404 S. Oak Street
Durand, MI  48429


I am looking for a Grange or Granger that would like to make up some tote bags to be given away at the next convention. The last few years we have been trying to use up the ones we had stock piled and now we are down to less than 10.
We have had some very generous Grangers in the past to make and donate them. If you are interested in helping with this project, please let me know. I can give measurements if needed. They do need to be big enough to hold the folder and any other information that is collected.

These can be made and brought to the convention in October or sent to me at the address above. Thank you in advance for your help.

Distinguished Grange and Grange in Action
These are both National Grange Contests. The Distinguished Grange Contest has been in existence for around ten years and the Grange in Action is in its second year. We have only had a couple of Granges in Michigan that have participated in the Distinguished Grange over the years and there is quite a number of requirements to accomplish for this award. With that being said...National Grange came up with the Grange in Action Contest which is SO much easier to do that every Grange in this state should be able to enter it. Studley Grange #1174 entered it this past year.

  • Submit a one page letter size with pictures and captions of at least 3 various events/activities that the Grange either sponsored or assisted with from September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2020. Anything over one page will be disqualified.
  • The Grange name, number and state must be on the front of the page.
  • On a separate page, please include the name, address, phone and/or cell number and email address of whom submitted the Grange In Action.  
  • Granges that qualify for the 2020 Distinguished Grange award are not eligible for this recognition.
  • Deadline to submit the one page to National Grange is September 25, 2020 either postmarked or electronic.
  • Mail to National Grange, Attn: Loretta Washington—1616 H Street, NW 11th Floor, Washington, DC or email to Loretta Washington at Please put Grange in Action report in the subject line for the email.
If we get six Granges in Michigan to participate in this contest, Michigan will be recognized as a State Grange in Action.


Studley #1174
​Summit City #672
​Torch Lake #1840
​Barnard #689
West Oshtemo #1630
​Harbor Springs #730
​Burns #160
​Burr Oak #1350
Carlisle #812
​Colon #215
​Community #1675
​Fern #803
Fredonia #1713
​Gratiot #1898
​Home #129
​Kinney #754
Maple Leaf #940
​Pittsfield Union #882
​Oceana Center #1047
​North Adrian #721
Mosherville #389
​Rome #293
​Plymouth/Westland #389