This member has gone above and beyond for our lodge for longer than many of us can remember. Often her efforts go unnoticed and without praise but her affection for our community and lodge never waiver.
This member continues to create new events (Paint and Sip), helps whenever the lodge asks and a few years back came up with the Polar Plunge event that today has become a fixture – a pillar event if you will – at the Ballard Elks Lodge. An event that brings our members to our lodge on the first day of the year reconnects them to Ballard Lodge #827 and rekindles both their desire to have fun at the lodge but also to raise money for charity while they are having that good time! Fun, camaraderie, community and charity – this is why we are here as Elks.
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, Cindy Olsby, by designating her as Elk of the Month. Cindy – your consistent efforts over the years and your recent new event idea and fun well attended Polar Plunge are well deserving of our thanks and this award. Thank you for what you have done for the lodge and what you continue to do for the lodge and our community.
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, 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 Cindy – keep up the great work and excellent can do example for our members!