NEW YORK STATE GRANGE LECTURER’S (Program Director’s) HANDBOOK

Jolene Pirrone, State Lecturer
PO Box 69, East Chatham, NY 12060
ph: 518-929-1279

Lecturer’s Committee

District I    Western NY (‘21) Kay Bailey, 33 Cherry St., Lyons, NY 14489                                      ph: 315-573-6408
District II   Central NY (’23) Anna Ritchey, 755 Co. Hwy 2, Unadilla, NY 13849                              ph: 607-563-1104
District III  Northern NY (’20) Bonnie LaSalle, 810 Turin Street, Rome, NY 13440                           ph: 315-371-0455
District IV  Hudson Valley NY(’22) Sarah Barber, 34 Timberee Lane, Valatie, NY 12184                 ph: 518-698-1811

The Lecturer/Program Director holds one of the most challenging and rewarding positions in the Grange. The job is two-fold. First of all, it is the Lecturer’s responsibility to present or arrange for a program at each regular Grange meeting.   Lecturers should strive to have well balanced programs which include elements of educational information, fun activities and inspirational messages. Music should be included whenever possible. Recorded music is perfectly acceptable. Consider having a program that helps to promote the various contests such as a mini photography or art class.  Perhaps an acting workshop would encourage some members to work on a skit or monologue for the talent contest. It is important to foster a good relationship with the Grange Master/President so that time for the program does not become an issue.

Secondly, the Lecturer/Program Director is a liaison to the community.  Invite members of the community to share their talents with the Grange as part of a program.  Respond in kind by being willing to present a program for other community organizations and/or sponsor educational programs for the community.

Guidelines for Pomona Lecturers

* Present or arrange for a well-balanced program at each meeting.
* Work with other Grange officers and committees in building a successful Grange.
* Communicate with and offer assistance to the Community Grange Lecturers.
* Promote various contests and hold county contests if warranted.
* Be a liaison between Community and Junior Granges and the State Grange by disseminating information and
sending  necessary reports to the State Lecturer.
* Fill out the annual report and send it to the State Lecturer by September 15.

Guidelines for Community Grange Lecturers

* Present or arrange for a well-balanced program at each meeting.
* Cooperate with other Grange officers and committees to plan a yearly program for the Grange.
* Survey the members to learn individual interests.
* Encourage individuals to expand and share their talents.
* Promote the various opportunities provided through the Lecturer’s Department.
* Fill out the annual report and send to the State Lecturer by September 15.

2020-2021Lecturer’s Theme “Embarking on Your Granger-SHIP”

 

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