Presque Isle Junior Golf League

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, the Presque Isle Junior Golf League at the Presque Isle Country Club completed its sixth-consecutive successful season under the guidance and leadership of Barry Madore, a member of the Presque Isle Elks and the Presque Isle Country Club golf pro.  This year twenty-six area youth attended golf league sessions over the course of eleven weeks beginning on June 7, 2020. Golf instruction was offered on Friday mornings with league play occurring Sunday evenings over the eleven-week season.

            In the course of the junior golf league program, golfers between the ages of eight and fourteen are introduced to the game of golf, an outdoor recreational activity, which the young people will be able to enjoy for the rest of their lives.

            In addition to learning the fundamentals of golf, participants also learn useful fundamental values, especially respect, respect for other players, respect for the golf course property and respect for the rules of golf.

            Alan Harding, past exalted ruler of the Presque Isle Elks and current chair of the Presque Isle Elks Drug Awareness Program, stated, “The Elks Junior Golf Program, together with the Elks Junior Bowling program, may be the only drug awareness programs which the Presque Isle Elks are able to hold his year on account of the current Covid-19 restrictions.  Each of these programs are important to youth drug abuse prevention because of the positive impacts they have upon the healthy development of a young person.  Through participation in these recreational activities, young people build better socialization and communications skills, improve their self-esteem and learn the importance of following established rules.  All of these skills have been demonstrated to significantly reduce the likelihood of inappropriate or unlawful drug and alcohol use by young people.”

            Popular drug awareness programs, which the Presque Isle Elks, Lodge #1954, have been unable to hold to date on account of the Covid-19 restrictions, have been the “Hooked on Fishing, not Drugs” Youth Fishing Derby and the Soccer Shoot.  Whether the Presque Isle Elks will be able to hold its annual Hoop Shoot program will be determined in the next few weeks.

Reuben Caron, Exalted Ruler of the Presque Isle Elks, Lodge #1954, said, “The Presque Elks are committed to implementing as many Drug Awareness Programs as the existing circumstances will allow.  The Elks appreciate well the importance of all programs designed to prevent drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.  They will offer as many programs to this community as possible in the future.”

Shown above are participants in the 2020 Presque Isle Elks Junior Golf League: Davin Bua; Tucker Lamoreau; Riley Thomas; Bella Albert; Wilder Young; Kason Bua; Cody Baser; Collin Robertson; Ethan Collins; Cruze Casavant

Second row: Darren Donovan, Mentor; Teddy Donovan; Tyler Dean; Evan McEachern; Silas Baser; Carter Vigue; Nick Lavigne; Denver Miller; Charlie Peers; Brennan Bugbee; Patrick Collins; Meredith House; Isaac Manion; Libby Boone, Instructional Assistant; Barry Madore, Presque Isle Country Club Pro and Elks Junior Golf League Chair;  Third row: Moe Collins, Presque Isle Elks, Board of Directors Chair; Steve Hanning, Sponsor; Jack Lamoreau; Michael Collins, Mentor and Sponsor.  Absent from the photo were Charlie Doyen; Duke Deschesne; Cameron Locke; Sidney Smith, Mentor; and Brody Smith, Mentor.

