Membership Awards!

PDF image

Grand Exalted Ruler Membership Awards

I am honored to recognize our member’s efforts in bringing the community into the walls of our great lodge and strengthening the Great Heart of Elkdom by proposing new members to our lodge and benevolent society and then seeing these members through to initiation and finally membership in our order.

Below is a list of members that our Grand Exalted Ruler Malcolm J. McPherson, Jr. and I would like to thank and congratulate for meeting and some exceeding our membership award goal of bringing in 3 new or reinstated members to our order.  By bringing our community members within our walls you help build the stepping stone needed to enable our lodge to achieve our Grand Exalted Rulers goal of “Strengthening Elkdom Through Community Awareness.”

Your awards will be presented at the regular lodge meeting on February 13th, 2018, please be in attendance.  If you cannot attend you can pick up your award in the lodge social quarters after February 13th 2018.  Grand Exalted Ruler Award pins are earned for any combination of 3 new or reinstated members.  One pin for every three members.  A Grand Exalted Ruler Award watch is earned for any combination of 11 new or reinstated members.  Want to know where you stand on earning an award, take a look here (

Ballard Elks Lodge members receiving a Grand Exalted Ruler Membership Award (to date & in no particular order)

  • Marty Paulson – 1 Pin
  • Sharon Goochey – 1 Pin
  • Todd Marvin – 1 Pin
  • Joe Giseburt – 1 Pin
  • Michael Goodman – 1 Pin
  • Catherine Rundell – 1 Pin
  • Ben Braden – 1 watch

Congratulations to everyone that has received a membership award.  We are almost done with this Elks year we have a few members on the verge of earning their 11 new initiate member watch, 32 members bringing in over 3 new initiates, another large group of members that are on the cusp of earning a membership pin with 2 new initiates and over 200 members have brought in one new initiate.  With your help the power of our lodge to pursue benevolent activities in our community continues to grow and grow – Than you for your help.