Walter Boomsma

Lecturer’s Column — August 2017
-- by Margaret Morse, MSG Lecturer

Where has time gone? The 2017 Northeast Lecturers Conference is over and I am now looking ahead to all that needs to be done before October. I would like to thank all those who traveled from Maine to Castleton, Vermont to support me and take part in Maine’s program. I would also like to thank […]

Junior Report — August 2017
-- By Christine Hebert, Junior Director

Contest Winners Make a Boat that Floats, Ages 5-7 First place-Reagan Crockett Make a Boat that Floats, Ages 8-11 First place-Carter Pike Second place-William Stinson-Barone Third place-Cameron Rae Participant-Hailey Pike Stick Frame with Picture,  Ages 8-11 First place–Rowen O’Hanlon Second place–Hailey Pike Third place–Carter Pike Ag Stick Frame with Picture, Ages 12-14 First place–Isaac Benn Participants–Elijah […]

Communications Bullet
by Walter Boomsma, Communications Director

I posted the schedule of Officer Installations for Vicki Huff’s team this morning… they are up to twelve planned installations and Vicki says they should be considered “fully booked.” Any scheduled installations I have been told about are listed on the “sticky” post on the site. You may wish to contact the host Grange and […]

Master’s Minute
by Rick Grotton, MSG Master

It is that time of year again when the seven Northeast states are finalizing plans before the Eastern Exposition Fair in W Springfield, MA opens on September 15, 2017. As most of you know, Maine has trustees for the New England Grange Building located on the fairgrounds. Each year we are required to send helpers to […]

Porter Grange Gets Face Lift and Potential Members!

Porter Grange #569 got a well-deserved face lift this summer. The outside of the building was painted and a new porch light was added in memory of Dottie Locke who we lost last year. On Saturday, July 22, we had an open house with refreshments to celebrate the National Grange 150th birthday. Porter Grange was […]

2017 Agricultural Fair Program

Maine has some of the best agricultural fairs in New England.  If you want to know more about Maine’s great agricultural fairs, go to the Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs Web site for the latest news and information. For a listing of upcoming fairs, or if you wish to receive State fair news, click here.

Communications Bullet
by Walter Boomsma, Communications Director

Just a short message to point out and explain a few things… Geek Alert! Some of this is a bit technical–you may skip any portion when your eyes start to glaze over. A recent change to post formatting has been made to accommodate post previews in the new subscription service.  Secondary headlines will be minimized […]

CWA Updates — July 2017
-- By Karen Flagg, MSG CWA Director

First of all, I salute all of you ladies and your many talents as I recently found out that I can’t even use a lawn mower or bush cutters without being wounded so with that being said let’s get going on needed information. This year’s conference is scheduled for August 26th, starting time is by […]

Family CampOut Report
-- by Sherry Harriman, MSG Overseer

We had 35 people participate in all or part of the campout weekend.   The weather had its good and bad times but mostly comfortable for outside activities. Friday morning 23 went to play mini golf, having lots of cheers, jeers, and laughter. Rick got the low score of 49. He did have some help […]

Grange Family Legacy Commendation Available
-- News from National

In honor of the Grange’s 150th birthday, the National Grange is starting the Grange Legacy Family Recognition program to honor those families who have five or more generations involved as Grange members. “We give recognition to individuals who have been a Grange member for 25, 50, 75, 80, and even 90 years, and we want […]