Maine Elks State Convention Central
May 5th to May 7th, 2023
State Convention In
The 93rd Maine Elks Association State Convention was held on April 29-May 1, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn-Riverwatch in Auburn. It was a great convention, and we hope that everyone who attended had a great time.
The Maine Elks Association Convention Committee invites you to the 94th Maine Elks Association State Convention to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine from May 5-7, 2023.
Registration Information will be made available in January 2023.
All events and activities for the 2023 Maine Elks Association State Convention will take place at the:
Hilton Garden Inn-Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, ME 04210
Reservation information will become available in January 2023.
Property Location A stay at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch places you in the heart of Auburn, steps from Androscoggin Historical Society and 4 minutes by foot from Festival Plaza. This hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Androscoggin River and 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Bonney Park.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 138 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Amenities Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and a ballroom.
Dining Enjoy American cuisine at Garden Grille & Bar, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Cooked-to-order breakfasts are served on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM for a fee.
Business Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Auburn? This hotel has 10436 square feet (970 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
If needed for overflow, rooms have been blocked at the Hampton Inn in Lewiston.
Maine Elks Association 94th State Convention Agenda
Friday, May 5, 2023
|12:00—4:00 PM||Registration||Dorothy Lewis Boardroom||Casual|
|12:00—4:00 PM||Vendor Exhibit||Great Falls View Room||Casual|
|5:00—6:00 PM||Social Hour||Great Falls View Room||Jacket/Tie|
|6:00—7:00 PM||Dinner||Riverwatch Grand Ballroom||Jacket/Tie|
|7:00—9:00 PM||Awards||Riverwatch Grand Ballroom||Jacket/Tie|
Saturday, May 6, 2023
|8:30—9:00 AM||PER Assn Meeting||Canal Room||Jacket/Tie|
|9:00—Noon||Vendor Exhibit||Great Falls View Room||Casual|
|9:00—Noon||Registration||Dorothy Lewis Boardroom||Casual|
|9:00—10:00 AM||Trustee Meeting||Mill Pond Room||Jacket/Tie|
|10:00—Noon||Business Meeting||Canal/Mill Pond Room||Jacket/Tie|
|Noon—5:00 PM||Free Time|
|Noon||Officer & Committee Photos (Public Relations)||Dorothy Lewis Boardroom||Jacket/Tie|
|1:00—2:00 PM||National Pre-Convention Meeting||Great Falls View Room||Casual|
|5/5:30—6:00 PM||Social Hour||Great Falls View Room||Semi-Formal or Jacket/Tie|
|6:00—9:30 PM||Dinner/Awards||Riverwatch Grand Ballroom||Semi-Formal or Jacket/Tie|
Sunday, May 7, 2023
|10:00—11:00 AM||Memorial Service||Riverwatch Grand Ballroom||Casual|
|11:00—12:00 PM||Officer Installation||Riverwatch Grand Ballroom||Casual|
Locations are subject to change—Notice will be given
EXALTED RULERS: Don’t forget your Gold Jewels, Tuxedo, White Jacket & Black Socks for Sunday Morning Service
Each year, the Maine Elks Association recognizes outstanding members and Lodges for their work showing Elks Care–Elks Share. Below is the tentative awards presentation agenda for each night’s awards banquet:
Friday, April 29, 2022
Award Ceremony to begin at approximately 7:30 PM
Lodge & State Awards
- Elks National Foundation, Walter Morrison “Give Me a Dollar” Award
- Drug Awareness
- Public Relations
- Lodge Activities / All American Lodge
- Outstanding District Exalted Rulers
- Maroon Nemer Award for Outstanding Committee Chairman
- Justin L. Ingersoll Jr. Award for Officer of the Year
- Maine Elks Association Elizabeth J. Sicard, Spouse of the Year Award
- Maine Elks Association Roland “Duke” Morgan, Elk of the Year Award
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Award Ceremony to begin at approximately 7:30 PM
- Americanism Essay Contest
- Drug Awareness Awards
- Coloring Contest
- Poster Contest
- Essay Contest
- Video Contest
- Youth Activities
- ENF Scholarship State Finalists
- State Major Project Check Presentation / MCCP
Each year, the Maine Elks Association compiles its annual reports of the work it has accomplished throughout the year, and publishes this information in a Convention Book. The Convention Book is provided to all registered attendees when checking in at the Convention.
In an effort to help defray the costs of the Maine Elks State Convention, the Convention Committee will once again be provide advertising space in the 2023 Convention Book. Advertising prices are to be determined.
More information on Advertising in the convention book will be forthcoming in January 2023
Registration information for the 2023 MEA State Convention will be made available in January 2023