GrangeUp ’17 Awards

GrangeUp ’17 is the name selected for a new Oregon State Grange membership drive.  The goal of this campaign is for each Grange to have a net gain of at least two members.

To reward Granges who far exceed this modest goal, the State Grange will give cash prizes to the three Granges that have the highest percentage of increase of new members.  The increase will compare the 4th quarter of 2017 with the 4th quarter 2016.

Highest % gain                                     $750
Second highest % gain                        $500
Third highest % gain                            $250

In addition six other Granges (one in each district) that have the highest percentage of gain, but did not receive cash, will win an ice cream social from G.R.O.W. Club. This means that a total of nine Granges will win prizes for their membership gains in 2017.

The State Grange will mail each new member a packet that includes the Welcome to the Grange booklet, a 150th anniversary pin, a car decal, and a voucher for $5 off their 2018 dues, which is also a $5 savings on the dues your Grange forwards to the State Grange in 2018.

Expect a representative of the State Grange to visit your Grange in February or March to deliver a box of member recruitment tools and explain the program.  If you do not receive a visit or a call by March 15, please contact the State Grange office.

GrangeUp ’17 Member Recruitment Tools

Spotlight on the Grange:  This video was created by the National Grange to tell our history, purpose, and values in five minutes.  It may take time to load on your computer.

What’s in the box?


State Session

The Membership Department has these available at state session:

  • Merchandise:  Several new items will be available to purchase at our membership table.
  • Membership Luncheon: The Membership Department puts on the Membership Luncheon during State Session. This is a must attend event! Granges that have had a membership gain in the calendar year are recognized.

Membership Awards for Gain in 2017

During the State Grange Convention, prizes are awarded to Granges that have the highest membership gains in the previous calendar year:

Highest % gain                                    $100
Second highest % gain                         $75
Third highest % gain                            $50
Fourth highest % gain                          $25

Reorganized, consolidated, or newly chartered Granges are ineligible for consideration the year that event occurs. However, reorganized and consolidated Granges will receive $100 and a newly chartered Grange will receive $150.

All Granges with a 15% gain or more qualify for a drawing for an indoor/outdoor flag.

Membership Committee Members

Bob Ludibob_sandi  Email  503-351-7148
Sandi Ludi  Email  503-310-2620
18275 Myra Ct
Sandy, OR 97055
 District 1 Jill Hamm
932 NE Dewey
Grants Pass, OR 97526
District 2
Jeff Dehne
40370 Deerhorn Rd
Springfield, OR 97478
District 3
Sam Keator
PO Box 4746
Tualatin, OR 97062
District 4
Linda Short
2115 Avalon Way
Hood River, OR 97031
District 5
Myrna Colvin
PO Box 2039
Terrebonne, OR 97760
District 6
Derrell and Clarann Witty
65156 Mawhin Rd
Enterprise, OR 97828
At Large
Cat Thomas
1649 NE Kane Dr
Gresham, OR 97030
Text only 503-784-5668

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