EXALTED RULER LISA DARMOUSSEH
& THE SANTA ANA ELKS OFFICERS
Lisa Darmoousseh (Spouse: Albert & First Lady: Colleen Daddario)
Linda Fernandez PER (Spouse: Danny PER)
Bill Capps (Spouse: Mary)
Assistant Inner Guard
Evelyn Godinez (Spouse: Richard)
Gene Jalbert PER (Spouse: Barbara)
Officer Roles and Responsibilities
Lodge Officers are "Member" Elected Positions: Elections are held Annually in Feb.
Exalted Ruler - aka "ER" – Is the The “President”. He/she is the Executive Officer of the Lodge and enforces and performs duties required by the Laws of the Order and the By-Laws of the Lodge. The Exalted Ruler appoints all committee chairman and has general supervision over matters pertaining to the Lodge.
"The Chair Officers" Are the 4 Knights of the Order aka VP's. Ideally, the Knight positions are rotated through "The 4 Chairs" in their respective order and then raise up to eventually become the ER. The Knights move up a chair each year by the members voting each year. In addition, the Knights (VP's) perform any duties appointed to them by the ER or items that is specified in the "Laws of the Order" or "The Lodge By Laws".
Trustees/House Committee - Lodge 794 has 5 Trustees. The Lodge Trustees control the funds and property of the Lodge and hold regular meetings, keep a record of all investments and purchase all Lodge supplies, provide for an Accident Prevention Program and present an annual Lodge budget. In our lodge 794 the Trustees are also the "House Committee". The House Committee /Trustees control the bar/lounge and all the social quarters of the Lodge. All decisions and actions of the House Committee are subject to the control and direction of the Lodge and its members by discussions and vote at a Lodge meetings. The ER is a non voting member of the Trustees.
The Trustee meeting are held 3rd Tuesday of the month.
The House Committee meeting are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Leading Knight – 1st Vice President. Assists the Exalted Ruler in the performance of his/her duties. Will officiate in the absence of the Exalted Ruler.
Loyal Knight – 2nd Vice President. Second in command in the absence of the Exalted Ruler.
Lecturing Knight – 3rd Vice President. Third in command in the absence of the Exalted Ruler.
Treasurer – Receives all monies from the Secretary and gives a receipt, pays approved bills of the Lodge, maintains record of receipts and disbursements, and signs all checks.
Secretary – Records minutes of Lodge meetings, maintains Lodge accounts, receives all monies and forwards to the Treasurer, reads/answers all correspondence, prepares/administers membership cards.
ER Assigned Positions:
Tiler – Stationed at the door of the Lodge at all meetings, he/she permits no person to enter without previous announcement and permission from the Exalted Ruler.
Esquire – Is stationed to the right of the Exalted Ruler during Lodge meetings. He/she organizes the Lodge, prepares candidates for initiation and introduces visiting members.
Chaplain – Stationed to the left of the Exalted Ruler during Lodge meetings, he/she recites the opening and closing prayers, and performs the duties required by the Laws of the Order and By Laws of the Lodge.
Inner Guard – Positioned at the inner door during Lodge meetings, the Inner Guard allows only those qualified to enter.
The Chaplain, Esquire, Inner Guard and Tiler are appointed positions assigned by the new Exalted Ruler each year. All other positions are elected. All officers perform other duties as appointed or as required by the Laws of the Order or Lodge By Laws.
Contact Exalted Ruler: Lisa Darmousseh
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