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Annual Session - General Information

Notice is hereby given of the 139th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange to be held at the Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich, CT 06360 on October 19, 20, and 21, 2023. The opening session on October 19 will commence at 7:00 P.M. All sessions, meals and the Degree will be held at the hotel.

ALL GRANGES SHOULD BE REPRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL SESSION, AS PRESCRIBED IN THE DIGEST.

Subordinate and Pomona Secretaries will prepare two credential cards - one for the delegates to bring with them to State Session and the other to be mailed to the State Secretary in Winchester Center.

Room reservations at the hotel must be made by the individual. Please do not call the Holiday Inn corporate number. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by calling the Holiday Inn Norwich directly at 860-889-5201. Tell the reservation desk that you are with the Connecticut State Grange. The Group Name is: Connecticut State Grange. The room rate this year will be $109 for Thursday night and $129 for Friday and Saturday nights (plus tax). Unfortunately, variable room rates are now standard across the industry post-COVID. Our room block will close on September 26 after which time members will be charged the standard room rate which is considerably higher than our block rates.

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL:
Holiday Inn Norwich
10 Laura Blvd., Norwich, CT
(860) 889-5201


CELEBRATION BANQUET: The Celebration Banquet will be held on Friday, October 20 beginning at 7:00 P.M. Tickets are $35 (prior to September 30). Tickets purchased after September 30 will be $45. Tickets may be obtained by completing a Session Registration Form (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTATION FORM), and in the Connecticut Granger.

SIXTH DEGREE: The Sixth Degree will be held on Saturday afternoon, October 21, beginning at 10:00 A.M. Candidates for the Sixth Degree should be at the hotel by 9:30 A.M. Applications for the degree are available from the State Grange office or at the Session.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SIXTH DEGREE APPLICATION FORM

Cost is: $10 per person. Please let me know if you have members planning to receive the degree prior to Session. This helps a great deal in planning. It’s a great opportunity receive the Sixth Degree and be ready to take the Seventh Degree at the 2023 National Grange Session in Niagara Falls this November.

REGISTATION FEE: Entire Session is $50.00 (including lunch both days). One day is $25.00 (includes lunch for the day registered). Junior registration fee is $10.00 for a single day or $20.00 for the full Session. To give accurate numbers to the hotel, registrations are due no later than September 30, 2023.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTATION FORM

The increased cost for registration, meals and hotel rooms were unavoidable as the prices the State Grange pays to the hotel have increased considerably. It has been the policy of the Executive Committee to subsidize the cost of the lunches and we are continuing to do so. The cost of the two lunches included in your registration alone exceed the cost of registration without paying for the facility, sound system, piano rental and all of the other things necessary to present a successful State Session.

The Annual Session concludes the work of the Grange year. We hope your Grange will be represented to answer the roll call on Thursday evening, October 19, as we look forward to another year of good Grange work in Connecticut.

 
     
     
       
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