ELKS LODGE #67
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From the House Committee
The Lodge will open at 11am on July 4th and the kitchen will be closed. A volunteer is needed to take over the duties of keeping the video display board in the social quarters up to date monthly. Many thanks to Sharon Steiner for her time spent on doing this over the past year! If you are interested, please let a House Committee or Lodge Officer know. The Family Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 25. This is an early request, but keep in mind frozen turkeys will be needed. More picnic details to follow in the August bulletin. The bar is now offering two different sizes of wine, 6 oz. for $3.00 and 8 oz. for $4.00 for most brands. The J Lohr brand will be 6 oz. for $4.75 and 8 oz. for $5.75. Summer clothing for the display case is being ordered and should be available soon.
Exalted Ruler’s Message
Our lodge has been busy welcoming the summer season. If you have not noticed the beautiful flowers as you enter through our front door, then please take a minute to “stop and smell the roses” and marvel at how great it looks! Many thanks to Marge Tracey, Mary Orloff, Jim Orloff, Dave Michalak , Laurie Law, Jim Law, Scott Seib, Wendy Seib and our Scout Troup #182. If you have visited the back patio lately, you will see that we are in full swing. Many thanks to Sue Ozimek, Rich Ozimek, Kathy Lawson and Lucien Lawson for cleaning the back patio and getting the tables and chairs in order. Our Backyard BBQ’s are being held each Sunday, so stop by for a hamburger hot dog! More thanks to Dave Parker and Dave Michalak for mowing our big back lots. By the time you read this article, our Flag Day celebration will be over. If you have never experienced this celebration, please make it a point to put it on your calendar for next year. This tradition is one that I especially enjoy. The Poker Run was enjoyed by over 30 people on Saturday June 16. I am sending out a hearty thank you to Paul Onorato for organizing this event again this year. Of special note, our lodge hosted a dinner for State President Steve Kempff on June 22. He was very impressed with our lodge and was present for a district meeting held the next day. A picnic and day of fun at Elks Lodge 67 was held on June 23 for our local veterans. These veterans look forward to this event every year. BIG thanks to Al Bossar and Bob Gerlach for planning, organizing and executing this event. Al and Bob have also planned more events this year for our veterans. Just so you know our local veterans are coming from the VA Hospital, Pleasant Ridge, Soldier and Sailors’ Home and Brevillier Village. In closing, the Fourth of July holiday is upon us which means time for the Millcreek Parade. I want to extend a Super Big thank you to our team for getting our float ready for the Millcreek Parade. My wife and I are heading to the National Elks Convention in San Antonio, Texas over the 4th of July holiday week. Stay tuned for more news from national.
The Lyn Grossholz Memorial Zoo Day For Erie Home For Infants & Adults
July 15th at the Erie Zoo Pavilion from 10:30-1:30, with lunch served from 11-1.
Volunteers are needed to assist aides and clients through the zoo and to help serve lunch. A sign-up sheet will be located on the bulletin board. Zoo ticket and train ticket are provided for volunteers and children on a first come, first served basis.
From the Secretary’s 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!
As of June, the Auxiliary has donated $7,300 to various charities in the Erie area. Some of these charities include: Y-Food bus, Elks Home Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, City Mission, Safe Net, Emmaus Soup Kitchen, Erie Dawn, Strings for a Cure, Timmy’s Day Out, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Achievement Center, West Ridge Fire Department, Liberty House, Sunshine Group of Erie, Pittsburgh Inn Veteran's Program, and the Kids Café. Thanks to all for supporting our fund-raising events so we can continue to help the many charities throughout the community.
Thank you to all the members who help prepare and serve the Strawberry shortcake desserts during the Veterans Picnic on June 23rd. A special Thank you to Chris Kifer who made the arrangements with Giant Eagle for them to donate the Strawberries and shortcakes and Geri Kaufmann for coordination the event. Thank you, Geri. Chris and Giant Eagle!
