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From The Lecturer's Desk
From The Lecturer's Desk: It's Summertime

By Marge Bernhardt, CT State Grange Lecturer

  August 10, 2018 --

It’s Summer time and I think the weatherman is out to make sure we remember. Our Grange activities have slowed down and living is easier. Look around. There are Grange picnics, mystery rides, and the start of the fair season. Our Grange Brothers and Sisters are our extended family. Let’s support each other. We should all be right in there helping to plan these activities as well as attending and supporting each other with theirs. Fun events don’t just happen. They take a lot of time and hard work, but are most definitely worth it in the end.

If you have more of these activities scheduled, why not ask your neighbors, your relatives, or even that nice lady that waits on you at the store to come and meet some new people. We all have to work together. Just think, if you help your Membership Committee to get a new member, that person in turn might be a regular contributor to your programs.

This time of year we also plan our schedule for next years’ activities. Let’s not just keep the same program titles and activities year after year. Spice up your programs and add some new zest to your Grange. Need ideas? How about contacting your schools? Look for Youth Ambassadors or a Spanish or French Club that has travelled overseas over the summer. Speaking before a group is a good experience for them and we can learn a lot from these students. Like to travel? Contact AAA. They have information that is entertaining and educational as well. Still stuck? Give me a call, I’ll be glad to help you. Not the Lecturer? I’m sure your Lecturer would welcome an offer of a program they didn’t have to do themselves. What a treat it would be for them to sit back in their own Grange meeting and be entertained by others.

We all need to work together for a better Grange. Let’s all start today.

See you around the state!


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