LecturerWe’ll do our best to list conferences here with dates and links to information! Please remember, we can’t post what we don’t know!


The Big E

While not exactly a conference, the Big E (Eastern States Exposition) is scheduled for September 15, 2017, through October 1, 2017, in Springfield Massachusetts. There are a number of volunteer opportunities for Maine Grangers. See this post or contact Vicki Huff for more information.

Maine Lecturers’ Conference

The Maine State Lecturers’ Conference will be held on September 30, 2017,  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. Contact State Lecturer Margaret Morse for additional information.

Maine State Grange Convention

MSG Annual Convention will be held October 19 – 21, 2017 in Skowhegan.

Information about volunteering to help in the kitchen

State Convention Banquet Info 2017 Information and reservation form for the Ag Luncheon and Annual Banquet.

State Convention Schedule 2017 Schedule of events–note this will require legal-sized paper for printing.

National Grange Convention

November 7 – 11, 2017 in Spokane, Washington. Additional information on the National Grange Website.


Looking ahead…

Northeastern Youth Conference 2018

July 13 — 15, 2018. Maine will be hosting. Contact MSG Youth Director Terry LaCombe Stevens for more information.

  13 Responses to “Conferences”

  1. please send me the State Grange schedule for the sessions on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 for my parents, Guy and Nancy Ellms. Thank you.

    • Betsy… Thanks for your comment. The schedule hasn’t been released yet, but we’ll post it as soon is it is. Note that State Session actually begins on Wednesday evening, October 15 with the annual banquet and there will be events on Thursday. We’ll be in touch!

  2. Is there an application for the State Conference? Is there a fee other than the banquets and lunches? What do I need to bring to take the sixth degree?

    • Thanks for your questions, Rebecca! It’s great that you are considering attending. Here are some short answers to your questions–more complete answers will be posted soon!

      There is a registration form required from non-delegates who plan to attend. Your subordinate Grange secretary should have a copy you can fill out and return, but I hope to have a “register online” capability for you within a day or two! There is no fee for attending.

      Sixth Degree Candidates need to know the passwords (fourth and fifth) which you can get from your Subordinate and Pomona Masters.

  3. What day of the week is the CWA getting together to work on crafts?

    • Hi Christine… I’m not sure a specific schedule has been set… you might contact Karen Flagg, CWA Director. Her phone number is 225-2328 and email address is Flagg_Karenatyahoodotcom  (Flagg_Karenatyahoodotcom)  . Thanks for posting!

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