Good luck to everyone who purchased July lottery tickets!! A special "Thank You" to Sherry Respecki and Sue Ozimek for again taking on the task of distributing, collecting and organizing the tickets. This is a very time-consuming job, and they do it fantastically!
The Auxiliary Summer Picnic is on Thursday, July 12th beginning at 3:00 PM with dinner at 5:30 PM. Donna Ziegler (868-1851) is in charge of this event, so please make sure your reservation is in by July 3rd. Members and guests are $13.00/person. Please come and join us. We are expecting a big crowd, so come early to play games, visit, etc.
We plan to have a Casino Bus Trip to Seneca Allegheny Casino on Sunday, September 16th. We will leave the Lodge at 8:30 AM and return around 5:30 PM. Please sign up on the Bulletin board or call Dee Covatto at (833-5145) to make a reservation. Cost is $25 and you will receive $25 from the casino upon arrival. This will be limited to the first 50 paid people.
Since we do not have meeting in July and August, our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:00 PM.
Early Bird Golf Outing
The Annual Early Bird Golf Tournament took place on Friday, June 8th. Winning team was Jeff Sorenson, Hunter Sorenson, Mark Manczka and Matt Manczka. These gentlemen donated their winning to the Erie Home Services! Hole prizes were won by: Robyn Sahovey, Mark Manczka, Terry Witherow, Jim Hammond, Howie Kemp, Deb Piotrowski, Tom Tallbacka and Jerry Trost.
Scholarship Golf Outing
The scholarship golf outing will be held Friday August 10th at Venango Valley golf course. It will be a 1:00 shotgun start. $90.00 includes 18 holes with cart, hotdogs and beer at course, hole prizes every hole, steak dinner back at lodge with shrimp cocktail and door prizes. signup sheets will be available at the lodge and are due back July 27th at 5:00. Proceeds provide a $1,000 scholarship.
Applications for a $1,000 scholarship are available at the lodge office. It is open to any college age student. Applications are due back August 3rd at 5:00.
Annual Ladies Auxiliary Golf Outing
Friday, July 13th at Orchard Ponds Golf Course.
Only a few spots are left for this event! It is a 9-hole scramble format with tee times beginning at 10 AM. Cost is $42.00/person, and includes: green fees, riding cart, hot dogs, beverages, dinner at the Elks and prizes. Registration forms must be in to Becky Feronti by July 6th. Payment must accompany the registration form.
Hard to believe that the Jamboree will be here very soon. The auxiliary is still in need of donations for the Chinese auction! If you have any new items that you would be willing to donate, it would be very appreciated! Also, if you are interested in helping this year, please leave your name and phone number on the bulletin board under volunteers and we will be happy to find something for you to do! For more information about times go to Family Affair Campgrounds web site to see a list of activities that we have planned. Hope to see you there. Please keep in mind that we do all of this for the children with disabilities, without your support the Home Services program could be in jeopardy.
The Elks Veterans Committee
Thank all members and guests for their continued support. The Yeti cooler and picnic chairs raffle was a great success. The picnic that was held on June 23rd for the veterans was a great event and the veterans had a terrific time. Thanks to all who volunteered to help make this a successful day. A special thanks goes out to Bob Casey for providing the music. Our next event will be the Seawolves game in August. More information to come.
PER Book Scholarship
Information will be out soon. Please watch message and bulletin board for all details.
It is my sad duty to report the following deaths since our last bulletin: In memory of William J. McClelland, James W. Roach, and Mary Hanks. 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: Coors Light Pounder $2.50
Sunday: Sweet Tea Vodka $2.50 Monday: Bankers Club Gin $2.25
Tuesday: Yuengling (16oz draft) $1.75 Wednesday: White Merlot 6 oz $2.75
Thursday: Smirnoff Margarita $2.50 Friday: Leinenkugel Summer Shandy $2.50
Saturday: Long Island’s $3.75
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.
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