JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020 GRANGE NEWS
I have one year completed as the Michigan State Grange Membership Director. There is a lot to learn
with this position!
I would like to welcome Audrey Ewing to my committee! She is willing to work with me to devise a plan to get additional members in Michigan. Thanks Audrey for saying “I would be delighted!”
The National Grange is not continuing the display contest for 2019-2020, but I would like to promote it
as a state contest. The entries will be judged in Michigan. There will be one winner in each category
– digital and non-digital – with each winner receiving $25. There will not be a separation between large
and small Granges. I hope to see entries this year as I did not receive any last year!
There will be a mailing soon to all membership chairmen. At National Grange I picked up a package
of pledge cards. I would like each Grange to seriously think about getting one new member in the next
Grange year! Sometimes all it takes to gain a new member is ask them to participate in a Grange event.
For every Grange that returns the pledge card to me, they will be recognized at state session next fall.
Please take the time to read the membership information in the Program Book. The tools will be there
for your Grange to grow your membership. I will be here to give assistance.
In the meantime, have a safe & warm winter!
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 GRANGE NEWS
There are 25 subordinate Granges in the state and reports were received from 11 of them. Congratulations to these 11 Granges for taking the time to complete a report and send it to me as well as working on growing their membership!
These Granges completed their membership report:
Burr Oak #1350 Fern #803 Mosherville #1351 Rome #293 Studley #1174 Summit City #672 White Pigeon #1345
These four Granges took in new members during the 2018-2019 Grange year. Their membership numbers
may be down according to their year-end report, but I am rewarding them for getting new members!
Burns #160 1 new member
Harbor Springs #730 3 new members
Home #129 1 new member
Plymouth/Westland #389 1 new member
Thanks again to all Granges participating in the membership program! Keep up the good work and I hope to see more reports next year with lots of new members!