National Grange announces new officers
Lincoln, NE – On the third day of the 149th Annual Session of the National Grange, the convened delegates elected a new slate of national officers, including the first-ever woman to head the storied organization. The group of new national officers includes:
Betsy Huber of Pennsylvania, elected Master
Jimmy Gentry of North Carolina, re-elected Overseer
Phil Prelli of Connecticut, re-elected to the Executive Committee
Joe Fryman of Nebraska, re-elected to the Executive Committee
Amanda Brozana of Washington, DC, elected Lecturer
Chip Narvel of Delaware, re-elected Steward
John Plank of Indiana, re-elected Assistant Steward
Chris Hamp of Washington, re-elected Lady Assistant Steward
Barbara Borderieux of Florida, re-elected Chaplain
Dwight Baldwin of Iowa, re-elected Treasurer
and Judy Sherrod of Tennessee, re-elected Secretary.
The newly elected officers will start their terms Friday afternoon, the fourth and penultimate day of the Grange’s annual convention.
Founded in 1867, the Grange was the first fraternal farm organization in the country. Today it is also recognized as America’s number one rural family organization. There are nearly 80,000 members in 2,000 local or “Subordinate” Granges across 37 states.