MEA Calendar Winners for August 2020

DayFirstLastCitySt AmtTicket
1AllisonBryantSouth PortlandMe$500291
2PaulineRoyBiddefordMe$500242
3GarrettPlaceoaklandMe$250420
4MatthewBardanzaowlsheadMe$250104
5RoxanneFrenetteOOBMe$250237
6CliastaBitherHoultonMe$250721
7Bob BurnsHampdenMe$250639
8TomRizzoSpruce headMe$501001
9RickyLemoineEllsworthMe$501338
10DonnaSmithHermonMe$250667
11ChristaQuintBrooklynNY$250825
12MaryHoultonHancockMe$251036
13SusanSoperProspect HarborMe$250937
14KevinAmesOrringtonMe$250631
15PeterDuffBangorMe$500655
16CoreyDeWittWellsMe$501161
17MikeAlbertLitchfieldMe$250490
18JaredDrownHopeMe$250099
19vanessaDoughertySacoMe$251077
20AmyLalimeSacoMe$251078
21DianeGilpatrickSanfordMe$251079
22KimCroteauPalmyraMe$501080
23JonWebberDover-FoxcroftMe$500662
24JeffGuillemetteSanfordMe$250166
25JohnMercerYork BeachMe$250313
26MattBurgessCarmalMe$250778
27SandiRandallFarmingdaleMe$250489
28JamesNyman JrLees SummitMO$250777
29Jeffrey J.DoucetteRochesterNH$500828
30LeroyHartFarmingdaleMe$500488
31LeanneHoardStoningtonMe$250916

MEA Calendar Winners for July 2020

 MEA Calendar Drawing   
 JULY 2020    
DayFirstLastCity Amt Ticket #
1BarbaraHarrisBlythewood$25.000409
2LisaBrunelleSanford $25.001103
3ToddDesjardinsOakland$100.000425
4LumanPhinneyEllsworth$50.001333
5MartyPhilbrickKenduskeag $50.000612
6RogerLeemanBangor$25.001412
7CassieBabbManchester$25.000446
8NancyFossEllsworth$25.001074
9RalphVintinnerWaterville$25.000416
10AdamDarlingNewport$25.000795
11CliastaBitherHoulton$50.000722
12AmandaOuelletteBangor$50.000561
13AmandaHoultonEllsworth$25.001054
14Joel CNeal SR.Millinocket$25.000768
15TimothyCulbertE. Winthrop$25.001182
16MaryDarlingMillinocket$25.000793
17SteveHillerThomaston$25.000130
18DianeBoyleGlenburn$50.000559
19JudieGrantBangor$50.000653
20Michael R. CaovetteWinslow$25.000431
21Loe J.SiroisFairfield$25.000429
22BenGidneyVassalboro$25.000424
23AaronAllumbaughFarmington$25.000509
24NancyBourgeaRumfond$25.000108
25PatTaitBrewer$50.000552
26DavidBatchelderPittsfield$50.000381
27LindaGreenGlenburn$25.000672
28Maynard DPushawHope$25.000086
29JoAnnCormaciHancock$25.001053
30LoriCrossmanBiddeford$25.000201
31DoloresFrancisOld Town $25.000622

Owie Box Ride Rescheduled

Due to the rain this weekend we will need to postpone the ride until next weekend, July 18th. We will still begin at 10am at Gardiner Lodge and end at Augusta Lodge.

All are welcome to join and we hope to have as many as possible! Don’t forget there is a delicious prize for the person that raises the most amount of money. 
I’m sorry for the inconvenience of having to reschedule! Let’s make next weekend a safe and fun time!
See you all then!  Mindy

MEA Calendar Winners for June 2020

DAYFirstLastCityZip Code Amt Ticket #
1TimothyCulbertEast Winthrop04343$25.001184
2MaryTompkinsWoodville04457$25.000625
3TravisGouldPortland04103$25.000969
4AlanHardingPresque Isle04765$25.000807
5CoadyRobsonWoolwich04579$25.000055
6KathleenKellyWaterville04901$50.000335
7RonBradmanBangor04401$50.000621
8DoloresFrancisOld Town04468$25.000622
9Sanford PERELKSSanford04027$25.001372
10DanielleEaslerOakland04963$25.000413
11MikeHopkinsHermon04401$25.000606
12NancyGoodwinEddington04428$25.000651
13ConstanceBragdonPeru04290$50.000109
14AnneMcNallyRockland04841$50.000110
15SpencerForrestTrenton04605$100.000848
16DavidBulleyStacyville04777$25.000626
17JohnLongBenton04901$25.000343
18BrianHoltBelgrade04917$25.000344
19LaurieMooreDover-Foxcroft04426$25.000661
20AlexanderHeldSanford04073$50.001109
21RodneyAndersonBrooksville34601$50.000299
22PaulAdamsRichmond04357$25.000701
23Paul MartitzVassalboro04989$25.000394
24GaryCooperSidney04330$25.000449
25JacobCrosbySandford04073$25.001084
26ChandlerWoodmanThomaston04861$25.000066
27GerryInkelPlantsville06479$50.000205
28JamesDamonFranklin04634$50.000873
29StacieHartleySpringvale04083$25.000137
30KentStanleyHancock04640$25.000872

