Tricia Eidsmoe
1451 S. Grey Road
Midland, MI 48640

Tel: 989-631-0079

tennisbums@charter.net​
JOIN THE GRANGE
FOR FAMILY, FOR FUN, FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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.

MEMBERSHIP & LEADERSHIP
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP
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).

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 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 Thursday, September 10.
The new membership year has started already.   The membership year runs July 1 to June 30. Now is 
the time to start planning a membership program for the upcoming year. 
If your Grange created a digital or non-digital display as part of the state membership contest, please
send the entries to me by October 1, 2020. Every  Grange that participates will be recognized at state 
session. There will be one winner in each category –  digital and non-digital – with each winner receiving 
$25.
Also, if you have the pledge cards that were  mailed earlier this year, and have completed them, they can still be sent to me by the end of September. 
In the next issue of the Michigan Grange News I  will give some ideas that I have learned from the National Grange Membership Department on how to attract members. 

​In the meantime, enjoy the remaining days of  
summer!
JULY/AUGUST 2020 GRANGE NEWS

Welcome to summer! It’s hard to believe another  Grange year is almost done. Hopefully your Grange 
has been able to have virtual meetings or are back to  meeting in person. It has been quite a year so far! 

​I hope to see an increase in membership for  
Michigan this year. Of course this also means each Grange needs to do their part to get members. 
Pledge cards were mailed in January to membership  directors or masters. Please take the time to return 
these. You can take a photo and text or email them  to me. 
I asked Granges to create a membership display  for the MSG membership department. The goal is to create a display promoting your Grange and to use it in the community your Grange serves. Hopefully you were able to create this display and have it in your community prior to COVID. I won’t take the space to go into specifics about the program. It is in your Program Book or you may contact me for information.

​​I
 hope to see many submissions of what you did  to promote the Grange!  Reminder that your entry 
needs to be to me by October 1.
Stay safe and enjoy the beautiful days of summer!
Tricia