“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
I wanted to take time to thank you for all you do for others. It is always a great thing to see the brotherhood and sisterhood of Elks come together and work for the good of others. This past year has brought many challenges and many opportunities to not only us in our personal lives, but in our lodge as well. We, as a lodge, helped feed many families struggling to put food on the table. Your generosity glows through the hearts and faces of many at Good Samaritan and Aspen Care every time my wife and I stop by there to sit and check in. The Easter Egg hunt we hosted here at the lodge under the leadership of Corey Ray was awesome! To see many families out having fun together and “unplugging” from the world, even for just a few hours, was great! The list goes on and on in the ways you serve your community. As Elks, we are called to give of ourselves. To make a sacrifice for the betterment of others. To give unselfishly with not only our time but our gifts. You do that. I enjoy meeting new Elks every time we do a project. I always enjoy seeing familiar faces as well. If you would like to be a part of one or more of the exciting opportunities, we as a lodge are involved in, all you need to do is ask. We have a lot going on to benefit our community. As the great MLK Jr said,
“you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Until next time, don’t hesitate to help someone in need. Give of yourself in love and grace.
Rick Sperry, Esquire