NEWSNews from the Maine Elks Association
New England Regional Hoop Shoot Images are now Available
For photos of the New England Region Hoop Shoot event, over the weekend of 10-12 March, 2023 at the University of Southern Maine-Gorham campus’ Costello Sports Complex may now be accessed at the MEA Flickr feed HERE.
Volunteer Your Support to the Touring Wall’s Stop in Sanford
Vector Sensory Awareness Machine for Veterans-Fundraising Info
Elks National Veterans Service Commission
Robert Kittredge, P.E.R.
Voluntary Service Representative
Augusta Lodge 964
873 Pond Rd. Sidney Maine 04330
207 242 6075 Bob@bbembmaine.info
March 6, 2023
It has come to my attention that many of you have funds to donate for the purchase of a Vector Sensory awareness Machine at Augusta Maine Veterans Home, and there is some confusion about where to send the money. Please make and send checks to the Maine Veterans Home AND most important in the Memo please write For Vector Sensory Machine
Maine Veterans Home
35 Heroes Way
Augusta, ME 04330
Attn: Life Enrichment
Thank you, again, for your contribution and support of Maine Veterans and their families.
Robert Kittredge, PER
Voluntary Service Representative
Life Enrichment Coordinator Debbie Sirois and
VAVS Representative Bob Kittredge with the new
Vector Sensory Awareness Machine.
Scholarship Committee Year-end Wrap-up
The MEA Scholarship Committee at 3 levels completed the following Activities & Tasks:
20 Lodge Scholarship Coordinators promoted the MVS Contest, Legacy Awards and Emergency Grants to their Lodge Membership and area High School Guidance Offices. Flyers, Brochures, Posters and Bookmarks were provided to each Lodge by the Elks National Foundation. Also, the use of Social Media, Lodge Newsletters and Newspaper Articles promoted the Scholarship offering.
19 out of 20 of the Lodges had applicants apply for the MVS Contest. Northern District led the way with 53 Applicants, followed by Coastal District with 31 and Central District with 17, for a total of 101 MVS Applicants statewide.
We had two new judges at the State Level, this year, Kathleen Cotterly, PDDGER from the Augusta Lodge and Deborah Mitchell, ER/PER from the Old Town Lodge. We also had the privilege to welcome back retired teacher Shawn Kimball. We feel very fortunate to have his eyes and expertise at this level of judging, as well.
We had a new Scholarship Coordinator at the District Level this year, also. We welcomed Laura Rollins, PER from the Millinocket Lodge. Laura stumbled across a concern, right from the get-go when the District Applications opened for scoring. In researching the problem and bringing it to the National Level, it was found that the issue was a computer glitch, that was shortly rectified and resolved at the National Level. Kudos Laura!!!
There were several new Scholarship Coordinators at the local Lodge level, as well. Congratulations, on your commitment to the youth in your communities. A huge Thank You goes to all that worked hard in promoting the Elks Scholarships Programs. We appreciate your continued support in helping our youth further their educational endeavors.
I am pleased to announce that the following Lodges have scholars that have advanced to the National Level of Judging: Ellsworth, Farmington, Gardiner, Houlton, Portland and Presque Isle. These top six Scholars and their families will be invited to join us at the Maine Elks Association State Convention on Saturday, May 6th.
It is important that each of the Lodges complete and submit a Scholar/Family Registration Forms with Meal Selections,
and turn them in to Convention Committee Chairperson Vassie Fowler by the noted deadline of April 1st, 2023. Also, please send a copy of the Scholar/Family Registration forms to me at Lina Michaud, PER & MEA State Scholarship Coordinator, 27 Bunny Street, Augusta, ME 04330 or E-Mail: email@example.com.
I will be sending each Lodge Scholarship Coordinator a copy of the Maine Elks Association District & Lodge Scholarship Awards Letters. These Awards are granted through the Maine Elks Association. This letter will also go out to each Scholar with a copy for their School Guidance Counselor’s, as well.
We should be notified in late March with the list National MVS Finalists and Legacy Award Winners will be announced in late April.
Nominations will be accepted through March 15th for the MEA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD on behalf of their Dedicated and Meritorious Service to the Elks Scholarship Programs and the Youth of his/her community. Nominations may be for present or past service. Submit nominations to Lina Michaud @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming Exalted Rulers, Congratulations!!! Please be sure to submit complete contact information for your Lodge Scholarship Coordinator, for the MEA Directory, to include, name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This must be updated in CLMS by your Secretary, too.
ENF Emergency Grant Applications open May 1st. Contact Lina with any questions on these renewable grants for children of disabled or deceased Elks. There are special details and requirements around these grants.
Remember these Scholars are our Future Leaders! Elks Care ~ Elks Share
Lina Michaud, PER
MEA Scholarship Coordinator
February 2023 Calendar Winners
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