NEW LEADER - Paul T. Kassel has been installed as the new exalted ruler of Poway Elks Lodge No. 2543. His wife, Cindy, right, and daughter, Alisha, left, are a part of his officer corps, serving as loyal knight and chaplain, respectively. Kassel is a longtime Poway resident, Poway Community Leadership Institute graduate and a local small-business owner. His motto for the year is “The Gift of Hope.” He took office on April 1.