SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019 GRANGE NEWS
Summer is coming to an end. It is already late August and county fairs are taking place all over the
state. As I write this, it is still in the 80’s though!
Fall means it is 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 Tuesday, September 10.
I also hope to receive many entries to the National Grange Membership contest. Reminder that you will
send to me a short write-up (up to 2 pages) of where your Grange placed its display and what interest the
display generated. The goal was to create a display promoting your Grange and to use it in the community your Grange serves. Your display could be either digital or non-digital. I do not need the display sent to me; just the summary.
The National Grange Membership contest summary needs to be at my house by Sunday, September 1. I will be on vacation September 10-25 and need to have these summaries judged then sent to National Grange by the end of September.
If you have any questions, please contact me. I am willing to work with you so that your membership report and display summary can be entered in these contests.
In the meantime, enjoy the remaining days of summer! I look forward to seeing you at the Michigan State Grange convention in Adrian. 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!