Well, at least as Elk’s years go at least. In April we start our new year with new Officers, a new House Committee (with some valued returning members) under the leadership of HC Chairman Wally Glendye, and some new goals for the Fraternal Year 2016-2017! First off, I would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing Exalted Ruler Laurie Lefebvre for the outstanding year we have just enjoyed under her leadership. Our Lodge is strongerthan ever as we move forward, and is truly considered one of the best lodges not only in the South District but also in Massachusetts. This year’s officers will work to ensure that continues!I would like also to thank the members of Laurie’s House Committee for the fantastic job they did with the meal at Elks Appreciation Day last month. Due to a last minute issue, that crew (Please see Wally’s Thank You note later in this bulletin), responded immediately, and in a complete team effort, made sure that the meal and many other aspects of this very important day came off without a hitch. It is because of people like this that I am proud to be in their company and call myself an Elk!
Finally, I am looking forward to another great year of helping move our Community Investment Projects forward through our grants, helping the youth in our area through Scholarships, assisting our Veterans through the efforts of Dick Tinkham, Bill “Chief” Tubman and others, and also taking on a couple of projects to improve our property. We desperately need to repair our Parking lot, and many feel that there is a need for some design changes in the Members Lounge. These are big projects which will need planning and support, and if you are interested in helping with them, please come see me!