Congratulations! Our Lodge is on a roll with increased membership. As Exalted Ruler Ben mentioned, our Moscow Lodge was third in the State last year for increased membership. On top of that, we have already brought in 14 new members and reinstatements with 6 more awaiting voting and/or initiation. I have had more people call and come into our office asking, “how do they become an Elk”? Many of the folks asking this question have just moved into the area and they want to be part of the community. Somehow, they have found out that being an Elk is a great way to give back to our community. It has been a challenge for our Membership Committee to find current members that know them so they can be properly sponsored and have two references, but they are getting the job done! Now, if we can just get the 32 members that are still in arrears of their dues to pay up—-we will be in great shape!
It looks like it is going to be a hot, dry summer so try to enjoy it without passing out from heat stroke. Remember when it was in the 50’s and 60’s with 20 mph winds and how it seemed so cold- –well, you wanted it warmer, now it’s warmer. Have a great July!