Middleboro Lodge #1274    Elks Care, Elks Share



Exalted Ruler’s Message

 In November, members of the South District (including Chaplain Richard Tinkham and myself) went to the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne to march in the Veteran’s parade.We also had much going on at the lodge as there was a meal scheduled for veterans, a benefit for a needy family and, of course, Thanksgiving.We hope that you enjoyed your time with friends and family and thanked a vet for allowing you the opportunity to do so!

  As there are those less fortunate and Elks Care, Elks Share! Whether it is through your ENF donations, your taking one of the cards from the giving tree, or your helping out at a dinner for veteran’s, all of this helps us to keep with Grand Exalted Ruler Amen's message of“Elks Elevating America”.We will be doing our best to keep that message strong.This month, on December 7th, we will be having our Elks Memorial Sunday Service.Also, we will be having members, kids and employees Christmas parties.Please check around the lodge for the time.

  Finally, we have some good news for everyone:your dues are actually going DOWN for the upcoming 2015/16 fiscal year.For Regular members, that means that they will be going from $72 to $71.50 and for Life and Honorary Life Members, they will be going from $25 to $24.50.I realize that 50 cents is not that much, but considering that Grand Lodge was looking to increase them, I think that we can be thankful forany decrease we get.

  As always, look to the web pages and Facebook as well as other places in this bulletin to get updates about what is going on at the lodge!There is just too much to put in my message alone!I want to once again thank all the members that have helped make this such a successful year to this point and wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Chris Larrivey

Exalted Ruler 2014-2015

November 2014