2022 Western Regional Leadership Conference
August 5-7 we headed out west for the annual Western Region Leaders Conference which was hosted by the Oregon State Grange and held in Eugene, OR. The western region is made up of the following states- California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
Over 60 Grangers from across the region joined together for an enriching weekend full of fun, education, and competition. On Friday evening we visited Walterville Grange #416 for a wonderful chicken dinner provided by the Grange. Then we closed out the evening with an intense highly competitive game of Grange Baseball. On Saturday we all joined together for a rotating round of informative workshops. The National Junior Grange department put on two workshops- one on the Agriculture Awareness project the second on encouraging legislative interests in young members. The National Youth Department presented a workshop on the ‘perfect square’ which challenged members communication and leadership abilities. We all were able to learn about improving our Social Media skills with the Grange, we learned about surveying our membership, and were inspired by the story of revitalizing the Marys River Grange. We closed out the evening with fantastic presentations from both youth and juniors alike during the speech and sign-a-song contests. While the judges deliberated, we also had an amazing live auction that brought in over $2,000 for the host region.
Thank you to all who attended and took part in the conference- we look forward to next years western regional in California. Check out photos from this event.
2023 Western Regional Leadership Conference
July 27 – 30, 2023
Details coming soon.