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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VA2K Update

Greetings, here’s what’s new from the VA2K meetings,
First thing:
     This year donations will not be items as past years.  We are collecting gift cards, $10 Irving gas cards ,$25 Hannaford food cards,$25 Wal-Mart gift cards, TracFones ,TracFone cards. TracPhones are in demand and you can only buy 2 at a time, some priced under $20.00 .
        OR
Funds for one of the two accounts:
  1. Homeless Veteran Assistant fund
  2. Homeless Veterans Stand-Down
     This seems to be a very good idea as you can carry all of the donations in one bag and potentially do the same thing as collecting truck loads of stuff, no fork lift ,trailers ,storage or labor involved.  Why didn’t we think of this sooner .
Second :
     Last meeting an idea was put out to have a number of circus / carnival type games to complement the dunk tank and corn hole game we had last year.  Bring your ideas or send them to me so we can put a plan in action.
Please publish this in your lodge newsletters so we can reach as many folks as possible.
Look for VA2K updates in your MEA newsletter.  This is our only state wide homeless veterans fund raiser of the year and our chance to provide needed support for Stand Down.
Come to the meetings if you can ,share your ideas, and help out our veterans.
Thank you for your support.
David Hassen
State ENVSC Chairman
VAVS Representative
Togus VA Medical Center
Maine Elks Association

MEA February Calendar Winners

(February 27th: The below list of winners has a correction to the 6th)

MEA Calendar Drawing
FEBRUARY 2019
DAY NAME ADDRESS  AMOUNT TICKET
First Last City State
1 Sharon Richardson Cornville ME $25.00 1345
2 Tim Callahan Strong ME $50.00 1324
3 Johnathon Bolz Sanford ME $50.00 1043
4 Ken Eaton Waterville ME $25.00 1184
5 Arthur Corliss Ellsworth ME $25.00 1644
6 Peter Duff Bangor ME $25.00 1692
7 Jane Patterson Hampden ME $25.00 1705
8 Sharon Awalt Ellsworth ME $25.00 1657
9 James Nyman Millinocket ME $50.00 1479
10 James Nyman Jr. Lees Summit MO $50.00 1493
11 Arthur Lapointe Skowhegan ME $25.00 1338
12 Tricia Bolz Sanford ME $25.00 1048
13 Andrea Workman Waltham ME $25.00 1809
14 Tonia Bastey Orrington ME $25.00 1711
15 Rebecca Brown Chester ME $25.00 1487
16 Alfred Bowen Rockland ME $50.00 907
17 Laurie Rhoades Milton VT $50.00 1090
18 Mark Sobczak Prospect Harbor ME $100.00 1663
19 Leanne Hoard Stonington ME $25.00 1612
20 Josh Emmons Lisle NY $25.00 3020
21 Alan Harding Presque Isle ME $25.00 3274
22 Irene Bryant Saco ME $25.00 1058
23 Spencer Forrest Trenton ME $50.00 1635
24 Mike Prosser Houlton ME $50.00 1459
25 Gina Brown Houlton AK $25.00 1434
26 Kamie & Sophie Peterson Gaithersberg MD $25.00 1675
27 Nathan Edgar Houlton ME $25.00 1432
28 Ruth Brittain Lamoine ME $25.00 1983