MAY/JUNE 2023 GRANGE NEWS
Welcome to spring! I hope every Grange is working hard to attain new members. Hopefully you took advantage of Grange Month in April to promote your Grange.
I hope that Granges find this program meaningful and have connected with their sister Grange. I do
believe every Grange can benefit from meeting and talking with another Grange. Please reach out to me
if you have questions or problems.
I have decided to continue the Sister Grange Program for another year with it going through 2024. I feel there was not much time for Granges to connect with each other and set up a visit to each other’s
Granges. Studley Grange is still working on meeting with our sister Grange. The weather has been a
small part of the problem.
The Grange year for the membership department ends June 30. Which means there is not much time
to get new members on your membership roll.
I wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Father’s Day and Memorial Day! Summer is just around the corner!
MARCH/APRIL 2023 GRANGE NEWS
Welcome to spring!
I am hoping every Grange has reviewed the membership letter that was mailed in early January and
has started a plan to meet with their “sister” Grange.
I believe this will be a great opportunity to share information between each other. Please reach out to
your sister Grange if you have not had communication yet. If you have not seen the letter, they were mailed to membership chairman, if listed for your Grange, then either master or secretary. Please contact me to receive another copy of the letter as there is important information in it. Here are the pairings. The Grange in the left column is to visit the Grange across from them in the right column. I tried to keep them as geographically close to each as possible.
Burns #160 Maple Leaf #940
Community #1675 West Oshtemo #1630
Fredonia #1713 Plymouth/Westland #389
Gratiot #1898 Kinney #754
Harbor Springs #730 Barnard #689
Home #129 White Pigeon #1345
Mosherville #1351 Colon #215
North Adrian #721 Burr Oak #1350
Oceana Center #1047 Summit City #672
Pittsfield Union #882 Adams #286
Studley #1174 Fern #803
Amanda Brozana, Leadership and Membership Director for the National Grange had a suggestion
for the Granges participating in this program. I sent her the letter that each of you received as the idea for
this program came from a Membership Matters Zoom meeting that is held monthly. She had a few
suggestions to make the visitation fun. Take along a favorite potluck item (and the recipe) to exchange a
few good bites. Or give members of the Grange a small gift/token of friendship. No need to spend a lot
of money for this last suggestion.
The end of the first quarter is almost here. That means the end of the membership year is fast approaching! The Grange year for the membership department ends June 30. I would love to see every Grange gain a member or two!
Wishing you a Happy Easter!