We had the distinct pleasure of welcoming 8 new members into our order on Saturday March 31st, 2018 – the final day of our 2017/2018 Elks Year. To top it off the ritual was performed by our State of Washington’s Championship Ritual Team from the Yakima Lodge #318! With this group of new initiates our new member total for the 2017/18 Elks year will reach over 370 new members to our lodge. Best Gosh Darn Elks Lodge In The Whole Wide World.
These wonderful members drove across the mountains, two and half hours each way, to help our lodge create that lasting impression upon the minds of our new members that well help them succeed as new Elks. As well, it gave our State Championship Ritual Team the opportunity to practice their trade in an unfamiliar setting with the chance to overcome the various obstacles that invariably arise when performing in an unfamiliar setting – as they will be doing at National Convention.
This group will be traveling to San Antonio Texas for the 150th anniversary National Convention this coming July – at their own expense. Our lodge took this opportunity to raise for them $124 through a 50/50 raffle and our lodge Past Exalted Ruler Association wrote them a check for $100 as well. A small token of thanks for their efforts on our lodges behalf and a small amount of funds to help offset their costs of travel and lodging in San Antonio where they will be representing our Washington State Elks Association and all of it’s lodges when they compete in the National Ritual Team contest on our behalf.
If you would like to make a donation to our State Ritual Team please contact our Lodge Secretary with your donation.