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National Grange Mission Statement:
The Grange provides opportunities for individuals and families to develop to their highest potential in order to build stronger communities and states, as well as a stronger nation.
As a “Subordinate Grange”, the Orangevale Grange No. 354 is part of the National Grange, which is our country’s oldest national agricultural organization. There are grassroots units established in 4000 local communities in 37 states. It’s 350,000 members provide service to agriculture and rural areas on a wide variety of issues, including economic development, education, family endeavors, and legislation. The Grange was formed in the years following the Civil War to unite private citizens in improving the economic and social position of the nation’s farm population.
The Grange is a fraternal order known as the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, hence the “P of H” found on the Grange logo.
Founding members of the Grange determined that a fraternal organization would be best able to combine loyalty and democratic ideals to provide service to others. The National Grange was one of the first formal groups to admit women to membership on an equal basis with men.
The Grange believes in leadership development and reaches out to all people in an effort to respond to real needs. It builds a better community by providing the services that people need to live better lives. In working together, the Grange is able to provide assistance when the government can’t and when individuals alone are not strong enough. By working together, the Grange builds community and people.
The Grange provides each member with a legislative voice at the local, state, and national level. Members are part of a grassroots constituency enabling them to effectively express their views and influence legislative policy at the highest level of government. The Grange is nonpartisan, but it vigorously encourages member participation in the political process.
The fellowship, recreation, and social activities in the Grange are developed with the family in mind – children and senior citizens alike are very welcome in the Grange. Competitions in music, art, public speaking, crafts, animal showmanship and a wide variety of other activities are an important part of every Grange’s agenda.