There are many ways to get involved:
Join our email list:
You'll learn about the topics to be discussed at the monthly meetings plus be alerted to other interesting public events taking place at the Grange.
Become a member:
Only $50/year. Although you do not need to become a member to attend meetings and be active in the Grange, you do need to be a member to vote on Grange issues and rent the hall at a discounted rate. There are several Washington State and National Grange benefits worth exploring when you join.
Your $50 is essential to the sustainability of the Chimacum Grange, a community asset we do not want to lose. The dues not only help with maintenance of the facility but are necessary if our local Grange is to keep our voice at the state and national levels plus keep our non-profit status.
Another way to financially support the Grange is through direct donation to the "Grange Maintenance Fund". The building is old and in need of ongoing TLC. Every little bit helps. The Grange is a 501c8 and donations are tax-deductable.
Attend Monthly Grange Meetings:
Grange Meetings occur the second Wednesday of every month and are open for Grange members and non-members alike. The organization is secular and non-partisan, welcoming community members of all ages. Each meeting kicks off at 6:30 with a "bring food optional" potluck and mingling. The hope is that networking occurs—knowledge, ideas, needs, and stories shared with one another. At 7:00, the meeting begins with any official Grange business, a guest speaker presentation, and follow-up discussion. Each month a different topic pertinent to our community is presented. Contact the Grange if you have ideas as to issues you'd like explored during upcoming meetings.
Host Your Own Community Event:
All rentals are much appreciated as this is the primary income source for the Grange. If you would like to sponsor an event open to the public that addresses the needs of our agricultural community, the Grange may be able to co-sponsor it with you.
We will be listing volunteer requests here as the needs arise. On Farm Tour Weekend, September 16th, we're in the early stages of planning a Grange Centennial Pancake Feed. Ticket takers, pancake flippers, raffle ticket sellers and others will be needed. Stay tuned.
Grange "Wish List"
At the top of our wish list is an on-demand water heater and someone to help install it. We are also looking for a bookshelf for the office. Thank you!
Become an Officer:
The current Grange officers are Diane Johnson (president), Al Latham (treasurer), and Jim Fritz (program coordinator). All have served for several years and are ready to pass the baton onto the next generation.