to see the 2015 SMART Team planned events

As most of you know we have formed a Shrine Membership Action Renewal Team (SMART).
Other temples are successfully using SMART teams to build membership and involve younger
people in the Shrine. Our SMART team is a group of ANAH Shrine couples of different ages and
tenures that we brought together to build family involvement at ANAH. We have met three
times already to start new family events or support existing events with families in mind. Every
person on our team is actively chairing or helping with our activities. These are the things we
are planning in 2015.
May 16th – Doug & Robyn Dulac -Hospital Support Night. This will be a dinner dance with
several current or past hospital patients speaking. We will have a spaghetti feed at $10.00 per
person, live entertainment and a silent auction. Every penny of profit generated will be split
between the Boston and Springfield hospitals. It is open to the public so bring friends and
family and see what we really do as Shriners.
August 8th – Dan & Lanci Costain are graciously hosting a family farm day at their farm in
Newport. There will be things like BBQ, hay ride, cider press, animal petting, make your own
sundae, pumpkin carving and many more fun things.
Sept.? – Adam & Jamie Beals-Tailgate Party at the Temple for everyone. We need to iron out
more details, but will be similar to any tailgate party with BBQ, drinks, big screen TV, etc.
Oct. 30th – Ryan & Brooke Otis-Trunk or Treat at the temple. This will be a very fun event where
the kids can trick or treat at many different booths at the temple. We will probably have a
haunted house, games, and many more fun things going on.
Dec. 12 – Fred & Jen Brown-The SMART team has decided to help with the annual Christmas
Party put on by the Bangor-Brewer Shrine Club. This is always a great event with Santa, gifts,
making crafts, music etc.
Robyn Dulac & Jamie Beals are also working on a program to provide childcare at certain ANAH
Shrine events. This will provide a fun safe environment for those who would like to attend adult
Shrine events and have their kids nearby. We are talking to a group of college students who
currently provide childcare. Parents will schedule in advance and pay the sitters directly. We
plan a pilot program on May 16th. If you have questions on this please contact Robyn Dulac 207
478-2272 or Jamie Beals 207 852-0207.
All of these events are designed with the idea of involving families more. There will be more
details coming on the things that aren’t completely finished.
Doug Dulac