It is Official! Jack Ray has formally and officially become the Buena Park Elks Lodge’s 65th Exalted Ruler since 1957. On Wednesday, March 17, Buena Park Elks Lodge hosted their Annual Installation of newly elected and appointed officers for the Elk year April 1, 2021-March 31, 2022.
Jack had been sworn in as Exalted Ruler mid-year 2020 (during our nationwide lockdown) when the then ER, Phil Covey, resigned his position. At that time, Jack, the Leading Knight, stepped in to finish out the term of office as ER. He received first-hand knowledge of what it was like to be ER a little ahead of time. His ER transition was transparent, and it turned out to be a good choice for the Lodge and its members.
Scott Stephens, Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Orange Coast District and Lodge Advisor, emceed the evenings’ festivities. Dignitaries from other lodges in the District, Santa Ana, Orange, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley, Newport Harbor, Garden Grove, Fullerton, and Buena Park, witnessed the installation of the newly elected Buena Park Elks Lodge core of Officers.
Thank you to the Emblem Club for the appetizers. Thank you to those who came to congratulate Jack.