Elks Lodge #67
*Starting August 1st the Elks will host Tuesday Fundays for the Erie Homes for Children from 1 to 3 PM.
*For all the fashion diva Elks out there, please check out the new clothing items in the case by the front door. Lots of bright colors and what a way to show support for the Elks!
*Reminder: Please clean up after yourself when using the outside areas.
*Sonnyís Backyard BBQ is back from 1 to 6 PM each Sunday. Please bring a dish to share!
Elk of the Year: Al Bossar Officer of the Year: Don Langer
Citizen of the Year: Joe Trippi
Exalted Rulerís Message
Hello, everyone. I hope you are enjoying the summer weather! This month is flying by. We started with the Millcreek 4th of July Parade, and it was an exciting day to say the least. The many groups that entertained the crowd did an amazing job on a hot summer day. Thanks to all our Elks members who contributed their time in making the parade another successful event.
During this past month, contractors have been busy completing our backyard canopy and concrete work. It looks fantastic. We are now in the process of final grading and hydro-seeding. You may have noticed that the tree line behind the Lodge has been cleared away. Weíre not sure who purchased the adjacent property, or what they plan on building there, but, we will keep the members informed on what transpires when we know more.
Our Family Picnic will be taking place at the end of August. If you are new to the Lodge and are interested in helping us with the picnic, please ask around and talk with one of our house committee members or Lodge officers, as there is never any shortage of things that need to get done to help the day run smoothly.
I recently returned from the National Convention in Reno, Nevada. It was quite the experience attending all the meetings and talking with the many Elks from across the country. We traded ideas on how to continue to improve our local Lodges. It was very informative and I was able to learn more about the Elks on the national level. Next year will be the 150th Anniversary for the Elks and that Convention is sure to be a special event!
Iím pleased to see our new Elkís members around the Lodge as some have asked about helping at our social functions. Itís great to see the enthusiasm. Letís keep the momentum going and try to sponsor someone you know into Erie Lodge 67.
JoJo and I would like to send out a huge thank you to the Auxiliary members and other folks that put together the 110 Chinese auction baskets for Jamboree. They were Jim and Becky Feronti, Sue Ozimek, Pat Thompson, Dee Covatto, Pam Henning, Cheryl Moore, Kristal Chamberlain, Edie Wallis, Dotty Romecki, Elaine Langer, Marge DelPorto, Colleen Gorley, Susie Wood, Brenda Bacik, and Rosie Tuten. You have no idea how much we appreciate this and how important it is to help make our Jamboree for the children the success that it is each year. Thank you just does not seem to be enough. You are all wonderful!
We will give you an update on how the Jamboree did in the September newsletter, so stay tuned.
A HUGE thank you to all from the Lodge who were involved in the July 4th Parade. From the nine parade marshals, to the individuals who helped decorate the float and/or participated in the parade on the float, it was a HUGE success. Special appreciation and thank you to members Mark Gerlach for the use of his truck to haul the float, Craig Skellie for the use of his trailer, and Frank Gildersleeve for his help so there could be patriotic music on the float. We were honored to have our Home Service nurse and member, Julianna Beraducci, and her client, Brooklyn Hutchison, and her parents on the float as well. Also, thanks to Boy Scout Troop #182 for their assistance in making sure the children (and even some adults) had enough candy. Without these volunteers, none of this would have been possible. You will all be proud to know that our float was awarded the CHAIRMAN'S AWARD. Another reason why ELKS CARE...ELKS SHARE
From the PERís
Just a reminder! The PER book scholarship applications are available. Applications must be post marked by August 15th. Remember to complete the applications in their entirety.
Do you have the drive to impact the community in a positive way? Do have the drive to lead energized passionate teams? Do you have the drive to carry on our long term positive presence in our community? Do have the drive to learn more about Elkdom? Do you have the drive to become a Lodge Officer? If you are curious, if you want additional information, if you have questions, please see any of the PERís. Discussions can be at the Lodge, on the phone, or off site, wherever it is convenient.
July was a busy month. Donna Ziegler did a fantastic job hosting the picnic on July 13th. We had a large crowd and good food. Many Auxiliary members met several times in June and July to complete Jamboree baskets. Thank you so much to all who helped working in these hot conditions to complete this project for the Home Services.
Thanks to Sherry Respecki and Sue Ozimek for again coordinating the July Lottery. The final winners will receive their check this week. Thank you to all who sold and purchased lottery tickets. Our next sale will begin in September for the November daily lotteries.
