Tricia Eidsmoe
1451 S. Grey Road
Midland, MI 48640

Tel: 989-631-0079​

A community organization bringing together friends and neighbors, striving to achieve a higher degree of community is the aim of the Grange. Our organization is non-partisan and non-sectarian. We believe in goodwill and mutual respect for individual positions while working toward the common good of all.

The Michigan State Grange has several programs to make your membership in the Grange worthwhile.  Those benefits can be found by following the link to the National Grange Website members benefits page.

Each year that goes by will make your Grange Membership more valuable to you and your family.


is those persons who are initiated into the fourth degree and who are not eligible to be considered in the family membership plan or as a Golden Sheaf member. Dues per member to be paid by the Subordinate Grange to the Michigan State Grange are $50.00 per year, and are to be paid quarterly.

Regular Membership Application

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP is for persons with teenage or college-age children. Dues to be paid to the State Grange are $100.00 per year. This type of membership is for the parents and their children only. The resolution is as follows: families consisting of parents and children living at home who have not attained the age of 19 and/or children living at home and attending school full-time, who have not attained the age of 25.

Family Membership Application

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP is for those persons who are willing to support the Grange but who do not want to attend meetings or take an active part in the Grange's activities. They are not initiated, are not given the password, and do not have voting rights. They are eligible to participate in the insurance programs and to receive the Michigan Grange News. The Subordinate Grange pays to the Michigan State Grange the same amount per quarter on an Associate as for Regular members.

E-MEMBERSHIP is a unique tool that is available to anybody who supports our efforts but does not have the time or the ability to attend Grange meetings on a regular basis; though they still wish to have a link to the organization. E-membership is a class of membership that started this past November following the National Grange convention that is designed to give people a membership status which allows them to receive all of the publications and programs that are available through National Grange electronically. This is a tool that if used productively will help to increase membership in our subordinate Granges across Michigan as well as across the country. For each new e-member that is gained in Michigan, the Michigan State Grange gets $7.50 of the yearly $12.00 dues that National charges.

GOLDEN SHEAF MEMBERSHIP is for those persons who have been Grange Members continuously for 50 years. A special certificate is available for them and is issued by the National Grange. An application is to be made by the Subordinate Grange Secretary to the Michigan State Grange, (on a special form which is available from the Michigan State Grange office) where the membership is verified. The application is then sent on to the National Grange office (accompanied with a check for $10.00 made out to the National Grange) who issues the certificate. The application should be sent to the State Grange Office no more than 60 days in advance of the anniversary date. A Golden Sheaf Pin maybe purchased by the Subordinate Grange. The Subordinate Grange is required to pay on those having become a Golden Sheaf Member after January 1, 1989. (Delegate Action, 1988).


Welcome to spring! I hope many Grangers, and especially membership chairmen, attended the Day
of Learning on April 20. I am writing this article early as Eric and I left on April 18 for 2 weeks in the
former Yugoslavia. I am sorry I was unable to attend the event. April was a busy month for me.
Every Grange should be working hard to attain new members. Hopefully you took advantage of
Grange Month in April to promote your Grange.

The Sister Grange Program will wrap this year. My intention for doing a second year was to encourage Granges to continue exchanging information that they may have started the previous year. My plan
was to have Granges find this program meaningful and have a connection with their sister Grange. I do
believe every Grange can benefit from meeting and talking with another Grange.
The Grange year for the membership department ends June 30. Which means there is not much time to
get new members on your membership roll.
I wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Father’s Day and Memorial Day! Summer is just around the corner!

Welcome to spring!
In the January/February Michigan Grange News were the pairings for the sister Grange program.
There is a change for a couple of Granges from last year. Hopefully each Grange has noticed this.
I still believe this will be a great opportunity to share information with each other which is why the
program is being repeated. Please make a plan to reach out to each other soon.

​I st ar t e d t o r e a d t he bo o k 
“MemberShift” by Sarah Sladek. I plan to use this information for the next
Membership Bulletin. As many Granges are discovering, it is not easy to recruit and retain members. I hope to provide information to be able to help all Granges overcome this obstacle.

​The end of the first quarter is almost here. That 
means the end of the membership year is fast approaching! The Grange year for the membership department ends June 30. I would love to see every Grange gain a member or two! 

Wishing you a Happy Easter! Tricia

​​If you weren't able to attend the "Growth Thru Action" Zoom workshop on January 16th
​presented by ​Joe Stefenoni, Director of Membership & Leadership Development for
​The National Grange, you ​can access the PowerPoint presentation ​and ​the participation packet:

Growth Thru Action PowerPoint Presentation

Growth Thru Action Participation Packet​