President's Corner - October 2014
The Mid-Year Convention is just around the corner. Patty and I have been feverishly working to pro-vide you an opportunity for a fun filled but effective convention. Registration forms are available. Join with us in developing a stronger and lasting Order. Patty's theme for this convention is 'Support Our Military and Veterans'. She is soliciting needed items for Hospitalized and Homeless Vets so keep this in mind as you plan your attendance.
I hope you will all plan to attend the Membership Seminar that is scheduled at the mid-year. Bill Foucher and JeRay Bellon have spent a lot of time planning for the event.
Membership is and will remain the absolute top priority for each of us. The next time someone asks you 'what are Elks', you have the perfect lead in to pitch mem-bership. Curiosity about our order implies that they have somewhere been ex-posed to the Elks and this gives you the chance to enlighten them. In that same vein, remember your delinquent list and encourage your members to bring these back in to the fold.
As this calendar year comes to a close, we gear up for the holidays rapidly ap-proaching. The AEMP Annual Raffle is in need of your support. They need our fund raising efforts to continue the great works they accomplish.
Think back as a child how your 'Trick or Treat' evening was so much fun. In to-day's society, we have concerns about these events. Some Lodges plan a 'Trunk or Treat' in their parking lot where the members provide treats for the children from their cars, rather than the children going house to house. It's just a thought.
I am at your service, remember 'To serve, not to be served'!
God bless us one and all.
Jimmy S. Davis