Article written by Linda Moody, The Daily Advocate DARKE COUNTY — April has been designated as Grange Month, with Greenville Mayor Michael Bowers recently signing the proclamation. The Grange organization, according to the proclamation has served as a beacon of citizenship and civility since its founding in 1867 and social interaction and “educational efforts are the keystones that have allowed great achievements in non-partisan... Read More
ARCANUM – The Stelvideo Grange recently donated over 80 student dictionaries to the third grade class at Arcanum-Butler. In this 11th year of the annual project by the local Grange, well over 1,000 dictionaries have been donated by the club. The Dictionary Project is designed to aid third grade teachers in their goal to see all the students excel in reading, writing and overall... Read More
The Moraine Rotary Club out of Dayton, Ohio just completed their 2014-2015 dictionary distribution, donating 500 books to fourth grade students from six elementary schools in Montgomery County. When members distribute the dictionaries to each class, they have the students look up the word “service.” They ask for students to share how they can perform acts of service or good deeds in their neighborhood,... Read More
2014 marks the 10th year members of the Delaware Rotary Club in Ohio have come together to promote education in their community. Each year, club members have consistently raised the funds to insure that all third grade students in Delaware City and the Buckeye Valley School District receive a personal dictionary. Once fall comes around, Rotarians organize their project and hold a “labeling and... Read More
Letter from National Grange President, Edward Luttrell: The business of the National Grange continues today and more of our Brothers and Sisters from around the country are arriving. It’s a great time to be a Granger. During session, in committees and at other events we see a level of passion for our organization that is humbling and awe-inspiring, and we can be happy to... Read More
This year marks the 148th Annual Convention of the National Grange! Members from the Midwest Region states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin are gathering together this week to promote the the betterment of their communities and celebrate the accomplishments of Granges and Grange members. “From community service initiatives to grassroots legislative action, Grange members believe that what they do to... Read More
Since 2005, the Cardington Rotary Club has been donating dictionaries to local schools in Ohio. “The goal of the program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary,” said Gill Ullom, longtime member and participant in the project. The dictionaries were presented by Rotarians to excited 3rd grader... Read More
Thanks to a donation earlier this month from the Rotary Club of Hudson, every third-grader at McDowell Elementary School had their very own, brand new, soft bound, 524-page dictionary. The club donated the 360 dictionaries, which also contain the entire U.S. Constitution and a variety of other amenities, through the international Dictionary Project.