BANGOR, Maine — The national president or Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and his wife will make their official visit to Maine from Nov. 4 – 7.
Thomas G. Brazier of San Jose, Calif. was elected to the highest office of the 850,000 member organization at the Elks national convention held earlier this year in Austin, Texas.
There are 22 Elks Lodges in Maine with approximately 11,500 members, making it one of the largest fraternal organizations in the state.
Brazier and his wife, Venita, will tour Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain on Nov. 5 and will have lunch at the Ellsworth Elks Lodge at 1 p.m.
On Nov. 6, they will tour the Challenger Learning Center and take a historic tour of Bangor, followed by lunch at the Sea Dog Brewing Company and a tour of the Cole Land Transportation Museum.
A reception at the Bangor Elks Lodge will get underway on Nov. 6 with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m. The Grand Exalted Ruler will address the audience at 8 p.m. followed by presentations by the Maine Elks Association and individual lodges.
On Nov. 7, Brazier and his wife will tour the Bangor Daily News press facility in Hampden.