Elks #1393 conducts Awards Night for 2023
March 18th, 2023 the Rochester Elks conducted its annual Awards
Night. This was held in conjunction with the 120 Club Party in the Lodge Hall.
Over 200 members and their guests were in attendance. A very delicious and well-prepared
Roast Beef and Ham Dinner was served by chef Lisa Edgerly and her staff.
Ruler Matt Sanborn presented Grand Exalted Ruler Special Citations to Lodge
Trustee Peter Meyer and member Julie Stevens for their outstanding volunteer
efforts in the last twelve months. In addition, Matt recognized members Victor
Rivera and Ken Verhelle for their outstanding service and support of the
Elk of the
Year was presented to Jerry Skidds, Past Exalted Ruler and Past District
Deputy. Exalted Ruler Sanborn stated that in his opinion and in the opinion of
many people at the Lodge, that Jerry was an easy choice for this coveted award.
Jerry has been involved in so many facets of the Lodge and has worked
tirelessly to ensure we had successful outcomes in numerous projects.
the Year was awarded to Esteemed Leading Knight Peter Ducharme. This selection
is made by the Past Exalted Rulers Association and Peter was selected for his
continuous and outstanding efforts concerning the duties of his office and many
other instances where he stepped up and offered his support of Lodge
the Year went to James Clark, Past Exalted Ruler and Lodge Trustee. Jim was
cited by Exalted Ruler Sanborn for his continuing efforts to reach out and get
involved in community programs / events in the city of Rochester.
Ruler Matt thanked all who attended and also presented engraved beverage
glasses to all of his Officers for their support and work accomplished
throughout his year.
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Caption: l to r, Jerry Skidds, Elk of the Year; Peter Ducharme, Officer of the
Year and James Clark, Citizen of the Year.