|OCTOBER 16, 2010 --
The 126th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 21-23, at the Sheraton Hotel, East Hartford.
Delegates from over 60 local Connecticut Granges will be present to take part in the Session, which includes discussion and action on over 40 different resolutions proposed by local Granges. The resolutions enacted at the Annual Session determine the legislative policies of the Connecticut State Grange for the coming year.
Many awards will be presented throughout the Session to Granges and individuals, including membership, publicity and community service. The Session also plays host to many contests for both adults and juniors.
Martin Bilquist, President of the Montana State Grange, is serving as the National Grange Representative. He was elected President of the Montana State Grange in October 2001, was elected to a two-year term on the National Grange Board of Directors in November 2006, and re-elected to a second term in 2008.
2010 is a Connecticut State Grange election year. Outgoing Connecticut State Grange President Robert Sendewicz will present his final address on Thursday evening, October 21, at 8:00 PM. Election of Officers will be held on Friday morning, October 22, at 9:30 AM, with installation of the new officers being held Saturday, October 23, at 3:30 PM.
On Friday evening, the conferral of the Sixth Degree by the officers of the Connecticut State Grange will take place, featuring a Rose Drill presented by Grange members from across the state.
The Celebration Banquet will be held Saturday evening, featuring Scholarship awards, FFA and Agricultural awards, and a program prepared Connecticut State Grange Lecturer Marge Bernhardt of Cheshire.
The Connecticut State Grange has been an integral part of rural and non-rural communities across the state for over 125 years, with currently more than 60 local Grange chapters in Connecticut. Local Granges are committed to bettering their communities through service projects, agricultural initiatives, and family orientated activities.
For more information on the 126th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange, or on Granges throughout Connecticut, please visit www.CTStateGrange.org.