Elk of the Month – We love having members nominate their fellow members for the Elk of the Month Award and this month we have a long time member of 13 years being nominated by a fellow member for the consistent behind the scenes work this member has been doing for years.
This member recently stepped away from one of the many behind the scenes tasks she does around the lodge and our eyes were opened to all she has helped with and continues to help with on a regular basis
Lorraine (Lorie) Ferguell is one of those steady and reliable volunteers who shows up for the essential jobs that just have to be done every month. She has been working with our lodge secretary for years taking money and getting people registered on interview nights. She’s been maintaining an email list to send out Antlers every month. Involving not just keeping a list available, but chasing down email addresses that bounce back because they were illegible or changed, adding new contacts each month, and battling with the email server data limits to allow the high volume of emails to go through. Lorie is consistently ready to help and has capable hands for whatever little tasks need doing around the office or around the Lodge. At a recent candidate interview night, she got a rag and crawled under the lobby display table to dust because she could see it needed it! She also noticed that it would be really nice to have a wall clock in the lobby on interview nights, so she went out and found a nice one and got it put up.
Lorie is a warm and friendly face at all the Lodge events, and her ‘get ‘er done’ attitude really helps things run smoothly in everything she tackles.
Lorraine Ferguell’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 Lorie – 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org