Our new Elks year is upon us and our first Elk of the Month recipient is now eligible for Elk of the year 2019-2020. But it’s not just one person – continuing upon last month’s group recipients we would like to start off our year by recognizing the efforts of two members who month after month, year after year motivate those around them to have fun at our lodge, to volunteer their time each and every month to help out and top it all off with working year round on a project that brings our lodge recognition in our community and supports our youth and their families.
These two members bring in hundreds of members for an evening of challenging questions and comradery with the monthly Taco’s and Trivia event. They finagle their family and friends to join them at the lodge towards the end of each month to fold and label the hundreds of newsletters that go out to our members and they take the time each and every year to decide upon our lodges Most Valuable Student Scholarship recipients and organize them receiving their scholarships at the yearly dinner event.These two members produce events and make the volunteer efforts that checks all the boxes of Elkdom. They raise money for charity through trivia, the help our members receive the news they need to be involved and then help our lodge give out money directly to the deserving youth of our community – their efforts epitomize all that is good in Elkdom
Kelly Jones and Cindy Peterson – Thank you! As a team and through your efforts you are helping build the fun in Ballard and giving meaning to both your membership and the membership of every other member of our lodge by using that fun and your efforts to build our charitable giving to our community. Well done and thank you.
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