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Annual Session - Resolutions and Results
Resolutions are available for download in PDF form on the downloads page.
Resolutions for year:
1. RE: LYME DISEASE

WHEREAS Lyme Disease is a major health problem today and many insurance companies will not pay for office visits, treatment and advanced diagnosis, and

WHEREAS many people have been wrongly diagnosed when in fact it is Lyme, and

WHEREAS this problem also restricts patients who for financial reasons, can no longer get proper diagnosis and treatment due to their inability to pay privately.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Connecticut State Grange encourage legislation requiring insurance companies to pay for Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment in such a manor equal to other diseases and treatments they currently cover.


Winchester Grange No. 74

Adopted:
Rejected:

2. RE: TRAFFIC SAFETY

WHEREAS traffic safety is a concern of every driver on the road and when traffic is being directed by one or more persons it is difficult to see someone’s hand out saying to proceed or stop, and

WHEREAS when a pole sign is used with stop on one side and slow on the other side it is much more visible and safer for drivers to follow instructions.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Connecticut State Grange encourage legislation requiring pole signs saying stop and slow be used by all directing traffic, including police.

Winchester Grange No. 74

Adopted:
Rejected:

3. RE: TAX ON RETIREMENT

WHEREAS there has been an influx of people moving into Connecticut from other states, and

WHEREAS many of these individuals receive some type of retirement benefits, and

WHEREAS these benefits are exempt from state income tax in the state they were earned, and

WHEREAS when these individuals move into the State of Connecticut, these retirement funds are taxed, putting that person in a higher tax bracket and, in many cases, they may have to pay more income tax.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Connecticut State Grange urge the General Assembly to pass legislation changing state tax law to allow tax exemptions from other states to continue when moving into the State of Connecticut.


Winchester Grange No. 74

Adopted:
Rejected:

4. RE: ZOOM MEETINGS

WHEREAS this pandemic showed that Zoom meetings can be very useful and has saved many Granges, and

WHEREAS Zoom meetings have allowed snowbirds and students to still attend meetings, and

WHEREAS the Connecticut State Grange Executive Committee uses Zoom to meet and save on traveling, and

WHEREAS the State Grange Convention was held on Zoom and was a success.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we continue to allow Zoom meetings to be used within the State of Connecticut.

Hemlock Grange No. 182; Beacon Valley Grange No. 103

Adopted:
Rejected:

5. RE: ANNUAL WORD

WHEREAS the Annual Word has served the Grange well by now allowing people who could cause harm to the farmer, and

WHEREAS not collecting the Annual Word would eliminate the potential for the spread of germs, and

WHEREAS we know who are the Grangers in good standing, and

WHEREAS during the pandemic the Grange could still have meetings through Zoom.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the use of the Annual Word be discontinued at Grange meetings.

Hemlock Grange No. 182; Beacon Valley Grange No. 103

Adopted:
Rejected:

6. RE: MILK MARKET PRICING SUBSIDY

WHEREAS the Federal Government is looking into the milk market pricing for the dairy payment schedule, and

WHEREAS the U.S. goal has been to provide good quality and inexpensive food for all Americans, and.

WHEREAS past price support has never included the cost factor dairy farmers need to recoup this cost to produce for them to stay in business, and

WHEREAS other industries have received cost of operations in the base of price support to recoup their operating expenses before the added support, and

WHEREAS larger farms tend to increase herd size to make up lost income where smaller farms are pushed out because dairy co-ops would rather support larger farms than smaller farms.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Grange urge our legislators to support the cost of production into the makeup of the new Milk Market Pricing Subsidy Plan so that our dairy farmers are all on an equal playing field and be able to make an honest living for quality milk products, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the National Grange for adoption.


Coventry Grange No. 75; Eastern Connecticut Pomona No. 14

Adopted:
Rejected:

7. RE: CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS

WHEREAS these past few years our National House and Senate have failed at working for “We the people,” and

WHEREAS many members in the House and Senate spend more time blocking legislation and fundraising to put more money in their pockets and have used their offices to inside trade and gain outside money which we as Americans can’t do because of laws on the books, and

WHEREAS they spend more time campaigning and fundraising at the taxpayer’s expense.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Grange support term limits for our House and Senate members in the Federal Government so that a member can serve only two terms as a member of either the House or Senate, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be sent to the National Grange for action.


Coventry Grange No. 75; Eastern Connecticut Pomona No. 14

Adopted:
Rejected:

8. RE: BUILDING ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE

WHEREAS some of our Subordinate Grange Halls are in need of repair work, and

WHEREAS the Subordinate Grange is the foundation of the National, State and Pomona Granges, and

WHEREAS the Subordinate Grange can work with the State Grange to assist each other equally in their ways.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a committee be formed to assist each other in a voluntary way.

Hemlock Grange No. 182; Beacon Valley Grange No. 103

Adopted:
Rejected:

9. RE: ANNUAL GRANGE REPORTS IN THE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS

WHEREAS all Granges, Subordinate, Pomona and Junior, prior to 1967 sent an annual Master’s report to the Connecticut State Grange documenting their projects and activities of the year which was published in the Journal of Proceedings, and

WHEREAS in 1966-1967, there were 13 active Pomona Granges, 136 active Subordinate Granges, and 25 active Junior Granges, and

WHEREAS at the 1967 Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange Resolution #48 was presented and adopted to discontinue publishing these annual reports in the Journal of Proceedings due to the cost of printing, and

WHEREAS in discontinuing these annual reports, the historical documentation of the efforts of these Granges has been lost with the exception of Granges who submit information to the Connecticut Granger for publication, in which less than 30% of Granges send in monthly submissions, and

WHEREAS as of July 2021 there are currently 3 Pomona Granges, 36 Subordinate Granges and 2 Junior Granges, and

WHEREAS adding annual reports from these active Granges would only slightly add to the production and printing costs of the Journal of Proceedings.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Connecticut State Grange ask each active Pomona Grange, Subordinate Grange and Junior Grange to submit Annual Master’s Reports to the State Grange for printing in each year’s Journal of Proceedings for the historical documentation of the projects and activities of each Grange, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that these reports begin with the printing of the 2021 Journal of Proceedings, which will be a record of the 137th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange.

Winchester Grange No. 74

Adopted:
Rejected:

10. RE: WELCOMING DIVERSE MEMBERS

WHEREAS the State and Local Granges are having difficulty attracting and retaining members, and

WHEREAS the National Grange Diversity Task Force found that members join and find that the organization is not relevant to them, and

WHEREAS the National Grange Diversity Task Force found that traditional Grange language and titled should be examined to determine if they may offend or repel potential members and

WHEREAS retaining more members who feel welcome to share their diverse experiences and orientations can broaden the understanding of how best to pursue the core Grange missions of community-building and service, and

WHEREAS the National Grange Diversity Task Force has made good progress in highlighting barriers to an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, and

WHEREAS the conversation about diversity and inclusion needs to be an ongoing one to stay relevant.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the National Grange establish a standing committee on diversity, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED this resolution be forwarded to the next session of the National Grange together with a recommendation for favorable action thereon.

Taghhannuck Grange No. 100

Adopted:
Rejected:

 
     
     
       
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