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
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
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
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!