First a huge big thank you to all who donated items, time, and talents to help me make and serve the chili, potato and chicken soups for the Pomona Grange fund raising event. I have no particulars but very glad it is over.
March comes in the first of next week. Let us all hope for a warm spell real soon since it seems winter has lasted way to long. However, I feel we are living in the best location this winter, not a lot of snow and so far no ice or freezing rain. We must look on the good side of life.
Now down to the upcoming calendar events. March 8th at the Community Grange Hall will be potluck at 12:30pm and then an opportunity to hear from a National Grange Membership Director, Michael Martin.
He has inspirational words concerning keeping the Grange important in your community. Those attending are encouraged to email State Master/President Lynette Schaeffer at [email protected] or by phone at 815-537-4237 in regards to the number of people planning on attending.
March 10th will be a regular meeting with cake, jello and/or sandwiches served following the meeting which will begin at 7:00pm. Serving committee consists of the Colvers, Lyfords, and Ernie Wilson.
March 14th the hall has been rented out. Therefore quilting will be in conjunction with our hosting the young people who will learn how to make a quilt for the Linus foundation on March 28th.
March 17th is St. Patrick’s day. Wear your
March 28th as stated previous, Flora will host a bus full of students who intend on learning how to make quilt for children which will be donated to Linus.
JoAnn Wienrank is in charge of the event. Members will furnish lunch and snacks for the group. More questions should be directed to Laurel or JoAnn.
Mike has been working on a web page for Flora Grange www.grange.org/florail1762. He is open to suggestions and information which needs to be included. His email address is [email protected]
A couple of reminders. First of all, for the rest of next month Flora Grange dues will be $18.00 per person. After April 1st, dues will jump up to $24.00 a month. Now is a good time to pay those dues and get a $6.00 break besides. Send check made out to Flora Grange to the secretary, Laurel Ratcliffe, 4095 Town Hall Rd. Belvidere, IL 61008.
Second, this is an excellent time to sign up new members. Remember, new members only pay $2.00 for each month remaining in the year in which they join.
Third, mark your calendars for the Safety Town event June 9-12th. It is a great time for the kids to learn about safety and there is a GREAT need
for helpers during those 4 days.
April looks like a busy, busy month. Just a peak tells me that a big public dinner is planned for the 12th.
Then May 15-17 is the 50th anniversary of the Model T club event at which we are serving food. Mark your calendars.
Please keep our members who have recently encounter health issues in your prayers. Problems affect many of our members and praying does help. Sincerely, Laurel