Grange Leaders from the Northeast Region will assemble in Portland Maine from January 11 through 13 for the annual leaders’ development conference. This year’s conference is hosted by the Maine State Grange and features a number of workshops, breakout sessions, and addresses designed to develop leadership skills and move the organization forward.
Maine State Grange Administrative Coordinator James Owens notes that the conference is open to any Grange member. “We’re excited to be hosting this year’s conference,” Owens noted. “Having it in Portland means a great resource and opportunity for existing and potential Grange leaders is very close to home.”
Featured guests include National Grange Master Ed Luttrell and Michael Martin, Membership/Leadership Director of the National Grange. Among the workshops being offered are “Media and Member Relations” by Maine State Grange Webmaster Walter Boomsma and a Sunday morning devotional program my Maine State Grange Chaplain Clyde Berry. Breakout sessions are designed around specific functions and offices of the Grange. State Masters will gather on Saturday for a “Northeast Connection” meeting.
The Conference will open on Friday evening at the Seasons Event and Conference Center and close following a Sunday morning business meeting.
Rooms are available at the reduced rate of $55 per night (plus tax) single or double occupancy but reservations must be made by December 31, 2012.
Note that the conference registration deadline is December 15, 2012. The conference registration fee is only $10. (Meals are not included.)