The State Lecturer and Program Director

Welcome to the office of Lecturer/Program Director for your Grange.

I hope you will find your work as the Grange Lecturer/Program Director rewarding. In this position, you have the opportunity to influence the future of the Grange through our educational programs and contests.

The State Lecturer Team has developed this program in hopes that we will have a little bit of everything. Surely, there is something in our program that is of interest to all Grangers. Some Grangers enjoy the educational aspect of our department, while others like the contests. It is important that you, as the Grange Lecturer/Program Director, find a balance in your Grange that will satisfy the needs of all of your members. It is your responsibility to determine what programs are appropriate for your Grange members and to conduct those programs for your members.

To truly do your job as the Grange Lecturer/Program Director, there are several other items needed in addition to the packet and handbook. These items are:

  •  An open mind with the time and ability to devote to your office.
  •  The support of your fellow Grangers who have put their trust in you to complete the duties of the office.
  •  The ability to define resources for educational programs.
  •  The willingness to define local issues and to bring these issues to the attention of your Grange members.
  •  An open line of communication with your Grange Master.

Your packet includes educational material for several of this year’s program topics. This information, as well as many of the Lecturer forms, is also available on the State Grange website: . If you want additional educational information, please feel free to obtain additional material on the subject.

One of the most important duties of the Lecturer/Program Director is the completion of reports. I realize that not everyone enjoys this part of the job, but the report is a necessary one. Your report is the only method I have to determine if our programs are worthwhile, or if we need to devise other methods of educating, informing, and inspiring our members. Your one report is due on December 31 at the close of your term of office.

Your packet includes a Memorial Service ceremony from the WSG Chaplain. Please pass this information to your Grange Chaplain.

On behalf of the State Grange, thank you for your work as the Lecturer/Program Director of your Grange. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Keep up the excellent work!


Leslie Jo Wells, Lecturer/Program Director

Washington State Grange

Lecturer Team

Sherry Cummins
509-292-8643, Greenwood Park #590

Brenda Lester
360-687-3900, Fargher Lake #853

Anita Mastin
253-380-4969, Riverside Valley #1047