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State Lecturer / Programming Director:

Margaret Bernhardt
Cheshire Grange #23
424 Cedar Lane,
Cheshire, CT 06410
Tel. 203-272-4620

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From the Lecturer's Desk ...
From The Lecturer's Desk: Time For A Fresh Start

WOW! IT’S OCTOBER. I don’t know where the summer has gone. Welcome to our new Grange year. If you have had a bad year it’s time to put it behind you and get a fresh start. We all need to strive to make our Grange better. We have to work together and build our attendance. The Grange has many good programs. Let’s take advantage of them.

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From The Lecturer's Desk: Lecturer's Conference in VT

Fifteen Connecticut Grangers attended the 102nd Northeast Grange Lecturer’s Conference in Castleton, VT. This is the smallest group I have ever seen and yet only one State had more than us.

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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.

Let's Celebrate Day . . .

Celebrate the Grange and its members. Grange Sunday will be held at Cheshire Grange Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The hall will be open at 10:00 a.m. for viewing contest entries followed by our State Chaplain’s Service at 11:00. Talent and “A Number” competition will begin at 1:00 p.m. The Youth and Junior Committees will also serve a luncheon.

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 5 of the Lecturer's Department contests or projects.

Community Citizen Award:

The Community Citizen Award is presented to a non-member individual or group who gives of himself for the betterment of the community. The National Grange has a certificate in a folder and a paperweight available. You can also order just the paper certificate to be placed in your own frame.

Order from: The National Grange, 1616 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-4999. Or you can order on line by going to www.nationalgrange.org.

Phone orders can be called into 888-447-2643 ext. 103 or Faxed to 202-347-1091.


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. If unsure of whether or not you qualify, submit a report and let us decide. The deadline for the report is 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, you can bring them to the State Office or get them to me. Letters must be done in the name of your Grange. Packages should also include a letter.

Northeast Grange Lecturers Conference . . .

The 103rd ANNUAL NORTH EAST GRANGE LECTURERS CONFERENCE will be held in Massachusetts in August, 2018.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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 in 2016. The 2016 theme was "What's Cookin'."

• 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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