ELKS LODGE #67
Saturday, December 16th from 9 to 11 AM.
*** RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED ***
A sign-up sheet will be available behind the bar beginning Saturday, November 25th.
Donít delay making your reservations because seating is limited. We ask that you limit your party to two adults per child. Payment is required when making your reservations.
Adults: $6 each Children: 6 to 12 years old $3 each
Exalted Rulerís Message
It's hard to believe we are into the last month of the year already! It seems like yesterday we were out back enjoying the sunshine and friendship with our fellow members. This month brings a new calendar of events. Our Memorial Service honoring our deceased members will be held Sunday, December 3rd, at 2PM in the dining room. Please try to attend. Sunday the 10th is the Bill Bateman Special Needs Christmas Party starting at noon. We have one Lodge Meeting this month on Monday, the 11th at 7PM. Please attend and show your support as an Elk. Our Christmas food basket distribution for the needy and, our Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday the 16th. Breakfast with Santa will be in our Dining Room at 9AM. If you can volunteer to deliver food baskets, we will be meeting in the Social Quarters at 8AM. Our Ladies Auxiliary will also be wrapping presents for the Sara Reed Kids. It's sure to be a busy but great day. We will close early on Christmas Eve and, we will be closed Christmas Day. Please be responsible and stay safe in your travels this Holiday Season!
I have noticed many new faces at the Lodge as well as these new members doing volunteer work recently. It just shows that we are moving in a good direction promoting what we do as Elks. If you see new faces, be sure to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome! Keep up the good work promoting new members. I also want to thank our volunteers for decorating the Lodge between Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This time of year sure keeps them busy!
We are in the process of getting our patio under wraps and adding a heater for the winter. Hopefully by the time you read this, it will be at or near completion. That's all for now! Merry Christmas and God Bless us during this season!
PLEASE do not pay your dues until after January 1st. I do not have membership cards for next year yet. Because of these reasons I am asking that you wait until January 1st. Lodge dues are not due until March 31st.
Thank you to everyone that came to the food bank in November. We packed approx. 300 back packs for Erie School children so that they will have food over the Thanksgiving weekend. If you have not volunteered with us yet, please consider it in the future. There really is no better feeling.
Bill Bateman Special Needs Christmas
Just a reminder that the Elks 67/ Bill Bateman special needs Christmas party will be held December 10th from 12 to 3 PM. I hope to see all the volunteers that I've had in the past. If you are unable to participate this year, please give me a call at 566-8466. Thank you, Mark Platz
Angel TreeThe Sarah Reed Angel Tree will be decorated on the weekend of November 11th, in the social quarters. Angels will be available with name, age, gender and wishes of each child. Please, when taking an Angel, sign your name and telephone number on the provided list. After purchasing your gifts, please deliver the UNWRAPPED gifts to the Lodge by Monday, December 4th . They will be wrapped and delivered to Sarah Reed in time for Christmas. Obviously, no guns or violent toys. If you are unable to go shopping for a child, we are also accepting donations that can be used to purchase some of the gifts and accessories (such as batteries) Thank you for your generosity.
Elks Care Elks Share
On November 8th, twelve Erie Lodge #67 members volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank, Erie, PA. Members spent two hours packing food for the children's back pack program. In those two hours, the Lodge exceeded expectations and packed 397 back packs. These back packs will feed 397 Erie elementary school children over the Thanksgiving holiday break. Erie Lodge has a long standing partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, via volunteering quarterly, donating on a regular basis non-perishable food items and of course philanthropically.
Erie Lodge utilized the ENF Promise Grant along with the ENF Anniversary Grant to provide 40 families with children on the Autism spectrum comfort supplies. These supplies are not usually covered by health insurance. Lodge #67 purchased weighted blankets, and noise reduction headphones for these families. The response to this program was greater than anticipated, so the Lodge covered the additional expenses! In addition, the families were treated to bingo and a pizza party hosted by Lodge 67. Due to the strong response, Erie Lodge has created a new charity committee for Autism with a pumpkin sale to kick off the fund raising.
Veterans Erie Lodge 67
On November 9th, Erie Lodge hosted 76 Veterans from the VA Medical Center, PA Soldiers and Sailors Home, and several local extended-care facilities to a great day of Bingo. The event included prizes, gift cards for all, a warm commemorative sweat shirt and home cooked comfort food prepared by our Lodge Chef. Best of all were the homemade pies and desserts donated by the Lodge Auxiliary. Erie Lodge used their ENF Beacon Grant and subsidized the event from our Veterans Charity fund. State Representative Ryan Bizzarro and State Senator Dan Laughlin were present and handed out Vietnam pins in honoring those Vets, both guests and Lodge Members who served during the Vietnam era.
On November 15th, the Erie Lodge was asked by the VA Medical Center to assist with their Thanksgiving turkey drive. Our Lodge offered to provide not only the turkey but the entire Thanksgiving meal to these 100 families in need. The Lodge called upon a long time partner, Tops Friendly Markets to put together the boxes at a competitive price. Ten Lodge members volunteered their time to pick up the boxes and assist the VA with the distribution. Erie Lodge funded this event from their Veterans Charity fund, which is supported by the generosity of the Lodge members.
Reminder, there is plenty of time for buying and selling gun raffle tickets. The Lodge needs your help. There are tickets (10 per pack) available at the Lodge behind the bar. Please sign out and sell. Donít forget to bring your tickets for the Early Bird drawing on February 10th. This year we are giving away a Henry Silver Boy 22 LR. This is the Elks Lodge #67 largest fundraiser, and needs the support of all our members. Many past volunteers have pledged their support again for this 30th Annual Gun Raffle, but more volunteers are needed. We need all the support we can get! The raffle committee will set a date for a meeting for early February for all volunteers. Look for date and time in next monthís newsletter. Also, we are still looking for sponsors for the raffle. If interested please contact us. Mark your calendars; the raffle is on February 24th, 2018, 1:00PM till 6:00PM Doors open at Noon. Hope to see you there. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
It is my sad duty to report the following deaths since our last bulletin: In memory of Dylan Crall, William H. Johnson, Richard J. Milewski, Robert V. Rapp, and Captain Leonard E. Tillerson. 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: Yuengling 12 oz bottle $2.25
Sunday: 22 oz draft (different each week) $2.00
Monday: Jack Daniels $2.50
Tuesday: Michelob Ultra (16oz draft) $1.50
Wednesday: Mia Dolce Moscato $2.75
Thursday: Corona 12 oz bottle $2.25
Friday: Fireball Whiskey $2.25
Saturday: Three Olives Pomegranate $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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