MAY/JUNE 2020 GRANGE NEWS
COVID-19. Coronavirus. Social distancing. Pandemic. These are words none of us thought we would be hearing this year! I hope everyone is safe in your Grange family. This is really going to change how we deal with our Grange year.
Back to business. The Grange year for the membership department ends June 30. I hope to see many pledge cards returned to me in the next few months. If you need additional cards, please contact me.
The membership Grange year deadline tends to sneak up on us as it runs July 1 thru June 30. Most of us are more focused on the Grange year which runs October 1 thru September 30. I would strongly suggest Granges create a membership plan during the summer. This can then be used right before the holidays hit or right after and you won’t have to scramble for ideas early in the next calendar year.
Please take time to review the Program Book if you haven’t done so yet. Even though this is not a National Grange contest, I would love to see the displays done by the Granges in Michigan. Granges that send me the required information (check the program book for details) will be recognized at State Session.
I wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Day – the unofficial start to summer! Hopefully we will be able to attend gatherings again soon.
MARCH/APRIL 2020 GRANGE NEWS
I hope each Grange has received the pledge cards I sent in January and reported at a meeting on them. I hope to see many of them returned to me in the very near future!
Just a reminder that the Grange year for the membership department ends June 30. That means there is not much time to recruit new members before this deadline. Please seriously consider adding to your membership roll!
I want to congratulate the following Granges for having an increase in membership for the 2018-2019 grange year. I realize this seems like a long time ago. And it was. The membership Grange year runs July 1 thru June 30.
West Oshtemo #1630 4 members
Colon #215 3 members
Pittsfield Union #822 3 members
Maple Leaf #940 3 members
Adams #286 2 members
Burns #160 1 member
Hopefully you have taken the time to read the information I provided in the Program Book on a membership
display contest. I hope to see a report from many Granges!
Wishing you a happy spring! Tricia