MARCH/APRIL 2019 GRANGE NEWSGrange Month
As we know April is Grange month, and April is right around the corner. We should be making plans to celebrate us during the month of April, by inviting our friends and neighbors to come in and join us for a meeting where we recognize our members, and community members for all they do. This is a great time to recognize members for their years of service to the Grange. Many if our community Granges also use this time of year to recognize our Teacher and Law Enforcement Officer of the year.
Just a quick note and reminder that the Michigan State Grange annual session has been pushed back by one week this year and will be held in Adrian at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds October 24-26, 2019. More information will come in later issues.
In just a few short months we will be joining the Grange members in our region and assisting in hosting the National Grange session in Bloomington, Minnesota. Many hands make short work. We have been assigned to help with the preparations of the seventh degree regalia, which will take many hands to accomplish. There will be several areas that can always use extra hands whenever they are available. If you are planning to attend the convention and are willing to help please let us know. We are also looking to see if there are any Military Veterans from Michigan that are planning to be in attendance at the National Session.
National Grange Mission Statement
During the recent Masters Conference held in Wichita KS. The leaders in attendance worked diligently on a new revised Mission Statement.
“The Grange strengthens individuals, families and communities through grassroots action, service, education, advocacy and agriculture awareness.”
If your Grange does not have a mission statement please feel free to adopt and use this one.
Raffle tickets are available from me for the National Grange Foundation annual quilt raffle. The quilt is made of tender heart quilt blocks submitted last year to the National Grange quilt block contest. The quilt is queen size and the raffle tickets are $5.00 each.
Until next time…….