Brothers, Sisters and Ladies of the Royal Purple Elks,
It is an honour and a privilege to serve as your President for the upcoming year. As we return to some semblance of normal in a post pandemic world, each Lodge has their own individual challenges. The B.C. Elks Executive is here to support you.
My theme for the upcoming year is CREATING MOMENTUM
It is time for us to all move forward. So what does that mean for you and your Lodge? Creating momentum will allow you to determine what is right for your Lodge, and for your community. Is your priority increasing your membership? Being more visible in your community? Raising funds for your community, the Camp Society or the Fund for Children? The decision is yours, and we are here to support and offer assistance where we can. So what I would like from all of you, is take some time with your membership and determine what your goals are going to be, and what direction you would like to take. If it is to increase your membership, then start with one, create some momentum, and then add two. If it’s getting out in your community, start with one event, create some momentum, and then do two. If it’s raising funds, start with one dollar, create momentum, and then raise two. The sky is truly the limit. Step-by-step, bit by bit, dollar by dollar, you will start to create momentum and move forward into the future.
Once you have set some goals and made some plans, reach out to me. I would like you to tell me what it is you want to do, tell me your plans, and how we can support. Please reach out to me at my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am your biggest cheerleader, and what you do matters!
I wish to further thank everyone for your support and tell you all how very proud I am of each and every Lodge in our province, and how they have weathered the Covid storm. I am very excited to see where we are all going to go over the next year and well into the future. I am here before you #ElksProud and look forward to visiting many of you, and touching base to see what momentum you are creating.
And always remember a smile leaves a little sparkle along the way.
Kari Senko, President of the B.C Elks Association