Newark Elks Lodge No. 1249 recently installed its new officers for the 2017-18 year.
The new officers are Jud Briggs, inner guard; Bruce DeCook, esteemed lecturing knight; Robert Gnau, esquire; Paul Golding, secretary; Sue House, esteemed leading knight; Peg Mares, exalted ruler; Pam Phillips, treasurer; Lori Randolph, tiler; Jeff Tellier, esteemed loyal knight; Diana Tormey, chaplain; Steve Townsend, trustee; and Roger VanderMortel, trustee.
Each pledged to uphold the goals of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, including fidelity, charity, justice and brotherly love.
Members and guests enjoyed a dinner prepared by club steward Matt DeJohn and others after the ceremony.
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