The 25th Annual Ladies Auxiliary golf tournament took place on July 21st. The winning team was Patricia Morrow, Madge Koscelnek, Susan Weber, and Carolyn Short. Thanks to all who helped with the planning, door prizes and food, especially Rich Laskowski for preparing hot dogs, Bob Miano for being the Starter, and Keith Maxon and Jim Feronti for driving the beverage cart.
There are only a few seats left for the bus trip toSeneca Alleghany Casino in Salamanca, NY on Saturday, September 16th. The bus will leave the Lodge at 8:30 AM and return at approximately 5:30 PM. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board, but you MUST pay $25 to reserve your seat. Contact Dee Covatto (833-5145) or Becky Feronti (205-533-4273) for more details.
The next Auxiliary Bingo will be on Sunday, September 24th For reservations, call Sue Ozimek (838-4239) to reserve your spot. Price is only $25.00 for the entire packet! Doors will open at noon...bingo will begin at 1:00 PM.
We have no meeting in August. Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00 PM.
Final preparations have been made for the annual Elks Family Picnic. The date is Saturday, August 26 from noon to 6PM with food being served from 1 Ė 5 PM or while supplies last. Tickets are now available at the Lodge during operating hours. Prices are $4 for members, $5 for non-member/spouse/guest/kids 10 and over. Kids under 10 are free. CASH ONLY. TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST 20th in order to allow ample time to order/prepare food. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE PICNIC BUT WILL BE $8 FOR EVERYONE so we encourage you to buy your tickets before. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board for volunteers for set up, parking, servers, and clean up. Your help is greatly appreciated. THE KITCHEN WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY.
DONATIONS OF FROZEN TURKEYS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE PICNIC ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Your ENF dollars at work, two very successful events in July benefited from ENF Grants! The gratitude grant supported the Lyn Grossholz Memorial Zoo Day for the residents, family members and care givers of Erie Homes for Children and Adults. This event was another success, thanks to the volunteers from the Lodge! The second event was a day at the Seawolves game for the Vets. We hosted approximately 40 vets and their care givers to a great day of baseball, hot dogs, and Cracker Jack! After the game they enjoyed a very nice dinner buffet at UPMC Park! The event was supported by Lodge members. We should be very proud of our Lodge as both of these events fell on the same day! Not many Lodges could pull off two separate successful events on the same day- Great Job 67!
Wait, we're not done! We have more from ENF! We were just approved for The Promise Grant and the Anniversary Grant combined for $4,000! This Grant will be used to support comfort needs for autistic families in need! More information to follow. A huge thank you to the Lodge members coordinating this event! Elks Care, Elks Share! From ENF, we could not do this without you. Thank you! YOU are truly making a difference in our community!
Sullivan Golf Outing The Sullivan Golf Outing is Friday, August 11th at Venango Valley. It is a 1:00 PM shotgun start. The $90.00 entrance fee includes 18 holes with cart, hot dogs, and a six pack of beer with complimentary cooler at the course. There will be prizes every hole, a steak dinner with shrimp cocktail and drinks back at the Lodge, plus everyone gets a door prize.
Chaplainís Corner It is my sad duty to report the following deaths since our last bulletin: In memory of William R. Trohoske, Robert Dugan, and Arthur Blaine Hayley. In addition to the donations to the legacy trust fund, any member that passes away may have a brief ceremony at the funeral parlor if they so wish.
Happy Hour 5-7 Monday through Friday & 9-11 on Saturday
Beer of the Month: Bud Light 16oz aluminum bottles. $2.50
Sunday: Seagrams Coolers $2.25
Monday: Jim Beam $2.256
Tuesday: Labattís(16oz draft) $1.50
Wednesday: Daquiris $3.50
Thursday: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale $2.25
Friday: Skyy Vodka $2.25
Saturday: White Merlot $2.75
Just a Reminder
Don't forget members, ladies included, please remove your hat when you enter the Social Quarters out of respect for our deceased members.
No children are permitted in the Social Quarters after 10pm. Prior to 10pm, children must be with their parents and guardians and be supervised at all times.
Don't forget, the TVs are controlled by the Club Manager, House Committee or the on duty bartender.
All members & Auxiliary members must sign the daily sheet for themselves, no exceptions.
Please do not phone the Lodge to see if the daily had been hit on the day before.
ALL GUESTS must be signed in by you and are only permitted to stay as long as you do.
Guests are not permitted to buy refreshments.
Information contained in the newsletter and on the website may change without prior notice. Please check the bulletin board in the social quarters for any updates.
Contact Erie Elks Lodge #67
For questions and/or comments regarding the Erie Elks Lodge #67, please contact us at (814) 833-9780 and listen for the correct prompt.
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