Erie Elks Lodge #67
The inaugural dinner is Friday, April 7th. Happy Hour from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
Surf & Turf: 4 oz filet and 4oz lobster tail $24.95
10 oz Prime Rib: $17.50 Chicken Cordon Bleu: $10.95 Baked Cod: $11.95
All dinners come with twice baked potato, mixed vegetables, salad and roll
Tickets go on sale soon behind the bar.
VOTE ON HOUSE RULE CHANGE
A PROPOSAL HAS BEEN MADE TO ELIMINATE HOUSE RULE #9 WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS:
The wearing of any head cover, i.e. hats, do-rag, scarves, by any member or guest(s) will not be permitted in the Lodge room and or social quarters out of respect for our absent members. Dispensation will be given to persons for medical reasons. Posting of this edict must be in plain view upon entering the Lodge room and/or social quarters for all to view.
A MEMBERSHIP VOTE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE APRIL 24, 2017 LODGE MEETING AT 7:00 PM
IF YOU HAVE AN OPINION OR WISH TO VOTE ON THE ELIMINATION OF THE HAT RULE, PLEASE ATTEND.
Exalted Ruler’s Message
Hello everyone! Spring is here, and we begin another year at Erie Lodge 67 with pride. The new officers and committees are in place, and people are already talking about our upcoming activities and events for the year. It’s great to see new faces getting involved with the various charity programs we support. If you can contribute a little time to assist our committees, it will make everyone’s job much easier!
Back Yard Update: To our members who enjoy being outdoors, currently our new building and planning committees are working with the architect and are busy moving forward with plans to get our back yard improvements completed in time for our summer activities. They will update us on the progress as we move forward.
As I move away from the day to day operations in the social quarters as House Committee Chairman, I would like to take this opportunity to thank this past year’s House Committee, our Auxiliary, our fantastic staff, and the officers for volunteering their time, effort and support. A great deal goes on behind the scenes keeping the Lodge running smoothly, and I applaud their efforts. I look forward to serving you this year and, if we all work together, we are sure to have another successful year!
From the Secretary’s Desk
Well, we have just started a new Lodge year. If you have not paid your dues yet, please do so as soon as possible. Two things to remember: 1. Your pill for the daily drawing and weekly drawing will not be in the barrel until your new dues card is in your hand. 2. For those that have not paid yet, I will be turning off door keys soon. If your key does not work and you know you have paid your dues, please contact me so we can get it straightened out.
If you have recently returned from your winter travels and need to change your address, please let me know. You can call the Lodge or leave a note with the bartenders.Remember that if you are delinquent for more than a year and you would like to become a member again, you can still reinstate for 90 days after April 1st.
Thank you to Sue Ozimek, Sherry Respecki, Millie Roth and their committee for the huge success of Bingo on Sunday, March 5th. Because of the overwhelming support of the Sunday bingo, we will be having a Spring Bingo on Sunday, April 23rd. Reservations can be made by calling Sue Ozimek at 838-4239 to reserve your spot. A limited menu will be available. Price is only $25.00 for the entire packet! Doors will open at noon...bingo to begin at 1:00 P.M.
April 3rd will be the installation of 2017-18 Auxiliary officers. Installation will be at 6:00 PM followed by dinner. Please contact Pat Thompson 833-0246 or Dee Covatto 833-5145 to make your reservation. All members are encouraged to attend this event. Cost is only $15.00.
We hope you all have a ticket for the April Lottery. We look forward to paying 30 lucky winners this month. Thank you for supporting this Auxiliary fund raising event!
Please come and join us for our April 3rd and/or May 1st meeting at 6:00 PM. All members are welcome. If you would like to serve on a committee for 2017-18, please contact me. Becky Feronti, Auxiliary President
A delicious Easter buffet will be served on Sunday, April 16th. The menu will include carved ham, Seafood Newburg among the entrees, a variety of salads and desserts and much more. The price will be $13.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 5 – 12, and children under 5 free. Seatings will be every half-hour. Reservations are REQUIRED and may be done by calling the Lodge at 833-9780.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saturday, April 1st from 9 – 11 AM.
