The Maine Elks Association Roaming Elk Committee is pleased to report that on June 8, 2022, the Farmington Elks Lodge #2430 captured the Central District Roaming Elk from the Waterville Elks Lodge #905. A total of 7 members were present to capture the trophy at their Wing Night event. The Central District Trophy can now be captured from the Farmington Elks Lodge #2430 at a future meeting or event.
As Brotherly Love is one of the four great principles of the Order, the Roaming Elk program was instituted in 2011 as a way for members to have fun traveling to another Lodge in their district to attend events or Lodge Meetings. For a Lodge to capture the trophy in their district, they must have five members of that Lodge travel to a Lodge that holds the Roaming Elk Trophy and attend an event at which they must participate or attend a Lodge meeting. They must remain at the Lodge for at least one hour to capture the trophy. If more than one Lodge attempts to capture the trophy at the same time, the Lodge that has the most members in attendance will take the trophy home. If the number of members is tied, then the Lodge that traveled the furthest will claim the trophy. For more information on the Roaming Elk Program, including the full set of rules, visit https://maineelks.org/roaming-elk/