Walter Boomsma

Youth Public Speaking Contest

With apologies for the last minute announcement, the Youth Committee has announced a Youth Public Speaking Contest (not to be confused with the Junior Public Speaking Contest to be held in June). The contest will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Topsham Grange Hall on Pleasant Street in Topsham at 4:30 pm, before the Maine […]

Ocean View Grange Supports Veterans

by Larry Bailey, Master I am always gratified at the generosity of our Ocean View Grange members. In a desire to honor and thank our injured Veterans, we started a drive to provide ditty-bags filled with items useful to our veterans who are at Togus VA Medical Center. The list below shows what kind of […]

Enterprise Grange to Celebrate Community Citizens

by Marilyn Stinson Enterprise Grange #48, Richmond, Maine will celebrate 150 years of Grange by honoring citizens of Richmond and Dresden with Community Citizen Awards, Sunday, April 30th at 3:00 pm. at Enterprise Grange #48 Community Room, 15 Alexander Reed Road, Richmond. The recipients are Laurie Saunders of Richmond and David Probert of Dresden. The […]

Communications Bullet
-- Updated ODD Directory and more!

We’ve made some minor updates and changes to the ODD Directory (Officers, Directors, and Deputies) and uploaded it to the website! Please download and print some copies for yourself and your members: ODD-Directory-04-17. Also, note that we’ve added a new section to the “Program Books and Information Page” for the soon to be officially announced Agricultural […]

Finding Business Answers

Webmaster’s Note:  The following article is reprinted with permission from an e-newsletter published by Paul Stearns, State Representative for District 119, reprinted with permission.  Business Answers, a program of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, exists to assist new and prevailing businesses with start-up and expansion.  In conjunction with the online service, there is […]

What is a CoolBot?
-- Ag Ed Committee offers some programming ideas

Heather Retberg, Ag Ed Committee Director Even though you haven’t heard much about us yet, I’d thought I’d offer some examples of the kind of programming Granges can offer to promote Agricultural Education. This upcoming event might be of interest to share outside of our home community as an example of what our newly formed […]

Happy Birthday at Danville Grange!

Over thirty people were present recently to help Danville Junction Grange celebrate the one-hundred-fiftieth birthday of the Grange at their annual Open Meeting in conjunction with National Grange Month. A birthday cake was enjoyed during the dessert, which preceded the meeting. A re-dedication ceremony, which was issued by National Grange for their 125th anniversary, was […]

Communications Column — April 2017
-- why are we having this meeting?

By Walter Boomsma, Communications Director During National Grange Master Betsy Huber’s visit, it was my distinct honor to facilitate the “town hall” discussion during the Piscataquis Pomona Meeting. There were nearly a dozen Granges represented and over thirty Grangers and guests. The conversations were spirited and encouraging throughout the entire evening starting with our supper. […]

Youth Committee Report — April 2017
-- youth activities coming soon

By Terry Lee LaCombe-Stevens Youth Committee Member We will be having the Sign a Song Contest, in Topsham at The Grange Hall on April 29th at 4:30 p.m.! For contest rules go to and click on Youth! The Maine State Grange Youth will host the 2018 Northeast Youth Conference! We are looking for Youth […]