Here are some facts and ﬁgures about the Grange budget (2013 ﬁgures):
Real estate taxes $6631
Heating cost $5627
Mortgage for renovations $2162
Cleaning/janitorial supplies $2465
Contra Dance Umbrella Rent $6300
Montpelier Church $3650
West African Dance $1280
Afro-Caribbean Dance $1750
One-time rentals $2590
Total Income $18,175
What’s wrong with this picture? We need help in creating more income.
A diminishing number of Grange members meet once a month (ﬁrst Saturday at 4:30 p.m.) to discuss all the topics necessary to keep the building functioning. We would like to encourage more dancers to be actively involved. If you feel that dancing in Montpelier is important in your life and you have a couple hours to give to ensure this wonderful resource is able to continue providing dance space, donate your time now. It could make all the difference.
We need help with web updates, advertising, fundraisers, grant writing, rentals and building maintenance. If you’re interested, e-mail Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grange is a lovely space with lots of parking. Got any meetings coming up that need a great spot for gathering, a convention, party, class, graduation, wedding?
We also now have wifi service at the Grange. This new and faster service will hopefully help the Grange attract more rentals. We believe wiﬁ will be an attractive service for organizations doing training seminars and public meetings. If you have an idea for a prospective renter, let Jody know 802-522-6171.
We love the Grange culture because there is such a wide spectrum of participants. The dances are so great because all ages and socioeconomic groups mingle. Where else do you get that??