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From the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Fellow Members,

Well, September is here and hopefully cooler weather. August was a hot one and a busy month, with the eclipse, harvest time and vacations.

I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Wasco County Fair a great success for our lodge. A special thanks to Steve and Patti Gillette and Mazie Starnes for helping get the cook shack and tent set up and getting us ready for business. Also to Lee Kaseberg for keeping the Pepsi booth going all weekend long. Thanks also to Ron Ward, Dan Herriges, Richard Hynd, Cindy Hoover and Mazie Starnes along with several others for their help running the food booth! Without their help it could not have been done. This event will help to fund the many charities your lodge is dedicated to supporting.

The Hoop Shoot is one of those charities we support. Last year our lodge sent two kids to state and one went on to the national level where he competed at the Elks National Hoop Shoot. What a great way to show “Elks Care - Elks Share”.

As I am sure you have heard about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation left behind, the Elks Disaster Relief Programs are asking for your support. They have donated $25,000.00 to aid those victims and now need to replenish those funds. Helping the less fortunate has long been a principal of our order.

Heading into September there will be the monthly card tournament on the 16th, then on the 22nd, I’ll be cooking St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs. These ribs are fork tender and finished in Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauce. Also, Cindy will be cooking her famous Thursday night dinners all month long, so please come enjoy “your lodge”. Don’t forget to look for your name in this month’s bulletin for a free Thursday dinner!

If you know someone who would like to join the Elks, don’t forget about the membership incentive program. Sign up 5 members who are initiated and receive your annual dues paid for next year!

I hope you can join your friends for the membership appreciation night in October. This should be a great time for all.

Mark Riter, Exalted Ruler, PER

From the Lodge Secretary

Fall State Seminar is coming up in October, the 27th and 28th. This year it will be held at the Hood River Lodge. I invite and encourage you to attend and learn more about what we Elks do as well as mingle with members from all over the state. After all, Hood River is close so no lodging required!

Patti Gillette, Lodge Secretary

From the Treasurer

The change in the fair dates this year played havoc with volunteer scheduling at our booth this year. Some of our regulars had plans for those dates long in advance of our notification of the change but despite the challenges our efforts at the fair was a great success.

Although the final tally is not available as of this writing, it has been reported that day shift traffic was steady and Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday sales were fast and furious.

I would like to thank the following volunteers for their hard work: Mazie Starnes. Richard Hynd, Lee Kaseberg, Mark Riter, Mike McLucas, Hugh Flint, Forest Carston, Dennis Jacob, Daisy, Brent, Ron Ward, Dan Herriges, Cindy Hoover, Penny Boyd and Patti Gillette. Without these members and friends of the lodge this event would not have been possible.

Special thanks go out to Franz for their donation of buns used at the event.

Steve Gillette, Treasurer, PER