I would like to thank the members of our State Association for the confidence they have placed in me by electing me your State President for the year 2009-2010, our 89th association year.
My motto this year is "Supporting out Youth". Always remember that they are the Elks of tomorrow. By supporting our major state project, Elks Camp Barrett we are helping our youth. And let us not forget the Scouts, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, Drug Awareness, Scholarships, Tennis. Golf, Bowling and all youth programs.
And just as important, let us not forget our veterans programs.
The best way to support our youth and our veterans is everyone working together to get the job done.