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From The Lecturer's Desk
From The Lecturer's Desk: Working On Entries?

By Marge Bernhardt, CT State Grange Lecturer

  May 5, 2016 --

Have you started on your “A Number” and Talent Entries yet? Time is getting short. 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”. The theme this year is animals. We had some great numbers last year. There will be a new title next year. 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 this past 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 10th or may be brought to Cheshire Grange Hall between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11th. If you are in the Glastonbury area, you can leave them with Todd 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 12th, 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 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.

Hopefully by the time you read this, the weather will be nice. Travelling should be 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.


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