Lodge Events & News
January Message from Exalted Ruler Jim Stephens
My wife Regina and I hope everyone had a prosperous and happy holiday. Now let's focus on the New Year. Everyone will soon be receiving their 2018-19 Dues and Assessment Notice. Please pay special attention to the middle section, which speaks to Elks National Foundation (ENF), State Major Project, Lodge Youth Activities and Lodge Building Fund. All are important, however, this year, we are facing a major obstacle with our air conditioning and heating units. Our systems are in dire need of maintenance, repair and/or replacement. If you can afford to include an optional amount for the "Lodge Building Fund" when submitting your dues, it will be greatly appreciated.
Also, we are making every effort to reduce the extremely high number of Gazettes mailed monthly. If you wish to continue to receive your bulletin by snail mail, contact the office Secretary. If you elect to receive the Gazette by email, it will be greatly appreciated and will save the Lodge labor in printing, paper, toner, postage, etc. Emblem members, fold, tape, and put the address labels on which we certainly appreciate. However, email delivery would be much more efficient and cost effective, and “faster”.
Now for some updates: (1) Our RV Parking Fee, has been increased from $20 to $25. (2) The Placerville Elks Lodge now has its own website which can be found at PlacervilleElks.org, and (3) We also now have a Facebook Page. Jim Buell, our Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, and wife Kathy, were the major contributors, working from their home in Arizona. Also, two of our own members, Barbara Dockter and Les Bottenberg, were major contributors.
In February we will be electing a new team of officers. If any of you are interested in keeping our Lodge going strong and wish to hold either an office or a committee chair position, please contact me or the Lodge Secretary. We unfortunately just lost our committee chair for Veterans Affairs and would love for someone to step forward and take on this very important committee.
Lastly, Happy New Year!!! We are starting off the New Year with some great events. This month we have the Purple Pig Races on Jan. 13th and on Jan. 27th we have the Crab Feed. Also, we will be having a Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner in February, date still pending, but watch for it in next month's Gazette. Again, Happy New Year!
James Stephens—Exalted Ruler