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03-23-2014

Keeseville Past Exalted Rulers Offer Scholarship

The Past Exalted Rulers Assocation of Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072 is again offering their annual scholarship to local high school seniors. The PER Lloyd Bressette Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving boy or girl who graduates from any of the school districts within the Keeseville Lodge area. Included in this list are: AuSable Valley, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Keene, Peru, Westport, and Willsboro.

Several years ago the prize was raised from four-annual $200 payments to a one-time award of $1,000. According to Assocation President Randy Pray, this allowed the recipients to receive more of the money. "College life is busy, and the last thing we wanted to do was add more work to these students' busy lives. The added confusion of transfers and changing home addresses just made it worse. This way, the students only have to show their good-standing status one time."

Applications for the 2014 Scholarship are due to the Lodge in Keeseville no later than May 15th. Completed forms and essays may be hand delivered or mailed to the Lodge. Applications should be available in all local guidance offices, but can also be downloaded directly from the Lodge's web site at http://www.keesevilleelks.org/News/PER_Scholarship_App.pdf.

The Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072 is a proud member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting physically handicapped children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs. For more information, please visit www.elks.org.

 
03-27-2013

Keeseville Elks Install New Leader

The Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072 recently welcomed their new slate of officers for the upcoming lodge year. Anne King was installed as this year’s Exalted Ruler, the president of the local organization. Anne joined the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 2006, after her father Jim King sponsored her entry. Being an Elk is a family affair, as her mother Mary is also a member of the Keeseville Lodge.

Anne’s goals for the organization this year include improved public relations, increased fiscal responsibility, and increased attendance at regular meetings. She added, “It is the members who rule this organization. They should feel welcome to come to meetings and let their voice be heard. New ideas and beginnings are inspiring to any organization.”

In addition to her community service through the Elks, Anne is a high school mathematics teacher at Northern Adirondack Central School, where is active in several teacher organizations, and a volunteer for the Keeseville Emergency Shelter Committee.

Also installed as officers for the coming year: Mark Allen, Esteemed Leading Knight; Lee Ann Pray, Esteemed Loyal Knight; Phil Mero, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Jason Witherwax, Secretary; Sheila Vanags, Treasurer; Kevin Greene, Tiler; Clayton Barber, Esquire; Jim King, Chaplain; Bryan Baraby, Inner Guard; and Tom Golden, Trustee.

The Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072 is a proud member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting physically handicapped children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs. For more information, please visit www.elks.org.

PHOTO CAPTION: Anne King was recently installed as the Exalted Ruler of Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.keesevilleelks.org/News/Photos/AnneKing.jpg .]