Calgary Herald

1948-06-09 Page 3

Edmonton Man to Head Elks

By Herald Correspondent)

 BLAIRMORE-- Kenneth Lawson of Edmonton Tuesday was elected president of the Alberta Elks Association at the groups 21st annual meeting. He succeeds S. T. Vickerman of Calgary, named as the association representative to the Elks grand lodge of Canada and Newfoundland.

 A resolution that $300 scholarship awards be made to one pupil in each Alberta school district was sent to the resolutions committee of the Alberta Elks Association for further study.

GEORGE SMELLIE, grand exalted ruler, Russell Man told Alberta Elks that they should be more selective in admitting candidates for membership.

 Other association officers elected were Charles Breynton, Vegreville, first vice-president; Robert McKinley, Drumheller, second vice-president; A. E. Prudhomme, Delburne, third vice-president; H. G. Wood, Calgary, secretary-treasurer; C lifford Conway, Lloydminster, chaplain; H. Cassidy, Camrose, esquire; Adam Wilson, Coleman, inner guard; John Wentworth, Okotoks, tyler; J. D. Gault, High Prairie, Charles Richardson, Calgary and Jack Taylor, Red Deer, trustees.

THE TROCHU lodge won the community service trophy, with special mention given to Vermilion, Vulcan, Delburne and Camrose lodges. Of the 70 subordinate lodges, 35 were represented at the convention by holding delegates. The representation would have been greater but for the fact that many members of the orders are farmers and they could not spare the time from seeding the land.

 Next convention of the association will be held in Drumheller on a date yet to be announced.


Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-11-30