Message from the Exalted Ruler

January 2019

Greetings Fellow Elks!


Happy New Year!! 

All I can say is – What the Heck was That?? That was 2018 slamming the door on the way out. And although it seems like 12 months passed entirely too quickly, I have to admit, they were an amazing 12 months. We did a lot of great things last year. And now that the holidays are over, it is time for us all to get back to work. Our children and Vets need us all months of the year, not just the Holiday Season. We have our charities to support, events to throw, and meetings to attend. And you are all invited to attend and volunteer. We can use all the help we can get!

I am really excited for the next few months. Our House Committee has several fantastic events scheduled. Please contact Kathi Shotwell to volunteer!! And do yourself a favor and make your reservations early. 

There are three very important meetings coming up in February. The first three Thursday’s will include the regular meeting as well as Officer Nominations, with the third Thursday including Officer Elections. If you are ready to become more involved with your lodge, I strongly urge you to inquire now. Having been an officer for going on four years now, I can tell you that it is a very honorable position. So please consider stepping up and giving just a little bit of time to help make the decisions that keep us running!

So far this Elk year we have initiated 25 new members. That is Outstanding!! And we already have a handful ready to come in January. I’m sure we can hit 30 new members, but can we hit 40?? Let’s keep up the good work and see how many more friends we can recruit into our family. 


Wendy Carns, ER