By Kay Khalvati
MSG Membership Director
Winter is here! For many of us, our lives have changed into our winter mode, including less activity at our Grange Halls. However, this still can be an active time for Grangers…….these winter months can be a great time for planning upcoming activities.
An invitation to a Grange meeting or event received now could add a bright note, especially if it’s accompanied by a brief description of the April and May meeting programs, or better yet by your Grange’s Annual Lecturer’s Program.
If your Grange celebrates Grange Month during its April meeting, now would be a good time to ask for/select recipients for the awards that you may want to present to members of your community. These recipients come from various sources.
Often local newspapers cover the accomplishments of individuals that have wide benefit in our general community. In our area, the local newspaper recently acknowledged the work of some women who are interested in preserving an old cemetery. Interestingly, some of these women have shown an interest in supporting our Grange. Presenting them with an award of recognition (either from the Subordinate or State Grange) is possible if we start now. Undoubtedly the recipient(s) would appreciate the recognition of their good work.