ELKS LODGE #67
Motherís Day Buffet
The Motherís Day Buffet on Sunday, May 137h is from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Adults: $14.95, Ages 6 Ė 12: $7.95, and 5 and under: FREE.
The buffet will feature: Carved Roast Beef & Ham, Chicken Stir Fry, Chicken Marsala, Seafood Newberg,
and lots of sides, salads, and desserts.
Please make reservations at the bar or by calling 833-9780.
Exalted Rulerís Message
It has been quite a whirlwind since my installation as your Exalted Ruler. I want to thank all who attended the Inaugural Dinner. With over 80 people in attendance, there was a full house. All enjoyed a meaningful and fun evening of fellowship and brotherly love.
A special thank you goes out to Donnie Langer for doing an extraordinary job with this yearís awards ceremony. It was obvious that Donnie took the time to thoughtfully select those Elks who over the last year have dedicated their time, energy, and talents to making this club a leader in PA. Another special thank you goes out to John Ratay and his team in the kitchen. From the twice baked potatoes to the beautiful shrimp cocktail and variety of entrees served, their attention to detail was outstanding. It was a meal to remember!
I am very happy to report that after much deliberation and consultation with the experts, we now have a Wi-Fi system that will meet the growing needs of our members. Thanks goes out to the trustees for their perseverance regarding this complex issue.
April is autism awareness month and our club has dedicated volunteers who are working on a project for autistic children. Our club also continues with its efforts to serve veterans, youth, and those with disabilities. Currently, I have a need for new volunteers for soccer shoot and drug awareness. Please see me if you have the time to commit to one of these projects. In May, we have many special events coming up so please check the calendar and signage around the club. These events include Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby, Motherís Day Buffet and the Menís Golf League. And unbelievably, summer is coming with many activities planned for our outdoor patio. Keep in mind that membership is the life blood of our lodge. I am looking forward to a bright future together.
From the Secretaryís Desk
If you have already paid your dues, please be sure to pick up your membership card from behind the bar the next time you are in the Lodge. If you have not paid your dues yet please use the form on the back of the bulletin and pay them as soon as possible.
The installation of the 2018-09 officers took place on April 3rd by Millie Roth. She did a wonderful job and we had a great dinner and good time socializing following the ceremony. Thank you, Dee Covatto and Pat Thompson, for heading up this event.
A special Thank you to Geri Kaufmann for serving as our Financial Secretary for the past 8 years. She has done a fantastic job and has been very helpful in training Colleen Gourley our new financial Secretary. if you have any membership questions, please contact Colleen. I also would like to thank Pat Thompson for service as our Vice President for the past 10 years. Pat has past her Vice President's duties off to Terri Straub and will now be serving as our 2 year Trustee. Both Pat and Geri have contributed immensely to the Auxiliary.
Congratulations for all of the winners from the April Lottery. We will begin selling July Lottery tickets soon. Please see an Auxiliary member to purchase your tickets. The 3 months of lottery ticket sales (April, July and November) are our biggest fundraising events for the Auxiliary.
The executive board has been bust organizing the 2018-19 calendar. Please contact me with any suggestions for activities and events we can help coordinate. Our next meeting will be a Pot Luck dinner on May 7th at 6:00PM. The Auxiliary will provide chicken, so please bring a dish to share. We will be reviewing our calender of events following dinner.
For anyone (members and nonmembers) interested in playing bocce this summer, there will be a meeting at the Elks Lodge on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM. Bocce will begin on Tuesday, June 5th (start time to be determined at the meeting.)
Early Bird Golf Outing
Set for Friday, June 8th at the Beechwood Golf Club, 6401 Gorski Rd, Fairview, PA. Registration is at 9:00 AM, Shotgun Start at 10:00 AM. Scramble Format. $42/person includes golf, cart, hot dogs, chips, beverages and prizes. Prizes presented at the course immediately following event. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board at the Lodge. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.
Cinco de Mayo plus Derby Day
Equals a fun day at the Lodge! Come out for some great Mexican food and games of chance. The festivities begin at 1PM and will continue until 6 PM. All proceeds will benefit our Lodge charities. We will be waiving the hat rule for the day so feel free to be creative with your derby hats!
We will be having a meeting on May 20th at 1:00PM. If anyone is interested in helping out with our State Major Project, please plan on attending. As the saying goes "many hands make for light work"! I look forward to seeing you at the meeting. We are also currently accepting donations for our Chinese auction. (Please put them on the table located under the daily and weekly board) We will be putting together approximately 150 baskets. All new or very gently used items will be accepted. If you would like any Jamboree donation request letters to hand out to local merchants, please see Laurie Law. We need every member to help us out to make this yearís Jamboree a huge success for Home Services. Thank you in advance.
The Veterans Committee has scheduled 4 activities for 2018 for veterans from Soldiers & Sailors Home, VA Hospital, Brevillier Village, Pleasant Ridge Manor, and other veterans from the Erie and surrounding areas. First activity is a picnic on Saturday, June 23rd from noon to 4:30pm. Picnic will be held at the Elks Lodge picnic area. Menu consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes and dessert. Volunteers are welcome and needed to help make this event successful. A signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board at the Lodge. Remaining activities will be posted on the bulletin board at a later date. Please join us in helping make these activities for the veterans successful.
Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes
Bobby Remp will be returning on Wednesday, May 9th for your listening and dancing pleasure! There will be a $3.00 cover charge, and he will be playing from 7 PM until 10 PM in the Banquet Hall. Feel free to come early and enjoy dinner!!!
It is my sad duty to report the following death since our last bulletin: In memory of Linda L. Zurad Milewski, and Joseph Donato. 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: Corona $2.50
Sunday: Bloody Mary $3.00
Monday: Jameson $3.00
Tuesday: Mich Ultra (16oz draft) $2.00
Wednesday: Lambrusco $2.75
Thursday: Angry Orchard $2.75
Friday: Pinnacle Raspberry $2.50
Saturday: Black Russian $3.50 (N/A 5-5)
Cinco De Mayo Specials: Margaritas $3.50, Sangria $3.25
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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