District No. 1080

From the Station of the Exalted Ruler

Greetings Members!

Happy March to one and all.  This is my final article for the 2014-2015 Fraternal Year.  The year has gone by so fast.  Where does the time go?  I am quite convinced that there are no longer as many minutes in the day as their used to be.

We have had many successes this year and accomplished many things.  The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge No. 1378 hosted BBQ’s for the Veterans on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.  We had a successful Charity Ball, Lodge Picnic, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Members Christmas party, Visit by Santa for the Kids Christmas party, Kids Halloween party, Super Bowl party and others.  If I missed a specific event, I apologize.

We raised many, many dollars for the Purple Pig, E.N.F., Veterans and even our own Charity Pot.  We donated use of the Lodge facilities for our Boy Scout Troop awards nights, meetings of the Redondo Beach Veterans Task Force, Redondo Beach Fire Fighters Association and others.

I would like to thank everyone for all of their contributions to Our Order this year.  Big or small, One thousand dollars, a dime, or just of your time, they ALL make a difference and are appreciated by everyone who benefits from them.

I also extend a thank-you to everyone who stepped up to help at the various Lodge events this year, with set-ups, clean-ups, cooking of food, donation of food, serving of food and all of those who attended our events to support the Lodge and our activities.

Thank you to the 2014-2015 Corps of Officers.  We had some long meetings and some even longer meetings.  You all stuck with it, and endured and because of your efforts, we have made big strides in moving Lodge No.1378 forward in positive ways.

Thank you to the Members who had confidence in us and voted us into Office.  Your support has been invaluable and I hope that we have lived up to your expectations and provided a good Lodge year for everyone.

A very Big and Special THANK YOU, to my First Lady, Sharon Burns.  I could not have done it without your support and efforts throughout this Fraternal Year.

I truly enjoyed having had the opportunity to serve as your Exalted Ruler for the 2014-2015 Fraternal Year.  I wish the Officers for 2015-2016 a great and prosperous year.   I look forward to seeing you all down at the Lodge, remember, it is a better place when you are there.


Erik Blomquist, Exalted Ruler, PER

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