MEA Meets Our New Sponsor at 2017 Summer Meeting

On Sunday, August 6th, 2017, latest PGER and our new state sponsor Michael and Donna Zellen joined us for the Summer meeting of the Maine Elks Association.  Since he was here, Association President Dave Anderson enlisted Mike’s assistance in presenting a few awards announced last month in Reno, NV.

Maine also finished up the 2016-17 Fraternal Year with a net gain of +40 which earned our state a Citation of Merit in recognition of our “Significant Improvement in Membership” for the year.  State Membership Chairman Ronald Voisine accepted both the citation as well as the certificate reflecting our 10th place finish for membership gains across the nation!

The last significant presentation for the Sunday session was presentation of the two license plates off the Lincoln, owned by our recently departed State Sponsor Amos McCallum.  The Town Car was donated by Amos’s bride Barbara to be the subject of a raffle to benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.  That raffle raised over $8,000 for MCCP, and the front license plate was pledged to the lodge with the greatest per capita sales of tickets for the raffle, with Farmington claiming that honor with $4.09 sales per capita.  The next closest lodge was just over $1 less so Farmington really did quite a job!

Amos’s rear plate was then accepted by PSP and Past Grand Lodge Inner Guard Roger Sicard for display at Amos’s Biddeford-Saco home lodge.


State President Visit and MEA Owie Box Motocycle Ride in Support of MCCP

This Saturday, August 12th, MEA State President David Anderson and his first lady Sandy will be making their official visitation to the Biddeford-Saco Lodge, which will also be the last stop of the day for the annual Maine Elks Owie Box motorcycle ride in support of MCCP! Dinner will be served at 6PM, which will consist of Steak Tips, BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, and Dessert for $12 per person. Live entertainment will be provided by Kids at Play! Please reserve your tickets in advance by emailing

MEA July Calendar Raffle

July MEA Calendar Raffle Winners

Ticket # Name Amount
1 347 Thomas Watson  $    50.00
2 1476 Christine Nelson  $    50.00
3 789 Nanchy McCubbin  $    25.00
4 1098 Bill Walker  $  100.00
5 1033 Bree Pierce  $    25.00
6 1178 Mark Howard  $    25.00
7 980 Mark Crane  $    25.00
8 13 Pauline & Rod Gagnon  $    50.00
9 1809 Ed Munford  $    50.00
10 1050 Gabriel Hannigan  $    25.00
11 1084 Thomas West  $    25.00
12 1148 Shawn Todd  $    25.00
13 1167 Ed Moscone  $    25.00
14 475 Adrien Pillsbany  $    25.00
15 1021 Crystal Gallop  $    50.00
16 69 Maureen Aube  $    50.00
17 1159 Haley Akerson  $    25.00
18 41 Tracy Cook  $    25.00
19 1273 Rene Thibeault  $    25.00
20 1077 Daniel Richards  $    25.00
21 59 Rober Aube  $    25.00
22 618 Heather Dube  $    50.00
23 1571 Karen Aumick  $    50.00
24 1983 George Wyman  $    25.00
25 1211 Jeff Neal  $    25.00
26 611 Dary Seamon  $    25.00
27 45 Nancy Mahar  $    25.00
28 53 Raymond Gagne jr  $    25.00
29 801 Carol Russell  $    50.00
30 458 Oakley Brann  $    50.00
31 1083 Thomas West  $    25.00

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Lodge of Sorrow for Edward Paul “Big Ed” Noel

Lodge of Sorrow is this Friday at noon at Waterville Elks with Luncheon to follow.

