Exalted Ruler's Message

March 2021

Hello, and greetings from your Exalted Ruler. March is rolling in. The end of winter is at our doorstep and spring awaits. I can’t say I want to start mowing the lawn every week again, but I sure like the warmer weather that spring brings to us. I could go on and on about all the outdoor fun the warmer weather brings. Instead, I will just tell you about the Elks and what is in our near future.

March is busy with activity at the Lodge. We have Fish-o-Rama on the calendar. This event was unfortunately canceled last year. Our past Elks of the Year throw this event for us and it is awesome to honor them. Without these special members our Lodge would not be the place it is today. Thank you for your loyalty and commitment to make 1448 the best Lodge in Idaho. Please come down and support the Elks, plus have a great dinner while doing it.

We also have a special dinner planned for our old timers. If you have been a member for 30 years you are invited to come and enjoy a free dinner served by none other than our fine officers. If you have been a member for that long don’t miss this dinner. Every year we have this dinner and want to celebrate our longtime members.

Oh, we can’t forget about officer installation. This is the last Saturday of March and everyone is invited. Officer’s will be serving Champagne and dressed in their finest. Our officers work hard to pull off all our events and fundraisers. This is a night to celebrate them, and show them your support. Like I said, this month is a busy one, and I hope to see you at the Lodge soon.

This is my last article as your Exalted Ruler. Time has flown by this year. In fact the last four and a half years, as an Elk and as an officer for you seems like a blur. I want to thank so many people for supporting me and helping along the way. Everything we do takes more than one person, it takes a team. I couldn’t have had a better team, or experienced so much good if I would’ve won the Powerball. So thank you all for your support and love. I will forever reflect on my time as an officer here at the Elks as a special time in my life.

God Bless the Elks and all our members.

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fraternally Yours,

Raymond Wilson,
Exalted Ruler