The purpose of the Past Exalted Rulers Association is to foster the spirit of good fellowship between the members of the Lodge, and to render experienced counsel and assistance to the Lodge, thereby keeping the administration of the Lodge in safe and capable hands, and to make the Lodge a credit to the community and the Order. It is upon this high plane of duty that every Past Exalted Ruler is called into the service of his Lodge.
Every Past Exalted Ruler of this Lodge, and every Past Exalted Ruler of any other Elks Lodge who is now a member, or shall hereafter become a member, of this Lodge, automatically becomes a member of this Association, and shall continue as a member as long as he shall be in good standing.
The goal of the P.E.R. Association, organized under authority of the Grand Lodge, shall be to stand ready at all times to give counsel, advice and aid to this Lodge and its Officers; to maintain the high standards of the Lodge and to nourish the spirit of good fellowship among the Officers and members.
Through our fundraising events, such as our annual golf tournament and periodic raffles, the PER Association continues to support our Lodge goals in meeting the charitable needs or our community. This year the PER Association has been able to award 3 $500 scholarship awards to vocational students, $200 to the Elderly Clothing Drive. Through the years, we have shared the fruits of our labor in support of Toys For Tots, Emblem Club Scholarship Program, and the Elks National Foundation.
The Middleboro Lodge #1274 PER Association will continue to support our Elk Motto, “Elks Care - Elks Share.