The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks



Exalted Ruler - Linda Murphy

As PDD Rich Lavagno enjoys his much needed rest and hopefully planning his next cruise, I am busy working with the Officers, PER's, Trustees and committee chairs to assure a great year for our beloved lodge.

I'm excited in knowing that we are the second largest lodge in the district and believe that this trend will continue. We have also met with great success in ENF, as we met our per capita goals and have received a beacon grant which is dedicated to our veterans.

I encourage all members to come and volunteer, attend meetings and to be more active in YOUR lodge. I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who worked hard to assure the installation of officers was a GREAT success. Hope and Ken Miller for the delicious food, Susanne Lucas, Eileen Lavagno, Tiffany Quick and Amy Mack for attending to and preparing for our guests. A special thanks to Randy Sornberger for donating his time, hard work and attention to important details in the kitchen. Congratulations to Randy Kerr for being given the Elk of the Year award and Bob Rowe for receiving Citizen of the Year, Randy Sornberger and Eric Anderson for receiving special Grand Lodge awards.

I am proud and excited for all of our officers as we move forward in this year as we continue to grow our vision in helping those who are less fortunate.

All members, If you have an idea for an event to benefit those in need, I am just a phone call away. We all can work together to make any event a success. I leave you with this Elk fact. On February 16, 1868 the Jolly Corks merged into the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. When choosing the animal, the choice was between a Buffalo and an Elk. The vote was 8 to 7 for the elk. Moral of the story...become informed, be an active member, as every vote and idea does count.

Linda Murphy
Exalted Ruler







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