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Exalted Ruler’s Message

March 2019

Members All,

 Well, March is upon us and old man winter still has us within his grasp but Spring is around the corner and I and I am sure most of you are looking forward to the return ofsome warm weather!

 Well, it’s hard to believe that this is my final message to the Membership as your Exalted Ruler. As the saying goes, “time flies when you are having fun”!

 I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire membership of our Lodge for their support, guidance and encouragement throughout my year. I was both humbled and grateful for the opportunity given to me by the Membership to serve our Lodge in this important role.

  Just a reminder that March 9th is Elks Appreciation Day. This event is open to all Members, so come join me in honoring our Elk of the Year, Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year for the 2018-19 Fraternal Year as well as all those members who have attained a milestone year of membership. A great meal will be served that day for all in attendance by your House Committee.

   I would like to congratulate all the elected officers who will lead our Lodge for the upcoming2019-2020 Fraternal Year. Let’s all throw our full support behind the new incoming officers as they get ready to assume the responsibilities of their office.

  I would like to thank all those members who sponsored a relative or friend for membership in our great order. Your efforts to spread Elkdomto others did not go unnoticed as we will finish the current Fraternal Year with a positive gain in membership!

  I would also like to thank those members who were able to donate towards our ENF per capita requirement of $4.75 per member. There is still one month to go in the Fraternal Year, so any final donations to the ENF will be greatly appreciated. With the strong support of our membership, I am confident that we will meet our per capita, making us eligible to apply for the grants that are used to meet our charitable giving goals.

 On Sunday, March 17th, we will be hosting our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The House Committee will be having music with an Irish tone throughout the day, so come to the Lodge an enjoy a corn beef dinner with all the fix-ins and a beverage of your choice with a green color. If past years are any indication, this will be a fun day for our members and their guests!

  On March 31st, the Middleboro officers will be installing the incoming officers of the Plymouth Lodge and on April 6th the Plymouth officers will be installing the incoming officers of the Middleboro Lodge. Check the pool room bulletin board for the installation schedule and time of events.

  In closing, please stop by the Lodge, have a bite to eat, a cold beverage of your choice and socialize with your fellow members. Take special care of your bartenders. Remember, a smile and a friendly hello go along way!

Fraternally yours,

 

 Shawn-Exalted Ruler


  

Shawn O’’Connor