Marilyn Stinson advises us that in addition to the “mugs” listed, a plastic cup is also allowed as long as it has the Grange logo or emblem. The complete rules have been posted to the Documents You Asked For, Program Books section of the website.
Mug Shot Contest
A. Take a Grange Mug or travel cup (from anyplace or occasion or date) that has some kind of Grange logo on it and get your camera and start getting mug shots. If you can’t find a Grange mug, take a plain mug; decorate it with a Grange sticker or something to make it a Grange mug! A plastic cup with a Grange logo or emblem may also be used.
B. Get a small, inexpensive photo album and put your name, address, Grange & number and age – Junior, Youth, Senior Youth, in one of the sleeves. Backwards so it doesn’t show for judging.
C. The rules are simple: take a minimum of 12 of these 15 pictures and insert the pictures in the album and get it to State Grange Session before 10:00 am on Thursday.
D. Judging will be on content, creativity and clarity of the photo.
The 15 choices of pictures (remember only 12 needed) are:
- Holding hot chocolate & candy cane
- Holding cup of soup or chowder
- Holding flowers
- Holding pens & pencils, etc.
- Holding toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
- At a library
- At a Grange function
- At fire department
- At an official building (city hall, town office, state capitol, etc.)
- In a Fair Exhibit
- On a stage
- With a stuffed animal
- With a musical instrument
- Person drinking out of it
- Hiding or peeking out of something (leaves, bushes, stuffed animals, you choose)
The following information must be included with your entry:
Name ___________________________ Address _________________________
________________________________ Grange _____________________ #___
Circle age group: Jr. Youth Sr. Youth
Any questions? Check with Marilyn Stinson beedlehillroadrunnercom (beedlehillroadrunnercom) , 71 Beedle Rd, Richmond, 04357, or 737-2611.
I’m always glad to see the Easter Bunny as I know Spring is around the corner. Flowers will soon be in bloom.
CJ is off to Texas. We will miss CJ at the Youth meeting this Sunday April 7th @ headquarters. We hope to see all the members we contacted. We need to work on the Youth Department . We would like to see 2 members from each Pomona. Pomona Master. Please send 2 members from your Pomona. We have invited some members.
I will attend the Eastern Youth Conference with my brother (Mark Rae), niece (Mia) and nephew (Cameron) April 12th. Despite Mia and Cameron show their horses in the Summer, they will attend The Northeast Youth Conference June 28th and find time for Jr Grange.
See you Sunday at 1:30pm.
Terry LaCombe, Co Youth Director
Submitted by State Overseer Vicki Huff…
For those who may remember when the Youth Department sold sunbursts for a $1.00 and the money was donated to Camp Sunshine. Here is your chance to support Camp Sunshine again without spending any money, just a few minutes of your time.
- In your browser at the top of the page please type in NASCAR.com and hit [enter].
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and left click on “NASCAR Foundation” It is near the bottom of the second column (this will take you to the voting page).
- Click on the arrow that says “Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award vote now.”
- Click on the dot next to the name Ron Eby (he is the founder of Camp Sunshine) scroll down and you will need to fill in your name, address and email and also type in the two words on the right (no space between the words).
- You will get a thank you for voting and a note that says you can cast one vote every 24 hours. Voting stops at the end of this week as the winner will be announced at the NASCAR banquet Friday night.
This is an opportunity to say thank you to a person from Maine who has gone above and beyond in helping children with life threatening illnesses.
Reposted from the New England City and Town News Notes Blog… what a great idea for community service!
Meals on Wheels drivers in Sheffield, MA, and Mount Everett High School National Honors Society students will be collaborating on a sand pail project during the fall.
Students are collecting five-gallon buckets, decorating them, and filling them with sand/salt. When the preparations are completed, the students will ride with Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver the buckets and visit with Meals on Wheels clients so that they may have protection from ice at an arm’s length from the door.
Just a short note to say Hello and to let everyone know that the Youth Committee will hold a 50/50 at State Grange and will have a Chinese Auction this year. To donate unwanted items contact Terry LaCombe-Stevens or CJ Roy.All items will be accepted at the beginning of convention.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the convention.
We would also like to congratulate our fellow Youth…. Ed Worthley who will soon be married!
