Coming Events at the Lodge
Coming in October is the OCKTOBERFEST. The date for this event is Saturday, October 19th starting at 5:30 PM. Our members Charlotte Olito and Tamara Stadem are doing the cooking for this event. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the bar or through the secretary. The cost is $20.00 per person.
Featured in this event will be German style food, beer and music.
Coming in November, look for the Annual Fall Craft Fair at the lodge. The dates for this event is November 2nd and 3rd. Table reservation forms are below.
A change in leadership.
Due to the resignation of ER Bob Coffin, a new ER had to step up and be installed. Fortunately for us, Mike Southcott stepped up and agreed to take the position for the remainder of the year. Mike resigned as 4 year Trusttee to fill this critical position. Additionally, Mike Sironen stepped up to take on the Leading Knight position. When you see these two individuals, thank them for stepping up into these positions.
Finally, check out the pictures of the installation under the new Installation page in the Gallery Section.
A new page has been added to the website.
A link to the Elks.Org website for Information on the Pearl Harbor Restoration Project is now added to the website.
Check out the new page under the "Home" menu option.
If you are not aware of this national Elks project, click on the link provided to read the "who, what, and why" of the project.
If you wish to make a donation to the project, our lodge is taking donations and will soon be starting a donation campaign to raise money for the project. Look for the "balloon" campaign to come at the bar. Pick a balloon and write in your donation or you can pick a pre-designated amount on the balloon for a donation amount.
Status of the website
Our new website has been up and running since 1 January. Throughout the first three months, several suggestions have been made, several changes have been done. The website is still actively growing, don't stop making suggestions.
As new pages are added, it will be announced on the "Home page" portion of the site. The new page will also be categorized under an appropriate menu heading so you will be able to find it at a later date. After being announced, the notice will eventually be removed from the "Home page." The page will still be available, you will just have to use the menu system to get to it.
On-going efforts to incorporate a store front for on-line payments of dues and donations is still being looked at. While the concept of on-line payments and the implementation is actually straight forward, the ultimate question is how much does the lodge want to pay for this feature. Research and discussion are on-going with this feature for the web site. The intent is to have a reasoned out decision that will benefit the lodge and the members.
Finally, as you look at the web site of your lodge, if you have comments, suggestions, or other things like photos, please say something. Don't let a good idea go by.
More Coming Events at the Lodge
- Next Saturday, September 28th, Breakfast at the lodge. Simple eggs, bacon and pancakes.
- Monday September 30th, a team will go to Fisher House on JBER to cook dinner for the guests.
- Don't forget, Monday night football with cook your own steak, hamburger with potatoes and salads.
- Law and Order dinner honoring the first responders in the valley is coming up on October 26th starting at 6:00 PM. Remember folks, these guys and gals worked hard this summer putting out the numerous fires in the valley and providing security during these times.
- November 9th, wine tasting 6:00 -9:00 PM, $35.00 per person.
- Kids Trunk or Treat is coming up on 27 October, 3:00 - 5:00 PM. This event is for the kids to have a safe way to get treats at the lodge.