Watsonville Elks Lodge #1300 recently honored their Past Exalted Rulers (PER).
It was a day of recognizing the leadership team for their past service to the lodge and community. The Elks support veterans, scholastic scholarships, local community programs and youth groups.
The PERs were recognized for their years of service. Honored in the ceremony in order of years of service were: Kim Kliewer* (60 years), Lawrence D Lease* (51 years), Richard Ruelas* (PER x2, 47 years), John Hunting* (47 years), Thomas Leroy* (39 years), Randal McClellan (39 years), Richard Torres (36 years), Frank Nigro III (34 years), Stephen Nelms (25 years), Rosemarie Lewis (PER x4, 24 years), Bernice Tapiz* (23 years), Betty Lou McClellan (23 years), Peter Telc (PER x2, six years) and Adrianne Lewis* (six years) (* denotes those not pictured).
With nearly 900,000 members and more than 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks provide charitable services to help build stronger communities across the United States. The Elks National Foundation is the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. To learn more, visit elks.org/enf.
For information about the Watsonville Elks, call 831.724.2493 or attend dinner Wednesday evenings (reservations required) at the Elks Lodge, 121 Martinelli St.