Grange Notes by Tim Swartz, Grange President (with everyone’s help), September 28, 2020
You can join us for the meeting, from 4:30 to 5:00 PM on October 3rd, either in person (we’ll all be wearing masks, and maintaining the “social distancing” that we have learned is helpful, or us via Zoom. The Zoom link is available here on the Grange website listing.
Our shortened meeting will make time for good discussion of the “Program” which our Grange Lecturer Carl Etnier has put together:
Amherst College Professor Catherine Sanderson will be talking with us–via Zoom–about an issue in all of our lives–in public and in private. Her research interests have led her to consider the question of why bad behaviors of various kinds are so seldom challenged, leading to their persistence and even growth. She will also discuss “practical strategies that we can all use to speak up and take action”. You can learn more about her at her Sanderson Speaking website.
If you want to join us in person for this program, please be sure to wear a mask and be prepared to social-distance; or you can join us by Zoom (as will our speaker). The Zoom link–different from the meeting–is posted at this program listing on the Grange website.
We wish we could segue to a Community Potluck after this program, but of course that is not possible under the current health and safety guidelines, so keep practicing your recipes at home, because we’ll all be hungry for them when we can finally get back together! We encourage our Grange members and our many friends to keep the discussions going–these are important issues for all of us!
Last chance at the Auction is Wednesday!
If you’ve been waiting to see how the auction of Marj Power’s skirts goes…you’re running out of time! The auction closes at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, so get your bids in soon! Everything is available at: https://www.32auctions.com/
In addition to the dance-related items, the Old Socialist Labor Hall, which Marj also loved and helped to rehabilitate is offering T-shirts, sweatshirts, history books and other items. Proceeds of this auction will be split between the two community organizations.
Once the auction closes on Sept. 30th, you’ll be notified about which item(s) you have won. You can come to pick them up at the Grange Hall on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, from 3-6:00 PM. Or we can mail them to you for an additional $12.00.
We hope you have bid early and often, in memory of Marj, and to support these 2 community organizations that she loved so much. We certainly look forward to seeing Marj’s skirts, shirts, etc. on the Grange Hall dance floor….someday lots of us will be back there!
Many thanks to Elizabeth Templeton, from the dance community and the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall, and to Ruth Ruttenberg, President of the Labor Hall for their work organizing the auction and uploading all the photos and information!
(or other attractive item!)