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2023 Annual Session - Session Schedule


Disclaimer: Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.

Thursday Evening, October 19, 2023

7:00 P.M.

Opening in form in the Fourth Degree
Introduction of National Representatives - Christine & Duane Hamp
Roll Call of Officers, Deputies, Committees
Lower Grange to Fourth Degree
Presentation of Fourth Degree Delegates
Roll Call of Granges
Report of Credentials Committee
Session Committee Announcements
Introd. of Business to be referred without debate

8:00 P.M.

Address of State President Robert Buck
Response of Overseer Theodore Powell III
Report of Treasurer Jody A. Cameron
Report of Secretary Todd A. Gelineau
Report of Executive Committee/Board of Directors
Report of Lecturer David Roberts

9:00 P.M. Closing
9:05 P.M.

Annual Meeting of the Connecticut State Grange Foundation, Inc.
(Please remain seated for this brief meeting)

9:15 P.M. Time for Committee Work (if needed)

The Family Activities Committee is hosting the Hospitality Room throughout the Session. The room number will be announced.


Friday, October 20, 2023

7:30 A.M.

FREE Continental Breakfast provided by the Connecticut State Grange (Chelsearose Room)

9:00 A.M.

Opening & Introductions
Roll Call of Officers
Minutes of Previous Day’s Session
Introduction of Business to be referred without debate

9:15 A.M. Special Order of Business: Election of ONE member of the Executive Committee and any other vacancies which may have occurred

9:30 A.M.

Report of Legislative Committee
Report of Agriculture Committee
Report of General Deputy
Reports of Pomona Deputies
10:45 A.M. BREAK

11:30 A.M.

Report of Connecticut Granger
Report of Connecticut State Grange Foundation, Inc.
Business Session (Resolutions)

12:00 P.M.

Luncheon (Nutmeg Ballroom)
Hosts: T.B.D.
- Blessing by State Chaplain
- Family Activity Presentation & Awards
- Membership Awards
- Public Relations Awards
- Agriculture Contest Awards

2:00 P.M. Recognition of Past Voting Delegates
2:15 P.M. Address of National Representatives
2:45 P.M. Business Session
3:15 P.M. BREAK
3:30 PM Report of New England Grange Building
4:30 P.M. Closing
   

7:00 P.M.

Celebration Banquet (Ballroom)

-- Professional Agriculture Awards
-- Scholarship Awards
– Leadership Academy Graduation
-- Lecturer’s Program


Saturday, October 21, 2023

7:30 A.M.

FREE Continental Breakfast provided by the Connecticut State Grange (Chelsearose Room)

9:00 A.M.

Opening & Introductions
Roll Call of Officers
Minutes of Previous Day’s Sessions
Introduction of Business to be referred without debate

9:15 A.M.

Memorial Service
Closing in form in the Fourth Degree

9:45 A.M. Break for Preparation of Sixth Degree
10:00 A.M.

Conferral of the Sixth Degree, Ballroom (NEW TIME)
Open to all Sixth Degree members, registration not required to attend.

Opening in form in the Sixth Degree
Escorting of National Representatives
Recognition of Honored Guests and Past Voting Delegates to National Grange
Conferral of the 6th Degree in full form
Recognition of Golden Sheaf Members

11:15 A.M. BREAK (or 15 min. break at the conclusion of the degree, if earlier).
11:30 A.M. Budget Approval (tentative)
Committee Reports (Resolutions)

12:00 P.M.

Youth & Junior Recognition Luncheon
Hosts – T.B.D.

- Blessing by State Chaplain
- Introduction of guests from the Connecticut FFA
- Presentation by FFA
- Junior Recognition
- Youth Recognition

1:30 P.M. Business Session
Community Service Report
Honor Grange Awards
Installation of Officers

3:00 P.M.

Closing in Form in the Fourth Degree

   
 

Degree Candidates must be at the Holiday Inn Norwich by 9:30 A.M. with the Fourth and Fifth Degree words and the Sixth Degree ticket stub to be admitted to the Degree.

Applications are $10 and can be purchased from the State Secretary


Thank you for being a part of the 139th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange... See you in 2024!

 
     
     
       
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