As I sit here and look out at the snow I am pondering what spring will bring. Grange activities will start anew, as well as, new life on the farm.
As I write this column I hope that you have sent your first request for your Grange’s yearly dues. If you need to obtain first dues notices they are available here at the office. It is now time to send your second notices. Both notices are available here at headquarters for .25 cents each.
April is Grange Month
The Maine State Grange has memorial flags and grave markers for sale. This is a great way to honor our deceased members. We have two styles of memorial flags black emblem ($7) and colored emblem ($8) and grave marker $30. You can purchase a memorial flag with a grave marker for $35. I have a limited number of grave markers so if you would like one please get your request in early.
You will also be receiving in a mailing shortly the Grange Month information from National Grange. It is also available on our website: mainestategrange.org. You will be receiving the 2017 Proclamation, Letter from our National Master and a poster to use for inviting the public to a grange meeting.
National Grange Convention 2018 – Unique as a Snowflake
As I have been chosen the Coordinator for the State of Maine I have been given the task of obtaining funds for the convention. I have short sleeved and long sleeved t-shirts. I have a variety of sizes in both styles. The prices are short-sleeved $10 and the long-sleeved $15.
Membership Recognition Form
I will be updating the Membership Recognition Form as National Grange has made a change in the shipping cost0 Effective March 1, 2017. Golden Sheaf is $10 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling and the 75 Year Diamond Certificates with folder is $10 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling. I believe that if you forget to add the shipping and handling National Grange will bill you.
Until next month have a safe winter and a great beginning of spring.