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Veterans Day 11-10-2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Message from the Exalted Ruler – November 2011

Dear Fellow 248 Members,

I hope you enjoyed the letter from Dave Neely, President of Iowa Elk Association, in my last newsletter. I thought I needed to share that.

After an Indian summer our weather has turned more seasonal. The calendar also tells us that some activities are behind us: the State Soccer Shoot, which was a huge success with participants from all around the state – from Ashland to Sheboygan! State Elks President Dave Assman and First Lady Lois were very impressed. Thank you Roman Baca, Chuck Berens and all the volunteers! The Fall Golf outing was also great thanks to Joel Rhyner and Tim Joliffe. Thank you to Jackie Heitmann and Herb Lessmiller and the volunteers for this years Art World fundraiser. The End of Summer Party will certainly grow as all that attended had great food and a great time! Thanks Growth Committee!!! Thank you Aaron & Annie Opper and again the Growth Committee for a successful Kids & Adult Halloween Party. Wausau lodge 248 was well represented at the State Elks Association Fall Conference in Waukesha. Chuck & Marilyn, with the support of our members, provided the Northeast District with a great taste of Wausau hospitality.

***Please note that the monthly Ladies Luncheon/Card Party is discontinued. The October luncheon was the last one because of continuing low participation it is not fiscally possible to continue. SORRY LADIES. Those of you who would like to continue getting together informally as a group may consider doing this on Friday as the dining room is open for lunch for all members & guests. November 1 is our Widow’s Banquet. See you there.

PER Marty Sullivan is working vigorously to honor our Veterans on 11/10/11 with a reception. Please see the details elsewhere in the newsletter. Yes, we know Veteran’s Day is 11/11/11! The Veteran Reception is scheduled the evening before because 11/11 is a Friday and a wedding reception is also scheduled at the lodge that night. Lucky guy, how could he possible forget an 11/11/11 wedding anniversary! PLEASE JOIN US 11/10/11 AND HONOR A VETERAN!!

November is also Deer Hunting, those of you that do, please be careful and good luck. It’s ok to come out of the woods to bring your family and friends to the Elk’s for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Then, as you know, its time for the full of turkey, afternoon nap! Please mark you calendar, and enter it on your electronic device, the Elk’s Memorial Service, December 4th. To me this is the most significant occasion of the Elk year. Pleased to serve my Brothers & Sisters.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Henry Lamovec

Exalted Ruler

Message from the Exalted Ruler – October 2011

Dear Fellow 248 Members,

Thank You to all members and friends that helped make our Brewer trip, Soccer shoot, Golf
outings, Art World and our Adult Summer Picnic successes! The things that we do as Elks do
make a difference! This is why I have submitted this letter in this issue. Thank You to Becky
Rizuto, she is the unnamed bartender and member in the letter. Iowa State Elks President, Mr.
Dave Neeley told me we are a very active Lodge, in comparison, and our picnic was great
too! Be proud to be a Wausau Elk! As always check the complete bulletin and calendar for
upcoming events. Welcome back bowlers.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Henry Lamovec

Exalted Ruler

Message from the Exalted Ruler – September 2011

Dear Fellow 248 Members,

Since my last newsletter I attended the Grand Lodge Convention in Phoenix and actually the weather the third week of July was 109˚   but it was nicer there at 18% humidity then here at 90˚ and high humidity!  Some notes about the Convention and balloting on motions. We are now going to be a “local” lodge not a subordinate lodge. The officer’s titles and chairs stay the same, so I continue to be your Exalted Ruler not the Local President. We have basically defunded the National Home out East unless funds are appropriated at Grand Lodge.

The opening ceremony and balloting sessions were interesting but I was most impressed by the National Memorial Service. Remember to put our Wausau Elks 248 Memorial Service on your calendar for December 4th.

Even though most everyone equated Labor Day as the end of summer there is still a lot of baseball to watch, which we will do because the Brewers are in contention. Thank you to Kevin and Wendy McCarthy for organizing our Brewer trip on August 14th. We all had a great time and watched the Brewers win in the 10th inning. This year it was 2 buses; as people talk about it we might generate enough interest for the trip next year with 3 buses!

Hopefully between league playoffs and the World Series (with the Brewers in it) we will be watching the Packers winning their way through their schedule. The Packer Club will, I’m sure, have many interesting raffle prizes and wonderful food and camaraderie.

So far we have had two winners in the Queen of Hearts drawing. Dick Mayer picked the Queen of Spades and Don Wyro picked a Joker. So the Big Lady is still on the board.

Monday, September 19th is the fall golf outing. Get your foursome together.

The District Deputy is no longer required to attend an initiation at each local lodge so Gary Sheahan, DDGER Northeast District, has scheduled his Wausau Lodge visit for our Thursday, October 20th inspection and regular lodge meeting.

Would you like to spend some time at Art World 2011 and also volunteer to help?  Call Herb Lessmiller at 715-570-3260 or Jackie Heitmann at the lodge, 715-845-5602. We need help Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Enjoy the summer that’s left and autumn on our patio. We have commitments to put a permanent roof over the area where we now have the tent. I will keep you posted.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Henry Lamovec

Exalted Ruler