ELKS LODGE #67
It's time to get your Halloween costumes put together! OurHalloween party is set for Friday, October 27th from 8 to12. Enjoy the drink specials, games of chance and the great sounds of The Jays!
Prizes will be given for the best costumes
*For all the fashion diva Elks out there, please check out the new clothing items in the case by the front door. Lots of bright colors and what a way to show support for the Elks!
*Reminder: Please clean up after yourself when using the outside areas.
Are you ready for some football? The NFL Sunday ticket is back! Come in and enjoy food (Grill Menu) with bar and food specials to be announce. Starting Sunday, September 10th from 1 to 7pm!
Elk of the Year: Al Bossar Officer of the Year: Don Langer
Citizen of the Year: Joe Trippi
Exalted Ruler’s Message
Happy October everyone! It's time to get out your rakes. Fall is upon us already! As Elks, we all share a common goal. It is our mission to work together and continue to invest in our community. I am very proud to see the progress we have been making in these areas. After talking with other local Lodges recently, we are all sharing a common problem with revenues being down. Here at Lodge 67, while we are doing okay, there is always room for improvement. Let us not get complacent in our duty to the community. I urge you, the membership, to help your Lodge in whatever capacity you can offer in regard to our major projects. Please attend our Lodge meetings to get informed on what is going on. It's only an hour of your time. Think about this: We have almost 1700 members. About six members attend a Lodge meeting. Simply pathetic! And then I hear people talking about how they think things should be run at the Lodge. Get involved. Get informed. Help us keep Erie Lodge 67 the best it can be. We initiated approximately 30 new members into our Lodge in September. I applaud everyone on helping us strengthen our membership. Keep up the good work! Please welcome these new members when you see them in our Lodge! And remember to ask yourself, "WHAT HAVE I DONE AS AN ELK LATELY?"
From the Secretary’s Desk
It is hard to believe that some of our members will be heading south soon. I will start taking dues for 2018-2019 on January 1st. If you are out of town you can just mail it to the Lodge to my attention. If you would like to have your card mailed back to you, be it here or out of town, please include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Thank you to those who have contacted any delinquent members on the list. There are currently 167 delinquents. Letters have gone out as a reminder to these members. If you have received a letter and do not plan on renewing, please contact me at 833-9780 ext 4. Please leave your name as well as your membership number and a brief reason if you care to give one.
We will be volunteering once again at the food bank. The date is Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30-8:00 PM. There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board. There is room for 11 volunteers.
From the Trustees
"The Trustee's would like to remind all members that we are a charitable organization. Our mission is to support Home Services, as well as other community organizations. Please support the small games of chance, as that is the source of revenue which enables Elks to share. If you are enjoying the reasonable food and beverage prices, the various musical artists, trivia, bingo or any of the other club activities, remember to purchase several game tickets. You might just win up to $500.00. "
From the Vets Committee
It's hard to believe that we are looking at November already. November is the month Elks dedicate to Veterans’ celebrations, and we have two major events planned with the support of our members and Auxiliary.
On Thursday November 9th, we will be hosting another BINGO afternoon for Veterans from the VA Medical Center, PA Soldiers and Sailors Home and Brevillier Village. We are anticipating another big turn-out of 50-60 vets plus their care givers. We will need volunteers to help serve the delicious lunch that John and his team will be preparing. We also need assistance with Bingo. The homemade pies and deserts from the Auxiliary are always a huge hit! Watch for information on the bulletin board and or see Al Bossar for more details.
On Wednesday November 15th at 1:00 PM at the VA Medical Center, Erie Elks Lodge will be partnering with Tops Markets and the VA Medical Center for a Thanksgiving dinner food basket. The Erie Lodge will be funding this project through the various fund raising events over the past year. Your generosity has made this possible! The VA will administer this program for 100 baskets to needy Veterans and their families in our community. Our role will be picking up the baskets at Tops Market that morning and transporting them to the VA Medical Center. The families will pick up their baskets at the VA, and our volunteers will assist with loading the baskets into their vehicles. Watch for information on the bulletin board and or see Al Bossar for more details.
2017 Lodge Hop November 4th
Cost is $35 per person. Sign-up begins October 21st at 11 AM. We are going to three lodges: Wilkins, Cranberry and Titusville. Registration the ‘day of’ is between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. There will be beer, pop, water and snacks on the bus as well as games. We will have food at each lodge. The Lodge Hop benefits the Elks National Foundation.
On September 16th, we had a wonderful bus trip to Seneca Alleghany Casino in Salamanca, NY. We had a few winners and the rest of us had a good time. A special ‘thank you’ to Dee Covatto for coordinating the trip and to Claire Steiner for assisting with the fun activities on the bus.
The Fall Auxiliary Bingo was changed to Sunday, October 1st. If you haven’t made a reservation, you may still be able to get a seat. Contact Sue Ozimek.
We are also making plans for the Annual Autumn Fest Party (Previously known as the Benefit Card Part) on Sunday, October 22rd. This is a big event for the Auxiliary each year. The monies earned from this event help provide additional funds for the Christmas Food Baskets distributed by the Lodge in December. This event will be chaired by Gerri Kaufmann. To reserve your table, please contact Geri Kaufmann at (833-0714).
Donations for the Chinese auction can be dropped off at the Lodge labeled "Auxiliary" or call Cheryl Moore (440-0728) or Kristal Chamberlain (868-3589). Please try to get all items to the Lodge by October 4th.
November Lottery tickets are on sale now. Please see an Auxiliary member to obtain your tickets. For more information, contact Sue Ozimek (838-4239). You will have 30 chances to win $50 - $500!
Our next meeting is October 2nd at 6 PM and there will be a Tureen dinner before the meeting. If you have not been to a meeting for a while, please come! See you all then!
October is here and it’s time to start planning our 30th annual Erie Elks Lodge Gun Raffle. This year’s raffle will once again takes place at Rainbow Gardens on February 24th, 2018.
Last year’s raffle was a great success thanks to all the support we received from our wonderful group of volunteers and everyone who attended. Please help us make this year’s event an even bigger success by volunteering to help out at the raffle or helping out in any way you can. Gun Sponsors are a big part of the success of our raffle, so if you or someone you know might like to sponsor a gun, we would love to hear from you. More information and tickets will be coming soon, so let’s get ready to support Erie Elks Lodge 67.
PER BOOK SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
CONGRATULATIONS to the following recipients of $500 book scholarship awards: Daniel Sanford, grandson of member Richard Bambauer, will attend Penn State Behrend; Patrick Alfieri, grandson of member Walter Meyers,will attend the University of Pittsburgh; Megan Alfieri, granddaughter of member Walter Meyers, will attend Ashland University, and Alexandra Tuten, granddaughter of member Rosemary Tuten, will attend Kent State University. The Past Exalted Rulers wish these students the very best in their college experience and in the future.
It is my sad duty to report the following deaths since our last bulletin: In memory of Arnold F. Vollbrecht and Frank Serbati. 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
Happy Hour 5-7 Monday through Friday & 9-11 on Saturday
Beer of the Month:Sam Adams Octoberfest $2.25
Sunday:22 oz draft (different each week) $2.00
Monday: Pinnacle Vodka $2.25
Tuesday:Miller Light (16oz draft) $1.50
Wednesday: Cabernet $2.75
Thursday:Stoli Vodka $2.25
Friday: Long Island Iced Tea $3.50
Saturday: Mike’s Black Cherry Cooler $2.25
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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