Exalted Ruler Message
Greeting Brother and Sister Elks:
Our new Elk year has started and as always it's an active one. The installation of the Lodge Officers as well attended by our Lodge and the Doe Club. Special thanks to DDGER, William Schmidt for presiding. Many Officers also had the support of their family and friends at this event which was provided by the Lodge.
Myself and many of the Lodge officers and their families and friends attended the 150th Anniversary Gala of the Elks where we networked with other Lodges from all around the state. Polish Night once again was a tremendous success and was hosted by PDDGER Raymond Smolenski.
The Lodge Building Committee, chaired by PER Paul Glaz, is busy making plans for renovations to the bottom floor this summer and also painted the Lodge room and Anteroom. They have also replaced lighting and done electrical work inside and outside the Lodge. I will continue to update the Lodge on their fine work.
The Doe Club once again has given us a very generous donation which allows us to continue our charitable works. I congratulate Edna and her slate of officers on their election to office and look forward to working with them. I again remind all Elks to support the Doe Club functions, such as Supermarket Bingo and the Sock Hop so they can continue their fine work.
I would like to see an increase in attendance at our general meetings so you can give your input into the running of the Lodge. Finally remember your ENF donations, they allow us to perform our charitable works. I would be remiss if I did congratulate Lou Gilli for Officer of the Year and Bob Konen for Elk of the year. Two highly deserving men who went beyond the call last year in service to the Lodge.
Once again, I am honored to be your Exalted Ruler and will do my best in representing each of you.
Yours in Fidelity,