Elk of the Month – For November the Past Exalted Rulers Association would like to thank our member that made a nomination of a fellow member and are excited to share with you an Elk that has enthusiastically volunteered for our lodge on a regular basis each and every year.
This member puts in countless hours organizing and preparing for our yearly Halloween party. Everything from meeting with the sound crew and lighting crew to organizing the DJ’s all the way up to tracking down, scheduling and organizing all the bands for the party. Not just this year but for the past 9 years.
This member not only organizes everything but they even play in one of the bands as well! Generally for free too, so the most money can go to our Elks Charities – this past year the Saints & Sinners ball brought in a gross of over $16,000 and a lot of people had a heck of a good time. This member often covers the cost of the designing and printing of the flyers and takes the time to promote the event throughout North Seattle’s pertinent venues and even goes as far as personally selling about 100 tickets to the event each and every year while also managing the online ticket sales. They will even come in the day before the event to set up and stay late afterwards to clean and break down the event, common practice for this Elk of the Month
Todd Marvin shows us, once again, that there is no more important person at an Elk Lodge than the member. The Member that channels their passion into an event at our lodge that raises funds, creates a fun event for our members & guests and ultimately supports our community. This is exactly the kind of active and engaged member that deserves the Elk of the Month Award. Members empowered through our lodge use our resources to do great things. Thank you for all you do Todd – keep up the great work!
We do what we do as Elks not for recognition or personal gain but for the greater and nobler good of the lodge and the community we live in. We know that these members didn’t step up and volunteer to be rewarded for their efforts but our Past Exalted Rulers Association wants to thank these members and by doing so each month will develop a pool of eligible recipients for the Elk of the Year Award given each year to the member who is always willing to help, the member our lodge can rely upon to step up and get things done.
Monthly Elk of the Month Award recipients not only get this article in the Antlers Newsletter & Online, they receive a $12 gift certificate to our social quarters, an Elk of the Month certificate to pin on their wall and are in the running for Elk of the Year, awarded at the Officer Installation Dinner each year. You can find the nomination form on our website (ballardelks.org), fill it out as best you can and get it to our Past Exalted Ruler Association before the 19th of each month – firstname.lastname@example.org