Eastern/Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Location: Eisenhower Hotel
2634 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Date: March 15 – 17, 2019
Host: Pennsylvania
Registration Form | Online Registration Form  | Schedule

EVENT HOTEL

ROOM BLOCK

Eisenhower Hotel
2634 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Make your reservation directly by calling:
(717) 334-8121 | Visit Website
“PA State Grange” Rate is $115/night plus taxRate is guaranteed for bookings made on or before

February 15, 2019

Each guest booked receives a FREE full breakfast

Call early to reserve handicapped accessible rooms.

REGISTRATION

Includes light fare dinner Friday evening, Saturday lunch and dinner, Gettysburg Tour and entry to all event functions. COST: $70 Early Bird ($50 for Juniors) if postmarked with payment or submitted online with payment by March 3. On-site registration is $75 ($55 for Juniors) and may be paid by cash, check or credit card.

Go online and complete the registration form.

You will receive a PayPal INVOICE for your registration (early-bird registration price is only good if payment is received by March 3 online or via check)

Or

Download, print and complete registration form and mail to:

PA State Grange Youth, c/o Ellen Wadsworth
362 University Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO PA STATE GRANGE YOUTH

REMEMBER, THURSDAY, MARCH 14 is NATIONAL AG DAY with many events in Washington, D.C., just a short drive from GETTYSBURG, PA. Consider coordinating to include National Ag Day as part of your trip. Note your interest in National Ag Day events or contact National Grange Legislative Director Burton Eller directly at beller@nationalgrange.org or (202) 628-3507 ext. 114 to get details and set appointments on the Hill or participate in other functions around our Nation’s Capital on this important day.

Notes about the Gettysburg Tour

The Tour will be of a local Gettysburg Historical Museum.  Specific details about the tour and transportation will be made available soon.

Sign-A-Song Participants (any age/fluency)

If you wish to be part of the Sign-A-Song competitions, please make sure to bring your music and contact MANDY BOSTWICK (youth@nationalgrange.org or 785.250.7606) in advance about any technical requirement.

Public speaking

Prepared speech contestants from your state elimination, please mark in comments.  Impromptu public speaking contest open to all attendees.

SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

Friday, March 15
OPTIONAL: Starting at Shippensburg University at 3 p.m. Fashion Archives and Cumberland Valley Railroad Museum Tour (FREE; contact Amanda Brozana Rios for more details by email at albrozana@gmail.com or phone at 301.943.1090)
4:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Open
6:30 PM Welcome by Pennsylvania State Grange President Wayne Campbell and other State Grange Representatives as well as National Grange President Betsy E. Huber and other National Representatives
7:00 – 8:00 PM Get Acquainted Games and Light Dinner/Snack
8:00 – 9:00 PM Full Group Workshop by PA Extension Officer Judith Chambers on Leadership
9:00 – 10:00 PM Full Group Workshop by PA State Grange Legislative Director Vince Phillips: “Resolution Process is for Everyone”
10:00 – 10:30 PM VESPERS
Saturday, March 16
Full breakfast available at hotel for anyone staying at the Eisenhower Hotel
8:00 – 11:00 AM Registration Open
8:00 – 9:00 AM Session A

A1 –National Lecturer’s Workshop; Chris Hamp, National Lecturer [Lecturer’s Select option – open to others]

A2 – Game of Life – Practical Tips for Young Adults; Michael Martin, National Grange Foundation Board Member [Youth Select option – open to others]

A3 – What is Leadership; Wayne Campbell, PA State Grange President

A4 – Dairy Awareness [Junior Select Option – open to others]

9:15 – 10:15 AM Session B

B1 – 2019 National Quilt Block Contest Entry Construction; Betty Lake  [Lecturer’s Select option – open to others]

B2 – Self Defense Skills, TBD [Youth Select option – open to others]

B3 – Community Service Workshop; Gail Switzer, more details TBD

B4 – Cape of Honor Community Service Project [Junior Select Option – open to others]

9:15 – 10:15 AM Session C

C1 – Saving the Past for the Future; PA State Grange History Committee  [Lecturer’s Select option – open to others]

C2 – Drill Like a Pro; Phil Vonada [Youth/Junior Select option – open to others]

C3 – Community Service Workshop; Gail Switzer, more details TBD

C4 – Cape of Honor Presentation and Program [Junior Select Option – open to others]

11:30 – 12:30 PM LUNCH SERVED AT THE HOTEL (Menu – Taco Bar)

Speaker: The Grange and the Railroads, Dr. Allen Deitrich-Ward, Professor of History, Shippensburg University

12:30 – 1:00 PM Travel to Tour
1:00 – 3:00 PM GETTYSBURG TOUR – More details to follow
3:00 – 3:30 PM Return travel from Tour
3:30 – 4:30 PM ALL: LEGISLATIVE PANEL

Legislators gather to discuss with participants hot topics they expect to deal with in the upcoming/current legislative sessions for the Mid-Atlantic, Nation and World

4:45 – 5:45 PM Session D

D1 – Program Development Workshop/Roundtable (bring an example of a program you’ve created or used to share with the group); Jenn Nauss, PA State Grange Lecturer [Lecturer’s Select option – open to others]

D2 – Grange Inventory: 1 to 5 year goals for your Grange; Joe Stefenoni, National Grange Membership & Leadership Development Director

D3 – National Youth Team Workshop; Mandy Bostwick and Youth Team [Youth Select option – open to others]

D4 – How Can Juniors Enjoy Grange Month [Junior Select option – open to others]

6:00 – 10:00 PM DINNER & MORE

Short presentation by the PA Dairy Princess (T) followed by the Sign-A-Song, Public Speaking, Grange Jeopardy and Drill Contests and closed out with Vespers

Sunday, March 17
Full breakfast available at hotel for anyone staying at the Eisenhower Hotel
8:00 AM Mid Atlantic Lecturer’s Association Meeting (bring your breakfast along) – for all current and past Mid Atlantic State Lecturers
8:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE
9:15 – 10:45 AM Session E

E1 – You’ve Designed a Great Program, Now get the Word Out; Amanda Brozana Rios, National Grange Communication & Development Director [Lecturer’s Select option – open to others]

E2 – TBD [Youth/Junior Select option]

10:45 – 12:15 PM Full Group Discussion: Working Smarter Not Harder
12:15 PM Friendship Circle and Closing; Wayne Campbell, PA State Grange President

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