The November Granger has been posted, and a few navigational tweaks have been made. The Patron’s Chain link under “Newsletters” will now take you directly to the National Grange Patron’s Chain page.
The October issue has been published.
The August 2020 Granger has been posted.
The July edition of the Granger has been posted.
The Executive Committee has decided that the 149th IL State Grange Session will be a one-day meeting held at Hopewell Grange Hall on September 12, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. This decision was made due to COVID 19 concerns. We are only inviting Delegates and State Officers. Each Subordinate and Pomona Grange is eligible to send two delegates, and there would be 2 youth delegates this year. If the Master is unable to attend, delegates can be elected or appointed by the Grange.
There will be a fee of $15 per delegate/officer. This will cover booklet with all reports, registration fee and lunch (fried chicken- check Illinois Granger).
The business that will be conducted will be resolutions, budget and election of Executive Committee member. This is the position that Lyle Lee holds at this time and he has decided not to run again for this office. This position needs to be filled by someone from Boone or Winnebago Counties, according to our Bylaws.
We are hoping that you are all working on resolutions that are due to Robin Kindberg on or before August 1, 20. Don’t forget to send supporting documentation. At that time, we also need to know who the delegates will be. The Delegates will be assigned to committees and will be sent when all the resolutions are returned to the Granges. The Committees will be given access to Zoom for teleconference/tele-video communications so that they the members can discuss the resolutions. Then at the State Session the decisions of the committee will be presented and voted on by the delegates. The committee will be given a brief amount of time at the meeting to review their report.
COVID 19 face masks are recommended but not required.
Program directors I am asking each of you to consider staying on the committee or continuing for one more year. You could use the same programs as this past year. At this time we are considering having the 150th session in Springfield. If you have questions /concerns/issues , please let me know. If you are not a delegate or officer you do not need to attend the 149th session.
Watch the IL Granger, Illinois State Grange and Illinois Granger Facebook pages and email for any updates. Any questions please contact me.
The draft schedule at this time:
149th Annual Session of the Illinois State Grange
Hopewell Washington, IL, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 Open in the Sixth Degree – Lynette Schaeffer, Master
Roll Call of Officers/Delegates
Adoption of Order of Business – Frank D Wurth, Chair Exec Comm
Meeting place for 2021
Reports –Treasurer (Budget), Kevin Secretary, Robin – Credentials
Election of EXEC Committee member
Lunch – Committee review documents during lunch break
3:00 Grange Closed in the Fourth Degree