Elks install officers


RUMFORD – Rumford Lodge of Elks 862 recently held installation of officers. Lewiston Elks traveled to Rumford to install the officers. Prior to the installation a meal was prepared by Paul Paradis and his crew.

Officers installed were Ann White, exalted ruler; Donald Hopkins, leading knight; Kurt Pitts, loyal knight; James White, treasurer; Debi Briggs, secretary; Sandee Welch, esquire; and Lewis Irish, five-year term, trustee.

Trustees already installed for their term were: four years, Albert Pomerleau Jr.; three years, Richard Welch; and one year, Laurier Belanger.

Other officers to be installed are Marie White, lecturing knight; George Wyman, tiler; Allan Gallant, inner guard; Bob Dube, chaplain; and Richie Philbrick, two years, trustee.

Junior Past Exalted Ruler Sandee Welch presented awards as follows: David Fitzpatrick, Elk of the Year; Richard Welch, Officer of the Year; Reggie Arsenault, Citizen of the Year; Laurier Belanger and Debi Briggs, Grand Exalted Ruler’s Outstanding Service certificate; and Jim White, thank-you award for always filling in when needed.