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Exalted Ruler’s June Message

   “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Everyone recognizes these unforgettable lines from the Declaration of Independence – a document that, along with our country, is celebrating its 238th birthday this year! We should be proud, as Elks, that we share in this celebration and continue to honor our flag and our country and the soldiers/veterans who served and sometimes sacrificed their all so that we could live in this land of the free and home of the brave to pursue happiness as we see fit.

    I hope that you will take this time to remember these individuals and to thank a veteran for their service to God and Country! There are still numerous men and women who stand in harm’s way to keep us safe and we owe them a debt of gratitude. Here, at the Middleboro Elks, we strive to show them that “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them!”

    And while I am asking you to thank others, I would like to do the same for the volunteers who help to keep our lodge running and make it such a great place to visit – from our House Committee, Board of Directors, Officers, Wednesday and Friday Night Supper Crews, Interviewing Crews, Tuesday and Thursday Pizza and Wings Crews, Bulletin Crew, Queen of Hearts and other various Raffle Crews, the P.E.R.s and of course, you, our members, who help out when asked, even though you’d prefer not to be on a committee… I THANK YOU ALL!!! God bless you, God bless our veterans and GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!


Chris Larrivey

Exalted Ruler 2014-201