MAY/JUNE 2021 GRANGE NEWS
To get new members.
The Grange year for the membership department ends June 30. Which means there is not much time to get new members on your membership roll. Remember these new members need to receive the obligation!
To get input from your members about the Growth through Action packet.
Take this information and form a plan for your Grange!
To complete the Growth through Action participant packet.
Once completed for your Grange, send me a photo or email of it for credit towards the membership program.
Just a reminder there are five parts to the Growth through Action membership program. The first item
was the workshop in January. There is still time to complete the remaining four items and help your
Grange succeed this year. These items are:
- Show that the program has been completed.
- Take in a new member (or more).
- The new member receives the obligation or degree work.
- Complete and submit the annual membership report.
Hopefully your Grange has been able to either meet in person or via Zoom. Take advantage of the
Michigan State Grange Zoom link. Studley Grange has been using it monthly since November.
I wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Day – the unofficial start to summer!
MARCH/APRIL 2021 GRANGE NEWS
Welcome to spring! Or let’s hope it will be arriving soon!
I want to congratulate the following Granges for participating in the Growth through Action workshop held in
Burns #160 Fern #803 Home #129 Studley #1174
Even though many Granges missed the workshop, there is still the potential to participate in the membership program this year. You will not be eligible for the total 5 points (participating in the workshop was one of the points) but it is still worth your time to complete the program.
The PowerPoint presentation as well as the Participant Packet from the Growth through Action workshop have been added to the Michigan State Grange website. Please take the time to review these two pieces of information. If you have questions about any of this, please reach out. I am even willing to do a one-on-one session with your Grange.
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 2019-2020 Grange year. Keep up the good work!
Gratiot #1898 2 members Maple Leaf #940 5 members
Hopefully you have taken the time to read the information I provided in the Program Book. I believe this
Growth through Action workshop can be helpful to Granges that are willing to put in the work.
Wishing you a happy spring! Tricia