State Officers, Committee Persons, Exalted Rulers,

Lodge Secretaries, and Members

I am honored to announce that on Tuesday November 8th, 2022 our Grand Exalted Ruler the Hon. Bruce A. Hidley and First Lady of Elkdom, Helen, will make their official visit to Maine.

A reception and dinner will be held in their honor at the Portland Elks Lodge #188 starting at 6:00 p.m. Information and costs will be sent out by the Lodge shortly, please make your reservations with them. All Lodges should have a representative attend this important event.

Gift presentations will follow his address, and following the presentations they will sign your dues card and present you with their pins.

Exalted Rulers or a designated appointee presenting gifts, are reminded to fill out a 3” x 5” index card stating your Name, Lodge, Title, and what you are presenting. The card needs to be given to Bruce Brunelle, the master of ceremonies, when you arrive.

Attached here is GER Hidley’s biography and their personal data sheet.

It contains his mailing address should you need to ship their gifts.

Lodge secretaries, please inform your members of this opportunity to meet and greet the Grand Exalted Ruler.

I look forward to seeing you as we give Bruce and Helen a warm Maine welcome during their visit.

Also during their stay in Maine, they will visit the Biddeford-Saco Lodge #1597 for lunch Wednesday November 9th. At 12:30. The Biddeford-Saco Lodge will send out a notice with pricing and reservation information.

Fraternally yours;

Andrew Constantine

Andrew Constantine SDGER

Skip to content