|JANUARY 11, 2011 --
The Connecticut and Rhode Island State Granges announced today that they will be co-hosting a special day-long event entitled "The Grange 2011 and Beyond," to be held on February 12th.
All Grange members are encouraged to attend this event, which will be held at North Stonington Community Grange Hall, 21 Wyassup Road, North Stonington, CT, and will feature two workshops by the National Grange Membership/Leadership Director Rusty Hunt.
The first workshop is "Pomona: What and Why" and will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Lunch will be served, then in the afternoon, a second workshop, "Grange Growth from the Master's Perspective" will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
A $5.00 per person registration fee will be charged, but the luncheon is included in the cost.
Hunt, a third generation Grange member and rancher from Washington State, has been active in the organization since "before I could walk." He met his wife, Jacquie through the Grange, and has two children, Cady and Charlie. He has held numerous positions at all levels in the Grange, and has been the National Grange Membership/Leadership Director since 2008.
All who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by February 5th to the following: Shirley A. Lawson, RI State Grange, 120 Wilson Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916-2832. (Phone: 401-783-4551, E-mail: SWLogan102@Cox.net) or Edith Schoell, CT State Grange, P.O. Box 1393, Glastonbury, CT 06033. (Phone: 860-633-7550, E-mail: Secretary@CTStateGrange.org)
The informational invitation and registration form is available as a PDF File download on the Connecticut State Grange website Downloads page.