• President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone at 12:07 p.m. Also on line were Treasurer Jessie Cope, Secretary Richard Weiss, and Amanda Brozana-Rios.

    MINUTES

    Secretary Weiss read the May 2 […]

  • President Joan C. Smith called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. EDT via telephone from the National Grange Building in Washington, DC. Also present in the building were Lady Assistant Stewart Jessie Cope, Flora […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone from the National Grange building in Washington, DC at 12:05 p.m. EST. Others on the line from the Grange Building were Lady Assistant Stewart Jessie […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone at 12 Noon EDT. On the line from New Hampshire were Overseer Leroy Watson and Executive Committee member Sheri Watson and from DC Secretary Richard […]

  • Recently, Potomac Grange President Joan Smith attended the 2017 National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) conference where more than 450 educators from around the country learned how to use […]

  • Secretary Richard Weiss called the meeting to order via telephone at 12:05 p.m. On the line from New Hampshire was Executive Committee member Sheri Watson.  Gathered in the National Grange Building in Washington, […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order at 12:35 p.m. in the Goss Conference Room of the National Grange Building in Washington, DC.  Also present were Potomac Grange Steward Amanda Brozana Rios, Lady […]

  • President Joan Smith called the conference call meeting to order at 12:03 p.m. EDT.  Also on the call were Overseer Leroy Watson, Executive Committee member Sheri Watson, Lady Assistant Steward Jessie Cope, Flora […]

  • President Joan Smith called the conference call meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. EST.  Also on the line initially were Steward Amanda Brozana, Secretary Richard Weiss and Allison Archebault. National Grange […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. in the Goss Conference Room of the National Grange Building in Washington, DC.  The meeting was held in conjunction with the Potomac Grange #1 annual […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone at 12:10 p.m. EDT. Also on the call were Executive Committee member Cheri Watson, Overseer Leroy Watson, Secretary Richard Weiss, Steward Amanda […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone at 12:05 p.m. EDT. Also online were Executive Committee member Cheri Watson, Overseer Leroy Watson, Secretary Richard Weiss, Steward Amanda Brozana, […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone at 12:05 p.m. Also online were Executive Committee member Cheri Watson, Overseer Leroy Watson, Secretary Richard Weiss, Steward Amanda Brozana, […]

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    Visitors are welcome to attend  monthly meetings at the Bethlehem Grange #137, 4th Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM. The Grange was formed as a organization  for the rural c […]

  • April 2, 2016 4-7 PM
    Includes Beverage & Dessert Take-outs Available Served Family style.

    Bethlehem Grange # 137
    24 Bridge St., Selkirk, NY 12158 Rte 9 to Rte 396 W approximately 1/10th mi on left from Rte […]

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  • What a busy year for such a small Grange! From our 142nd Ohio State Convention through Thanksgiving and Christmas with all the Community Service projects we did, like donate nonperishable items and money to FISH, […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting at 9:30 a.m.  Present for the meeting was Master, Joan Smith, Lecturer, Samantha Johnson; Lady Assistant Steward, Jessie Cope; Steward, Amanda Brozana; Treasurer, Andy […]

  • By Joan C. Smith, President, Potomac Grange #1

    Today’s global economy demands that every participant have access to reliable, high-speed Internet in order to attain a level playing field to actively p […]

  • President Joan Smith called the meeting to order via telephone at 9:10 a.m. Also present via telephone were Steward Amanda Brozana and Assistant Steward Austin Miller. Present in the 10th floor Saunders Library of the National Grange Building in Washington, DC were Lady Assistant Steward Jessie Cope, Flora Stephanie Wilkins, Chaplain Grace Boatright, Secretary Richard Weiss, National Grange Controller Andrew Sampson and National Grange Legislative Director Burton Eller.

    The minutes from the July 17, 2014 meeting were read and approved as corrected to reflect that T-shirts for the Youth Drill Team will be given by June and Mary Justi, not to them.

    Treasurer’s Report

    While the current operating account balance is not available at this time, Andrew Sampson did report the following:

    $85.00 in new member dues has been deposited to the Operating Account.
    $87.00 for 2nd quarter dues has been paid to the National Grange.
    $10.25 is owed to the National Grange store and will be paid the week of September 22.

    As of 8/31/2014 the Kile Fund balance at PNC Bank was $40,388.91.

    There seems to be some confusion regarding the Kile Fund 2013 990 as we have two letters from the IRS, the first stating that a filing extension has been granted and a later one denying it. Andrew will meet with our new CPA on September 24 to straighten things out.

    Old Business

    The National Arboretum has notified Samantha Johnson that an alternative naming opportunity exists for the $3,500.00 Potomac Grange contributed in 2012 for a “Solar Demonstration Kiosk” that the Arboretum later decided not to build. Potomac Grange has asked for suitable alternatives or the money back. This issue will be taken up at the next meeting when Samantha is back.

    There still is no formal estimate for the Grange Building kitchen renovation. It was decided to defer this issue to February, as the status of the Grange Building is uncertain at this time.

    New Business

    Before moving to old business, there was discussion regarding Potomac Grange representation at the National Convention. There was consensus that Dick Weiss be the Potomac representative with Grace Boatright as a possible co-representative. Weiss expressed some concern about being cast into the role of 2016 convention coordinator. After some discussion, it was decided that Dick, Joan and Jessie will work together on the coordination task. Accordingly the following will take place:

    Jessie will figure out a time and place at the convention to hold the 2016 convention committee meeting.
    Weiss will notify the State Masters of the sponsoring states of the meeting and ask that they have representatives present.
    The three of us will meet to determine what tasks need to be performed and what each state might do.

    We will check with Leroy to determine if the Potomac Grange Operating Account or the Kile Fund pays representatives expenses.

    It was decided that Potomac Grange’s convention holiday gift would be a candy bar with a Potomac Grange message labeled on it, perhaps something about the 2016 convention. Amanda Brozana will be asked to work up a design.

    Other New Business

    There was consensus to hold the Potomac Grange holiday event on Tuesday, January 13, 2013 and have it catered in the Grange Building. President Smith will arrange an educational presentation by One Country Connected, an organization supporting the extension of broad band communication throughout rural America.

    Jessie Cope informed us that the Maryland State Grange invited Potomac Grange members to join them on a tour of Gettysburg on Saturday, September 19.

    The National Grange sent a letter to all Granges asking members to contribute $10.00 each to National to defray legal costs arising from trade mark issues and the California situation.

    There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

    The next meeting will be October 21, 2014.

     

    Respectfully submitted,

    Richard B. Weiss, Secretary
    Potomac Grange #1

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