Past State President 1990-1991

Edward “Big Ed” Paul Noel
1939 – 2017
VASSALBORO – Edward “Big Ed” Paul Noel, 78, of Vassalboro, and Largo, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at home by the lake with his family by his bedside.
Ed was born in Waterville on July 27, 1939, the son of Paul E. and Nellie (Haskell) Noel.
Ed received his diploma from Winslow High School in 1957. He attended the University of Southern Maine and graduated from Southern Maine Community College with a machine tool technology degree.
He worked 16 years as a machinist in New Hampshire and Maine, after which he became an instructor in machine tool technology and welding for 25 years. He retired from teaching in 1999 from the Capital Area Technical Center.
Ed was always actively involved with community services, having been the Winslow Jaycees president in 1969 and Exalted Ruler of the Waterville Lodge of Elks # 905 in 1983, of which he was a service member for over 50 years.
In 1990, Ed was the state president of the Maine Elks Association. He was an avid snowmobiler with family and friends. He lived on Webber Pond for 40 years, his favorite place for boating. He was a longtime New England Patriot and Boston Celtics fan.
Ed enjoyed playing the drums. He was a drummer in dance bands and in retirement, in the Four Seasons Retirement Community Band.
Ed was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Avis.
He is survived by his children, Bruce Noel and Michelle Noel, of Vassalboro; Michael Noel, of Largo, Fla.; Lisa Noel Beck, of Grandbury, Texas; and his very special granddaughter Stephanie Matijevic and her husband Ivan; of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Kathy Binnette, and husband Leo, of Oakland; two brothers, Joseph Noel and wife Suzette, of Waterville; and David Noel of Oakland; his stepchildren, Christine Aucoin, Nanette Wells, and Gary, Lenny, Mark and Danny Proulx; and his very special friend and companion, Mary Barnes.
There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Church, 47 Monument St., Winslow. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at:

In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his memory to
Hospice of Maine, or
The Good Shepherd Food Bank
P.O. Box 1807
Auburn, ME 04211
for the Vassalboro Food Bank
Pantry where Ed has been
a donor for many years.

MEA June Calendar Raffle

June MEA Calendar Raffle Winners:

Ticket # Name Amount
1 1253 James Nyman $ 25.00
2 1852 Robert Welch $ 25.00
3 771 Dennis Bowden $ 50.00
4 779 Robin Buckley $ 50.00
5 333 Robin Buckley $ 25.00
6 1260 Darlene Darling $ 25.00
7 865 Gregory Daniels $ 25.00
8 1972 Lyni McCreary $ 25.00
9 1782 Rachel Panik $ 25.00
10 1192 Sherri & Jeff Arsenault $ 50.00
11 103 Kamie & Sophie Peterson $ 50.00
12 1177 Kim Marie Howard $ 25.00
13 769 Suzan Bowers $ 25.00
14 37 Paul Applegate $ 100.00
15 1703 Charles Rowling III $ 25.00
16 298 James Brown $ 25.00
17 1245 Sharon Darling $ 50.00
18 35 Scott Cushing $ 50.00
19 1341 Richard Fournier $ 25.00
20 100 Sandra Welch $ 25.00
21 1029 Riley Pierce $ 25.00
22 1331 Andy Bolz $ 25.00
23 1082 Thomas West $ 25.00
24 119 Larry Torrey $ 50.00
25 269 Eileen Blobery $ 50.00
26 775 Dawn & Jim Brown $ 25.00
27 1214 Linda Neal $ 25.00
28 73 Ann Jagger $ 25.00
29 1541 Allan Timms $ 25.00
30 1145 Rick Griffin $ 25.00

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Flag Day 2017

The annual Flag Day ceremony will be held at Togus VA in the Theater chapel on June 14th at 10:00 p.m. MEA President David Anderson will lead the ceremony with the other state officers.

To make the ceremony an impressive one, we are asking for volunteer flag bearers to carry in the ceremonial flags during the event. All Exalted Rulers, other lodge officers, and members are encouraged to attend and participate.

The uniform of the day will be white dinner jackets for State Officers, and Lodge Jackets for others participating in the event. After the ceremony we will again ask for volunteers to go to the hospital and pay brief visits to the veterans and hand out American Flags to them.

The ceremony will be broadcast on closed-circuit TV so that all of the veterans that can’t come to the Theater will be able to view the ceremony on the televisions in their rooms.

The Theater, located down the hall from the chapel, will be available at 9:00 p.m. and practice for the event will begin as soon thereafter as people arrive. Please be at the Theater no later than 9:30 p.m. if you plan on participating in the ceremony.

If you plan to attend, or would like to be a flag bearer, please contact the event coordinator, Scott Gray, by calling his cell at 592-2477, or by e-mailing him at