MAY/JUNE 2020 GRANGE NEWS
If any of you are like me, you are sick and tired of hearing about Covid-19. While watching the news and hoping there is something else going on, be sure to pay attention to what is being said about the Coronavirus. Pay attention to the ways to prevent it from coming into your house. But with all the confusing partisan arguments surrounding the virus please do your own research if you have the ability. For those of us on social media the arguments have been going back and forth on how to prevent it, how long to shelter in place.
There have been some rules in Gov. Whitmers Shelter in place extension order that I don’t agree with, yet at the same time for the safety of myself, my family, and my community I will abide by those orders. (Side note, the weather has not been conducive to putting the boat in the water yet anyways.)
During the “Shelter in place” National Grange has been providing some Facebook live episodes. They have included Lecturers Programs, Membership programs, Grange Ritual discussions and the relevance of the ritual in today's society, and the Saturday evening date night with talented members from across the country sharing their talents. I encourage you if you have Facebook to check out the National Grange Facebook page and follow them and listen in on their various shows. Past National Grange Executive Committee member Marty Billquist is doing weekly auctions on Facebook with the proceeds going to the National Grange Foundation, he is auctioning off different items from the Montana Silversmith, This is on his personal page.
Michigan State Grange Activity Suspension
I want to thank you all for abiding by my directive to suspend all Grange activities in Michigan. While at the time of me writing this article, the Michigan Legislature has announced that they will not extend the Governor’s shelter in place order again. Make sure that as we prepare to reopen the economy that we are still taking precautions to protect our members and our guests at Grange events from any possible spread of this virus. Thank you.
Grange Revival 2.0
July 20-25, 2021 Save the date. For all of the campers and those less adventurous, we will be traveling to Sturgis, South Dakota. There will be excursions to Mount Rushmore, Devils tower, and many other activities for everyone to participate in. Coming soon to MSG website will be more information about the revival.