In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.
Originally established in Washington, D.C. in 1867 as the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, the Grange is America’s oldest farm-based fraternal/sororal organization. It is a non-partisan, grassroots advocacy group for rural citizens with both legislative programs and community activities such as talent and craft contests, scholarships, youth programs and camps, and much more. Today, the National Grange consists of 3,878 local Granges in 37 states with more than 300,000 members.
With 41 Pomona (county) Granges and 293 Subordinate (local) Granges, Washington State has the largest membership in the United States. Members of the local island granges can also chose to belong to the San Juan County Pomona #60.