2/3rds of the way through our Elk year and our members continue to astound me with their enthusiasm to help out around the lodge with whatever they can within their abilities. December’s Elk of the Month winner is one that has consistently stepped up to deal with problems around the lodge that only a skilled tradesman should deal with and when some projects become more than a volunteer should be taking care of he brings in the right professionals to get the work done at a discounted price for the lodge.
This member continues to help with the plethora of needs around the lodge and is helping a group work towards new fixtures that will ultimately save the lodge money on our utility bills that we can then re-direct towards charity or other dire need projects around our vast facility.
Leading by example and deserving of respect and thanks from myself and our members I am honored to recognize the efforts and involvement of our member, Joe Giseburt, by designating him as Elk of the Month. Joe – your efforts do not go unnoticed even though they often are happening out of sight and the results of your work go unnoticed because things are working as they should be.
Thank you for using your talents and trades experience for the betterment of the lodge we all care about. Your efforts are inspiring to those around you and instill the ownership and pride in our lodge each and every member wants to have.
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. I know that these members didn’t step up and volunteer to be rewarded for their efforts but never the less we will thank these members and by doing so can develop a pool of eligible recipients for the coveted 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.
Award recipients not only get this article in the Antlers, 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 2018/19 Officer Installation Dinner. You can find the nomination form on our website (ballardelks.org), fill it out as best you can and get it to our Exalted Ruler before the 19th of each month – firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations and thank you Joe – keep up the great work and excellent can do example for our members!