Erie Elks Lodge #67
Flag Day Ceremony
Do you know the full history of the American flag? If not, all you have to do is attend our Lodge Flag Day ceremony on June 17th at 11:00 AM. Our Boy Scout troop #182 will be at the ceremony to assist our Officers. This half hour ceremony is packed with history. Come check it out and the Auxiliary even serves refreshments afterwards. Hope to see you there.
Sonny's Backyard BBQís Begin June 25th at 1 PM.
To the Erie Elks Lodge Auxiliary and Lodge Members. I wish to sincerely apologize for the editing of the spring edition of the National Magazine and spring edition of State Newsletter. The Auxiliary's financial support and efforts towards our Holiday baskets campaign was edited. We are so fortunate to have an active, caring, and supportive Auxiliary. For those who may not know, our Auxiliary is one of only a few active, contributing compassionate Auxiliaries across the network of Lodges. Without their efforts and support many of our charitable activities would not take place or suffer significant decline in participation. Again, my sincere apologies to all. Jim Law, PER, Trustee, Public Relations
Elk of the Year: Al Bossar Officer of the Year: Don Langer
Citizen of the Year: Joe Trippi
Exalted Rulerís Message
The weather has been improving and it sure feels good to be able to spend more time outdoors! I'm sure everyone is busy getting their yards back in shape, getting their swimming pools up and running, or any of that fun stuff!
Mother's Day has passed and our staff put on another great buffet for the event. If you weren't there, you missed a great meal! Father's Day is fast approaching, but we won't be planning a cookout that day due to the backyard not being completed.
As things stand at this writing, we are still waiting for the planís approval. Once approved, it won't take long to wrap up the final phase of the project. We are hoping to be completed by the end of June.
We will be holding our Flag Day Ceremony on Saturday, June 17th at 11 AM. Please plan to attend!
I would like to welcome our new members to Erie Lodge 67. During our indoctrination meetings, we explain to our new members what the Elks are about, and how we contribute to our various charities.
Please remember, when you support our Lodge, you help support our Veterans, the Home Services Program and the Elks National Foundation. What have you done as an Elk lately?
From the Secretaryís Desk
Those of you who have or are soon returning from warmer places, welcome home! Please do not forget to let me know if you need your address changed.
If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so as soon as possible. This can be done by dropping it off at the Lodge or mailing it to the Lodge.
We are bringing in at least 15 new members this month, so if you see an unfamiliar face, please take a minute to introduce yourself.
Elks National Foundation News
Thanks to your donations to ENF, we have once again reached our per-capita. Only when we reach our per-capita are we able to apply for grants. We have received the Beacon grant and the Gratitude grants so far. If you have grant writing abilities and would like to help with future grants, please call the Lodge and let us know. New ideas are always welcome. If you have not made a contribution to ENF yet, please consider just a $10 donation which can be left at the bar. Without these grants we would not be able to do some of the things we do for our community. For more information, please contact Scot Seib.
At each of our meetings this year, we have been hearing speakers from the local charities we support. Thank you to Paula Palermo Hayes from the Family Services of Northwest PA, who spoke at our May meeting concerning the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. The Auxiliary recently donated $1,000 to the Y-Food Bus to help support their summer program for the Erie County children.
The July Lottery tickets are now on sale. Please see an Auxiliary member to purchase your tickets. All tickets must be returned to Sue Ozimek or Sherry Respecki by June 25th.
On Wednesday, May 17th, several of the Auxiliary members visited the Sarah Reed Residential Center and toured the facility. It was wonderful to learn more about the programs offered by the Sarah Reed Center.
The Auxiliary Summer Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, July 13th at 3:00 PM with dinner at 6:00 PM. Donna Ziegler is again chairing this event. Please call Donna at 868-1851 to secure your reservation. Come early to play games, visit, etc. Please bring a guest.
