December 10, 2018

Anawan Oakton Grange News

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Hi .Here it is December already. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and filled with family, friendship and fun. Now as promised last month here is a brief report on the 146th Mass State Grange meeting. The format was redesigned and made it easier for the delegates to participate. Filled with meetings, banquets, degrees and working sessions. Upon the recommendation of the State Master the session committee for Good of the Order presented to the Delegate body the following Mission statement:

"The Massachusetts State Grange creates opportunities for leadership and community improvement through its commitment to expand agricultural education in order to raise the quality of life for all." and

Vision statement:
"The Massachusetts State Grange will be a leader in agricultural education by partnering with Community Granges and organizations with similar goals and values."

It was accepted.

The National Grange met in Stowe Vermont and two of our members attended and assisted at the registration desk .The National Master, Betsy Huber from PA gave the opening address and covered many areas including agricultural education and broadband communication for rural areas.
We hosted Bay State Pomona on Saturday and each attendee went home with a Christmas decoration courtesy of Beth.

Our Nov.27th meeting is a pumpkin pie contest and items for the food bank. December 11th will be our Christmas party with a gift exchange and a collection of toys for children. Come join us at any meeting 7 pm at the Grange hall.

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