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Elks very busy this summer

posted Sep 18, 2017, 9:12 AM by Kathy Carr
The first meeting of the Elks new year proved to be a very busy one.  The summer break did not happen as we continued with our projects.  Sister Judi Twerdoski and Mayor Stu Olmstead presented Bryanna Manns with a cheque at the spring convocation at the high school. The Elks worked at various projects after the Carberry Fair, including the Far­mers market.
The Grand Exalted Ruler will be making two visits to Manitoba - one to Boissevain; September 27th. The second to Bran­don on September 30th in conjunction with the Walkathon. Make your plans now to attend at least one of these events.
As part of a push across Canada for new members a program we have instituted is a "member perks program."  More on this later.  Of course Novem­ber being membership month this is the perfect time to invite some of your friends to join us.
Also, the Manitoba Elks at their Spring conference voted to disband the Bond Lottery draw program. Anyone who holds the Bond Lottery certificates will be contacted individually as to how to redeem them.  With the low interest rate for the past many months it was not possible to keep this fund financially afloat.
A recap of Cash Calendar winners from the Carberry area were for June Don Kemp­thorne and Dennis Sevigny with Wayne and Shirley Moore being $100 winners. July Winners were Heather Derksen and Jim Clark with Nora Kaye from Neepawa winning $100. August winners were Dale and Gloria Colling­ridge and Kami Let­ke­man, with Clint Fleming of Killarney winning $100. September winners were Dari Meyers and Brian Mills with Tom Vermette of Swan River winning $100.
Now for the $1000 Bond Lottery Winners they were June - Lydia Andrew of Morden, July - Emerson Lodge, August - Ronald Saun­derson of Brandon and for September - Verne Vopni of Kenville.
Under sickness and distress, we have a few things to mention. Bro­ther Barry Anderson lost his wife Marlene.  Our sympathy goes out to Barry and his family. Brother Murray Karlicki has spent some time in the hospital after an operation. We wish him a speedy recovery.
On July 30th we held a district golf tournament with some local invited guests. The winning team was the Naismith family. There were many other winners, but space will not allow me to list them all.  Thanks to the guests for making this a great day.
At the local fair, the garden shed went to Robbie Smith of Edrans.
We had a pancake breakfast and of course the fair booth at the fair. Both went off very well, thanks to the many volunteers we had.
If you are a follower of football, then see one of the local Elks for your Grey Cup tickets. While on football we will again be going to Winnipeg on October 14th. The B.C. Lions will be the opponents this year. Give Brother Les Walker a call if you are interested in going.  
Before adjournment I managed to win the Looney pot for the evening.
The next meeting will be September 25th at our usual loca­tion. Remember bring a friend.

by Al Sjolie
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