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President's Message
President's Message: Hoping For Early Spring

By George Russell, CT State Grange President

  March 1, 2021 --

Will March come in like a lion or go out like a lamb or go out like a lion? I am hoping it will go out like a lamb and take this COVID-19 with it! Back in February when the groundhog saw his shadow, we’ve had pretty stormy and cold weather. I am ready for an early spring.

A year ago in March, when we fi heard of this COVID-19 pandemic, who would have thought that a year later we would still be fighting it? I was saddened to hear of the passing of Marge Bernhardt, our State Lecturer, due to complications from COVID-19. Marge was well-known throughout the Northeast for her work with the Lecturers. She was Treasurer of the Northeast Lecturer’s Association and was very active in the Grange. She was lecturer of the Connecticut State Grange, Treasurer of Cheshire Grange, a member of Nutmeg Pomona Grange and the Past Deputies Association. She will be deeply missed.

As we approach spring, it is time to clean up our Grange halls by picking up sticks, raking leaves and cleaning up any other debris that may have collected over the winter. While you are doing that, you should make a map of where your well and septic system is so you have a record in case it needs to be found. Also, if you have an in-ground tank that is approaching 40 years old, it should probably be taken out of the ground. Make sure your paperwork is up to date.  Make sure you have at least two signatures on all bank/ financial accounts. For those of you who have not sent in your Executive Committee report for 2020, please do so as soon as possible. Either send it to me or to General Deputy Peter Keefe. Thank you.

So… let’s hope for an early spring so we can get outside and start meeting again. Stay safe and healthy.



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