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Annual Session - General Information

Notice is hereby given of the 133rd Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange, to be held at the at the Holiday Inn Norwich, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich, Connecticut 06360 on October 19, 20, 21, 2017. The first session will open at 7:00 P.M. Thursday evening.

The Celebration Banquet will be held on Friday, October 20 at 7:00 P.M. at the hotel. A dinner choice will be offered. Tickets must be purchased through the Central Office (860) 633-7550. Reservations must be made in advance.

All Granges should be represented at the Annual Session, as prescribed in the Digest.

Room reservations at the hotel must be made by the individual. Tell the reservation desk you are with the Connecticut State Grange when making your reservation to receive our group rate for the Convention. I would suggest making your reservations as soon as possible. Tel. (860) 889-5201.


Note from the CT State Grange Secretary:

Our block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Norwich is now sold out. Fortunately we have been able to work out an arrangement through the Holiday Inn with the Hampton Inn. The Hampton Inn is located across the street from the Holiday Inn at 154 Salem Tpke., Norwich. The rate is $129.00 per night plus tax. A hot breakfast is included in the room rate. This hotel opened in the spring of this year so it is a brand new property with all of the conveniences.

The Holiday Inn assures us they will make any cancellations available to our members so please call them first to see if any are available there. If not, please call the Hampton Inn and remember to mention the Connecticut State Grange to be sure to get one of the rooms reserved for us.

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL:
Holiday Inn Norwich
10 Laura Blvd., Norwich, CT
(860) 889-5201

ADDITIONAL ROOMS AVAILABLE:
Hampton Inn Norwich
(Located across the street)
154 Salem Tpke., Norwich, CT
(860) 885-1100
(Mention the CT State Grange when reserving)

Our thanks to Richelle Meneses at the Holiday Inn for making this arrangement with the Hampton Inn possible.



Subordinate and Pomona Secretaries will prepare two credential cards enclosed with the Call sent to Granges.

All sessions will be held at the Holiday Inn Norwich hotel. The annual conferral of the Sixth Degree will be held at the Holiday Inn Norwich Hotel on Saturday beginning at 3:00 P.M. Anyone who would like to receive the Sixth Degree should be at the hotel by 2:30 P.M. Applications are $10.00 and are available by contacting me at the Central Office or by purchasing them at the Hotel during the session.

State Committee Directors and members will be happy to participate in discussions of any sessions committees, if they are asked.

Please be aware that mileage and per diem payments were eliminated by delegate vote at the 2014 State Session. This means that delegates will no longer receive $2 per session attended or for mileage to and from their Grange halls.

Attendance cards will be issued by the Treasurer upon presentation of credentials. The cards and badges will be given out on Thursday. The Celebration Banquet does not count as a session.

Delegates should make every effort to be present at the Opening Session and each session thereafter. Sessions committees should not meet during the regular session. Time has been provided in the schedule for meetings of the sessions committees. State Committee Directors and members will be happy to participate in discussions of any sessions committees, if they are asked.

All badges should be left at the table in the rear of the hall at the conclusion of the Session on Saturday.

It is not the duty of the typist to type reports for officers or other pink sash wearers. All reports for the Journal of Proceedings should be given to the State Secretary before leaving the Session, if not mailed previously.

The annual session concludes the work of the Grange year. We hope your Grange will be represented to answer the roll call on Thursday evening, October 19th as we look forward to another year of good Grange work in Connecticut.

 
     
     
       
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