Lecturer's CornerLECTURE'S CORNER

The Grange Lecturer is responsible for planning and presenting educational and entertaining programs during Grange meetings. This page contains information about Grange contests sponsored by the Lecturer’s Department and resources for Grange Lecturers.

 

If you have any questions regarding the programs and contests listed below, please contact the State Grange Lecturer or a member of the Lecturer’s Coordinating Committee:

 

 Lecturer: Janet E. Segur (508) 886-2341 - jsegur55@gmail.com

    Lecturer’s Coordinating Committee:

    Iona Henderson (978) 454-3760

    Susan Rotellini (978) 663-6319 – susanrotellini@verizon.net

    Lynne Martin (508) 930-7565 – lynneamart@aol.com

    Louise Jordan (508) 886-4037 – jordanfarm2@verizon.net

    Kristin Paulson (508) 529-6950 – gopremier@gmail.com

    Richard Henry (413) 773-7466 – richardmhenry@comcast.net,

    Ruth Ellen Henry (413) 773-7466 - ruthieh@comcast.net

    Peter Martin Jr. (413) 443-4352 – gpete2@verizon.net

    Ellen Hitchings (978) 425-9254

 

Lecturer's Contests and Awards:

 

  Art Contest:

     The Art Contest allows members to showcase their talents in painting, drawing, stained glass           and sculpture. The contest is open to Juniors and adults, as well as non-members.

 

          For detailed information and content rules, download the Art Contest Rules.

 

  Creative Writing Contest:

     The Creative Writing Contest includes categories in poetry, essay and skit writing. Topics are            provided for Junior and adult members.

 

          For detailed information and content rules, download the Creative Writing Contest Rules. 

 

  Photography Contest:

     The Photography Contest allows individuals to submit photographs in five different categories.      The contest is open to Juniors and adults, as well as non-members.

 

          For detailed information and content rules, download the Photography Contest Rules. 

  Talent Contest:

     The Talent Contest is held annually and allows individuals to demonstrate their talents the                categories of vocal, instrumental and variety acts. The contests are open to Juniors and adults,        as well as non-members.

 

          For detailed information and content rules, download the Talent Contest Rules. 

 

  Recognition Awards:

    The Lecturer’s Department offers three types of recognition awards. The “Agriculture                         Education Honor Roll” award is awarded to Granges that include an agriculture education focus     in their schedule of programs offered throughout the year. The Certificates of Recognition are       awarded to Granges for submitting all of their Lecturer’s Quarterly Reports annually. The                 PATRON Award is awarded to individuals based on specific criteria of participation in the                   Grange and Grange activities.

 

    For detailed information and content rules, download the Recognition Award Rules. 

 

    To apply for the PATRON Award, download a copy of the Patron Award Application. 

 

    The Lecturer’s Department also has a Visitation recognition award. This is a competitive award        given to Granges who neighbor with other Granges. Download a copy of the Visitation Form. 

 

 

Resources for Grange Lecturers:

 

   Program Resources:

    The State and National Granges provide program resources to help Grange Lecturers plan their        programs. Download the State and National Program Resources information for topic and                program planning ideas.

 

    Agriculture Education is a major focus of the Massachusetts State Grange. Local Granges are           encouraged to hold programs to educate their local communities on topics such as home                   gardening and protecting pollinators. Download the State Grange’s Agriculture Education                 Planning and Resource document for ideas and tools to help plan your Grange’s program. 

   Report Forms:

    Grange Lecturers should file quarterly and reports to the State Lecturer which provide                       information about the programs and events happening in their Grange.

 

   Pomona Grange Lecturers:

    Pomona Lecturer’s Quarterly Report 

    Pomona Lecturer’s Annual Report 

 

   Subordinate Grange Lecturers:

    Subordinate Lecturer’s Quarterly Report 

    Subordinate Lecturer’s Annual Report