Exalted Ruler’s Message
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. So often, we get wrapped up in our daily lives that we forget to pause and give thanks. We especially want to thank the men and women who serve our Country. Continuing to give them thanks, the Elks will host a Veteran’s Christmas dinner on December 13th. This event is made possible by grant funds we received from the Elks National Foundation.
December also brings many other traditional events to the Elks. Mark your calendars for these events and please try to attend:
- December 3rd Annual Elks Memorial Service 2 pm Banquet Hall
- December 15th Annual Elks Christmas Dinner 5:30-8 pm Banquet Hall
- December 21st Annual Tom and Jerry night in the Lounge. 7 pm
- December 31st Annual New Year’s Eve party in the Banquet Hall 8 pm
There is only one Lodge meeting in December, the 14th. The best way to stay informed, express your opinion, and become involved in the happenings of the Lodge is to attend the regular meetings.
If you missed rib night in November, you missed a great meal. Never fear, you have another chance, on December 8th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. In the lounge.
None of these events would be possible if it weren’t for the hard work of our officers, committees, and volunteers. Give them a big THANK YOU when you see them and let them know you appreciate all they do for our Elks Lodge.
Please take time out of your busy Christmas season to spend some time with your Elks family by attending one of these fine events. On behalf of Alice and myself, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From the Secretary’s Pen
Thanksgiving is past and before you know it Santa will be here. If you want to get the weekly emails of what is coming up and what is going on in our Lodge, or you know someone who wants to get the emails, please send me an email so I can add you to the email list.
The another round of letters to about 40 delinquent members have been mailed Please pay your dues promptly, as dues income is the single most important source of revenue we have. The Lodge thanks you very much for supporting the great things we do in the community. Dues are $128 for the full year and $64 for half of the Lodge year. Life members pay $68 per year. You may write a check to BPOE 75 and mail it to PO Box 208 Findlay 45839-0208. You may drop your dues off at the Lodge. I have a box in the lounge on the chest freezer. You can pay your dues and the other charitable things ONLINE HERE! Of course cash is good as always.
During the meeting of November 9 the lodge had a quiet night and the meeting was over in almost record time. Being an Elk has made a positive contribution to your life. Now it is time to pay it forward and help out someone else improve their life by becoming an Elk.
We remember our absent members who passed away during this Lodge year. The list includes Fred McCarty, Ralph Tabor, Gordon Mills, Robert Wall, Fred Spieker, Jim Elsea, Robert Emerson, Dick Baker and Ron Haynes. Let’s hope it doesn’t get any longer. Their faults lie upon the sand but their virtues are written on the tablets of love and memory.
It pays to come to Lodge! On November 9th Andrew Rill was drawn but he wasn’t present so he lost out on $35. Come to Lodge so you can win. There will be one meeting in December and it will be on the 14th .
See you at the Lodge
Jeff Jenson, PER