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 - email@example.com
Lecturer’s Coordinating Committee:
Iona Henderson (978) 454-3760
Susan Rotellini (978) 663-6319 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynne Martin (508) 930-7565 – email@example.com
Louise Jordan (508) 886-4037 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Paulson (508) 529-6950 – email@example.com
Richard Henry (413) 773-7466 – firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ruth Ellen Henry (413) 773-7466 - email@example.com
Peter Martin Jr. (413) 443-4352 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Hitchings (978) 425-9254
Lecturer's Contests and Awards:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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