Is it time for YOU to come forward and volunteer to help at your Lodge? Arcadia Elks 1524 has a strong tradition of service and involvement in the community through our participation in activities with youth and veteran’s activities as well as participation in patriotic endeavors, ceremonies, and other community events and activities. Lodge members also enjoy the benefits of various social events and other activities offered by the lodge such as special dinner nights, events, dances, parties, and other activities.
However, there is a price to “pay” for all these activities. Volunteers do this “work”! Now, here lies the problem. Of the over 280 dues paying members, there are only about 25 Lodge members who are carrying the load and doing the work. This is less than TEN PER CENT of the membership doing the work. For us to prosper, become financially stable and to continue to grow and stay involved in the community, much less the various state activities, your help is needed!
How can you help? Contact the Exalted Ruler, Francesca Marzilli, or the Chair of the House Committee, Mark Anderson, tell them you are interested in working on a committee, or cooking one Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday night each month. Volunteer for clean-up days and other such activities. Not sure where you can help? ASK !!!
Your attention is called to the following excerpts from What it Means to be an Elk, published by Elks USA. “The charitable and community-service acts of your Lodge will require the personal energies of more that just it’s Officers. Each member should be ready to cooperate with a request for volunteer service within reasonable capabilities.”
“It is only by continuing such a spirit of cooperation that your Lodge can maintain itself as the source of community service and harmony it is designed and intended to be. And it is only by generously putting yourself and your dedication into your Lodge works and associations that you will gain for yourself the greatest satisfaction and happiness possible from your membership in the Order of the Elks.”
The Arcadia Elks Lodge 1524 continually demonstrates that "Elks Care--Elks Share". Join the effort to make our lodge a better, stronger organization.