Meeting Recap: Summer 2013

Beverly Grange # 306 has held two non-business meeting during Summer 2013.

On Monday, July 15th, a planning meeting was held and the scheduled program for 2013-4 was set.

The annual Cookout was held on Monday, August 19th at the Hastings House, Beverly Farms. A good time was had by all.

The next regular meeting will be the Installation of Officers on Monday, September 16th.

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Meeting Recap: June 17, 2013

Beverly Grange # 306 met on Monday, June 17th at the Hastings House, Beverly Farms.

The presiding Master for the evening was Brother Russell Carr.

Sister Dorothy Carr was elected to Affiliate membership. The election of officers for 2013-2014 was held.

Beverly Grange will hold a planning meeting on Monday, July 15th.

The Annual Cookout will be held on Monday, August 19th at 6:00 P.M. at the Hastings House. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be supplied; members and guests are encouraged to bring accessories (salads, side dishes, drinks, desserts). A brown bag auction will be held for the benefit of the Grange.

The Installation of Officers will be Monday, September 16th.

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Youth Recap 2012-2013

Hi everybody!

We just wanted to take a minute to look back on the achievements the Beverly Grange Youth Committee has done in this Grange Year 2012-2013

  • New Master Brian Carr is the first Youth Master of Beverly Grange in over a decade.
  • In March, guest speaker Christopher Szkutak (Youth!), State Gatekeeper and Legislative Director, provided a presentation on National and State politics, as well as introducing the National Grange Youth Department’s ‘Apathy Not Allowed’ program. Master Brian Carr presented the National Youth Department’s Francis McDowell Trivia Challenge.
  • At our April Neighbors Nite, we were delighted with special visits from several Youth and near-Youth. (We’ve managed to see all the Youth State Officers at Beverly Grange this year!)
  • On May 6th, our own Brian Carr was installed as Secretary of the newly-revived Mass. State Grange Youth Leadership Association.
  • At our May 20th meeting, Sister Kailey Wrenn was elected to membership and obligated.
  • Three Youth have been elected to offices in Beverly Grange for the coming year. Sister Debralee Woodward has agreed to serve as Youth Committee Chair for 2013-4.

Thanks to everybody in Beverly Grange for all their support in making this one of our most successful Youth years. We’re looking forward to an even greater 2013-4!

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Next Meeting: June 17, 2013

The next meeting of Beverly Grange will be Monday, June 17th at the Hastings House, 12 Oak St., Beverly Farms.

The program for the evening will feature the Election of Officers.

We invite all interested to join us!

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Meeting Recap: May 20, 2013

Beverly Grange # 306 met on Monday, May 20th at the Hastings House, Beverly Farms.

Guests for the evening included Subordinate Deputy Elizabeth Clogston, conducting the Official Visitation of the Massachusetts State Grange. The presiding Master for the evening was Brother Richard Freeman.

Sister Kailey Wrenn was elected and obligated into membership. Chaplain Lloyd Caswell presented a Memorial Service for Brother Frank Tyrrell, who passed away this year, and for all men and women who died in our armed forces. Brother Russell Carr presented a slide show of a variety of local weathervanes.

The next meeting of Beverly Grange will be Monday, June 17th, featuring the Election of Officers.

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Next Meeting: May 20, 2013

The next meeting of Beverly Grange will be Monday, May 20th at the Hastings House, 12 Oak St., Beverly Farms.

The Worthy Chaplain will present a Memorial Service to remember our deceased members. This year, we lost Brother Frank Tyrrell, a 70-year member of the Grange and a fixture in the town of Danvers. Information about Brother Frank’s life can be found here and here.

The program for the evening will be presented by Brother Russell Carr.

We invite all interested to join us!

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Meeting Recap: April 15, 2013

Beverly Grange # 306 met on Monday, April 15th at the Hasting House, Beverly Farms.

Guests for the evening included numerous officers of the Massachusetts State Grange, neighboring Granges, and the officers of Heritage Pomona Grange. The presiding Master for the evening was Heritage Pomona Overseer and Master of Laurel Grange, Brother Peter Carter.

Before the meeting, an Italian Supper of penne, meatballs, garlic bread, Caesar salad and dessert was held.

The program by Heritage Pomona Lecturer Dorothy Carr featured a presentation and quiz on the Civil War. A moment of silence was held in memory of the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

It was announced that Beverly Grange has obtained a Community Citizen Award from the National Grange and may be making a presentation at an upcoming meeting. The Grange also donated $30.00 to the National Grange Foundation Youth Leadership Fund as a prize for last meeting’s quiz competition.

The next meeting of Beverly Grange will be Monday, May 20th. The Worthy Chaplain will hold the annual Memorial Service in remembrance of our members who have passed to the great Grange above. Brother Russell Carr will be presenting the program for the evening.

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Next Meeting: April 15, 2013

The next meeting of Beverly Grange will be Monday, April 15th at the Hastings House, 12 Oak St., Beverly Farms.

An Italian Dinner will be held at 6:00 PM, for the benefit of the Grange. The business meeting will start at 7:30 PM. Neighboring Granges have been invited, and the officers of Heritage Pomona Grange have been invited to fill the chairs and provide the program.

We invite all interested to join us!

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Meeting Recap: March 18, 2013

Beverly Grange # 306 met on Monday, March 18th at the Hastings House, Beverly Farms.

Guests for the evening included Massachusetts State Grange Gatekeeper and Legislative Director and Master of Uxbridge, Christopher Szkutak, Gertrude Lacey, Member of the Veterans’ Memorial Committee, and Sister Diane Szkutak. The presiding Master for the evening was Brother Richard Lord.

Brother Szkutak presented an excellent program on State and National legislative issues, as well as an introduction to the National Grange Youth Department’s ‘Apathy Not Allowed’ campaign to promote electoral participation among young people. Beverly Master Brian Carr presented a sample of the Youth Department test.

The next meeting of Beverly Grange will be Monday, April 15th. There will be an Italian Supper at 6:00 PM, followed by a business meeting at 7:30 PM. Neighboring Granges have been invited to join in the festivities.

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