Kenton Elks lodge 157 had a very strong 2018-2019 with Sue Fox Buroker PER winning the Ohio Elk of the Year from the Ohio Elks Association and the Kenton Ritual team winning the National Championship at the National Elks Convention in St. Louis.
In recognition of Sue Fox Buroker winning the Elks of the Year the Ohio House of Representatives, under the sponsorship of House District 83 representative Jon Cross, officially paid tribute to her excellent contribution to our community.
On behalf of the members of the House of Representatives of the 133rd General Assembly of Ohio, we are pleased to pay tribute to Sue Buroker on being named the 2019 Ohio Elk of the Year.
Selection for this prestigious distinction is an honor of which you can be proud, for you have been recognized for your dedication to the community. You are a member of the Kenton Elks Lodge, where you serve on the board of trustees and were named the local Elk of the Year twice, and you have given generously of your time, abilities, and enthusiasm far beyond what was required or expected and have displayed exemplary civic pride.
Demonstrating a sincere concern for the future of the area, you have been a treasure to the community, and your selfless endeavors stand as the hallmark of responsible citizenship. Your outstanding contributions and steadfast commitment clearly show the potential of individuals to have a positive effect on the quality of life in our society, and we are confident that your tireless efforts will inspire others to devote themselves similarly.
Thus, with great pleasure, we commend you on your recent accolade and salute you as one of Ohio’s finest citizens.
The Kenton Elks Ritual team who recently won the 2019 National Ritualistic Championship was also recognized by the House of Representatives.
On behalf of the members of the House of Representatives of the 133rd General Assembly of Ohio. we are pleased to pad tribute to KENTON ELKS LODGE 157 on winning the 2019 National Ritual Contest.
Since its inception, the members of Kenton Elks Lodge 157 have directed themselves toward meaningful involvement in many beneficial programs and activities, and the drive of all associated with this organization is readily reflected in this prestigious distinction. A dedicated group of individuals, they have donated countless hours of their time to meeting the needs of local residents, and their numerous achievements are truly praiseworthy.
With enthusiasm and commitment, the members of Kenton Elks Lodge 157, both past and present, have worked tirelessly to better the world around them, and they have certainly distinguished themselves as dynamic leaders in the community. We are proud to note that it is through the diligent efforts of conscientious people such as these that the State of Ohio continues to grow and prosper and remains a pleasant place in which to live and work.
Thus, with great pleasure, we commend Kenton Elks Lodge 157 on its recent accolade and salute its members as some of Ohio’s finest citizens.
The team also received an official recognition from the State of Ohio by Governor Mike Dewine.
In the name and by authority of the State of Ohio
Mike Dewine and Jon Husted
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
do hereby officially recognize KENTON ELKS LODGE #157 upon being the
2019 NATIONAL RITUAL CHAMPIONS
On behalf of the State of Ohio, we congratulate you upon earning the 2019 National Ritual Championship. Your hard work, diligence, and commitment to success has paid off, and we are pleased to recognize all those involved in earning this remarkable achievement. We commend you upon receiving this tremendous recognition and we extend our best wishes for continued success.
You can view the enlarged version of the official documents by selecting the images below or stop in the lodge to see them in person.