Elk of the Month – That member of our lodge that has stood out from the herd and gone above and beyond for their fellow members in some notable way.
For the Month of October the Past Exalted Rulers Association would like to thank our amazing member that made a nomination of a fellow member and share with you an Elk that has enthusiastically volunteered for our lodge on a regular basis since joining in 2015.
This member recently co-chaired the Frock Swap with Anne Tiller. An amazingly successful event that this year raised over $13,000 for our lodge and Jubilee, a shelter for abused women and their children. This member was the charity liaison and volunteered over a couple of weeks work (80 hours!) the month before the event. She not only did the research to find the charity with the greatest need, she also helped train and supervise the many volunteers sorting clothes each night for a month before the event. As well, she also spent hours supervising and coordinated the shifts of volunteers working the Frock Swap event and it was a job well done.
This members is also active in other areas of our lodge. She is a founding member of the Grant committee with Marty Paulson and her innovative ideas have been funded through the Elks National Foundation Grants. She also frequently meets with various members to coordinate service fund raisers. She is the first to say “How can I help?” and is a wonderful asset to our lodge.
Evan Wight shows us, once again, that there is no more important person at an Elk Lodge than the member. Members empowered through our lodge use our resources to great things. Thank you for all you do Evan – 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
Congratulations Evan – keep up the great work!