18th Annual Owie Box Run

The Maine Elks Motorcycle Riders present the 18th Annual “Owie Box” Run on July 11th!

This year we will leave from Gardiner Lodge # 1293 for a beautiful ride through Central Maine with stops at 4 other lodges before ending at the Augusta Lodge #964 – Home of State President Anthony Gause and First Lady Linda!

Once we arrive in Augusta we will be treated to a BBQ celebration. Pledge sheets are available as well as FLIERs you can post and distribute. The rider with the most money raised will be awarded a $100.00 gift certificate to The Red Barn Restaurant.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn($96.00 +tax) and can be reserved by calling 207.401.2415 (please be sure to tell them you are with the Elks). If there are any questions please contact Mindy at 207.453.6936, or Melinda.voisine@gmail.com. We look forward to a day of fun with everyone!

May Calendar Winners

MEA Calendar Drawing, May 2020

DAYFirstLastCity  Amount Ticket #
1DanRichandsGouldsboroMe$25.000897
2DavidHooperRocklandMe$50.000078
3TimRodrgneAugustaMe$50.000440
4EdytheWillisWarrenMe$25.000093
5JoeGouldGardnerMe$25.000476
6LorraineElyCarmelMe$25.000688
7RonDarlingMillinocketMe$25.000776
8SusanPzaerHancockMe$25.000865
9JohnMercerYork Beach Me$50.000313
10RogerMorinOronoMe$50.000677
11TaraMcKenneySurryMe$25.000883
12S.CraigeWilliamsonSurryMe$25.000884
13JudyBaldinelliPortlandMe$25.000998
14MarreHuckabeyBangorMe$25.000696
15AlanMyrickRocklandMe$25.001004
16Sanford ElksPER Assn.SanfordMe$50.001371
17AmandaHoultonEllsworthMe$50.001054
18ChrisCowperthwaiteProspect HarborMe$25.000941
19SandyLaverticMechanic FallsMe$25.000484
20JulieBrownHopeMe$25.000122
21WayneWallsBangorMe$25.000632
22RoseLeClairHinckleyMe$25.000461
23CarolRussellBrewerMe$50.000656
24BrendaJonesLamouneMe$50.000874
25BonnieCochraneDedhamMe$100.000553
26MariseAnagnostSanfordMe$25.000146
27KenEatonWatervilleMe$25.000338
28LoriPeltpenHancockMe$25.001050
29RebeccaBoutaughTurnerMe$25.000782
30TomWestSteubenMe$50.001388
31WalterJohnsonExeterNH$50.000329

Presque Isle receives National Recognition

Congratulations! I want to inform you that your Lodge has won 1st place in Division 2 for the 2019-2020 Lodge Community Project Contest. Because the Grand Lodge Convention was cancelled this year your plaque will be sent to your lodge. It may be several weeks before your lodge receives the plaque due to what is happening in our world today. Please take care and stay safe.

Fraternally,

David Lake, Chairman
Grand Lodge Activities Committee, Area 3

Maine Elks to Celebrate Flag Day

Good Day All,

     We will be having the Flag Day service at the Augusta Elks Lodge on June 14, 2020.

     The service will start at 11am, we will meet at 10:30am to have a dress rehearsal. All State Officers will be in there white coat/black pants/ black shoes, black socks.  This service will be on Zoom as well.

Thanks, Anthony

“Dare To Be Great”