Rochester, NH 1393

Rochester, NH Lodge News

Awards Night at the Rochester Elks - 2021

The Rochester, NH Lodge of Elks #1393 held its annual awards night at 5 PM on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 in the Lodge Hall. A delicious roast beef/ham dinner was served to all members and guests prior to the awards ceremony, prepared by Lisa Edgerly, our lodge cook.

Recognition and thanks were extended to the Lodge Officers and Members who were part of the Home Committee and the Entertainment Committee.

The top awards presented were given to the following members:

Elk of the Year was presented to Member Deanna Souza by Exalted Ruler Bonnie Skidds.

Officer of the Year was presented to Lodge Treasurer Cindy Skidds by Past Exalted Ruler Jim Clark.

Citizen of the Year was presented to Esteemed Leading Knight and District Deputy South, Jerry Skidds by Exalted Ruler Bonnie Skidds.

Esteemed Loyal Knight Matt Sanborn was presented with a Special Recognition Award by Exalted Ruler Bonnie Skidds.

Lodge Trustee Harry Tagen and Chaplain Janice Tagen were presented with Special Grand Exalted Ruler Recognition Awards by Exalted Ruler Bonnie Skidds.

Each of these individuals performed at a very high level during the past lodge year and these achievement awards exemplified their commitment, dedication and hard work in regards to our Order. Congratulations to all award recipients.

The Rochester Elks has over 940 members and do work involving youth activities, veterans, scholarships, drug awareness, providing aid for philanthropic programs and community involvement. If you would like to know more about the Elks and what they do for communities all over the country, please visit

Picture Caption:  l to r – Front Row, Bonnie Skidds, Deanna Souza, Jerry Skidds and Matt Sanborn. Back Row, Cindy Skidds, Janice Tagen and Harry Tagen.