NJ SOUTH CENTRAL
District No. 5760

Past Exalted Rulers

An "Exalted Ruler" governs each Elks Lodge in two capacities: 1. Oversee everyday operations of the lodge as a CEO would preside over a corporation 2. Insure Lodge activities inculcate Charity, Jusice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. A Past Exalted Ruler is one who has successfully completed his duties for the Elk Year and has met other criteria. Elk Officers wear formal dress (tuxedos) during the Initiation Ritual and other ceremonials of the Order. Since 1874, the Exalted Ruler and officers of every Elks Lodge began wearing the new Elks regalia, composed of a purple velvet collar with a small, fawn colored roll and a jewel with an Elk's head with a gilt edge on the collar. We honor our Past Exalted Rulers listed below: *Indicates Deceased Member 1969-70 Anthony Scheri* 1970-71 Anthony Scheri* 1971-72 Joseph R. Mahon* 1972-73 James Slater 1973-74 George Swyerwein* 1974-75 James Slater 1975-76 James Siciliano, Jr.* 1976-77 Frank Smith* 1977-78 Paul DeCaprio 1978-79 George Severini* 1979-80 Robert Thomas 1980-81 Joseph R. Mahon* 1981-82 John Bennett* 1982-83 Adam Borkowski* 1983-84 Joseph R. Mahon* 1984-85 Paul DeCaprio 1985-86 Donald Hoogerheide 1986-87 Fred Hudson* 1987-88 James Ramsey, Jr.* 1988-89 Charles Ross* 1989-90 James Ramsey, Jr.* 1990-91 Alfred W. DeSantis, Sr. 1991-92 Charles J. Zebrowski 1992-93 Edward C. Puth, Jr. 1993-94 Edward F. Clayton* 1994-95 Robert Szeligowski 1995-96 Robert W. Siedlecki 1996-97 Calvin Sullivan 1997-98 James Ramsey, Jr.* 1998-99 Marc Van Sant 1999-2000 Joseph C. Centanni, Sr. 2000-2001 Joseph C. Centanni, Sr. 2001-2002 Laurence Youmans 2002-2003 John Buerkle 2003-2004 Joseph Miller 2004-2005 Joseph Miller 2005-2006 Vito Paolantonio 2006-2007 Darlene Miller 2007-2008 Karen Buerkle 2008-2009 Robert Marble 2009-2010 Alfred W. DeSantis, Sr. | Karen Buerkle 2010-2011 Dan Ballasy 2011-2012 Justice Mills 2012-2013 Justice Mills / Laurence Youmans, 2013-2014 Joseph Miller, 2014-2015 Kelly Miller, 2015-2016 Ed Mack, 2016-2017 Ed Mack


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