A little less local.....
"The National Grange (Order of Patrons of Husbandry) is the nation's oldest national agricultural organization, with grassroots units established in 2,700 local communities in 40 states. Its 200,000 members provide service to agriculture and rural areas on a wide variety of issues, including economic development, education, family endeavors, and legislation designed to assure a strong and viable Rural America. It was formed in the years following the American Civil War to unite private citizens in improving the economic and social position of the nation's farm population. Over the past 143 years, it has evolved to include non-farm rural families and communities." To learn more about the rich history of the Grange, visit their website.
Members joined the Grange for fellowship,
community, leadership, and service.
The Grange was one of the first major national
organizations, other than churches, to seek membership and
involvement of everyone in the family. Grange members have an equal voice
and an equal vote at meetings regardless of their age, sex or position
within the organization. Children ages five through 14 are eligible to belong to
a Junior Grange, whether or not they come from a Grange family.
Oregon State Grange provides an Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit
through American Income Life/National Income Life at no cost to its members.
Link to the Oregon Grange
The electronic "New Grange" is here
from the Oregon Grange. Rather than receive a newspaper in the snail
mail, now we can have it electronically, if we've paid our dues! : ^ ) Sign up today and get an electronic version of the "New Grange" emailed to you.
There's a growing new group of members who think of themselves as the Green Grangers Might want to check them out?