Reservations are required. A signup sheet will be available behind the bar beginning Saturday, March 18th.
Don’t delay in making your reservations!
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
From the Veterans Committee
The Veterans committee would like to thank the Lodge membership for their support at the Erie Ottters Hockey game on March 12th. All proceeds will be going toward the Veterans. Everyone that attended the game enjoyed themselves. We would especially like to thank our sponsor's Jeff Plyler from Plyler Overhead Door, Bob (Boomer) Gerlach construction, and Tim Parker from Presque Isle Gun Shop.
We will be hosting local Vets at the Lodge on March 31st to play Bingo and have lunch. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer to help out please contact Al Bossar.
Erie Elks Lodge #67 is doing its part to help out the community and patients in need by sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, April 17th from 2 to 7 PM at the Erie Elks Lodge at 2409 Peninsula Drive.
Sunday Pot Luck Dinners
Come see what’s in the pot! On Sundays until our backyard BBQ starts, we’ll be serving lunch from noon until it’s gone! Different items every Sunday. $5 donation per serving. Benefits Home Services. IF ANYONE OR GROUP would like to donate a lunch for approximately 25 people on a Sunday, contact Pam Gildersleeve.
Most popular chili winner is Scott Seib. This year we raised $600 for Home Services!!!! Special thanks to Mark Gross, Matt Farley, Marge Delporto, Wendy Seib, Mike Calhoun, Steve Ford and Bill Miner, and a big thank you to all who entered a chili and those who tasted the entries.
From the House Committee
Starting Wednesday, April 12th from 7 to 10 PM in the Dining Room, DANCE MUSIC IS BACK!!! Dust off your dancing shoes and boogie on down! $3 cover May 3rd and 10th will be dancing to the Jays, and Bobby Remp is back May 17th through September.
As a reminder, mark your calendar for Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5th. There will be music, games and drink specials. Watch for more party information coming soon.
***April 1st we will again be checking membership cards when you enter the Lodge. Please help us by having your cards ready upon entering. Thank you.***
Gun RaffleThe 2017 Gun Raffle committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s event a huge success. We were able to raise over $38,000 this year, thanks to your support. With the money raised, we were able to contribute to the Building Fund, Home Services and the Veterans Committee. We would especially like to thank our fantastic group of volunteers. Without your energy and loyal support this Gun Raffle would not happen. We would like to extend a special thank you to all the sponsors both businesses and personal that helped make the gun raffle a huge success. If you see any of these sponsors, make sure to thank them for their contributions. Congratulation to all our winners and a special thanks to the winner of the 50/50, George Hazuda, who generously donated a portion of his winnings back to the Elks Lodge. Once again, we thank you and we look forward to working with you on next year’s gun raffle. Fraternally, 2016 Gun Raffle Committee, Doug Miller and Tim Parker, Co-Chairs
BocceFor anyone (members and nonmembers) interested in playing bocce this summer, there will be a meeting at the Elks Lodge on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30 PM. Bocce will begin on Tuesday, June 6th (start time to be determined at the meeting).
It is my sad duty to report the following death since our last bulletin: In memory of Richard J. Stewart, Don K. Deneen, Mary Ball Tonelli, Robert Wieczorek and Allen Richard Shoemaker. 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.
Happy Hour 5-7 Monday through Friday & 9-11 on Saturday
Beer of the Month: Labatt Blue Light $2.00
Sunday: Bloody Mary $2.75
Monday: Absolut Vodka $2.25
Tuesday: Yuengling (16oz draft) $1.50
Wednesday: Pinot Grigio $2.75
Thursday: Margarita $3.50
Friday: Long Island Iced Tea $3.50
Saturday: Cruzan Black Cherry Rum $2.25
FISH EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT – Baked or Breaded
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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