Greetings! Well July was fun, especially for a slow month. If you didn’t attend the Country Western Visitation Night you really missed out. We had approximately 80 people from other lodges in the district plus around 50 from our lodge attend. The food was out of this world, and the service was superb. I am still getting comments from people from all around the district about how much fun they had. AND we made over $400 for Operation Shoebox! This event would not have been possible without all of the amazing volunteers we have at our lodge. From the crew that came in and set all of the tables and decorate the room, Bill Orblych and his cooking and serving team, the amazing bartenders, and Yee Haw for the Sheriff and her Deputies! - They all really outdid themselves!! The main purpose of these Visitations is to introduce everyone to the District Vice President. DVP Sal Lentine was not able to be there with us for our visitation as he was having heart problems and hospitalized. Sadly, Sal was not able to recover from his illness and passed away four short days later. Sal was a very dedicated Elk and a good friend to many of us. He will certainly be missed. There was an Elks Memorial Service held for Sal July 28th at his home lodge or Port St. Lucie. It was a very moving service. And there was not a dry eye in the house. Brothers and Sisters, grab your loved ones and hug them tight. Call those you haven’t talked to in a while. You never know when the last time you spoke to someone could wind up being THE LAST TIME!
Wendy Carns, Exalted Ruler
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