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By Terri Fassio, Public Relations Co-Director

  JULY 5, 2012 --

The discs are out:

The latest edition of the Connecticut State Grange Public Relations Committee Resource Discs have been mailed to all of the Community Granges.  This disc includes all of the tools and resources Granges will need to be able to promote their Granges both internally and externally.  The disc includes official Grange logos (with the proper circle-R registered trademark symbol), Grange inspired clip art, backgrounds and textures, as well as PDF Files of forms, newsletters, posters, flyers, worksheets, brochures and more from the various committees and offices of the CT State Grange.  We encourage all Granges to use this disc and its contents.  The disc is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.  If your Grange would like additional copies of this disc, please send an e-mail note with your Grange Name and mailing address to publicrelations@ctstategrange.org.

We need your e-mail address:

With postage rates continually on the rise, the Connecticut State Grange is collecting e-mail addresses of our members and adding them to our e-mail list.  E-mail is a quick and efficient method of communication that we utilize frequently.  We currently send out periodic e-mails on upcoming Grange events, Grange news and concerns, and notifications of important information.  We currently have at least one e-mail address in every Grange with the exception of one Grange.  The more e-mail addresses we can add to the list, the better informed our membership will be.  Please help us by collecting e-mail addresses of your members, and sending them to information@ctstategrange.org so we can add them to our contact database.

Now is the time to think about the PR Contests:

The Public Relations Committee is offering 7 fun contests this year!  They are:

1.) “Spot On” - 60-Second Grange Video Commercial Contest

2.) “Spreading the Word” - Connecticut State Grange Website Participation Contest

3.) “Show Us Your Stuff” - Grange Marketing Contest

4.) “Convey the Message” - Best Grange-written Press Release Contest

5.) “Let’s Advertise” - Best Grange Event Poster

6.) “In the News” - Best Newspaper Article Contest

7.) “Creating a Buzz” - Connecticut State Grange Social Media Participation Contest

The complete rules can be found in the Blue Book as well as on the contest page of the CT State Grange website at www.CTStateGrange.org/contests

The contests are easy to enter - and we hope to see a good participation from our Granges this year.  Deadline is October 1st.

Let us help your Grange:

Did you know that the Public Relations Committee of the CT State Grange is available to help your Grange?  Here’s just a few of the ways that we can help:

•  Press Releases custom-written for your Grange meetings and events, and then released to the local media

•  Graphic Design services including brochures, posters, flyers and more

•  Printing Services are available to all Connecticut Granges in black/white and color at low costs and quick turn-around times

•  Photography services for awards nights, special meetings, programs and events

•  Social Media services - we can assist your Grange in setting up a Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and more

•  Website Services through the CT State Grange Community Grange website program - at the low cost of only $45 a year

•  Historical Archiving Services - do you have old photos and Grange memorabilia you’d like to share?  We can digitize these pieces and add them to the Virtual Scrapbook.

•  And so much more!

All we ask is that you give us plenty of advance notice to ensure we can fulfill your needs!  Contact any member of the committee, or e-mail us at information@ctstategrange.org or publicrelations@ctstategrange.org for more information.

 
 
 

 
     
     
       
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