Chris Svab - Prov. President Message, July 2019
Greetings to all Elks and Royal Purple Elks. The time seems to have passed by very quickly since I was elected to the Provincial Association Executive, but here we are and I am ready to meet the challenges of the upcoming year.
Firstly I would like to thank my home Lodge, Moose Jaw #7, for hosting the 2019 Provincial Conference, well done, and a good time was had by all that attended, good job!
Immediate Past President Eugene Hartter I congratulate you on an exceptional year, you went above and beyond in your leadership and dedication, hope I can do as well.
I would also like to congratulate the members of my executive on being elected to their respective chairs. I look forward to our year ahead and I am confident that we will work well and be productive as a team. It is also worth noting that there are two new ladies in the group, for a total of three, welcome aboard!
Moving ahead, we listened to the members around the Province who said they are tired of the constant ticket selling that we have done to support our main goals, the Fund for Children, SPARC and also our own Foundation's charity for those nineteen years and older. To this end we passed a resolution at Conference, that in 2020 we will be running a $50 a ticket lottery to replace the Charity Appeal, 50/50 and Walkathon tickets that we have been selling, and that I might say have been going downhill at an alarming rate. To this end I am seeking your support in promoting the new lottery which will be sold by major advertising, radio-at-hons and word of mouth. In order to be successful we will all have to get behind this initiative to ensure its success as we are running out of alternatives. Watch for details as they are rolled out.
My motto for the year is very simple, "Respect". We seem to have become a little jaded with the events of the world and forget the basics that we were taught as children. Nothing can turn members off, both new and old, than disrespect for their ideas and suggestions. We all have different personalities and that is a good thing. To this end I would encourage any new idea that is presented to be thoroughly discussed as we need all the new ideas we can get!
I am looking forward to my travels around the Province this year to meet members I haven't met and renew friendships with those I have. If any lodges have anniversaries, special events or anything out of the ordinary please let me know and I will try my best to attend.
Sask. Elks Prov. Pres.
THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT HAVE AN ITINERARY AT THE PRESENT TIME DUE TO PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS.
June 22-23 Provincial Golf Shaunavon
July 17-19 National Convention Gander, Nfld.
Sept 16 Official Visit Muenster
18 Official Visit Bladworth
19 Official Visit Kyle
Oct 1 Official Visit Hodgeville (Both)
2 Official Visit Bengough
7 Official Visit Cutknife
16 Official Visit Indian Head (Both)
17 Official Visit Foam Lake
12-14 Walk-a-thon Regina
Nov 2-4 Provincial Bowling Regina
13 Official Visit Stranraer
Dec 5 Official Visit Beechy
Jan 22 Official Visit Allan
24-26 Mid-Term Meeting Saskatoon
Mar 5 Official Visit Arborfield
12 Official Visit Moose Mountain
13-15 Provincial Darts ?
June 11-14 Provincial Conference Prince Albert
THE PRESIDENT WILL ATTEND ANY SPECIAL FUNCTION OF ANY LODGE IN THE PROVINCE. CONTACT HIM OR CHARLOTTE AT THE PROVINCIAL OFFICE.
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