Greetings members and friends,
My name is Bruce A Stark and as of April 7, 2018. I am the ER at Plymouth-Ann Arbor Lodge #325. I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve as ER for the 2018/2019 fraternal year and I look forward to working with you all.
First I would like to thank Doug and Jo Ellen Hincker for their service as ER and First Lady of Lodge #325 for the last 3 years. Your dedication to the Lodge for the last 3 years has been outstanding and has not gone unnoticed. We look forward to your contributions as 5 year Trustee in the upcoming year, thank you also to the outgoing Lodge Officers that have spent their time working to better our Lodge one step at a time. I know many of you are continuing as Lodge officers and I look forward to your contributions to the Lodge. Special thanks to Pat Howard PER as he steps off the Trustee Board for his years of service as an officer and we look ahead to his contributions as a Member.
Lodge Officers were installed on April 7th with State President Joe Antonishek installing Thanks to Joe and all PER’s that stepped up and helped with the Installation. Come down to the Lodge and find out who won Elk of the Year, Officer of the Year and Distinguished Citizen. April 25th we are hoping to see the PER’s as Ritual Team initiating new members and a chance to recognize the members that have helped get Plymouth-Ann Arbor Lodge to where it is today.
For all of you that I haven’t the chance to meet, here is a little about me. I have been a member of the Elks for almost 30 years joining in the early 90’s. I became active as an officer of Redford Lodge #2097 and was elected to the position of ER there for 1995/1996. After many years there I transferred to Ann Arbor Lodge #325, became an officer there and was elected as ER for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 Since merging with Plymouth I have served as Trustee and Leading Knight and I am excited about becoming ER this year. At the District level I was District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 2007/2008, several years as District Chaplain and presently serving as Secretary for the Past District Deputy Association. In the State Association I am currently the State Chaplain and I am the State Webmaster which I’ve been since 2003. I served as State Ritual Chairman for three years and Public Relations Chairman for seven years. Monday nights I can be found as volunteer bartender at the Lodge so if you get a chance stop down and visit.
Elsewhere in this newsletter you can find a calendar all the things going on in your Lodge. And yes I said your lodge. The Lodge only thrives when the members come down to enjoy it so I hope you can come as often as possible We need you!!! Stop down for the meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and mention this article and your first drink is on me Hope to see you at the Lodge soon.