Lodge Events & News
February Message from Exalted Ruler Jim Stephens
Let me start out by saying WOW, simply because, if you missed the January annual "Purple Pig Race" hosted by John & Darla Quaresma, you missed one of the biggest and best events of the year, and none of this would have been possible without the help of the many volunteers. The dinner was excellent, and the live entertainment provided by Tom and Darel, who were MC's, made it even better. Additional entertainment was provided by those who purchased and raced one of the six pigs available. In attendance were Tracy, one of our local Major Project workers, and one of the many families on her caseload. In addition, Tom Ward, DDGER, and his lovely wife Diane joined us! The night turned out to be a record breaking fundraiser for "Major Projects". A grateful thanks to all who attended and donated to such a worthy cause.
Don't forget when submitting your annual dues, if you can afford it, please include an optional amount for the "Lodge Building Fund". It will be greatly appreciated and put to good use, as our heating and air conditioning systems, and our leaky roof, are in dire need of maintenance, repair and/or replacement.
Effective April 1st we will be emailing the Gazettes unless you call or contact Cathy Walker to continue with the snail mail copy. Receiving the Gazette via email is quicker and eliminates the costly copying, assembling and mailing.
And once again, may I remind you that this month will be nominations (2/6) and elections (2/20) of new officers. Anyone interested in keeping our Lodge going strong and wishing to hold either an office or a committee chair position, please attend the February meetings, or contact me or the Lodge Secretary and express your interest.
I am very pleased to announce that thanks to Dan Enright and the board of directors, as well as the auditing committee, we just recently received Grand Lodge approval to proceed with our solar. We are currently awaiting the company's project plan and construction schedule. It has been a long process and hopefully, soon we will be enjoying the fruits of our labor!!
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION: John N. Alexander is 68 years young and has been a continuous member of the Elks Organization for 31 years. He is requesting to be considered for a Lifetime Membership. He has served as Chairman of the Trustees, and as Scholarship Committee Chairman, both for several years. In addition, he has volunteered and or participated in many Elk functions.
This notice is to make all Placerville Elks members aware of John's request. If you would like to be part of this election, please be present at the Tuesday February 6, 2018 meeting.
In Addition - A special Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner, recognizing some of El Dorado Counties finest, will be held on February 24th, 2018, 6pm social and 6:30pm dinner. Please mark your calendar and let’s all attend and show our appreciation and support.
James Stephens—Exalted Ruler Placerville Elks Lodge #1712