CODE READING AWARD OF MERIT
An incentive award program designed to encourage all Grange members to become familiar with the ritualistic unwritten work of the Grange.
The Fourth Degree Cipher Code Book is the authority for certain Grange procedures and a good understanding of it insures good Grange work.
Youth are especially encouraged to participate in this program, both on Subordinate and Pomona levels.
AWARD - An AWARD OF MERIT card will be issued to each member who demonstrates his ability to read the Fourth Degree Cipher Code Book. This wallet sized card will be signed by both the National Master and the issuing State Master.
WHO - Any Grange member in good standing is entitled to a code book for study purposes. They may be acquired through your State Grange Master.
THEN - When a member desires to be tested for the AWARD OF MERIT, he/she will read the Fourth Degree Cipher Code Book, with a minimum of mistakes. The member will contact teachers Mildred Bell, 600 Allen Ave., Meriden 06450; Carlton Platt, Jr., 162 Twin Lakes Rd., North Branford 06471; or Marvin Wilbur, 12 Whittemore Ave., No. Grosvenordale 06255.
Upon proper certification of code reading ability, the State Master will issue the AWARD OF MERIT to the deserving member.
Let’s all study our Ritual and we will all be better Grangers.