Exalted Ruler Message
Dear Brother and Sister Elks,
We are trying to get back to form by having social events at the Lodge. We all in need of social interaction. This pandemic has affected each and every one of us. The Lodge has been financially hurt because of the loss of social and private events.
As for 2021, we ended December with the Doe Christmas party and the Elks welcomed 2022 with their New Year’s Eve gala, both of which was a huge success. Please remember the Lodge follows strict NYS covid guidelines with masks and social distancing in effect at all events.
2022 – here we come! In February, our Super Bowl party is on Sunday, the 13th. On Saturday, February 26, we have two big events: NYS Elks Association President Barry Griffith will be visiting our Lodge for lunch. That evening at Massapequa Lodge is the Southeast District Major Projects charity dinner in honor of the State President. See details inside. Can we please have a good showing of our Lodge members and families to welcome our State President?
March brings Irish Night on the 13th, Doe Supermarket Bingo on the 12th, and Birthday Night on the 28th.
We installed Michael Spiaiggia and William Meade at our November 10 meeting. Welcome, gentlemen, to the BPOE (the best people on earth). New members are currently being vetted and will be installed in March. Please be there for them as our current members were there for you. As I write this, our next slate of Officers will be determined and voted for at the end of February. I realize that our new Elks year begins April 1st. New officers to lead the Lodge, members stepping up to take over chairs or committees. I am asking each of you to participate and help us move forward to create a strong 2107 in 2022.
As this is my last Exalted Ruler message, I would like to express my deepest thanks and appreciation to all of my Officers, and especially Donald Rood, who have shown such confidence in me to help guide the Lodge throughout this year.
It was an honor to serve #2107 and will continue to do so in the future.
May the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, and Fidelity guide you in all your endeavors. I hope this bulletin finds you and your family in good health.