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!
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