Leo, I’d like to reach out to the Elks of Rhode Island in hopes of creating interest and excitement in my Endorsement and support for my Campaign for Grand Exalted Ruler 2015-2016. I am from Virginia and have proudly served on both the Committee On Judiciary and the Board of Grand Trustees, and hope that the Elks in your Area will take pride in having me as their Grand Exalted Ruler.
Due to the recent, unfortunate, withdrawal of my good friend, Ric Mulholland, as the Endorsed Candidate, I’m getting a late start in my Campaign. But, Ric and members of his team have been a great help in getting me started in the right direction. One thing I’m finding out quickly is the terrific expense for the receptions, travel, convention celebration, etc., etc., and other costs not covered by the Grand Lodge. So, whatever assistance Rhode Island would be willing to lend to my Campaign would be welcomed.
I am offering the usual GER Fundraising Pin for sale and would appreciate your help in advertising the Pins for sale (Photo Attached). A pin or pendant sells for $100, or the same household can get 2 pins or a pin and pendant set for $150. Of course, along with the purchase of a Pin goes an Invitation to the GER Grand Reception in Indy. If you know of anyone who would like to sell a few pins, please let me know, and I will contact them. Also, if any of you wish to purchase a Pin, you can pay in advance when ordering the pin, or we can have it sent to you and you can pay when you return the information stub for your Invitation to the Reception (Stub will be attached to the Pin).
To purchase your pin(s) please contact Faye Williard at firstname.lastname@example.org . When requesting a pin(s), please provide your full name, address and phone number, so the pin(s) can be mailed without difficulty or delay. Any money from the pin sales should be payable to “VA – E.A.G.E.R.” and mailed to: VA – E.A.G.E.R., c/o Faye Willard, 11433 Franklin Hills Drive, Rockville VA. 23146.
Some Elks may have already purchased one of Ric’s Fundraising Pins. If so, the MI-EAGER will be offering to return your donation, or it can be forwarded to support my campaign. If your donation comes to my VA-EAGER Fund, you will also receive one of my Pins, along with the Invitation to the GER Reception.
Also, as part of my fundraising campaign, some States/Lodges are offering to hold a 50/50 raffle. For any Lodge wishing to do so, no donation should be considered too small, and any amount will be gratefully appreciated. Donations from any fundraising activity should be made payable to “VA – E.A.G.E.R. and mailed to: VA – E.A.G.E.R c/o Mel Huff, P.O. Box 537, Fredericksburg, VA 22404.
Thanks for your interest and support!!! I look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis.
Ron Hicks, Endorsed Candidate for GER
“Elks Pride – Community Focus”
p.s. I ask that the current District Deputies please pass this message along to their DD Designates. Thanks.
Ron Hicks, email@example.com
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