I would like to thank everyone that helped in any way for all the hard work done at the lodge for the 4th of July celebration and the 50th anniversary of the pool celebration. It took a lot of work by a group of people to make these things happen, and I am grateful for all their hard work that made it the success that it was. This was definitely a month to remember in the history of our lodge. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Tom Salak, ER
The new roof has been put on the building. Now we have to pay for it. Support all the functions that are going on at the lodge. Buy a brick. The proceeds are going to pay off the loan on the roof.
The sale of the bricks has just about come to a stand still. I hope that every member would reconsider and help pay off this debt.
'Sandwich Guys' are back on the 22nd. of May. A copy of the menu for your convenience is below.
EACH SANDWICH OF CHOICE CONSISTS OF PROVOLONE CHEESE, FRENCH
FRIES, COLESLAW, W/MAYO, AND TOMATO ON FRESH ITALIAN BREAD.
** NAKED SANDWICH - FRENCH FRIES AND COLESLAW ON THE SIDE
** BURGER SANDWICH - $6.00
** CAPPICOLA SANDWICH - $6.00
** SAUSAGE SANDWICH - $6.00
*** ADD CAPICOLA ( 3 PC ) TO ANY SANDWICH - $1.00
*** ADD AN EGG TO ANY SANDWICH - $1.00
* FRIES - $2.00
* FRIES W/CHEESE - $3.00
Dues are way past due We are asking everyone to please pay their dues, that's one of the ways we keep the doors open.
The following member are delinquent in their dues:
2768 3198 3485 4053 4160 4295 4345
4375 4666 4676 4700 4716 4784 4816
4817 4861 4864 4878 4884 4888 4889 4892 4897
Bar specials for the month of Aug
Mondays 4-8 $1.00 Drafts
Fridays 4-8 1/2 price drinks
Monday night wings and salad
3rd Thursday of of the month is BBQ chops and kielbasa
Wing Night every Monday 5-8 PM
BAR BINGO 7-9 PM
July and Aug meetings will be on the 4th Wed.
The car magnet.It is 6" long and 4" high.
The window decal is a 3" round, non adhesive, decal.
Both on display at the lodge.
Let any officer or bartender know that you would like either one or both.
Thursday nights open jukebox and pool tables - 6 - 11 pm
Although the original Elks were actors and entertainers, members of other professions soon joined the organization. Today's Elks represent just about the full spectrum of occupations in America. Throughout the course of the Order's history, many celebrities from the entertainment field, business and public service have been Brother Elks.
Presidents Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy were all Elks. Former President Gerald Ford belongs to Grand Rapids Lodge No. 48, where his father served two terms as Exalted Ruler. Of course, many members of Congress have been Elks, too. Former Speakers of the House Tip O'Neill, Carl Albert, John McCormick and Sam Rayburn all belonged to the fraternity. Former Speaker Tom Foley belongs to Spokane, Washington, Lodge. And the late Hale Boggs of Louisiana was also an Elk.
General John "Blackjack" Pershing, American general and hero of the First World War, hailed from New York Lodge No. 1 as a lifelong member. 70,000 Elks served in the First World War; 1,000 gave their lives in the service of their country. 100,000 Elks served in the Second World War, over 1,600 made the supreme sacrifice for American freedom.
Entertainers Lawrence Welk, Will Rogers, Jack Benny and Andy Devine were Brother Elks, too. Brother Devine served as Exalted Ruler of San Fernando Lodge No. 1539. And Brother Clint Eastwood is a member of Monterey Lodge No. 1285. William F. Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill," was also a Brother Elk. From the sports world, the Order has counted among its members the likes of Vince Lombardi, Casey Stengel, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Jim Finks.
At every meeting of the BPOE, and every social function, when the hour of 11:00 p.m. tolls, the Lodge conducts a charming ceremonial known as the "Eleven O'clock Toast." In fact, the clock tolling the eleventh hour is part of the BPOE official emblem, and is directly behind the representation of an elk's head in the emblem of the Order.
Regular meetings of Subordinate Lodges have always been held at night. In the earlier days, they were usually held on Sunday nights and were concluded about eleven o'clock. As the participants departed, the Brothers made inquiries about the absent Brothers and expressed sympathetic interest in the causes of their absence.
It soon became a custom for some member to propose a toast to the Brothers who were not present. And in the course of time, this custom was quite generally observed whenever a group of Elks were together at eleven o'clock. Eventually, the Grand Lodge specifically provided for such a ceremonial to be observed during Lodge sessions; and designated it as "The Eleven O'clock Toast." Under this provision, whenever a Lodge was in session at that hour, the regular order of business was suspended for a few moments while the Exalted Ruler recited the beautiful ritual prescribed, concluded with the words: "To our absent Brothers."
Since women were permitted to join the Elks since 1995, the toast is now pronounced as "To our absent Members."
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