Monday, September 27, 2010

First Ever Pomona Grange Summit

The PA State Grange in conjunction with London Grange #1492 in Mercer County, hosted the first ever National Grange Pomona Grange Summit this past weekend, September 24-26. We had 41 attendees from Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania plus Ed and Celia Luttrell (National Grange President and First Lady) from Oregon and Rusty Hunt (National Grange Membership/Leadership Director) from the state of Washington.

The entire Summit was held at London Grange #1492 and their members provided lunch and supper for everyone on Saturday. Workshops began at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening and were completed by 9:00 p.m. Saturday evening, followed by an ice cream social at a nearby restaurant.

The Summit included a review of "Chapter 7, Code of the Pomona Grange" of the "National Digest of Laws," followed by workshops on "Purpose of Pomona," "Pomona Survey Analysis," "Communication," "The Legislative Body of the Order," and "Strengthen and Aid the Community Grange."

Workshops were presented by Rusty Hunt, Ed Luttrell, Charlene Shupp-Espenshade (National Grange Youth/Junior Director) and Chris Szkutak (National Grange Youth Mentor).

The entire Summit was a huge success and all attendees took a lot of information back to their home State, Pomona and Community Granges.