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CT State Grange to meet in East Hartford for Annual Convention

By Terri Fassio, Public Relations Co-Director

  OCTOBER 4, 2012 --

The 128th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 18-20, at the Hartford Plaza Hotel, East Hartford.

Approximately 60 Granges representing Community Granges across the state will send delegates to the Convention to debate resolutions and policies on subjects ranging from the Risk Reduction Earned Credit program to funding of AgriScience High Schools to the 28th Amendment. The delegates will also work on resolutions dealing with a variety of internal Grange organizational topics.

Resolutions passed at the session will become policy of the Grange and will be lobbied for by the Connecticut State Grange Legislative Committee at the Connecticut State Legislature. Those resolutions pertaining to national policies will be sent to the National Grange Convention, to be held this November in Boise, Idaho, where delegates from across the country will consider them.

National Grange Treasurer Dwight Baldwin and his wife Kathy will be the National Grange Representatives at the Convention. This will be the Baldwin's first visit to the Connecticut State Grange Convention.

During the Convention, awards and recognitions will be presented to Community Granges and individual members for achievements over the past year in a wide variety of categories including agriculture, membership, public relations, and community service.  Scholarships will also be presented.

For more information on the Convention or the activities of the Grange in Connecticut, visit the Connecticut State Grange website at www.CTStateGrange.org or call the CT State Grange Central Office at (860) 633-7550.

About the Connecticut State Grange:  The Connecticut State Grange has been an integral part of rural and non-rural communities across the state for over 125 years, with currently nearly 60 local Grange chapters in Connecticut. Local Granges are committed to bettering their communities through service projects, legislative initiatives, and family orientated activities.


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