MAY/JUNE 2019 GRANGE NEWS
Welcome to spring! I hope by now you have taken the time to look over the membership contest that was
in the Program Book. I would love to have a lot of entries this year! If it doesn’t work to enter the contest
this year, please plan to do so in 2020!
I do not have plans at this time to visit Granges. If you would like to have me visit your Grange, whether
it be at a meeting or with members in a non-meeting setting, let me know. I have information that I can
share with you to help you recruit members. I will be developing a plan to determine which Granges could
use my assistance immediately.
Please know that if you want to create an impressive display to use in your area, you will need to spend
money. You don’t need to go extravagant and spend a huge amount, but there will be expenses for a display board and other things. I just saw a display board from Keystone Grange (PA) on the National Grange Community Service Facebook page. You can find great ideas/suggestions from other Granges!
I wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Day – the unofficial start to summer!
JULY/AUGUST 2019 GRANGE NEWS
Welcome to summer! Hopefully it will be arriving soon! It’s hard to believe another Grange year is almost done.
I hope every Grange has been working on acquiring new members! I will be honest and say that my
Grange, Studley Grange, has not done much. But I have great plans for next year! I am participating in
monthly conference calls with the National Grange, looking at membership numbers in Michigan and organizing a plan. I may not have much to report at State Session this year, but watch out in 2020!!
As I have mentioned in previous Michigan Grange News articles, the National Grange Membership Department is having a contest this year. The goal is to create a display promoting your Grange and to use it in the community your Grange serves. 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.
Keystone Grange in Pennsylvania created a display earlier this year. I found this on the National Grange Community Service Facebook page. This is a great place to get and share ideas with other grangers! You won’t be able to see all the details on the photo, but it is filled with activities that their Grange does. If you would like to have a better view of this, let me know and I can email it to you.
I hope to see many submissions of what you did to promote the Grange! Reminder that your entry needs to be to me by September 1 so I can have them judged and sent to National Grange by September 30.
Enjoy the beautiful days of summer!