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(By Delegates Moye, Argento, Tabb, Anderson, Andes,

Barker, Canterbury, Ellem, Hamilton, Hartman, Ireland,

Lawrence, C. Miller, Paxton, Phillips, D. Poling,

Rodighiero, Ross, Rowan, Schadler, Sobonya, Stephens,

Sumner, Talbott and Williams)

Declaring that March 10, 2009, be designated "West Virginia State Grange Day."

Whereas, The Grange is the world's first Farm Fraternal Association; and
Whereas, The West Virginia State Grange is our State's oldest agricultural and rural community organization; and
Whereas, The Grange has been a tireless champion for West Virginia's farmers and their rural communities through a vigorous grassroots advocacy of the mutual interests of its members; and
Whereas, The Grange provides opportunities for families and individuals to develop to their highest potential in order to build stronger communities; and
Whereas, Voluntary association with the Grange not only provides the benefits of economic and political cooperation for its members, but it also elevates their character by providing social, cultural and educational programs, along with opportunities for personal growth; and
Whereas, The Grange increases the influence of each of its members by giving them the opportunity to serve their community through projects and programs that make a difference in the lives of children, youth and our neighbors in need of assistance; and
Whereas, The West Virginia State Grange has served the State of West Virginia since June, 1873; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates designates March 10, 2009, as "West Virginia State Grange Day"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the West Virginia State Grange.
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