Apr 29

Virtual (Online) Candidate Forum

Join us online to meet the people running for office who will be representing YOU!  You have a voice and have the choice to make an informed decision when you vote.  At this virtual forum, you will get to know the candidates, learn what issues are important to them, and have the ability to ask your questions, and share your thoughts. 

The event is free and open to the public. The candidates will take 5 to 8 minutes to summarize issues of importance to them and then the audience will ask questions of particular candidates. Grange member and community volunteer, Lee Mercer will be the moderator for the event.

Click here to RSVP and receive the Zoom meeting link.

The following Candidates have been invited:

State Senate District 9:

Jim Hinsvark

Fred Girod

 

State House of Representatives District 18:

Rick Lewis

Jamie Morrison

 

Marion County Commissioner:

Dan Norton

Danielle Bethel

Ashley Carter Cottingham

 

Together we can shape the future of Oregon and that starts with taking action in our community, sharing our voice, and making informed votes!

This virtual forum will be in English, but the Grange is looking into having translators at future in-person forums to promote inclusion and accessibility for all.

The Grange at all levels is strictly non-partisan and does not endorse candidates for public office nor contribute to their campaigns. The primary objective of the Grange is to represent the views of rural residents and the agricultural community. These issues include transportation, farm programs, rural economic development, education, health and safety concerns, and many others.

Use your voice and use your vote! Click here to RSVP and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Feb 23

Seedy Saturday 2020!

Join us on Saturday, March 21 for a seed exchange at the Grange! Bring seeds to swap with other community members, and enjoy a variety of local booths, a bake sale, and some live music from our homegrown musicians. The event will be from 1 to 4 pm at the Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. NE. Can’t wait to “seed” you there!

 

 

May 31

Silverton Grange New President (Master)

Silverton Grange Installed its New President (Master) John Paul Simpson

John Paul Simpson was installed as Silverton Grange President (Master) by Oregon State Grange Master Susan Noah on May 22, 2019. A resident of Silverton, John Paul joined the Grange this year, and is interested in promoting community connections and developing programs and activities that respond to local needs. Grange members expressed a warm welcome to John Paul, and we are excited about his inspiring leadership.

May 30

About Us

The Silverton Grange in Silverton, Oregon, is a dynamic, local organization supporting:

  • Education
  • Providing a local gathering place
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Participatory democracy

Founded in 1867, the Grange is the nation’s oldest farm organization and supports community, agriculture, and education. The Silverton Grange is bringing these ideals into the 21st century by being relevant to today’s families and today’s issues. We are especially concerned with promoting a sustainable community and local economy, and we believe local farmers and food producers are critical to that goal.

Education

We support education to better all people—children and adults and to ensure a strong community. We host educational events such as the Talking About Sustainabilty Forum and canning classes.

Providing a Local Gathering Place

The Grange hall is available and used for many kinds of events, including classes, receptions, and meetings. We are currently renovating the Grange hall to provide a better meeting place for the Silverton area.

Sustainable Agriculture

The Silverton Grange is committed to supporting local, sustainable farmers. In September 2006 we hosted the first 100-Mile Breakfast, an event featuring food from within 100 miles of Silverton. Local, sustainable agriculture is critical to reducing our dependence on foreign oil—the more local our food is, the less we rely on petroleum to ship our food. Local food also supports our local economy, helping ensure that family farms stay part of our community.

Participatory Democracy

The Grange provides a unique way to get involved in state and national politics. Local granges can approve a resolution that can be taken forward to the state grange conference. If it is approved at the state level, the grange will have its lobbyist support the issue. In 2006, the Silverton Grange had two resolutions approved at the state level: one banning seed patents and the other asking the grange to support the use of biofuels.
Contact us

Please contact us for more information. Email silvertongrange@gmail.com, or write to:

Silverton Grange #748
PO Box 1115
Silverton OR 97381

The Silverton Grange Hall is located at 201 Division Street, off South Water (South of Ike Mooney Road) in Silverton. To learn how to get to the Grange, you can use this Google Maps link.