Elk of the Month – For January the Past Exalted Rulers Association would like to recognize a 5 year member that goes above and beyond to keep our lodge moving forward and meeting our obligations each and every year.
Almost on her own this member managed and personally sold our entire allotment of Washington State Elks Association Calendar Raffle tickets enabling our lodge to not only support our state Associations bottom line but meet a requirement that saves our lodge money on yearly audit requirements. You’ve seen her holding station outside our meetings and events doing the thankless work that we all benefit from.
Over the year Susan makes an effort to attend many of our events as well as help each and every event organizer with their event forms and numbers. Susan attends our lodge meetings regularly and always has the answers we need when financial questions come to the lodge floor. Susan spends many of her days working as our lodge book keeper and spends many of her evenings volunteering for our lodge on those tough jobs that fall by the wayside – even to the point of working diligently on lodge budget committee – as they are this month.
Susan Cook’s consistent efforts year after year shows us, once again, that there is no more important person at an Elk Lodge than the member. We, as a lodge, cannot continue to function at a high level without our members volunteering their time and doing the hard work that keeps our lodge open for everyone to have fun at. This is exactly the kind of active and engaged member that deserves the Elk of the Month Award. Thank you for all you do Susan – keep up the great work!
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 – email@example.com