The information following is reprinted from the July-September Lecturers’ Newsletter by Margaret Morse, MSG Lecturer. You can download a copy of the newsletter from the Program Books and Information Page.
The theme for 2017– 2018 will be the following quote:
“FAMILY is like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. “
September 1, 2017 — GRANGE BOOK READING CLUB ENTRIES DUE
List sent or emailed to the State Lecture. Please put “books” on the outside of the envelope or on the subject line.
GROUPS: Subordinate Members & Junior Members 5-9 & 10-14 (age Oct 1 of current year)
All entries MUST include: Name, Address, Grange Name & Number
Total number of Books read & Total number of pages read
List all books separately include: Title, Author, and Number of pages
September 30, 2017 — The Maine Lecturers’ Conference will be held at Topsham Grange from 9:30 until 11:30.
The agenda for the day will include a review of new programs and awards for the poetry, skit and story writing contests as well as the book reading contest. The annual Talent Contest will also be held.
The Talent Contest is open to all Subordinate Grange members (you may use Junior members in your act.)
Categories include: vocal, instrumental, or variety acts
Judging will be done with one winner as Best in Show. Time limit: six (6) minutes.
The winner of the Maine Talent Contest will be eligible to participate in the “Night of Excellence” at National Grange in November. Ability to attend National Grange is not required to enter this contest.