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The Brattleboro Lodge of Elks initiated eight new members into the organization on May 28. This organizational growth follows a trend recently recognized by the Vermont Elks Association at the Annual State Convention, recognizing Brattleboro Lodge for the third consecutive year as having the largest per capita growth of all Lodges in Vermont. Brattleboro Lodge currently has slightly more than 700 members. Members initiated, pictured left to right are: Front row: Kimberly Price, 2014-15 Exalted Ruler, Brattleboro Lodge; Tim Johnson, Past Exalted Ruler. Second row: Briana Smith, Kristen Schmidt, Courtney Stradecki. Top row: J. Brad Emich, Thomas Joseph, Larry Palumbo, Paul Beebe.