Submitted by MSG Lecturer Sherry Harriman
Maine is hosting 100th North East Grange Lecturers Conference. August 3, 4, & 5 (Mon, Tues, Wed) at St Joseph’s College, 278 White’s Bridge Road, Standish, Maine 04084. The campus is on Sebago Lake near North Windham a couple of miles off Route 302. There is a waterfront beach on the campus for you to use. There is also an indoor pool you may use for a fee. This is a big tourist area, so if you plan to stay at a hotel or cabins nearby, reserve early.
All are welcome to attend it is not exclusive to Lecturers or lecturer’s elect. The full conference will cost $190 for a double room and $200 for a single room. This includes two nights lodging, six meals, seven state programs, workshops, conference fee, idea sharing, fun, fellowship, and entertainment. All buildings are air-conditioned and handicapped accessible.
If you choose not to stay in the dorm a one-time $25 commuter fee will be charged. This covers you for much of the conference you wish to attend. Meals may be purchased individually in advance.
Whether you are a full-time participant or a commuter, including State Officers if attending, everyone must pre-register by the July 10th deadline date. Persons only attending the “Spirit Night” event Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. will be charged a $10 registration fee.
Workshops to choose may include Who wants to be Lecturer by National Lecturer; Fun in the Grange; Grange fundraising; programs with small numbers; state fire marshal’s office: health care reform changes (or something in this nature); a healthier you; and Michael Martin the National Leadership/Membership Director may be joining us. Some workshops will be presented twice.
Information, schedules and registration forms will be sent to your Grange secretary in the middle of May. Be sure to register and send all money by July 10th.
I will be needing some help and contacting you later with details. Please join us to make the 100th annual conference a big success.