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Family role in lodge is continuing

October 3, 2013

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Seated from left: Paul and Ruth Rialti. Standing from left: Jan Ulmer, Justin Ulmer, Steve Ulmer and Bob’s wife Ruth Rialti.

Sedalia Elks Lodge 125 marked another first this year when Jan Ulmer assumed the position of exalted ruler, following her father in that position, the lodge reported.

Ulmer is the oldest daughter of Paul Rialti, who served the lodge as exalted ruler from 1976 to 1977, and his wife Ruth, who was president of the Ladies Elks Club at the same time. Paul Rialti was also the lodge’s secretary for 12 years.

Paul Rialti’s brother, Bob, served as exalted ruler from 1978 to 1979 and from 1985 to1986. He then served as district vice president from 1982 to 1983, auditor to the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler from 1981 to 1982 and lodge secretary after his brother’s retirement, serving from 1992 to 2008.

Ulmer said her father’s advice to her was, “Just be yourself…” –Submitted.

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