Agreements and Reminders

I have been blessed to serve in the Elks in several different lodges and most of the chair positions and while I hope to continue to find new ways to continue and grow I am still in awe of the obligation and what we promise to ourselves and each other when we join. I, in […]

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August Notes From The Exalted Ruler

A shout out to Scott & Sandra Baker, David & Travis Behrens, and Jessica Rogers, Clifford Yates, and Ed Orchard for all of the help over the past few weeks. The toilet in the ladies bathroom is working, the cakes and meals have been wonderful and things are getting fixed! Ted and Cindy have been […]

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Happy Birthday America

Having passed through over half of 2019, I want to wish a “Happy Birthday/Happy July 4th” to my fellow Elks and Americans. As Elks, we take a very special interest in our Nations wellbeing and a fair amount of pride in the freedoms we enjoy from sunrise to sunrise. The past few months have been […]

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It Takes A Village

When you look at the large scale events put on by the lodge it’s easy to see that the successful ones have a strong team of helpers involved. Our 1st Responders Dinner included a team to create the most successful one we’ve had to date. With the support of members and family including: Robbie Pierce, […]

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A New Year with New Opportunities

As much as I love the charitable work we do, I love performing and one of my favorite passages during the ritual reads: “Our time upon the stage of action is but brief, yet in the drama each must play a part. The character is left for each to choose; a villain if we will, […]

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ER Article – End of the Year Wrap-Up

As the 208-2019 lodge year comes to a close I look back and am amazed at how fast it has progressed! We have changed a few things up like the birthday steak dinner, while it’s only held quarterly, you can get your free dinner anytime during the year without worrying if you’re gone during your […]

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In Keeping With The Season

Great Ruler of the universe, all-seeing and benign, Look down upon and bless our work, and be all glory Thine; May Charity as taught us here be ever borne in mind, The Golden Rule our motto true, for days of Auld Lang Syne. BPOE opening ode sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne Whether it is a […]

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Virtues and Blessings

The faults of our members we write upon the sand, their virtues upon the tablets of love and memory… Forgetting faults is not always an easy task and sometimes the sand tends to solidify for a time before it is blown away to become dust in the wind, but fortunately, I have seen the members […]

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Time Flies and Thanks Abound

Time waits for no one and it is flying by here at the lodge! It is so easy to find fault these days with what was done wrong, what wasn’t done, what should have be done differently… you get the idea. We all have our ideas of “how” something “should” be and too often, we […]

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