Grand Lodge Newsletter – February

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Finishing strong can jump start a new Elks year

…When your Lodge Secretary sends out dues notices, Exalted Rulers should consider including a letter addressing the “State of the Lodge.” List your Lodge’s accomplishments during the previous 12 months, and include the many hours you’ve donated to your community. Introduce incoming Lodge Officers and inform them of your scheduled Installation date. Outline the challenges the new Elks year will bring.  Include a “fixed cost” report that details the operational expenses of your Lodge.  This kind of open communication with Members helps them understand how dues are spent, and makes them feel good about supporting those in need of assistance…

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Also in the newsletter:

Every Lodge can be All-American By LARRY W. SMITH Committee Member

I urge each Lodge to make an effort to enter the Contest “A” — All American Lodge Contest, which recognizes Lodges that have the best administrative Elks programs during the year. Start planning now. With little effort in filling out the application, your Lodge could be recognized as an…..

6 Lodges celebrate century of service

Lodges celebrating 100-year anniversaries during 2018-19 in service to humanity, our nation, and our Order’s noble principles.

Guide gives dangers of prescription, OTC drugs By JACKI SCARPINO Special Contributor

An increasing number of teens use prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications to get high. Many parents and caregivers don’t know enough about this problem, and many teens don’t understand the dangers…..

And many more interesting and motivational articles from many of our Grand lodge committees  – give it a read today on Elks.org!

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