SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2023 GRANGE NEWS
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!
JULY/AUGUST 2023 GRANGE NEWS
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!