I was very honored to once again attend this great event, the Lowville Elks Installation Dinner and photograph so many of the evenings activities. We are Kaitlyn Wood Photography and we are inspired by what the Elk's do for our community. Below you will find a little bit about the Elk's Club from their website and some photo's of the event.
Annually the Elk's Lodge holds an installation dinner for new officers in the coming year. It is also a time to recognize officers completing their terms, past PER's, their families and literally thousands of volunteers and others supportive of the Elk's Club and their Mission. It is here in its Mission that the ElK's Club excels. Their mission is:
To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Care.
Programs in support of its Mission are all focused on promoting and practicing the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Such efforts locally can include benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefiting handicapped children, scholarship programs, scouting, athletic teams and veterans to mention just to mention a few.
It was a night of celebration at this the 81st installation, incredible food and a time of reflection on what the Elk's Club is all about. Nearly 1,300 members of the Lowville Elk's can be proud of its many gifts through the Elk's Club to the community each and every year. Thank you to Dan Shannon who will end his term as Exalted Ruler and welcome Luis Figueroa as incoming Exalted Ruler.
Incoming Exalted Ruler Luis and Outgoing Exalted Ruler Dan
Citizenship of the Year Award
Long Time Member
Fun had by all this evening !