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Flag Day


Patriotism has characterized the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America since the early days of the organization. Allegiance to the flag of our country is a requirement of every member. In 1907, the Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks designated, by resolution, June 14th as Flag Day. The Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of the occasion by every Lodge in 1911, and that requirement continues. The Elks prompted President Woodrow Wilson to recognize the Order's observance of Flag Day for its patriotic expression.  It was not until 1949 when President Harry Truman, himself a member of the Elks, made the proclamation that thereafter June 14th would be a day of national observance for the symbol of our country. It was through his Elks Lodge in Independence, Missouri, that President Truman got the idea for a national observance of Flag Day. SO PLEASE COME AND JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THIS DAY! The lodge will open immediately following the ceremony.    


Exalted Rulerís Message

I hope all is well with each of you and your families. I attended the Spring Elks convention in Harrisburg in early May. This is our 150th anniversary year which seems almost unbelievable that Elks have been serving communities all across this country since 1868. Our Erie Elks Lodge 67 has every right to be especially proud this year. During the Home Services Parade on Saturday afternoon, our lodge gave the largest donation in the amount of $51,000 for this major statewide project. In turn we received an award plaque that will be displayed in our lodge. Many thanks to all the helping hands that contributed to Home Services. We could not have accomplished this milestone without each of you.

I also want to mention that I especially enjoyed a workshop session that was held for new exalted rulers. I found this workshop to be informative and helpful with my new role.  The other noteworthy news that I have to share concerning convention activities is about our NW Hospitality room. Erie Elks Lodge was charged with food and beverage service for this room. Our team including Scott and Wendy Seib, Jim and Laurie Law, Donnie and Elaine Langer, David Parker, Pam Gildersleeve and Kim Stucke did an incredible job. In fact, the NW hospitality room themed around Cinco De Mayo was a huge hit with this convention crowd and attracted a great number of visitors.  I had an opportunity to visit the buffet on Motherís Day and I am happy to report that diners enjoyed the wide variety of foods on the buffet. Attendance at this event was robust. Thank you for your support. 

The Backyard BBQís, Cornhole Tournament and Bocce will be starting in June. Come and enjoy the backyard patio. See the inside electronic bulletin board for more details.  If you have not attended one of our Flag Day events, please plan to attend.  You will enjoy an hour long heartfelt event. Keep in mind that the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a uniquely American institution. Our American Flag is an ever present symbol of our dedication to our country. Many of us have forgotten our school lesson that teaches us that White is the symbol of purity, Red, hardiness and valor and Blue, vigilance, perseverance, and justice. This event is being held on Saturday June 16th at 11 am.                                                                   

Finally, I am happy to report that the State President will be visiting on June 22 and June 23rd for a district meeting.  As you can see it has been a very busy month.  Until next time, enjoy the sunshine!     


From the Secretaryís Desk      

I am very excited to tell you that we initiated 17 new members in May and we will be initiating 20 more in June. If you see a new face in the Lodge, please take a moment to introduce yourself!  

Welcome back to all our members who are coming back from warmer winter climates.  Please leave me a voice mail if you need your address changed. If you have paid your dues don't forget to pick up your membership cards from the bar tender.                                            

Please keep in mind that if you are buzzed into the social quarters because you are not using your key you will be required to show your membership card to the bartender. This is an LCB law and we will be enforcing it! 


Auxiliary News

At each of our meetings this year, we have been hearing speakers from the local charities we support. For the June 4th meeting, our speaker will be Elisa Guida with "Strings For A Cure".  At the May Meeting, we approved donating $7,300 to various local charities.  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.  

The Auxiliary Summer Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, July 12th 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 13th 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 1st or by contacting Becky Feronti (205-533-4273).   First come first served.  Only the first 60 Golfers will be able to play. Our next meeting will be June 4th at 6:00. 


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).


Early Bird Golf Outing

Last call for golfers for the June 8th golf outing at Beechwood Golf Club.  Shotgun start at 10:00 AM and the cost is $42.00 for golf, lunch, beverages and prizes.  Please contact Jim & Becky Feronti at 450-4775 by June 1st. Only a few spots left!



Please note that PERís will meet every month on the 3rd Wednesday at 6:30. At Juneís meeting we will assign committees as discussed.


Poker Run

This yearís Bike for Boots Poker Run will be held June 16th. Registration will be at the Beechwood Inn located at 9866 Wattsburg Road at 10:00 am. Registration fee of $10 per person.  Pre-registered fee  by June 4th is $5 per person. Run will culminate at the Lodge with Food, Refreshments and poker hand prizes.  Proceeds will go to the Pittsburgh Inn Support for Our Troops. Motorcycles, cars, trucks, dune buggies and anything else with wheels welcome!   


Feed The Vets Today   

We have a food tub under the front table in the Social Quarters.  Please place nonperishable foods in it.  There are Vets without food daily; we need to stock the V.A. Hospitalís pantry to feed them daily. All donations are greatly appreciated.  The more we give the more we feed. 


Sunday Backyard BBQ   

The Sunday backyard BBQ will begin on Sunday  6/10/18 from 1PM- 6PM. We will have hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. Please bring a side dish to share! This is a great time to sit out on our patio out back and enjoy some food and drinks and get to know other members. All proceeds go to Elks National Foundation. We are looking for sponsors and cooks for this event. There will be a sign up on the bulletin board if you are interested in helping with this event.   

Chaplainís Corner

I am happy to announce there have been no deaths since our last bulletin. 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 Pounder   $2.75

Sunday:  Bloody Mary   $3.00       Monday: Bacardi Rum   $2.50       

Tuesday:  Labatts (16oz draft)  $1.50       Wednesday:  Moscato   $2.75

Thursday: Reds Apple Ale $2.50       Friday:  Black Velvet Toasted Carmel   $2.50    

Saturday: Twisted Tea Raspberry $2.50


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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