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2024 Eastern Regional Conference

July 26 – 28, 2024

Host: Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Grange will host the 2024 Eastern Regional Leaders’ Conference July 26-28 in the Capital area. Grange leaders from Pennsylvania to Florida will gather for a weekend of education, fun, and fellowship. The conference kicks off Friday evening, July 26th, with a full day of activities and workshops on Saturday, July 27th. The day will begin with a tour of the Hershey Gardens with lunch and workshops following at Valley Grange #1360 in York County. Dinner and evening activities will follow. Sunday morning will feature another workshop, plus a worship service, before the conference concludes. 

The hotel for the weekend is the Comfort Suites Camp Hill-Harrisburg West, located off of Erford Road in Camp Hill. Valley Grange #1360 in Lewisberry will serve as host for Saturday’s meals and activities. 

Contact Jenn Nauss, PA State Grange Program Director, at jnauss89@gmail.com or (717) 512-1261, with any questions. 



Schedule Subject to Change

Friday, July 26 – at hotel (Comfort Suites Camp Hill – 100 Bar S Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011)
3:00 PM Hotel check-in begins
Dinner on your own
5:30 PM Start gathering at the hotel
6:00 PM Welcome 
– Jen Danko, Jenn Nauss, Lindsay Schroeder, & Philip Vonada, coordinators
– Matt Espenshade, President of PA State Grange
6:30 PM Get Acquainted Games – PA State Grange Youth & Junior Ambassadors
7:00 pm Workshop: Carrie Nace, PA Grange Legislative Director
7:45 PM Break
8:00 PM Community Service Project – Tina Keen, PA State Grange Deaf & Community Service Director
Hang out time – board games & snacks
Saturday. July 27
Continental Breakfast at hotel
8:30 AM Leave for Tour
9:00 AM- 11:00 AM Tour – Hershey Gardens
12:00 PM Convene at Valley Grange for lunch (1230 Rosstown Rd, Lewisberry, PA 17339)
Lunch – sandwich buffet and chicken corn soup
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Workshops
  Leadership/Lecturers Track

Youth / Junior Track

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM FISH Methodology – Philip Vonada, National Grange Communications Director 

PA State Grange Youth Team
2:25 PM – 3:10 PM SMART Goals – Richard Stonebraker, Eastern Region SHIPmate / President, MD State Grange 

Gayle Reyburn, National Junior Grange Ambassador
3:20 PM – 4:05 PM Lecturer’s Programming
Jenn Nauss, PA State Grange Lecturer
Philip Vonada – fun and games for Youth & Junior programming
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM National Grange President Chris Hamp  National Grange Youth – Asheton Medlin & Ashley Holloman
5:30 PM Dinner (Roast beef, chicken, stuffing, potatoes, and veggies)
6:30 PM Fun & Games at Valley Grange
– Karaoke / Line Dancing
– Rita’s Water Ice bar
Sunday, July 28
Continental Breakfact at hotel
9:00 AM Church service in hotel – Jodi Keith Kensinger, PA State Grange Chaplain
10:00 AM Evalutation & Open Forum/Found Table
10:30 AM Friendship Circle & depart