October 2015 Newsletter

It is that time of the month, my how the time files.

October 3rd is Flora Grange’s Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s from 8-10.  Please call with the number of tickets you have sold, because I need to call the facility and report to them by the weekend.  Help is also needed so please plan of helping.  It is an excellent event and an easy way to make funds for the Grange.  Let me know if you can work and then show up about 10 minutes to 8 so we can all hear the instructions together. 

October 3rd and 4th will be quilting at the hall.  Everyone is welcomed as the quilting begins around 9:00am each day.  Bring a snack to munch on. 

October 13th is the next regular meeting at which we have a draping of the charter, installation of new officers, planning for the upcoming fall dinner on November 8th, and distribution of winning entries at state session as well as a report from state session.  Wow sounds like a lot of things!   Cake, Jello, and sandwiches will be served following the meeting which begins at 7:00pm.  Serving committee will be Loren and Pat Due, Kelly Parisot and Eileen Allen.   

Our new slate of officers includes Kyle Woelffer, President; Al Ebel, Vice President;  Laurel Ratcliffe, Secretary; Lindakay Ebel, Treasurer; Kathee Frazer, Junior Leader; Program chairman, Vince Melillo; Chaplain, Donna West; Executive Committeeman for three year term, Bob Scherer.  New committees will be determined following installation and should be announced at the November meeting on the 7th of November.  Hopefully, new program rosters will be available at the Christmas party, December 8th.

State Grange officers will be presenting new programs for the upcoming year at the Boone county Community Grange hall on October 17th.  The title of the event is GRIT- Grange Resource and Information Training.  Potluck lunch will begin at 12:30 and the presentations will begin approximately at 1:30.  The Grange museum will be open  at 11:30 for visitors and friends.

Many members of our Grange family have encountered stumbling blocks along their lives’ pathway.  Keep each and everyone in your prays.  Hopefully you have checked you emails within the past two weeks to keep abreast of a few of the situations.   I have been told that Bob Berg has returned home following a hospital as well as an extended care facility stay.  Trea is making strides on her road to recovery. Stephanie is charging forward with her education plans follow another surgery and anticipating still another.  I am sure there are others dealing with adjustments and situations, of which I am not aware.  Stay Strong!! Be Careful!!!

Time to go and appreciate this beautiful weather.  Don’t forget that school is in session and harvest equipment is traveling our roads.  Please be careful and mindful of what is happening around you.   As ever, Laurel