Elks install new officers

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The officers of the Elks Lodge at their installation celebration.

On April 15 Penn Yan Elks Lodge #1722 held an installation dinner and dance for their new officers.  

The Exalted Ruler is Judy Jones, Leading Knight - Nancy Opel, Loyal Knight - Phyllis Record, Lecturing Knight - Ann Thompson, Esquire – Rob Jensen, Chaplin - Carleen Wilson, and Inner Guard-Linda LaRock.

Also at the installation dinner The Exalted Ruler Judy Jones honored several people for outstanding service.  

Norman Koek was honored as Elk of the Year. Norm has worked very hard on improving the exterior of the lodge, helping out in the kitchen, behind the bar and with many events.  Norm also brought in many new members in the 2010-2011 year.  

For his service and dedication, he was presented with a plague by Exalted Ruler Judy Jones.

Also honored that night was Carleen Wilson for Officer of the Year, Carleen is head of the Lodge Activaties Committee and is always willing to lend a hand or fill in where ever was needed.  She was presented a plague in honor of her dedication by Exalted Ruler Judy Jones.

Also recognized for their outstanding contributions was Edward Zegarelli for his many years of service as ENF Chairman and Brad and Brenda Smith for the many years that they were chairpersons for the Veterans Committee.