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Exalted Ruler’s Message

  I'm sure that you've all heard the saying "Time flies when you're having fun!" Well, I'm almost one-third of the way through my term as your Exalted Ruler and I cannot believe how fast it has gone! If you have been to the lodge, or just reading our bulletins, you should be aware of everything that we've accomplished. I cannot begin to thank all of the people that have helped out, but I would also like those who have stayed on the sidelines to please get more involved. It's the height of summer and members are busy, but so are we here at the lodge. And in order to keep the place running, we count on numerous volunteers to make it happen - so please think about it: just one day a month on an activity would be greatly appreciated!

 I will be attending the Elks annual convention in New Orleans, LA and will be reporting back to you on what happened in the business meetings that are mandatory to attend while there. Other events to note are the Christmas in July (27th at 1pm), Yard Sale in August (9th 9a-3p), New England Blues Fest in August (16th 1-7pm) and our new Elks Riders are planning an event as well. Please look at the bulletin boards in the lounge as well as online for more information.

  Finally, we will be having our newly installed District Deputy Craig Shurtleff and his suite of officers paying us a pre-visit on Thursday, September 11. This is where they sit with the officers, Board, and House Committee and go through the club's operations to make sure that we're in good sound financial shape. They then come for their actual visit to give the report on Saturday, September 20th. We will be having a cocktail hour from 3p - 4:30pm that day with Initiation/Visit from 4:30 - 5:30 pm (lounge closed during this) and dinner to follow. As you can see, some busy times!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and enjoying the atmosphere in the lounge or on the deck!

Chris Larrivey

Exalted Ruler 2014-2015

August 2014