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Lecturer's Corner
State Lecturer / Programming Director:

Jodi Ann Cameron
Ekonk Community No. 89
31 Blueberry Lane
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Tel. 860-759-2325

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From the Lecturer's Desk ...
From the Lecturer's Desk: Let's Have Fun

No one really wants to come into office under these circumstances, but I do appreciate the opportunity to serve the Connecticut State Grange in the capacity of Lecturer. No one can fill the shoes of Marge. Her dedication to the office and love for the Grange was evident in everything she did.

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From The Lecturer's Desk: My Grange

MY GRANGE By Karen Macdonald Redding Grange When I tell others of all that happens at my Grange, they ask “what is the Grange?” I explain about its history in agriculture, consumer issues, community service and opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

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Lecturer's Notes ...
April is Grange Month . . .

The month of April each year is designated as Grange Month. Each Grange should plan to celebrate Grange in some special way during the month. For Grange Month Resources, visit: https://www.nationalgrange.org/grange-month-2021/

Let's Celebrate Day - Sunday, June 12, 2021 . . .

Celebrate the Grange and its members. Contests will be judged on Saturday, June 11th, and must be received between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. On Sunday, June 12th, the Grange Hall will be open at 10:00 AM for viewing entries followed by our State Chaplain’s Service at 11:00 AM. The Youth and Junior Committees will serve a luncheon. A program will be presented in the afternoon, and will begin at 1:00 PM.

Note: subject to change due to COVID-19 Conditions

Date for 2022 Let's Celebrate - June 11, 2022

Lecturer's Department Awards . . .

Lecturer's Appreciation Award:
  1. Be responsible for a suitable program at every meeting.
  2. Programs to be between 30 and 60 minutes except on special occasions.
  3. Cooperate with your Committees.
  4. Reports submitted in a timely manner.

Honor Lecturer Requirements:

Meet requirements for the Lecturer's Appreciation Award plus participate in at least 3 of the Lecturer's Department contests or projects.

Should Auld Acquaintance . . .

Provide assistance to a Convalescent, Nursing or Rest Home at least 6 times during the course of a year. May be programs, gifts, or any type of help the home requests. This should be done in the name of the Grange. If unsure of whether or not you qualify, please submit your report and let us decide. Deadline for report: October 1st.

You can download the report form here. (Please select the Lecturer's Department from the dropdown menu.)

A Word From Home - Letter Writing Project . . .

Write to a service man or woman serving overseas in harms’ way.  Let’s let our troops know that we care.  These can be sent to someone from your area, you can get addresses at www.anysoldier.com, or get them to me.   Letters must be done in the name of your Grange.  Packages should also include a letter.  If you have a family member or friend overseas and would like to share their address, just send it to me and I will share it for you.

Lecturers' Newsletters, Tips and Ideas . . .

We hope these programming tips and ideas help Lecturers think about ways they can get their members more involved.

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Complete Program Winners . . .

Download a copy of the Complete Programs that were chosen the winners:

• 2016 Complete Program Winners

Previous Winners:

• 2015 Complete Program Winners

• 2014 Complete Program Winners

• 2013 Complete Program Winners

• 2012 Complete Program Winners

• 2010 Complete Program - First Place Winner - North Stonington Grange

• 2010 Complete Program - Second Place Winner - Beacon Valley Grange

Do you have a Program to Share?

If you have a program that you are willing to present at other Granges, let the State Lecturer know and we will add you to the list.

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Tools available for Download . . .

Visit the Downloads page to find numerous brochures, posters, forms, and more available for download for all aspects of the Grange in Connecticut.

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