Middleboro Lodge #1274    Elks Care, Elks Share




Exalted Ruler’s Message

December 2017

   Boy is the year flying by. It is already December and the holidays are upon us. This month is another busy month for the Lodge and there are a lot of activities going on including our Children's Christmas Party and the Members’ Christmas Party. See the sign up list in the lounge for the Children's party to help give us the correct information for gifts. There will be the "Giving Tree" in the lounge for you to take a tag off to buy a gift for a needy child. The tags go quickly, so make sure you get in early and get one.

   Now let’s review what a success our District Deputy Visit was. When DD "Chip" visited our Lodge with his Pre-Visit team on Thursday before the Official visit, all of your Officers, Audit Committee and House Committee were well prepared and answered all of their questions. For those of you who attended the DD Visit on Saturday, you saw your Officers perform the Initiation Ritual from memory and heard the many praises from the District Deputy in his speech following the initiation. Middleboro was praised for all its’ community service, Veterans services and for participation in Grand Lodge activities.

   We have read in past bulletins the charge of our Grand Exalted Ruler Malcolm J. McPherson about the three "R"s and the results of this DD Visit proved that Middleboro is leading the way in this charge. I, as your Exalted Ruler, am very proud of the team you have elected and the committees I have appointed to represent Middleboro and you should be too.

   On another note it is great to see a lot of the new members that we have brought in this year coming up to the Lodge and getting involved. We are sustaining our membership and will again show a growth in membership with your help. Look at the delinquent list in the pool room and if you see a friend on that short list give them a call.

   Thanks again for all of your support and I hope to see you at the Lodge over the holidays.

   Mike, ER, PER, LM.