Elks Celebrate Ol’ Glory

Presque Isle PER Alan Harding recently discussed the Elk’s Flag Day ceremony with Channel 8 TV: “Flag Day commemorates the 14th day of June 1777 when the first continental congress first adopted a flag of the union which was then just formed.”

This is the Elks 108th year celebrating Flag Day which, is a mandatory celebration for every elks lodge since 1911.

“Initially Flag Day was known as Texas Elks Flag Day. Now we celebrate Flag Day throughout the United States and we celebrate all the things our flag symbolizes.”

During the annual presentation, the Elks present previous flags and tell their history, including how the design on the flag was created. And of course the current flag is honored.

“We’re celebrating the country, were celebrating the sacrifices, were celebrating the freedom, the liberty, that was hard fought and which must continue to be hard fought in order to maintain. Those are the things that flag represents and that’s the respect that it deserves.”

The flag is a symbol of our strength and sacrifice as a nation. A symbol of the trials and tribulations of our ancestors before us. Today we remember our history and we honor our flag.  Zach Tardie News Source 8

https://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Presque-Isle-Elks-celebrate-Flag-Day-511336782.html

MEA Flag Day Observance at TOGUS

Dan Dücker is departing  his position as Interim Director for the Maine VA Health Care System at Togus.  During the State Association’s recent Flag Day observance President John Desjardins presented him an MEA President’s Coin and state Veterans Chairman Dave Hassen gave him a custom Cane. Thanks so much for your service to Maine’s Veterans Dan, and best of luck in your coming endeavors as Director of the VA Medical Center Fayetteville, NC!

Calendar Winners for May 2019

Day First Last City State Zip Code  Amt Ticket No
1 Dan Burke Waterville ME 04901 $25.00 1198
2 Daniel Labbe Sanford ME 04073 $25.00 1036
3 Mercy Hardison Waltham ME 04605 $25.00 1957
4 Carrie Meza South Portland ME 04106 $50.00 1024
5 Dee Phillips Bangor ME 04401 $50.00 1775
6 George Luckhurst Gardiner ME 04345 $25.00 1284
7 Calvin Goude Lebanon NH 03766 $25.00 1746
8 Delores Daggett Hallowell ME 04364 $25.00 1239
9 Roger Grenier Biddeford ME 04005 $25.00 1066
10 Sharon Pouliot Monroe ME 04951 $25.00 1767
11 Brenda Torrey Winter Harbor ME 04693 $50.00 1968
12 Jerry McClay Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 $50.00 3232
13 Darelyn Kearns Gardiner ME 04345 $25.00 1285
14 Robert Perkins Farmingdale ME 04344 $25.00 1282
15 Amaya Monsolilli So. West Harbor ME 04678 $25.00 1854
16 Rob Collins Windsor ME 04363 $25.00 1251
17 Harold Shaw Jr. Bangor ME 04401 $25.00 1739
18 Sharon Martitz Clinton ME 04927 $50.00 3036
19 Clifton Pottle Hermon ME 04401 $50.00 1713
20 Marcie Pollard Waterville ME 04901 $25.00 3021
21 Kevin Carmichael Houlton ME 04730 $25.00 1448
22 Norman Hodgkins Hancock ME 04640 $25.00 1821
23 Triston McKenney Waltham ME 04605 $25.00 1620
24 Claris Ranger Wilton ME 04294 $25.00 1311
25 Richard Feeley Kissimee FL 32746 $50.00 1672
26 Debbi Briggs Byron ME 04275 $50.00 1176
27 David Fecteau Fairfield ME 04937 $100.00 1194
28 Mike Vashon Vassalboro ME 04989 $25.00 1186
29 Monda Drew Stacyville ME 04777 $25.00 1488
30 Gerry Castonguay Augusta ME 04330 $25.00 1270
31 Michael J. Penna Old Orchard Beach ME 04064 $25.00 3222

