Knox County Pomona Grange meets

The Knox County Pomona Grange met on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Monroe-Dan Emmett Grange hall.  There was a covered dish dinner before the meeting that started at 7:30 p.m.
Master Marie Walker started the meeting at 7:30 p.m. with 19 officers and members present.
Legislative Agent Margaret Ann Ruhl reported on the upcoming election.  More details about Issue 2 will be coming, but right now that is the hot battle in regards to the prescription drugs and how we can or shouldn’t purchase them.  The legislature is on recess so no new news from there.  Reminder to get your resolutions started as they are due September 20, plus get a copy to our locate delegates, Ned and Cindy Campbell, so they know what ones come from Knox County.  Junior Deputy Mary Jewell also read a proposed resolution that we might want to consider, being the double duties of Ohio State Grange Officers.  More specifically the Treasurer being Ohio State Grange Treasurer and Treasurer of the Ohio State Grange Patrons of Husbandry Foundation.
Families Activities Chairperson, Mary Jewell announced the County winners of the crafts and photographs.  She will take them to the State Convention.  On October 19, Knox County will host the hospitality room with small sandwiches, chips, cookies and drink for the delegates arriving.  Etta and Priscilla Arnholt will help with the day and clean-up.
Dee Cole gave the report on the pop sales at the Knox County Fair.  She is still waiting on the fuel and ice bills from the Fair Board.  Otherwise, based on the weather, which it rained Sunday night and things got cancelled, we had a decent year.  We voted to continue with the same committee next year.
County Deputy Lonnie Totten announced that all reports need to be sent to the Ohio State Grange appropriate officers by September 1, 2017.  Quarterly reports with new grange officers need to be completed by October 5th.  The Knox County Masters association will meet on October 9 at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish dinner at Monroe-Dan Emmett Grange Hall.  Totten did discuss the water issue at the Knox County Fair with some Board members.  Sunday night when all the rains came, the grange exhibits were flooded and many items on the floor were ruined.  Totten suggested that they could move the booths to the 4-H building, add a sub-floor to the existing building or move booths to under the grandstand off the mid-way.  They will talk about it at the next Fair Board meeting.  Totten reminded us to keep the used medicine bottles in a plastic bag, remove the labels and wash them out.  Totten has the registration forms for the upcoming Ohio State Grange convention in October.  All voted to pay for the registrations, dinners and hotel rooms for the delegates, State Flora and deputies attending.
Election of Officer results are: Master Marie Walker, Overseer David Morey, Lecturer JoAnn Walton, Steward Will Smith, Assistant Steward Ed Moore, Lady Assistant Steward Cindy Campbell, Gatekeeper Beverly Edwards, Secretary Dee Cole, Treasurer Margaret Ann Ruhl, Pomona Terri Moore, Ceres Shirley Hughes, Flora Priscilla Arnholt, Executive Committee Belinda Litt, Lonnie Totten and Ned Campbell.  Musician was not named as of the meeting.
Junior Deputy Mary Jewell as asked by Pleasant Street Elementary, if they could expect 3rd grade dictionaries and when.  It was voted that Pomona Grange would purchase the dictionaries for that school.
Congratulations to JoAnn Walton for being selected into the Northfork Hall of Fame!!
Lecturer’s program was a reading from JoAnn Walton in the dangers of drinking water from a plastic bottle that has gotted warm in the car.  The other was a paper on Gardening of Your Daily Living.
Next meeting will be September 18, 2017 at Berlin Grange.  The covered dish dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.  The program will be the installation of officers.
Margaret Ann Ruhl, Reporter