District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Charles L. Lum Kee will be making his official visitation to the Ely Elks Lodge #1469 on Sept. 22. He will be accompanied by his Grand Esquire Louis Martin PER and Grand Auditor Evelyn Miller, with all the visitors to meet with Ely Lodge’s Exalted Ruler Gayle Bartlett.

All members are invited to attend the meeting, where he will speak on the goals of the current National Leader, Michael F. Zellen of Everett, Mass. Lodge #642. He will also report on the condition of the Lodge and make suggestions for improvement.

Lum Kee was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii of Chinese and Hawaiian parents. He attended high school in Moraga, Calif. and graduate schools in Fribourg, Switzerland and Ottawa, Canada.

His vocation has been educator in high schools, college assistant professor and administrator, as well as contracting for computer learning and productivity software programs. His hobbies are amateur radio, electronics and he is a private pilot.

Lum Kee is a 17 year member of the Order of Elks and was initiated in Honolulu Lodge #616 in 1999.  He transferred to Mesquite, Nev. Lodge #2811 in 2005 and served as Exalted Ruler in 2013-2014. He has also served as Secretary of Mesquite Lodge #2811. He is also an NSEA State Trustee.

He is looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities to serve Elkdom in his position as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler (South).

Lum Kee has been appointed for this position of responsibility in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks because of his past dedication to his fraternal lodge and the Nevada State Elks Association.

Grand Exalted Ruler Zellen made the appointment official at the 152nd annual convention of the Order at Houston, Texas on July 3-6, 2016.