OFF WE GO!!
A new Lodge year has begun and I look forward to working with you as we make Viera Lodge the “gold standard” for Elks in action. This is a very exciting year, as our own PER/DVP Tom Carns will be installed as the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the Southeast Central District of Florida. Tom has done great work at Viera Lodge as well as in the District and is very deserving of this honor. Tom will be installed in Tampa in July. It would be wonderful to have a large contingent of VIERA ELKS present to witness Tom’s big day. In other District and State happenings, PER/PDDGER Suzi Simonelli from Stuart-Jensen Lodge will be installed as the State President. This is an honor well deserved by Suzi, who is always banging the drum for Elkdom. Again it would be great to have a big turnout for her installation in May at the State convention in Orlando. Information will be forthcoming on both of these events. Please check the May Anvil as well as the bulletin board.
The new Lodge year has brought us a few new faces in various chairs and on various committees. Specifically, DVP Tom Carns is the new five-year Trustee, and Mark Harrell is the new Tiler. The House Committee is now comprised of Kathi Shotwell, Gail Miller, Chris Ferris, Becky Wills, Kasha Harrell and Helen Antieri. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for stepping up to serve your Lodge.
Reviewing the month of March, Member Karen Renzi and her team of helpers put on a great golf tournament at the Rockledge Country Club. The event was run to perfection, the weather was great, and the Lodge made a nice profit on the event. THANK YOU KAREN and all who helped.
We had our awards dinner/ member appreciation bar-b-que on the 27th that was well attended and enjoyed by all. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO ALL MEMBERS for your support of our various programs and events. We have completed the clean-up of the brush on the West side of our property. If you have a minute, take a stroll out there and check it out. Thanks to all who helped!! In April, the early-bird dinner will be served on the 10th . This is our way of thanking the Members who remitted their dues early. Please come down and join us for a spaghetti supper and fellowship. Rumor has it that House Committee member and baker extraordinaire Kasha Harrell will be at it again.
Remember to use your new Membership card for entry to the Lodge beginning April 5th. This is the card with the green background. In conjunction with the turnover of the Lodge year, the bartenders will be asking to see a current membership card for anyone using the buzzer for entrance to the Lodge. Please make sure you have your card available for inspection. I look forward to seeing you around the Loge and at our various events.
Until next month, stay safe, stay healthy, and MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Fraternally, Jerry Harrington, PER,