Erie Elks Lodge #67









2409 Peninsula Drive   ●   Erie, PA 16506   ●   (814) 833-9780

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Exalted Rulerís Message

I trust by now that all of your Christmas shopping is done, and the gifts are wrapped, just waiting for the family gathering. Of course, I live in a dream world.

Seriously, this month offers many opportunities for happy times as well as affirmation of faith, hope and charity. Your affiliation with Lodge 67 gives multiple chances to display all of the above.

However, whether it is travel, partying or any other type of celebration, the two words that need to come to mind are caution and moderation. Letís meet in January and share the great experiences of 2016.

Please check the Lodge calendar and try to find time in your busy schedules to join with us. Your friends will be there, and those that you meet will enlarge that circle.

Iím rapidly becoming a short-timer as your exalted ruler, but when I rejoin the ranks, I will carry with me the pride of being an Elk as well as a member of Lodge 67. Anyone you know that is worthy deserves the opportunity to experience that pride. We have two more initiations before I step down. Help me reach our membership goals by searching out worthy applicants. Until the next time, stay healthy and safe.

From the House Committee

Plans have been finalized for the New Yearís Eve party. Please see the insert for all information. On New Yearís Day the Lodge will open at 11 AM for MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION DAY for LODGE MEMBERS AND AUXILIARY MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSES ONLY with Lodge officers and House Committee members as celebrity bartenders from 11 AM until 5 PM. GUESTS ARE WELCOME AFTER 5:00 PM. WE ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS ADHERE TO THIS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. Please make sure your membership card is with you. Gambling will be limited to FISH games only during this time and all beer and liquor will be $1.00 with the exception of top shelf liquor, Manhattans, and martinis which will be $2.00. THE DAILY DRAWING WILL BE HELD AT 6PM ON CHRISTMAS EVE. During the Memorial Service on Sunday, December 4th at 2 PM, Grand Lodge Statute Section 2.020, opinion 01 states, ĎíThe Club and Social Parlor maintained by the Lodge shall be closed during the service." It will re-open after the service.

Second Harvest Food Bank

We will be volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank on December 14th from 5:30-7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to volunteer for a few short hours. The work we do is an outreach to so many people in the community this time of year. Please think about helping us out. You can even wear your ugly Christmas sweater.

Auxiliary News

Congratulations to all Lottery winners during the month of November. Our next lottery tickets will go on sale in February for the Month of April. Thanks to everyone for your support, and special thanks to Sue Ozimek and Sherry Respecki for heading up this project. We could never do this without all their hard work! The Angel Tree for the Sarah Reed Childrenís Center is available in the Club Room. Please bring back your purchased, UNWRAPPED gifts to the Lodge by December 3rd. If you do not want to shop yourself, we are also accepting monetary donations to purchase some of the gifts and/or additional batteries to power many of the gifts. Thanks so much to Lynn Straub for all of her hard work.

The Auxiliary will also participate in the Lodge Memorial service on December 4th to honor our departed members during the past year. Please join us for this service.

Our next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Monday, October 5th at 6:00 PM. Please contact Patti Seidel (397-9017) if you have not yet made your reservation. Instead of gifts, we are accepting $10 donations for a charity.

I would like to take this opportunity for wish each of you a joyous Christmas Season!

Gun Raffle

Hello all! By now you should have received your two Gun Raffle tickets for the 29th Annual Gun Raffle, to be held at Rainbow Gardens on February 25th, 2017. If you have not received them yet, they are on their way! Please take a few moments to fill out and return your tickets with payment back to the Lodge in the enclosed envelope. The annual gun raffle is Erie Elks Lodge 67 largest fundraiser, so every ticket sale is key to the success of this event. There are also packs of 10 tickets available at the Lodge behind the bar, so please sell as many as you can.

Volunteers are needed for this event. Many thanks to all who have helped in the past and to those who have already agreed to continue to help. If you can help out in any way, please let us know. We are still looking for sponsors for this yearís event: Platinum $300+up, Gold $200, Silver $100 and Bronze $50. Please consider the one that is best for you. Together we can make the 29th Annual Elkís Gun Raffle a huge success!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December3rd from 9:00 AM Ė 11:00AM. Reservations are required. Sign Ėup at the bar.! Because seating is limited, we are asking that you limit your party to two adults per child. Payment is required when making your reservations. Adults: $6.00 Children 6 to 12: $3.00 Children 5 & under: No charge

Bill Bateman Special Needs Party

Sunday, December 11th from 12 to 3pm.

Elks National Foundation Well

Another successful Lodge Hop is completed. We visited three lodges and had a great time meeting other Elks and making new friends. I would like to express my gratitude to all the members that attended the function. It was a great time and successful fundraiser for ENF. I would like to give special thanks to the all the workers that help me put this on: Bob Pennock, Jo Anne Puskus, Marge Delporto, Jim and Laurie Law, Bill and Ellen Beth Allison, Tom Tallbacka, Dave Parker, Bob and Teri Straub and my wife Wendy. Sincerely "R" Scott Seib, PER, ENF Chairman

From the Building Committee

Mother Nature has been on our side! Great progress has been made to this point, and we do not anticipate any delays. We wish to thank the membership for your patience and ask for a little more patience as we move into the next phases of the project. We would also like to call out our special appreciation to our smokers and members for the inconveniences of temporarily using the front of the building. Plans are being worked on to accommodate all once we receive the occupancy permit and take ownership. We do not have a definite date, however, the project is running very smoothly and in a timely manner. Please watch for communications via the video board and posters on the bulletin board when we anticipate minor inconveniences as we transition the current cooler and freezer to just a cooler. R. Scott Seib, Building Committee Chair


Pete Smith who had a 300 game Thursday, Nov, 17th in the Wii Bowling League, He also had a 258 game.

Elks Annual Hoop Shoot

A Free Throw Program for Youth Ages 8-13 We are looking to expand on the Elkís annual hoop shoot this year. This yearís Hoop Shoot will be later this year, during the "basketball season." We will also have a change in location in order to host more shooters. Date: Sun, January 15, 2017 Time: 1:00-4:00pm (Registration begins at 1:00pm) Location: Family First Sports Park Elkís website ( and Facebook for more information I am looking forward to working with girls and boys in the community. It is a great opportunity to help the youth learn a little more about basketball, the Elkís, and more importantly themselves. Shelly Respecki, Hoop Shoot Coordinator

Chaplainís Corner

It is my sad duty to report the following death since our last bulletin: In memory of George E. Trost, Joni Colonna, and Bill Helms. In addition to the donations to legacy trust fund, any member that passes away may have a brief ceremony at the funeral parlor if they so wish. The service takes five to ten minutes and is very nice. But it has to be requested to be done for it to be done.

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

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