Ely Elks Lodge 1469 will have its 91st Annual Roll Call dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Elks Lodge. Twenty-eight members will be honored with five years or more in Elkdlom. Those being honored are:
5 years: David A. Conger, Arvis Harding, Charles Lerch, Deanna Lerch.
10 years: Bernice Apodaca, Jon Hickman, Andrew W. McVicars, Don Wallis.
20 years: Robert D. Sedlacek.
30 years: Robert Bartlett, Henry Blair, John S. Lampros, Eugene Olson, Robert B. Robison.
35 years: Terry J. Gust, Fred L. Hinker, Claude J. Rose.
40 years: Douglas L. Doutre.
45 years: Mark A. Anderson, PDDGER Ray Gardner, William L. Gilliland, Dayle G. Johnson, Richard J. Maus, Steve Rick, Ross Sanborn.
50 years: Romolo DiCianno PER, Donald B. Goodwin.
55 years: Arthur M. Olson PER, PDDGER, PSP, PGELK.
Recognition for more than 50 years: Gentty Etcheverry (52), George Allen (54), Mike Zigich (58), Robley Burns Jr. (59), Joseph E. DiGrazia (68), Jack Smith PSP (68) and Norman Linnell (69).
Nevada State Elks Association President Dietrich “Dee” Boskie and NSEA First Lady Cheri Boskie will be making their official visit to Ely Lodge 1469 during the Roll Call dinner.
Boskie was born on Aug. 26, 1945, the second of three children of Lionel and Charlotte Boskie. He was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, and later moved to Granada Hills, Calif., where he graduated from high school and attended Pierce Junior College and the University of Nevada, Reno.
Boskie met the love of his life at the University of Nevada and they were married in June of 1965. Boskie served in the United States Army from July 1966 to March 1969 in Germany and Vietnam in Army aviation. He went to work for Sierra Pacific in 1970 and retired in 1995. He has also worked as a Major League scout for the St. Louis Cardinals and coaches baseball at the high school level. He and Cheri have two children and seven grandchildren from ages 18 to one and a half.
Boskie joined Reno Elks Lodge 597 in 1972 and is a 41-year member of the Order of Elks. He became candidate for the ritual team in 1981 and progressed through the chairs, serving as Exalted Ruler of Reno Lodge 597 in 1988-1989.
Boskie has been coaching the Reno Lodge team in addition to being a ritual judge and NSEA Ritual chairman. He has judged state and district contests in Arizona, California and Utah and has taken 18 Reno ritual teams to represent the NSEA at Grand Lodge ritual competitions.
Boskie was honored by Reno Elks Lodge 597 in 1992 with Honorary Life membership and was selected as Elk of the Year for 1994-1995. Boskie was also selected as Elk of the Year for the Nevada State Elks Association in 2007.
Boskie served as Grand Auditor and Grand Esquire for District Deputies in the North and was appointed District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for Nevada North in 2007–2008. He also served as NSEA Vice-President, President-elect and was elected as NSEA State President in April of 2013.
The Roll Call dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and the Elks Lodge will be open at 5 p.m. There will be an $8 admission fee for members and guests and membership awards will be presented after the Roll Call of member’s names.