John ``Jack’’ Heidecker Hazleton Lodge #200 ``2012/13 Elk of the Year’‘by Representative Lou Barletta
Posted on 2013-03-04
in the house of representatives
Monday, March 4, 2013
Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor John ``Jack'' Heidecker as
the Hazleton Lodge #200 ``2012/13 Elk of the Year'' for his loyal
service to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Originally from the Lehigh Valley area, Jack served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1963 on the USS Compton DD705 out of Newport, Rhode Island. He later attended both Lehigh County Community College and then Temple University, graduating cum laude with a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. Jack moved to the greater Hazleton area in 1986 and became a member of the Hazleton Lodge BPOE #200 in November of that same year.
Since joining the Hazleton Lodge BPOE #200, Jack has been an active and important member of the organization. He was Co-Chairman of the Lodge's House Committee as well as a trustee and currently serves as Chair of the Lodge Bulletin Committee. Jack is also a member of the Veteran's committee and Breakfast committee.
Mr. Speaker, I commend John ``Jack'' Heidecker for his committed service to the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and congratulate him for being named the Hazleton Lodge #200 ``2012/13 Elk of the Year.'' ____________________