Walter Boomsma

NEGB Annual Report
-- by Vicki Huff, Trustee

A big thank you to those Maine Grangers who contributed to the success of the store at the New England Grange Building this year. As a Trustee I want to thank you and so does the Store Manager and Building Managers who run the store for us. Below is this year’s preliminary report: This year’s […]

Master’s Memo — October 2017
-- By Rick Grotton, MSG Master

The year has passed quickly. State Grange is upon us once again upon us. Hope to see you there!!! Thank you to Manchester Grange members for hosting a 150th Birthday celebration on October 8. There were about 40 present on this very windy day who enjoyed a prepared lunch followed by entertainment by local Maine […]

Agriculture Report, October 2017
-- by Karen Hatch Gagne, Director

Thank you to all the Granges and Grange members who set up Grange Exhibits at our Maine Agricultural Fairs.  The displays looked professional and they tell a story of who we are.  Congratulations to all!  Here is the list of Fairs, Granges and placing I have received back by fair.   And a very special thank […]

Message from National Master

Dear Grange  Member This year feels like none other with the mounting losses of life and property by devastating natural disasters throughout our nation. Members in Florida, Texas and friends in Puerto Rico and other states are still recovering from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This morning, we are continuing to get updates on losses […]

Fire Prevention Week

In a fire, seconds count.  Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14) theme:  “Every Second Counts:  Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important.  It reinforces why everyone needs to […]

View from the Farm — October 2017
-- by Heather Retberg

Sometime mid-week, the changing colors of the leaves went from drought-stressed, washed out reds and oranges to bright, flaming scarlets and green-yellows reminiscent of springtime. Overnight, the harsh edges of the dry summer and fall appeared to soften, to warm, and to relax once again. Phil and Ben brought Teeter and Leona, along with Fred, […]

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

Congratulations to Hailey Pike for winning 3rd place “Make a Boat that floats” in the (New England Grange Building Junior Project) Nice job Hailey! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, may we be thankful and grateful for the food and fellowship we share, and let us […]

“Vote in Honor of a Veteran” Buttons Available

The Department of the Secretary of State is taking orders for buttons to honor our veterans on Election Day.  The button, which reads “I’m Voting in Honor of a Veteran,” is personalized with the name of a veteran the voter wants to recognize for his or her sacrifices to ensure our freedoms, including the right to […]

Youth Committee Report — September 2017
-- by Terry Lee LaCombe-Stevens, Youth Director

Where has the year gone? State Convention is in just a two weeks and I Still haven’t located my Youth Regalia. Have you seen our sash? I’m looking forward to seeing old youth and we hope to welcome new youth. Please encourage anyone 14 to 35 to join us this year at State Grange. We […]

Bangor Grange Community Citizen Award
-- by Rolf Staples, Master

Bangor Grange presented Lt. Tim Cotton his Community Citizen Award at our meeting Tuesday. The following is his write-up the next day that he posted on Facebook: “Sliding my thumb up and down the smudged and scratched glass of my Samsung phone allows a glimpse into the thoughts of my Facebook friends. Most of my […]