Walter Boomsma

Fundraising Committee Report — May 2017
-- Update on fundraising projects

By Steven Haycock, Chairman If you couldn’t attend the Variety Show on April 29th at Topsham Grange, you missed a great show!  We had many wonderful musical acts and hilarious skits, jokes and stories.  During intermission, we all ate delicious pies for refreshments.  This was organized by Ruby Bryant.  Our raffles were a big success and […]

Communications Bullet
-- NE Lecturer's Conference Information Posted

With thanks to MSG Lecturer Margaret Morse, a complete packet of information regarding the 2017 NE Lecturers’ Conference has been uploaded tot he website… you can find it on the “Conferences Page” or download it directly: 2017 NE Lecturers Conference Packet. Note that the deadline for registering is June 30, 2017. Also, summer and fall are […]

Big Opportunities at the Big E
-- small jobs that are fun!

by Vicki Huff The Maine State Grange needs your help at the Big E. Maine is responsible for filling 18 work shifts in the New England Grange Building at this year’s fair. The dates Maine is responsible for are the first three days of the fair: September 15, 16, and 17. There are two shifts […]

Open Farm Day Registration Information

The following invitation has been issued by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.   Don’t miss your chance to participate in the 28th Anniversary of Open Farm Day scheduled on Sunday, July 23, 2017! We are looking forward to this opportunity to promote Maine’s diverse agricultural community.   Open Farm Day is the perfect […]

Communications Bullet
-- Junior Grange Camp Registration Packet Available

A Junior Grange Camp Packet 2017 is now available on the site on the Program Books and Information Page, Junior Section. As has been previously announced, Junior Camp is June 10 – 11, 2017 at Scribner’s Mills Preservation and Homestead in Harrison, Maine. Please note that the deadline for registration is approaching fast: May 20, 2017. For […]

Lecturer’s Column — May 2017
-- conferences are coming!

By Margaret Morse, MSG Lecturer Do you like meeting new people? The Northeast Lecturer’s Conference may just be the conference for you! It is also a great place to get reenergized and get suggestions for programs that you may not have thought of before. The conference is open to all Grangers, not just lecturers or […]

Helping Future Leaders with Educational Aid

by Glenys Ryder Vice President of the Educational Aid Fund On behalf of the MSG Educational Aid and the Howe’s Nurses Scholarship Fund, I am issuing a plea for your support.  This goes out to non-members, as well as to members of the Grange. The cost of a college education is increasing each year, and […]

Double Award Ceremony held at Victor Grange
-- Fairfield Grange celebrates 586 years of membership

After a successful baked bean supper, Victor Grange #49 honored some of their most deserving members in two award ceremonies. In honor of Grange month, members chose to give posthumously a Patrons of Husbandry Flag and Grave marker to the families of some of our most dedicated members. Their contribution to Victor Grange at the […]

Community Service Corner — May 2017
-- contest reminders

By Christine Corliss, Community Service/FHH Director Community Service Corner Spring has arrived.  Everyone should have that lighthearted feeling with the sun shining, birds singing and crocus’s blooming. What a great time to get out there and spread some spring cheer with community service.  Remember even though spring is just arriving, soon it will be the […]