Welcome to summer at Plymouth-Ann Arbor #325!
Let’s start off by giving a big shout out to our Lodge’s Ritual Team. They came in third in the State during this year’s competition at Elks State Convention in Sault Ste Marie. Coach Bruce Stark along with members Lori Howard, Doug McAllister, Pat Howard, Lee Herberger, Lou Roos, Curt Leanna, Gary Kerstens and Doug Hincker did a wonderful job representing our Lodge. Individual honors went to Lee Herberger as High Point Officer and Doug Hincker as Outstanding Candidate. Well done Team!
Our Lodge was also presented with a Silver Star Award for the second year in a row, one of only four in the State. This award is given for programming and participation in Grand Lodge, State and Local Elk activities. Again, well done members. Always remember, it is not about awards, but doing the things that Elks do and doing them well.
Pay close attention to the calendar included with this issue of the newsletter. There are some reduced activities due to summertime vacations and Holidays. For a couple, there will be only one meeting in July and August and there will be no PER Steak Fries during those same months. There will also be no initiations of new members until September.
The House Committee has decided to try a Car Show on Thursday evenings along with Burger Nights during the summer months. Charlie Dawson and Ken Hines are leading the way on this. Come on up, enjoy the beer, brats, burgers and hot dogs outside while looking at some beautiful vehicles. If you don’t want to do that, burgers and all the usual stuff will still be available inside the Lodge.
Please come and join us on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 PM for our Flag Day Ceremony. It will be a wonderful time and we are planning on having some Boy Scouts there to retire some flags. It is a wonderful way to show our Patriotism.
I would ask you all to give a big wELKome to new members Jacqueline Pikaitis, Adrianne Croket, Lawrence (LG) Almeda, Jeremy Henderson, Michael Herberger and Lee Ekholm. New members are the life blood of our organization.
Have a great summer and see you around the Lodge.
Douglas Hincker, ER