ELKS LODGE #67
Second Harvest Food Bank
We will once again be volunteering at the Food Bank on March 7th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. There will be room for 15 volunteers. Watch the bulletin board to sign up!
SUPER BOWL PARTY
The Super Bowl Party will be held onSunday, February 4th from 1 PM -10 PM in the Social Quarters.
Sunday Grill Menu as well as food and drink specials will be available.
Come and enjoy GREAT Food and GREAT Company while cheering for your favorite team!
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING LODGE DUES!!!!
Dues for this year are $49.25 for members and $34.25 for Honorary Life and Life members. If you would like to round up to $50 and/or $35, I will give the extra 75 cents to Home Services. Now is a GREAT time to give your donations to Home Services and Elk's National Foundation! All you need to do is check the box on the dues slip and include it with your payment. If you choose to mail in your dues I will be happy to mail your membership card to you. All you need to do is include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment.
If you do not include an envelope, I will put your new card behind the bar. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR DUES ALONG WITH THE FORM ON THE BACK OF THIS NEWSLETTER. THANK YOU!
Exalted Rulerís Message
Hello everyone! We're over the hump and spring will soon be here! It may be that long before we see those large snow mounds disappear. This month is nominations for Lodge officers. If you have an interest in getting involved in this area, be sure to attend our Lodge meeting. Elections will take place in March. You can talk with our Lodge officers on how the proceedings work. Our big event this month is the gun raffle on the 24th. Volunteers are always needed and your help will be very much appreciated. There will be a gun raffle meeting on the 7th at 7pm if you are interested. As Elks, it is our mission to invest in our community through programs that help children grow up healthy, and to meet the needs of our Veterans, and to improve the quality of life for the people in our community. On that note, thank you Erie Lodge 67 for your continued efforts promoting what we as Elks do. That's all for now, stay safe, stay warm and rememberÖ What have you done as an Elk lately?
Elks Care Elks Share
Beginning on Christmas Eve, Erie, PA received the largest snow fall in 24 hours, over 63.5" fell. Another storm hit just days after bringing the total to over 85", a record total of 123" in December alone. Team Rubicon was deployed and many volunteers from a 400 mile radius descended on Erie, PA to assist Erie residents shovel/snow blow driveways, sidewalks, steps, for the community much in need. Team Rubiconís primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible. Erie Lodge #67 was proud to host Team Rubicon, approximately 24 members, to a home cooked meal. Lodge members passed the hat that evening and collected over $300 to support Team Rubicon's travel expenses. The Team was introduced to the members, and a standing ovation was heartwarming and filled the Lodge with a huge sense of pride. Lodge 67 will not forget Team Rubicon and the impact they had on our community.
We would like to encourage all Auxiliary members to attend our next meeting on Monday, February 5th at 6:00 PM. Come and see what the Auxiliary does for our Lodge and our community. Our speaker for this meeting will be Colleen Gorley providing information about the Millcreek Food Pantry. We will be accepting nominations for 2017-18 officers and would enjoy having "new faces" participate!! Our next Auxiliary Bingo will be on Sunday, March 11th. Doors will open at Noonóbingo to start at 1:00 PM. Please call Sue Ozimek at (838-4239) to make your reservation. Come early and enjoy food, gambling and socializing before bingo. We have begun selling tickets for the April Lottery. Please see an Auxiliary member to purchase your chance to win between $50 and $500 each day during the month of April! The cost is only $5.00/ticket and the numbers are based on the PA evening Pick-3 lottery numbers! Refreshments for the February meeting will be provided by Pat Thompson and Dee Covatto. See you all then.
Just a reminder, Gun Raffle tickets (10 per pack) are available at the Lodge behind the bar. Please sign out and sell, sell, sell! Please try to have your tickets turned in by Feb. 11th for the Early Bird Drawing. The drawing will be held at 8:00 PM at the Lodge. Many past volunteers have pledged their support again for the 25th Annual Gun Raffle, but more volunteers are needed. The raffle committee is holding a meeting on February 7th at 7:00 PM for all volunteers. If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Doug or Tim. Also, we are still accepting sponsors for this event. We hope to see you on the 25th!
Itís freezing outside, so why not warm up by stopping in to sample some chili? Better yet, earn some bragging rights and enter your best recipe in the Erie Elks Lodge Chili Cookoff! The cookoff will be held on Sunday, March 25th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the board and you must be a Lodge or Auxiliary Member to enter.
The 11th HOUR TOAST
You have heard the tolling of 11 strokes. This is to impress upon you that with Elks the hour of 11 has a tender significance. Wherever an Elk may roam, whatever their lot in life may be, when this hour falls upon the dial of night, the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs. It is the golden hour of recollection, the homecoming of those who wander, the majestic roll call of those who will come no more. Living or dead an Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken; morning and noon may pass him by, the light of day sinks heedlessly in the west; but ere the shadow of midnight shall fall, the chimes of memory will be pealing forth this friendly message- TO OUR ABSENT MEMBERS.
It is my sad duty to report the following death since our last bulletin: In memory of Kenneth A. Swatsworth, Andrew R. Stevenson, and David W. Heinrich. 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: Labatts Blue Light $2.25
Sunday:22 oz draft $2.25 (NOT 2/4)
Monday: Wild Turkey American Honey $2.75
Tuesday: 16 oz Yuengling Draft $1.75
Wednesday: White Merlot $2.75
Thursday: Mikeís Hard Black Cherry $2.50
Friday: Jacquins Vodka $2.25
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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