Grand Lodge Guidance on Maine Lodges’ Operations

Good evening-
Earlier today, Maine Governor Janet Mills issued an executive order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I wanted to make you aware of the impact this order has on all Lodges throughout the State of Maine.
In accordance with the terms of her executive order, Governor Mills has restricted all gatherings of 10 or more people throughout the State of Maine.  This is intended to reduce the potential of community spread, and our Maine Lodges must follow the Governor’s order here.  In addition, the order also requires that bars and restaurants – statewide – cease all in-house dining and bar service.  Consequently, all bars and grill rooms within our Lodges must cease operating until the Governor lifts these recently imposed restrictions.  Please note that Governor Mill’s order took effect at 6:00p.m. today (March 18th), and imposes these restriction through and including March 31, 2020. 
Regular Lodge meetings may continue to occur so long as attendance is limited to 10 Members.  It cannot be stressed enough, however, that under no circumstances is there to be alcohol and/or food service within any Lodge facility in the State for the period of time during which the restrictions have been imposed.
I understand the tremendous impacts these unprecedented restrictions will have on many of our Members, and the Lodge facilities which they enjoy.  However, in following the restrictions Governor Mills has imposed, we will ensure the long-term health and safety of our Members and their guests.

Very truly yours,

Robert J. Van Campen, Esq. Member, Grand Lodge Committee on Judiciary – Area 114 Harley Avenue, Everett, MA 02149(C)  617-270-1123(E)  rvancampen642@gmail.com

Hoop Shoot Cancellation

With the gathering impact of COVID-19, and requests from our Governor to closely examine the need to conduct events gathering large groups of people, close consideration was given to the “necessity” of conducting the Region 1 hoop shoot and the decision was made to cancel the Region 1 event scheduled for the morning of March 14th at Deering High School in Portland.

Calendar Winners for February

 MEA Calendar Winners  
 FEBRUARY 2020   
DAYFirstLastADDRESS AMOUNT TICKET No
1PattiLangloisSanford$50.001369
2HerbertLowellBirch Harbor$50.001052
3MarkEldridgeMillinocket$25.000789
4JackZukSanford$25.000184
5LoriArsenaultWoolwich$25.000038
6Jodi MacphailSaco$25.000235
7RebeccaBoutaughTurner$25.000782
8VictoriaDoughtySouth Portland$50.000014
9CarleneGouldStacyville$50.000962
10SandiAndersonWinslow$25.000386
11LisaBrunelleSanford$25.001103
12Brian WestmanDover-Foxcroft$25.000692
13GeorgeDorrDresden$25.000486
14EricFowlerRockland$25.000100
15BryerMcDougalMillinocket$50.000971
16ToddDesjardinsOakland$50.000425
17WillProctorTopsham$100.000036
18LukeKnightThomaston$25.000064
19TimFaustSurry$25.000892
20TimCallahanStrong$25.000510
21DeePhillipsBangor$25.000609
22RichardThayerHallowell$50.001312
23JanetMcKennaSouth Gardiner$50.001267
24GeorgeCarterSeal Cove$25.000926
25EdytheWillisWarren$25.000093
26ErthelVienneauVeazie$25.000611
27MikeHopkinsHermon$25.000606
28MariseAnagnostSanford$25.000146
29CheryleHersomSidney$50.000444

State President’s Homecoming Celebration

Has it already been a Year? Well no, not quite yet, but President John and First Lady Jessica have entered into the back side of their year at the helm of Maine Elkdom and their Biddeford-Saco home lodge is planning a celebration for their Homecoming on Saturday, February 29th.
     For more information contact the Biddeford-Saco lodge at 207-283-1597 or click Homecoming Info.