The Exalted Ruler

The Exalted Ruler, also known as the E.R., is the President and Executive Officer of

the Lodge. The E.R. is responsible for all operations, programs, social quarter ac

tivities of the Lodge and presides at each Lodge session.

The cardinal principle of this station is Fidelity.

The Esteemed Leading Knight

The Esteemed Leading Knight is the Vice President, second in command and presides in

the absence of the Exalted Ruler. The cardinal principle of this station is Charity.

The Esteemed Loyal Knight

The Esteemed Loyal Knight is the third chair officer of the Lodge. The cardinal

principle of this station is Justice.

The Esteemed Lecturing Knight

The Esteemed Lecturing Knight is the fourth chair officer of the Lodge. The cardinal principle of this station is Brotherly Love.

The Secretary

The Secretary administers the Lodge business correspondence, membership records, and all matters as directed by the Exalted Ruler.

The Treasurer

The Treasurer maintains the financial records and issues checks from the Lodge.

The Tiler

The Tiler is located outside the Lodge room and is responsible for guarding the door

of the Lodge room during the meetings.

The Esquire

The Esquire is the 'Sergeant-At-Arms" and maintains ritual decorum and carries out the orders of the Exalted Ruler.

The Chaplain

The Chaplain delivers the prayers and blessings at all Lodge sessions and services.

The Inner Guard

The Inner Guard is responsible for guarding theinner door of the Lodge at each Lodge meeting.

The Organist

The Organist provides the music prescribed by the rituals of the Order and performs such other duties as assigned.

The Trustees

There are five Trustees in the Lodge.

Subject to control by the Lodge, the

Board shall have the power to; control the

funds, investments and real and personal

property of the Lodge, not otherwise

provided by law, and collect the

income and rents there from and, to execute all leases contracts or other papers when ordered by the Lodge.

Lodge Officers


Exalted Ruler -  Ty Obenoskey

Leading Knight - JoAnn Bottero

Loyal Knight - Kim Kain

Lecturing Knight - Paul Kain

Esquire - Ren Rake

Chaplain -  Karen Melliar

Tiler - Barbara Henslee

Inner Guard - Jack Morris

Secretary - Joan Toth (COO)

Treasurer -  CJ Bryant



One Year - Hardy Schwarz

Two Year - Paul Toth

Three Year - Sheridan Loungway

Four Year - Jay Nau

Five Year - Cliff Bryant


House Committee

Ty Obenoskey - Exalted Ruler (Chairman)

JoAnn Bottero - Leading Knight

Kim Kain - Loyal Knight

Paul Kain - Lecturing Knight

Hardy Schwarz - Trustee, 1 Year

Paul Toth - Trustee, 2 Year

Vacant - Trustee, 3 Year

Jay Nau- Trustee, 4 Year

Cliff Bryant - Trustee, 5 Year

A Huge Thank You is owed to those who invest their time, talents and energies so that our Lodge may continue to foster our charitable programs into this our,

Second Century!

Grass Valley Elks Lodge 538

109 S. School Street

Grass Valley, CA 95945

530 273 9228