|MAY 3, 2012 --
If you haven’t started on your “A Number” and Talent Entries yet you have to get started. I know that a few Pomonas have already had their contests and I thank them. Now how about the rest of you? Every Grange in the State should have an “A Number”. This is any number that took place in your Grange Hall or meeting place. I have seen some excellent numbers from years past. Others are remembering their founding or anniversary. If your Pomona hasn’t had its contest yet, please contact your Pomona Lecturer to see when it will be.
Did you take any good pictures in the last year? No? Well spring is here along with all the gorgeous flowers and spring buds. Why not take a day trip and snap some pictures for our Photo Contest. The categories are: America the Beautiful, Animals, Grangers In Action, Family Celebrations and Historic Places or Events. You can enter one photo in each of the categories. Complete rules are in the Bluebook. Every Master, Lecturer, Secretary, CWA, and Youth Chairperson should have a copy. Photos may be mailed to me so they arrive by Friday, June 8th or may be brought to Cheshire Grange Hall between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9th. If you are in the Glastonbury area, you can leave them with Edith at the State Office a few days in advance and I will go and pick them up.
If you haven’t already marked your calendar for Sunday, June 10th, please do so now. Our Talent and “A Numbers” will be judged that afternoon as part of Grange Sunday and the photos will be on display. The Best of Show Photo will go on to National for Judging and our Talent Winner will be eligible to participate in the talent show at Lecturers’ Conference. This is the day we Celebrate what the Grange has done. Bring your friends. Come to Church at 11:00 a.m. – enjoy a dinner put on by our Youth – view the CWA and photo contest entries and winners and then go upstairs and enjoy the talents of your fellow grangers. This would be a nice way to get a new member. Show them what the Grange is all about.
The weather is super nice. Travelling is pleasant and safe. Our Granges always welcome visitors. Why not take in a meeting in another Pomona and make some new friends. This is what the Grange is all about.