San Juan Island Grange #966

Our Mission:

• To support a resilient community of growers, makers and keepers,
• To foster social and political engagement, and
• To maintain our Hall as a home for celebrations and programs.

The ‘work’ of our Grange occurs through Committees. Grange member business meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm, preceded by a 6 pm Potluck.  New members, guests and children are always welcome!

Grange programs are usually presented once a month.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend!

More About Your Grange

Resilient Community: Grange members grow food and fiber, make music and artifacts, keep homes and livestock. Likewise we grow in our skills and knowledge, make a meaningful life for our families, and keep this island in good health for future generations.  Through our programs we learn and teach the skills of living in this special place, because we believe that a resilient community skilled in the arts of living can weather whatever storms the future may bring.

Engagement: The Grange is political, but not partisan. We take stands on issues, not on candidates. For instance, in 2012 San Juan Island Grange #966 endorsed the initiative to ban the growing of GMO crops in our county.  RESOLUTIONS   We also believe that a community that plays together stays together, so we make sure we have plenty of potlucks and other social events on our calendar.

Maintain our Hall: We are known to the public through the lens of the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, a beautiful wooden building originally built as a church in the 1880’s. Recognizing its value to our island community, we vow to take care of it so that it can serve its function as a cultural venue for years to come. DECK PROJECT

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Grange Hall at 152  First Street North in Friday Harbor. Visitors are welcome.