RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Elks Lodge 233 held their newly elected officer inductions last Sunday at their Lodge Hall on West Front Street. The Lodge has been serving Red Bank for over 125 years and family members and friends came out for the ceremony.
Newly elected and appointed officers were; Guy W. Opie, Exalted Ruler, Chemayne Myers, Leading Knight, Rose O’Connor, Lecturing Knight and Eileen Brennan-Watts, Secretary. The previous Exalted Ruler was Shean Opie, Guy Opie’s son.
“My goal is to promote Elkdom, care for our special needs people and especially our veterans. There are way too many homeless veterans and we’re going to try and get as many as we can off the streets, enlisting our Lodge, our district and the State veterans association,” said Opie.
Mark Molzon of Molzon Landscape Nursery, was recognized with a commendation for Outstanding Service for his exceptional contributions to the Lodge.
Beth Ann Hojraj received a Commendation for Outstanding Service for her work as Membership Chair and Banquet Co-Chair.
The Elks have a tradition of giving back to their community.
They presented Charlie Hoffmann, Parks and Recreation Director, with a $2,000 check dedicated to the borough’s sports programs. "On behalf of the Red Bank Recreation Department, we are infinitely appreciative to the Red Bank Elks for their service to the children of Red Bank. They have been great partners of ours, collaborating on several events throughout the year including the Special Needs Dance, Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance, Memorial Day, Veteran's day as well as youth sports. Their dedication to Red Bank has been truly remarkable.”
Hoffmann was presented with the “Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award” for “Outstanding and Meritorious Service to Humanity.” Well deserved by the one of the hardest working men in Red Bank.
The Red Bank Elks Lodge 233 has been giving back to our community for over 100 years, making the lives of our children and those in need significantly better.
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