The Exalted Ruler gave out the trophy for the Frank Italiano Americanism Award to Ken Lady,PDDGER with the help of Steven Italiano (Frank's son)before the festivities of the eveing started.
Esquire Myers led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a "prayer of sorts' by Chaplain Frank Frazier.
Abrey Myers, Esquire, held no punches as he began the Fade Out for ER RA Pickett. He told stories of visitations, sang an old campfire song entitled "God Bless my Underwear" with Scott Paine, PER, and donned a new helmet for the Exhausted Rooster.
Ken Lady, PDDGER presented margy Pickett, First Lady a GER Award for Excellence. Margy got 104 of 196 members of the Santa Monica Elks Lodge to take Elks Training. Ken also gave ER Pickett a GER Award for Excellence for the fraternal year 2011-2012.
The Exalted Ruler handed out awards for PER of the Year to Ray Beers, SVP and Elk of the Year to Elizabeth Beers. This was Elizabeth's first Elk of the Year Award. She was overcome by emotions.