The Annual Ladies Golf Tournament will be Friday, July 21st at Orchard Ponds Golf Course. If you would like to donate a door prize or help on the day of the tournament, please let us know. Registration forms will be available at the Lodge beginning June 1 or by contacting Becky Feronti (205-533-4273).
Our next meeting will be June 5th at 6:00. Hostesses will be Dee Covatto and Pat Thompson. Come and join us!
Early Bird Golf Outing
Last call for golfers for the June 9th golf outing at Beechwood Golf Club. Shotgun start at 11:00 AM and the cost is $40.00 for golf, lunch, beverages and prizes. Please contact Jim & Becky Feronti at 450-4775 by June 3rd. Only a few spots left!
Annual Ladies Auxiliary Golf Outing
The Annual Ladies Golf Tournament will be on Friday, July 21st at Orchard Ponds Golf Course with tee-times beginning at 10:00 AM. Cost is $42.00. Registration forms are on the bulletin board at the Lodge and the first 60 paid golfers will be allowed to play. For more information or questions, contact Becky Feronti (205-533-4273).
Have any new or slightly used items at home that you just don't know what to do with? We will take them for our Chinese Auction baskets. We need enough items to make a total of 90 baskets for the weekend. You can leave your items on the table in the social quarters under the daily and weekly board. We are also in need of many Elk volunteers for Jamboree weekend. Any time that you can give us would be appreciated. Please contact Laurie Law at 434-8212. Don't forget that this is our largest fund raiser for our Home Services program, which benefits children and young adults with special needs. Thank you for caring for our children.
Meeting is Sunday, June 4th at 2PM. Start Season on June 11th. For information and sign ups call Tom Kaliszewski at 450-8600.
The Elkís Poker Run / Bike for Boots is June 17. Registration is at the Pittsburgh Inn, 3725 West Lake Rd at 10 AM. Free T-Shirt with pre-registration. Food, refreshments, and entertainment by Smoke and Mirrors at the Lodge. Best three hands cash prize and 50/50. Come out and have a great day for a great cause. The Pittsburgh Innís "Supplies for our Soldierís" sends needed personal supplies to our troops. All wheels welcome!! For pre-registration or questions, contact Paul Onorato at 814-392-2739.
Award To Lodge 67 members- there will be a few changes to the PER book scholarships this year, and we are very excited about the opportunities to assist our higher education bound youth. Details are in the final approval stages and announcements will be made throughout the Lodge and will be delivered in the July bulletin. Please stay tuned, and watch for details, dates, how to apply, etc. (PLEASE when applying follow ALL the directions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.) Thank you- Lodge #67 PERís
Red Cross Blood DriveThe Red Cross Blood Drive has been re-scheduled for Monday, June 19th from 2:to 7 PM in the Lodge dining room. A sign-up sheet will be available on the bulletin board, or you may register on the Red Cross website. GIVE SO OTHERS MAY LIVE!
July 4th Parade
The July 4th parade committee is looking for individuals who would like to volunteer their time to be either a parade marshal or to help with the float. Please see either Lucien Lawson regarding the parade marshals and Sue Ozimek for the float. A sign-up sheet will be available on the Lodge bulletin board also.
Chaplainís CornerIt is my sad duty to report the following deaths since our last bulletin: In memory of Edward Urban, Sr. and William Kudzu. 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. Robert Mazzone, Chaplain 838-9154.
Happy Hour 5-7 Monday through Friday & 9-11 on Saturday
Happy Hour 5-7 Monday through Friday & 9-11 on Saturday
Beer of the Month:IC Light cans $2.00
Sunday:Califresca White Sangria $2.25 Monday: Bacardi Rum $2.25 Tuesday: Coors Light (16oz draft) $1.50
Wednesday:Chablis Blanc $2.75
Thursday:Leinenkugel Summer Shandy $2.25 Friday: Titoís Vodka $2.50 Saturday: Parrot Bay & Pineapple $2.25
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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