Thursday, August 27, 2009

Donegal Grange #1927, Westmoreland County

Betsy & Carl spent Tuesday evening and most of the day Wednesday in Donegal, Westmoreland County working to re-organize the Donegal Grange #1927. 7 members attended the meeting at the Grange hall Tuesday evening and agreed to work to recruit more people to attend the upcoming September 22, 2009 meeting @ 7:00 p.m. at the Grange hall, 333 Church St., Donegal to officially re-organize.

Wednesday morning Betsy & Carl went to the Westmoreland County courthouse in Greensburg to get the Donegal Grange hall property off the Sheriff Sale list.

Most of the day Wednesday was spent stopping by local businesses and speaking to owners, community leaders and concerned Donegal area residents notifying them of the re-organization meeting. Carl will follow up with ads in local print newspapers including the Chamber of Commerce newsletter in an attempt to notify more people about the Grange in the Borough of Donegal and Donegal Township.

The re-organization meeting on Tuesday evening, September 22, 2009 is open to anyone interested. Any Grange members are invited to attend to assist Donegal in any way possible. Snacks and light refreshments will be served after the 7:00 p.m. meeting.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Advocate for Rural Pennsylvania

In a continuing effort to cut costs at the PA State Grange Office, the Executive Committee has decided to reduce the number of issues of "The Advocate" from 10 to 6, with bi-monthly issues beginning with the September/October, 2009 issue.

PA Grangers can help cut costs further by notifying the State Office that you consent to receiving email notices when "The Advocate" goes on-line in lieu of receiving a paper copy in the mail. You can then read it with Adobe Reader on the PA State Grange WEB site at Simply send your email address to with "Email Advocate" in the subject line.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ag Progress Days

Stop by at the PA State Grange booth at Ag Progress Days Tuesday, August 18 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Wednesday, August 19 (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.), and Thursday, August 20, (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) in Rock Springs, PA (outside State College). We will be in the Ag Choice Building on Main Street at W. 6th Street. Mention that you read about it on our Blog and receive a FREE gift! Hope to see you there!

Carl Meiss
PA State Grange
Public Relations Director

Monday, August 10, 2009

PA State Grange Office Is Open

The PA State Grange Office has completed the move from Suite 310 to Suite 216. Phones are operating and computers are on line.

PA State Grange
20 Erford Road
Suite 216
Lemoyne, PA 17043
fax: 717-737-8858

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Upcoming PA State Grange Events

Upcoming PA State Grange events:

Sept 14: Resolution Deadline

Sept 30: Pre-Session Conference, Radisson, Camp Hill

Oct 17-19: 137th Annual PA State Grange Session, Johnstown, PA