Exalted Ruler's Message

May 2023

We are marching through the Elks Year. We made it through Officer Installation, and hosted a very successful District III Coaches Association banquet on April 12, 2023. We followed that by a three day State Dart Tournament event on the weekend of April 14, 15, and 16, 2023. I want to “Thank” everyone who stepped-up and helped with those two events. There was over 250 people at the Coaches Association event and more than 330 people at the State Dart Tournament event. Denise, Charlee, Naomi and all the volunteers did a superb job taking care of our guests. “Thank You”, everyone for a taking such good care of our guests. They all want to come back to Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448.

The upgrades to the eight original RV spaces has been completed and approved by the Caldwell City Inspector. We have submitted plans to the city of Caldwell for an addi tional six RV spaces. Many “Thanks” to John Muirhead and Chuck Roberts for their support of this project. More than a Thousand “Thanks” goes out to everyone who supported, worked, or assisted in the planning of this major project.

Our Grand Exalted Ruler Bruce A. Hidley has proclaimed the week of May 1-7, 2023 as Youth Appreciation Week. As such, I have requested the Mayor Caldwell to proclaim the same week to honor our local youth programs. Remember, Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448 will hold Youth Appreciation Night on May 11, 2023. I have invited and received RSVP’s from three of our Most Valuable Student (MVS) applicants and one of our local High School student counselors. Please come down to the lodge and meet our MVS students that night.

We are celebrating “Mother’s Day” May 14, 2023 with a ceremony at 11:00 and lunch at 12:00. Lunch will be soup, sandwich, and desert for $10.00 adults, and $6.50 for children. Please come down to the lodge and celebrate with us, “let someone else do the dishes”.

The annual Deke Marmon Clay Shoot will follow on May 20, 2023. Please help us raise money for our charities by supporting this wonderful event. We are raffling a spectacular Treager BBQ grill again this year. All officers have raffle tickets to sell, and there are tickets at the bar.

If you have not been to your Lodge lately, please come down and look around. You might see a significant change, and there might be something you like. “Thank You” to the B.P.O.E., (i.e.) “The Best People on Earth”.

Fraternally Yours,

Larry Hovorka

Larry Hovorka,
Exalted Ruler