The purpose of the Past Exalted Ruler Association (PERA) of Bowie Lodge #2309
is to support Lodge activities and have fun doing it! Association members volunteer
their services on New Year's Day to cook and serve traditional holiday foods to the
lodge membership, and provide festive activities in the social quarters for those
watching the Bowl games. This celebratory occasion gives the 'paid employees' an
opportunity to spend the holiday with their family.
The PERA also awards an 'Honorary Past Exalted Ruler' award to those members
who assist the Association in their efforts. Each member is given a certificate
recognizing their efforts, along with an imaginary Past Exalted Ruler Blazer, ring
and name tag. The PERA also sponsors a '200 Club' that provides members the
chance to be part of the Association's efforts. A gathering is held in February
and August of each year when a wonderful meal and prizes are given to the
members and guests.
The Past Exalted Rulers Association meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
The elections for their officers is held at the February meeting of the '200 Club' and
members are expected to serve at each function.