MEA Calendar Winners for April 2019

MEA Calendar Drawing
APRIL 2019
DAY ADDRESS  AMOUNT
First Last City State Zip Code
1 David Whalen Prospect   Harbor ME 04669 $25.00
2 Kelly Strang-Richard Newburgh ME 04444 $25.00
3 James Balmer Augusta ME 04330 $25.00
4 John Grosskurth Surry ME 04684 $25.00
5 Jeff Aucoin Fairfield ME 04937 $25.00
6 Rhonda Landry Benton ME 04901 $50.00
7 David & Deanna Proulx Oakland ME 04963 $50.00
8 Guy Edwards Waltham ME 04605 $25.00
9 Kathleen Shaw Sanford ME 04073 $25.00
10 Maggie Moody Springvale  ME 04083 $25.00
11 Gene LaBelle & Gerry Wyman Millinocket ME 04462 $25.00
12 Sue Briggs Sanford ME 04073 $25.00
13 Robert Jardine Orrington ME 04474 $50.00
14 Kerry Dalton Holden ME 04429 $50.00
15 Catherine Ramee Troy ME 04987 $100.00
16 Ray Ivey White Bluff TN 37187 $25.00
17 Dave Bowles Sanford ME 04073 $25.00
18 William Hardison Waltham ME 04605 $25.00
19 Dan Burke Waterville ME 04901 $25.00
20 Dave Spaulding Waterville ME 04901 $50.00
21 Kevin Campbell Dresden ME 04342 $50.00
22 Jessie Dye North Berwick ME 03906 $25.00
23 Pam Shultz Appleton ME 04862 $25.00
24 Lanel Wilcox Caribou ME 04736 $25.00
25 Scott Zepka Ellsworth ME 04605 $25.00
26 John Grosskurth Surry ME 04684 $25.00
27 Brian Horsman Fairfield ME 04937 $50.00
28 Amy Martin Gorham ME 04038 $50.00
29 Dwayne Guy Rockland ME 04841 $25.00
30 Hannah Chase Wells ME 04090 $25.00

Ritual Clinics Planned

MEA Ritual Chairman Frank Ricker is planning two clinics this spring as training for all lodge officers on how to properly impress our newest members through the Impressive Conduct of the initiatory ritual.

These events are still in the planning stages, as is an October Grand Lodge Ritual Clinic, to certify/re-certify Ritual Competition judges.

Skowhegan-Madison Fundraising Dinner

As you may be aware, Lodge Drug Awareness Chair Jessica Voisine has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer and is undergoing treatment in Boston. On Sunday, April 7th from 4-6p.m. we will hold a spaghetti dinner at our lodge to benefit Jessica during this time of need.

MEA March Calendar Winners

MEA Calendar Drawing
March 2019
DAY  AMOUNT TICKET No
First Last Zip Code
1 Ann Fitz 04401 $25.00 1766
2 Tim Callahan 04983 $50.00 1321
3 Matt Foss 04640 $50.00 1839
4 Donald Piper 04640 $25.00 1607
5 Mike & Sharon Chabot 04083 $25.00 1035
6 Zane Estes 04011 $25.00 1093
7 Carol Bessey 04901 $25.00 1611
8 Trudy Martin 04472 $25.00 1618
9 Dawn Lambert 04937 $50.00 1201
10 Ron McDonald 04330 $50.00 1247
11 Brian Horsman 04937 $25.00 1346
12 Barbara Currie 04937 $25.00 1774
13 Page Salley 18062 $25.00 1934
14 Karla Curry 04736 $25.00 3279
15 Marlene Collis 04607 $25.00 1629
16 Sharon Millett 04412 $50.00 1930
17 Amy Martin 04038 $50.00 1068
18 David Fecteau 04937 $25.00 1194
19 Pam Rossignol 33541 $25.00 1514
20 Aimee Roberts 04976 $25.00 1344
21 Monika Monroe 04412 $25.00 1678
22 Renee O’Rourke 01876 $25.00 1305
23 Rick Savoy 04073 $50.00 1086
24 Larry Surrette 04462 $50.00 1482
25 Evans Crossman 04605 $25.00 1796
26 Lori Arsenault 04579 $25.00 857
27 David DeWitt 04634 $25.00 1813
28 Bob Williams 04862 $25.00 923
29 Sharon Pouliot 04951 $25.00 1767
30 Richard Sylvester 04901 $50.00 1230
31 Norman Inkel 06111 $50.00 1071

Biddeford-Saco Lodge Partners for MCCP

TO RAISE MONEY BENEFITING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OLD ORCHARD BEACH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND MAINE CHILDREN’S CANCER PROGRAM

The Louie Strong First Annual Golf Scramble is an opportunity to share information about and promote the MAPS organization, as well as raise funds to support our growing collection of scholarships given to Old Orchard Beach High School graduating seniors. This tournament will also benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP), represented by The Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge #1597.

The event is at the Biddeford-Saco Country club on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, and the day’s schedule is:

  • Registration Start Time    7:00 AM
  • Event Start Time    8:00 AM
  • Auction Start Time    12:00 PM
  • Lunch Start Time    1:00 PM

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