Exalted Ruler Message
Dear Brother and Sister Elks,
The holidays are behind us and I’m hoping you all enjoyed the time with family and friends. Since our last bulletin I am sad to announce the passing of my father, PER Anthony Petrella. He was a proud Elk and I am grateful and blessed to carry on his legacy along with my brother, PER Michael Petrella, in this great fraternal organization.
In December we had the pleasure of hosting our State President Cameron Ricci for an Ugly Sweater Major Projects event.This was well attended by Brother and Sister Elks from many lodges in our district and others.A big thank you to our own Brian Diaz, State Vice President, for making all the arrangements for the traveling party and doing this Lodge proud.
I would also like to thank Doe President Jo-Ann Pellegrino and all the Does for their Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas, and for everything that they do.You ladies are second to none in your dedication to Elkdom.
As we wind down this Lodge year, we still have plenty events for all to enjoy. Please see the calendar of events and make your reservations now.
Soon we will be selecting officers for our upcoming Lodge year. Any members interested in becoming Officers or Committee Chairsin our Lodge should contactDon Rood or myself.
On February 22 we will have our annual PER Night at 8:00 PM. Come to the meeting and see your PERs perform the solemn ritual ceremony.
During the past few months, I have had the honor of installing new members Loria Diaz, Arthur Glick, Sean Healy, Guenther Heilmann, Manso Markose, James Martin, Jerry Rivera, Benny Santiago, and Joseph Wendling. Welcome to the BPOE (the best people on earth)!
As always, it is my honor to serve you and this Lodge as your Exalted Ruler.Together there is nothing we can’t accomplish.I want to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day and hope to see you at the lodge.
Christopher Petrella, PER