by Glenys Ryder, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Maine State Grange
At the request of the state officers, I am sending the following reminder.
October will soon be upon us, and with its arrival, the Maine State Grange session will soon be here on October 20, 21, and 22 in Skowhegan. It is of vital concern that EVERY Grange in the state of Maine should have a voice during this convention. Many important issues will be discussed and decided upon, one of them being the sale of the Maine State Grange Building.
If the Master of your Grange and their spouse cannot attend this convention, then two of your members should be elected to attend the session to represent your Grange. Their names should appear on the form that you send in to register your delegates. This form will soon be on its way to your secretary! Without a representative, it is as if your Grange doesn’t exist, and it is short-changing your members and purpose for existence! EVERY Grange needs to take an active part in the state session! Please send someone to present your viewpoints on the resolutions.
Whether you are a delegate or not, you do not have to be a Sixth Degree member to attend. Any Subordinate Member, having had the first four degrees, may attend. I hope that you will consider coming to this session. Many people return from State Grange Convention with new enthusiasm and purpose, ready to take on new projects and increase interest in their Grange!
I hope to see you and your Grange members in Skowhegan! Plan now!
Webmaster note: My apologies are due. In my haste, I changed the word “convention” to “conference” and should not have done so… while it seems to me a relatively small matter, I’ve been corrected in the past for using the word “conference” to describe state session. Folks who saw or received the original post should know that it was my error, not Glenys’. For some reason my brain got it backwards this morning. Sorry!