Grangers and friends are invited to join Pleasant View Grange and Gardner Grange at a reception honoring Roger Bostwick, newly elected Priest Archon of the Assembly of Demeter. Roger is the first Kansan to ever hold this office.
The reception will be on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 2-4pm at the Ozawkie United Methodist Church. We hope you can join us and congratulate Roger on his success!
Pleasant View member Roger Bostwick, who was serving as the National Grange Assistant Steward, has a new national office – Priest Archon of the National Grange. He was elected this week at the national convention. We congratulate Roger on his achievements!
This video shows the Distinguished Grange ceremony. Start at the 3:00 minute mark to avoid the pre-presentation prep. Gardner Grange (Kansas) was recognized at the 16:45 mark, and Pleasant View at the 23:20 minute mark.
2013 Distinguished Grange presentation
Our November meeting will be on the 21st (not the 14th). 6:30 pm at Hamburger Paradise, 7:30 pm at Ozawkie UMC. Program will be a legislative update from Roger Bostwick, following the National Grange Convention.
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.
Our June meeting program will be by the Youth and Junior leaders. Dutch-treat supper at 6:30 pm at Hamburger Paradise, meeting at 7:30 pm at the Ozawkie UM Church.