Pleasant View Grange members honored two community members at their May meeting:
Jerie Tichenor of the Meriden-Ozawkie Library and Nancy Leek of the Ozawkie City Council for their work with the library, and the Ozawkie city sewer project, respectively.
Membership awards were presented to Amy Kramer, Betty Stiles and Kenny Stiles.
All received their Silver Star certificate and pin. Also at the meeting, Chaplain Mandy Bostwick gave a short remembrance ceremony for those Grangers that have gone before us.
We have been busy making fleece blankets for Project Linus, donating items for United Methodist Women birthing kits, and saving stamps, used prescription bottles and Box Tops for Education for various projects.
The February Kansas Granger is available at: b8a13f_4c7b06afb0d841069bdd1676b0aaec45.pdf
Throughout November, our members distributed dictionaries at six schools in our county – which means that all third grade students in our county public schools each have a new dictionary of their own. They were all eager to take a peek in their books and will use them in the classroom.
Photos courtesy of Clarke Davis, Valley Falls Vindicator.
Members receiving the 2014 Distinguished Grange certificate at the National Convention in Sandusky, Ohio.
September is our annual pizza party, which will be on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Pizza in Oskaloosa. Come enjoy some good pizza, and a fun time with fellow Grangers.
Members are invited to bring their contest entries for the state convention.
We received notification that we are a 2013 Distinguished Grange! Distinguished Granges have to meet a set of criteria involving membership, community activity and outreach. The Granges that meet the criteria are then recognized at the National Convention. The 2012 list of Distinguished Granges can be viewed at http://www.nationalgrange.org/distinguished-grange-winners/
Our project to have new underlayment for the playground equipment in the Ozawkie City Park is complete! After our fundraiser last fall, along with donations from the Grange and Rebekahs, we were able to purchase the pea gravel, and the city agreed to do the labor. The weather finally cooperated long enough for Scott and Sam (the city maintenance men) to get the gravel under the larger playground. The swings area was complete in May. Our thanks to our 20+ volunteers, the City Council, the City workers and to everyone who made this project successful!
You can now pre-register for the state convention by completing and returning the attached form.
2013 convention preregistration
Nathan Strawder and Mandee Strawder both attended the National Grange Fly-In and got to meet Rep. Lynn Jenkins. Click the article link below for more.