“No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.” – James Allen
This quote is especially appropriate for my email this week. Read on and you will understand.
Last week was an epic week of Lodge activities, celebrations and recognitions, and epicurean delights. If you missed it, please know we also missed having you here.
There are so many people to thank… starting with the ladies in the office who answered questions, took reservations and payments, and work many hours to facilitate a month-end, year-end, a new Fraternal Year, paying of dues, new membership cards, and everything that goes along with the protocol of the yearly Installation of Lodge Officers. It was a mammoth undertaking and they all did a superb job! Thank you!
Thanks to the Club Managers, cooks, waitresses, bartenders, food runners, greeters, various additional volunteers, and our Volunteer and Activities Coordinators, who all helped to make last week a success.
Thanks to all the District Officers and District Exalted Rulers who attended our Installation of Officers and helped to make it a special event.
Thanks to our Installing Grand Lodge Officers: District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, John Harry; Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Tommy Taylor; Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Tom Smith; Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Bill Vance; Past Vista Exalted Ruler; James Stewart, Past Exalted Ruler, Larry Fink; Past Exalted Ruler, Fred Schreiber, Past Exalted Ruler and Esquire to the District Deputy, Steve Roberts.
Finally, thanks to all of our members and guests who chose to join us and celebrate all that our Lodge has to offer! The year is just beginning and we have so much more in store as we move forward.
House Committee and Board of Directors Meetings
Our leadership meetings will be held in the Lodge Room of the Lodge this coming Thursday night at 6:30pm. All members are welcomed.
I want to offer a special welcome to our Lodge Officers for 2021-2022. I am looking forward to all we will be able to accomplish together during this next year on behalf of the Lodge. It’s an honor for me to serve with you!
Exalted Ruler Elect: David Workman, PER, House Committee Chairman
Esteemed Leading Knight: Melodie Chrysler
Esteemed Loyal Knight: James “Jim” Booth
Esteemed Lecturing Knight: Tex Perry
Esquire: Loriane Booth
Assistant Esquire: Deb Dyson
Chaplain: David Slottje
Assistant Lodge Chaplain: Anne Pearson
Inner Guard: Walter Pearson
Tiler: Diane Phillips
Secretary: Sharon Belleu
Treasurer: Joyce Ford
5th Year Trustee: Jerry Perrault
4th Year Trustee: Al Ogilvie
3rd Year Trustee: Steve Shaw
2nd Year Trustee: Tom Smith, PDDGER, Chairman of the Board
1st Year Trustee: Bruce Scyphers
Finally, Congratulations to our members who received the following awards and recognitions:
Certificates of Appreciation: Myra Walker, Gary Van Nevel, Deb Dyson, Howard Dyson, Jim Sibble and Dave Swanson
PER Fadeout Gift of Appreciation: James Leitholf (from James’ Leading Knight, David Workman – Sorry it was a year late!)
Rhinestone Elks pin of Appreciation: Sharon Belleu
Elk of the Month: Jack Bohm
Sweetheart of the Year: Anne Pearson
Citizen of the Year: Jim Davis
Officer of the Year: Al Ogilvie
Elk of the Year: Phillips Reid
What a way to begin a new year at the Lodge!
Have a great week!