Slidell Elks Lodge 2321 recently held an Installation Banquet for 2015-2016. Bill Graff was selected to be the new Exalted Ruler.
Outgoing Exalted Ruler Herbert Hostler was awarded the jewels of his office by incoming Exalted Ruler Bill Graff. Bill was installed to his office by visiting Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Richard Conran from Plaquemine Lodge.
Officers for the 2015-2016 year are Exalted Ruler Bill Graff, Leading Knight Frankie Crawford, Loyal Knight Greg Hanrahan, Lecturing Knight Glenn Lemoine, Secretary Wayne Landry, Treasurer Melinda Besse, Tiler Kellie McCabe, Chaplain Zane Galbert and Inner Guard Jan McAllister.
Also installed were the Board of Trustees, which included Randy Bergeron, Paul Newfield, Herbert Hostler, Lee Guillory and Charlesray Neight.
Installing Officers were Richard Conran, B.L. Lott, Bernard Warren, Faye Stevenson, Brenda Pulmilia, Lee Guillory, Randy Bergeron, Paul Newfield and Charlie Catalanato.
Guests were treated to a lunch prepared by auxiliary members Cathy Neight, Mary Clark, Johnnie Verrette, Lynn Bergeron, and Tina Guillory.
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