of the anniversary date. A Golden Sheaf Pin maybe purchased by the Subordinate Grange. The Subordinate Grange is required to pay on those having become a Golden Sheaf Member after January 1, 1989. (Delegate Action, 1988).


Another Grange year is almost over. Which means summer is almost over. Time for the annual reports to the Michigan State Grange! Hopefully you have completed your membership report. It needs to be at my house by Sunday, September 10 or the September 11th due to the 10th being Sunday.
I hope Granges enjoyed the Sister Grange Program. I look forward to receiving reports and reading about the visits. The new membership year has already started.
The membership year runs July 1 to June 30. Now is the time to start planning a membership program for
the upcoming year.
Enjoy the remaining days of summer! I hope to see many of you at state session in Adrian in October!

Happy Summer! We are approaching the halfway point of the calendar year. June 30 is also the end of
the Grange membership year.

​I hope every Grange has been able to connect 
with their sister Grange. I look forward to hearing
all about these when the annual reports arrive this fall.

​As mentioned in a previous Michigan Grange 
News, I plan to continue the sister Grange program
through 2024. I am sure there are Granges struggling to meet with each other. If overall I do not get
good feedback, I may change the program for 2024.

​Hopefully your Grange has been able to take in 
new members. Remember that associate members
count too. Think of different ways to get your Grange name out in the community. The farmer’s
market in Midland allows non profit organizations to have a booth for free one Wednesday during the season. It is a great opportunity for the community to see who we are and what we do.

​Reports will be due September 10. This year I 
will have a second page of information for each
Grange to complete. It will cover how the sister Grange program worked (or not) for your Grange.

​Enjoy the beautiful 
days of summer!

​​If you weren't able to attend the "Growth Thru Action" Zoom workshop on January 16th
​presented by ​Joe Stefenoni, Director of Membership & Leadership Development for
​The National Grange, you ​can access the PowerPoint presentation ​and ​the participation packet:

Growth Thru Action PowerPoint Presentation

Growth Thru Action Participation Packet​