For nearly 130 years Grange halls have existed around the country as community centers where residents gather for educational events, town meetings, potlucks, and entertainment.
The Sauvies Island Grange #840 is one of the strongest chapters in the state!
Since 1935, our local Grange has served as a place for networking, fellowship and fun. It provides a forum for solving community problems and gives freely to local charities. Charities that benefit from the Sauvies Island Grange’s generosity include Words for Thirds (providing dictionaries to 3rd graders at several local schools), Dogs for the Deaf, the St. John’s based Children’s Relief Nursery and 6 other charities. The Grange also awards college scholarships to island students (see below.)
Meetings are at 7 p.m., the second Monday of every month. Refreshments and fellowship follow the meetings. The September meeting is a Potluck and Pies open house.
Grange Worker’s Association
Meetings, the third Wednesday of every month, are a great place to hear some great stories about how things used to be on the island and what’s going on right now.
December’s meeting is always a Christmas luncheon and August’s is an outdoor barbecue. Garden tours, bingo and bunko nights and other activities, open to all island residents, are planned by the GWA.
Grange scholarship fund
Island residents heading to college or a technical school can apply for scholarships, funded by the Edna Graf fund and the Erickson Endowment fund. The first three awards made from the Graf fund were for $300 each. Since that time, awards have been for $500 each and more recently $1000 and $2000 with an attesting certificate of merit.
For fund information, click to download Grange Scholarship Fund pdf.
For application form, click to download Grange Scholarship Application pdf.
Want to join?
Your membership dues not only get you in on all the fun and the important activities of the organization, but also help support our community hall and local charities. Membership is open to all islanders, but you must get references from three members. Download an application at http://www.orgrange.org/PDF/brochure_family.pdf or for more information, call Kathy Andresen at 503-621-9847.
Rent the Grange Hall
The grange hall and adjoining picnic area can be rented for non-alcoholic events. This is a perfect place for uninterrupted meetings because cell phone service is limited! The hall is located at 14443 NW Charlton Road, just behind the Sauvie Island Academy. Email Vicki Mayberry or call her at 503-621-3074 for rates and information.
Click here for Sauvies Island Grange website.