To the Times of Ti:
On this date, July 23, 2012, Elks Lodge #1494 held a joint meeting of Old Timer’s night and their regular meeting at Stanley Field on the Delano Road. The day was hot and muggy but at 5:30 p.m. it started to cool off when the Old Timer’s celebration started. Drinks and food were served by the Elk’s and there were many Old Timers on hand to celebrate.
The Elks then held their regular meeting. When that was over, everyone present was given a beautiful medallion so engraved:
David R. Carr
Give From the Heart
Grand Exalted Ruler
Mr. Carr is the Grand Exalted Ruler of all Elks Lodges in the United States, a wonderful tribute to such a fine man. We are all proud of him for he is a true Elk, “Give from the Heart” which is his motto and he certainly does.
Then Mr. Carr called Charles “Gusher” Smith to the podium and told of Smith’s achievements for many years as a member of the Boy Scouts, Elk’s Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, K of C and other service projects he is in.
He then presented Gusher with a presidential citation “Call to Service” award pin plus, a signed letter from President Barrack Obama congratulating him on these achievements. Smith was overwhelmed at such recognition and then told Mr. Carr how he regarded the Elks as one of the best organizations he has ever known. Then Peggy Lamb and Dick Nadeau very active in the Elks, were recognized for their many volunteer services and given service pins and certificates.
The Old Timers were honored for number of years as members of the Elks and their accomplishment. The weather took a change for the worst. A terrible store of thunder and lightning and a torrential down pour rain. The old saying “If you don’t like the weather in the Adirondacks, wait a minute.” I can change in a hurry. Mary Stanley livened things up with a few choruses of “That Old Gang of Mine,” as we slowly departed from a wet, damp, but otherwise, really enjoyable evening.
Charles “Gusher” Smith