I am excited for the 2013-2014 year ahead as your new Exalted Ruler for the Moscow Lodge #249.
The new Officers, Board of Trustees and I are planning many events for the coming year and are hoping that you will plan to attend some or all. We would like input on activities that you might find interesting and fun.
Our lodge needs every member to help as there are committees/chairs still to be filled. This is a new year, a new beginning and our hope is to involve our membership in the many activities we have to offer. We are listing what is on the calendar so far and hope to add more events as the time goes along.
April – Opening of Golf Course and Club House
May – Mother’s Day Brunch; Yard Sale
June – State Convention to be held at the Lewiston Elks Lodge #896, June 6-8
July – National Elks Convention to be held in Reno, Nevada, July 13-18
August – Western BBQ Night; Yard Sale
September – Elks Food Caravan to be held in Boise, September 14
October – Need Ideas
November – Thanksgiving Dinner
December – Children’s Christmas Party; Tom and Jerry Party
These are just a few events that we know are happening now and as you can see there’s room for more. Please share your ideas, wants and needs.
As your Exalted Ruler, I have an “open door” policy and I welcome any ideas you may have. In order to keep the Moscow Lodge involved and active in the community, we need to take an active role and establish our facility for events that may be beneficial to us. We not only need events for our lodge but we need members to attend our meetings and be a part of what Elks are all about. It is your organization and we all need to do our part in helping out where needed. Our meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30. The exceptions are July and August when we have one meeting on the 4th Wed. and November and December when the meetings are held the 2nd Wed. of the month.
In closing, we look forward to new members, volunteers, meeting new people and having a good time. Come out and see what is new and together let’s all make this coming year a successful and rewarding one.
Samie Valin, Exalted Ruler