From the Desk of the Secretary

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to the great month of July!  Warmer, dryer weather and the celebration of our great country’s Independence.  Those of you receiving this newsletter by email have received it before the 4th of July and unfortunately the paper copies have arrived after the 4th.  Remember, anyone that wants to receive the 249er electronically, just let me know and be sure I have your current email address.

This month we welcome Tom Taylor, Tony Bonucelli, Bill Hall and Brian Hoffman as new members to our Lodge.  Our numbers continue to grow as we now have a membership of over 400.  The other good news is the number of Elks that have not paid their dues for this year continues to decline.  We only have 34 members in arrears.  I believe that may be the lowest I have seen for this time of year.  Please, keep your dues coming!

Sadly I have to report that Larry LaBolle and Dave Baird missed out on well over $500 in the Pot of Gold drawing.  Their numbers were drawn at meetings this month, and as you all know, you have to be present to win.  I want to remind everyone that we only have one meeting in July and one in August.  Those meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month .

Have a great July, if you are traveling, be safe.  Enjoy the summer weather, stay active and come on out to your Lodge for great food, drinks and fellowship.

Wayne Krauss

Secretary, PER

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