Terry LaCombe-Stevens 207-327-1692
CJ Roy 207-737-9007
As many of you already know I attended the Northeastern Regional Youth Conference(NEYC) July 13th! It was a lot of fun and I met many great people. I judged the Drill Competition and Mass won, we had several states competing (excluding Maine) it was very close. NH came in last,but it was by very little.Conn placed 2nd followed by RI. NY placed next to last,however they had difficulty, but the overall presentation was not perfect. Although clothing does not matter,shirts should be clean and wrinkle free!
The Big E is quite a fairground and Maine owns the land our building is on…..The Governor can sign a bill in Springfield.
We went to the Springfield Museum and had Fun….Fun……Fun!
I will share more at the Maine Youth Camp next weekend at Maine State Grange! Please contact me ASAP if you plan on attending! Any Youth 14 to 18 or not your own Guardian must fill out paperwork! We need a Medical form,agreement and Registration form filled out! If you are 18 and older you can fill out paperwork the day of camp. Here is the Agenda:
4:30-6:30PM Sign in
11pm Vespers (please have a program ready)
Midnight Lights Out!
9-11:30am Practice Competition
3:30-4:30PM Free time/Practice Competition
4:30-5:30PM Clean up Grange Building
Midnight Lights Out!
8:00-9:00AM Breakfast/Pack Up
10:30 AM Drill Practice for Maine State Grange/Contest
1:00PM Check Out/Lunch on own
Hope to hear from all of you very soon!!!!
Great news about JR Grange! Brooks has agreed to help me start a new JR Grange the 2nd and 4th Monday after school every mth. My Niece and Nephew are looking forward to it. My Granddaughter is only 2mths but will attend when able!
Hope to see everyone at the bounce house BBQ being put on by the Brooks Grange!
Terry LaCombe-Stevens,CO Youth Director MSG
207-356-2492 Cell / Home 327-1692 terryllacombegmailcom (terryllacombegmailcom) 148 Old Town Rd,Hudson,ME 04449
The Youth Department had a very busy afternoon at State Grange February 20th! Master Brewer was very busy overseeing the committee meetings. The Youth Committee met with both Membership and The Junior Committee.
The Membership Committee would like ACTION Pictures of Youth. If you have a picture of Grange Youth, helping or working in the community, send your pictures to Rick Grotton, Terry or CJ before April 21st.
The Junior and Youth will have a joint YARD SALE Sat the 23rd of June in Augusta. The Youth/Junior will continue saving Labels for Education. For more information about joint ventures read Laurie`s Junior column.
The Youth Committee voted to encourage Subordinate Granges to work directly on the THE ADOPT A SOLDIER OR PLATOON PROJECT. If you have friends or relatives in the service send them a care package!
Bowling will take place in April-start planning now! Golf will be in June-get your team together!
Public Speaking and Sign a Song contests judging will be at State Grange April 21st.
Youth Conference is July 13-15th this year! If you are a Youth between 14-35 years old and want to be on a Drill Team contact CJ or Terry!
We will have a Youth Camp in August this year. It will be at State Grange –more information to follow!
Youth interested in Tweeting let us know!
Youth Contest to be judged at Family camp out weekend.
The contests are;
- COLLECTIONS-DO YOU COLLECT SOMETHING?
- CANNED FOOD-CAN YOU COOK?
We are looking for Youth Ambassadors (16-21) and Couple Ambassadors(18-35)! Let us know if you are interested.
We have a new contest The Maine State Grange Youth Mug Shot Contest — Details to follow soon!
Details for all our contest (excluding our new contest) can be found in the MSG Program Handbook!
It is almost time to wish everyone – A HAPPY SPRING !
Happy New Year from the newly appointed Co Youth Directors!
We would like to THANK our past Youth Director Sue Hackett for all her hard work.We know how hard she worked, even when she was not feeling well.We would also like to send a special Thank-You to our Past Master Jim Owens!
We would enjoy hearing from any youth with any suggestions, problems, complaints or ideas you have for the upcoming year! CJ can be reached at (207)462-1994 or 737-9007-and Terry can be reached at (207)327-1692,356-2492 or terryllacombegmailcom (terryllacombegmailcom) .
Terry is a 4th generation Granger and Master of the Hudson Grange! CJ has been an active Youth/JR Grange member for several years! We are also looking forward to working with The Worthy Master Brewer and the entire Maine State Grange. We know Master Brewer had a very difficult job appointing a Director as he had many Worthy Grangers to choose from!
We look forward to a productive year and will report after we meet this Month. Fraternally, CJ and Terry Co Youth Directors, Maine State Grange