Exalted Ruler Message

Greeting Brother and Sister Elks: 


I am humbled by  your vote of  confidence by electing me your EXALTED RULER.  I take this duty as both an honor and a privilege to both lead and serve our Lodge. I look forward to representing the Lodge, and each of you, both behind the scenes, and at Committee and PER meetings, socials, other Lodge functions, as well as when visiting the other Lodges in the Southeast District. I will also represent our Lodge at the New York State and National Conventions and report back to our Sponsor, Donald Rood, PDDGER and members on any changes in Elkdom.   


     I hope to see our membership continue to grow, as it did under Jr. PER Joe Entler and his officers, and will ask advice of him and the other PERs when needed. I would work diligently to increase attendance at general meetings and committees participation. We are capable of great things, and your input matters and would be appreciated. I will proudly lead our newly elected officers, some who I already have worked with, and some for the first time. I know each of them and am confident they will serve our Lodge well.  I also look forward to working closely with the Doe Club. I always felt I had a very strong relationship with them and plan to continue my support to them. They make us stronger through their support both in donations and attending our functions.     


    Starting off strong will motivate us forward throughout the year. I encourage you to actively participate in at least one committee, support our Does and Super Raffle drawing and attend our upcoming functions including; the April 25th general meeting with guest speaker, Jodi Bosworth Town Supervisor, and Polish Night on April 14th.  

     I again thank the Lodge for their confidence in me and will do my utmost to exceed your expectations .


     Yours in Fidelity,

 Micheal Pellegrino

     Exalted Ruler