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SALMON RIVER GRANGE 516 HISTORY

SALMON RIVER GRANGE 516 HISTORY

Salmon River Grange #516 is a subordinate grange to the Oregon State Grange.

The Grange, officially known as the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, is a fraternal organization with a rich history and a highly visible community presence in the United States. The Oregon State Grange, founded in 1873, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, fraternal organization that advocates for rural America and Agriculture. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in agriculture, whether as a producer or consumer.

We are a grassroots organization whose polices are set by resolutions written by Community Granges and adopted by delegates at our annual State Grange Convention. We take stands on local, state and national issues. Our lobbyist expresses our views at the State Legislature. However, as in organization, we do not support candidates for office or side with political parties.

We are a family organization with programs and activities for family members ages 5 and older. From it’s inception, our organization allowed women to hold any office and gave them the vote long before Congress did. At age 14, youth can hold any office and have a voice and vote on all issues. . Those,  ages 5 to 14, can join as Junior Members.

We are proud to have all generations work together, learn from each other and build a stronger community, state and nation.