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Goodland, Kansas, Lodge Presents Walter B. Linthacum for Grand Trustee Whereas, The officers and members


of Goodland, Kansas, Lodge No. 1528 do recognize the dedicated service given to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, the Kansas Elks Association, and the Goodland Lodge by Walter B. Lintha- cum; and


Whereas, He was initiated into the Goodland Lodge in 1963 and started through the chairs as tiler in 1965, was exalted ruler in 1972–1973 and from 1994 to 1996, served as trustee from 1973 to 1993 with the exception of two years, has been the Goodland Lodge’s Elk of the Year twice, represented the Goodland Lodge at the Grand Lodge Con- ventions several years at his own expense when the lodge was having financial trouble, was elected to honorary life membership in 1998; and Whereas, He has served as a member on the following state committees: Youth Activities, Benevolent and Seating Arrangements, and General Chairman’s Committee, has served as chairman of the following state committees: Hoop Shoot, Entertainment and Decorations, General Chairman’s Committee, Elks National Foundation, Business Practices, Ritual, Insurance and Risk Management from 1997 to present, was Kansas Elks Association Elk of the Year in 2001–2002, and with the help of PSP Charles Lester, Semi- nar, now called Leadership Training, from 1997 to 2008, was president of the Kansas Elks Association in 1996–1997, and served on the Kansas Elks Association Advisory Board from 1997 to present; and Whereas, He has been the announcer for the Elks Region No. 8 Hoop Shoot in Denver, Colorado, from 1999 to present, has judged Ritual contests in the states of Colorado, Ne- braska, and Oklahoma, was a Ritual judge at the Grand Lodge Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1999, was district deputy for Kansas Northwest in 1986–1987, has been the special deputy to the Grand Exalted Ruler for the State of Kansas since 2001 to present, is currently in his third year as national chairman of the special deputies to the Grand Exalted Ruler; and Whereas, He has announced games at the local Topside


Tipoff basketball tournament for the last twenty years, served as chairman of the Goodland Area Crime Stoppers, has been the chairman of the Sherman County Economic Development for the last two years; and Whereas, He has accomplished this with the support of his loving and caring wife of twenty-four years, Linda, who together are members of the First United Methodist Church, started an independent insurance agency from scratch, eight years later bought another agency in St. Francis, Kansas, and is licensed to sell insurance in Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska, and farms 2,000-plus acres, growing wheat and corn, and even with this busy schedule finds time to be active in the Elks and his community, and he and Linda have two daughters, Lea Ann Studer and Chandra Parker, and two sons, Devin and Lane, as well as three grandchil- dren, Brooke, Ryan, and Megan Parker; now therefore Be it resolved, That Goodland, Kansas, Lodge No. 1538 is honored to present to the Grand Lodge Convention in Phoe-


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nix, Arizona, the name of Walter B. Linthacum for the office of Grand Trustee of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.


David Gailey, Exalted Ruler Zona Price, Secretary


Dated this 6th day of January 2011


Fairfield, Iowa, Lodge Presents Marvin L. Nelson for Grand Trustee Whereas, The officers and members of Fairfield, Iowa, Lodge No. 1192 do recognize and appreciate the dedicated service given to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, the Iowa Elks Asso- ciation, and the Fairfield Lodge by Marvin L. “Pete” Nelson; and


Whereas, He was initiated into the Fairfield Lodge on May 16, 1978, proceeded through the chairs to serve as exalted ruler in 1985–1986, and served on the board of trustees from 2003 to 2008; and Whereas, He was voted life membership in 2007, lodge Elk of the Year in 1994, served on the lodge Audit, Elk of Year, National Foundation, Public Relations, and By-Laws Committees; and Whereas, He served the Iowa Elks Association as South- east District vice president in 1988, as division chairman from 1997 to 2000, served on Elk of the Year, Government Relations, Major Project, and National Foundation Commit- tees, was voted state Elk of the Year in 1994, was state president in 2001–2002, and served on the board of trustees from 2002 to 2007, and Whereas, He served the Grand Lodge as esquire to the district deputy in 1989–1990 and as district deputy for the Iowa Southeast District in 1990–1991; and Whereas, He served as a member and chairman/presi- dent of the Fairfield Municipal Airport, the Planning and Zoning Committee, the Fairfield Economic Development Association, Fairfield Community School Board of Direc- tors, First National Bank Board of Directors, and was the Fairfield Citizen of the Year in 1994; and Whereas, He graduated from Parsons College in 1961, worked in industry as a manager, was an incorporator of a major manufacturing company, founded the Nelson Com- pany in 1972, and served as its president until his retire- ment in 2006, served on the Iowa State Association of Business and Industry Board for many years, and founded a scholarship fund; and Whereas, He has the love, help, and support of his loving wife of fifty-two years, Susan, his daughters, Tami and Janice, and son, Mike, and seven grandchildren; now there- fore


Be it resolved, That Fairfield, Iowa, Lodge No. 1192 is honored to present to the 2011 Grand Lodge Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, the name of Marvin. L. Nelson for the office of Grand Trustee of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.


Douglas Bagby, Exalted Ruler Douglas Alexander, Secretary


Dated this 6th day of January 2011 13


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