Congratulations to Nelson Gomes who attended the Lodge Meeting on Wednesday, June 21. His name was one of the four randomly drawn for the $200.00 membership pot. By attending the meeting when his name was drawn, he won!
Ernie Nunes, PER
Elks are a community. No matter where you go in the country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities.
Do you know someone who would become a good Elk member? To be eligible for membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, one must be a citizen of the United States over the age of 21 who believes in God. Applications for membership are available in the Lodge office and at the bar. Keep some with you. Make it a goal to bring in a new member this month.
We will be having our quarterly budget review on August 1, 2017. If you are interested in the budget process, please plan to attend. The meeting will be in the library/conference room at 5 pm with the Trustee meeting following immediately.
Our District Vice President, Mark Giosso, will visit our lodge on July 28, 2017. Please come out to rib night on the 28th and meet Mark. There will be surprise cooks in the kitchen, for this one time only event, since most of the normal rib crew is on vacation. I can say there will be a special dessert and if we are lucky cornbread muffins with honey butter. Please plan to attend.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
For tickets to the North Coast Stand-down Dinner, mail checks ($35) to: P.O. Box 1012 Arcata, CA 95518.
Veterans Service Chairman
The Peddlers Fair in old Lewiston near Trinity Dam was the focus of our June outing. Over 30 Roamers and guests attended the outing with new members Don & Joyce Kudrna signing up while on the trip. We also had the pleasure of a couple of grandkids joining us though they did start a water fight among the members. Mitzi Beck whipped Bud Slagel to become cribbage champ and Mickey Land and Bonnie Walund beat the old Washers champions.
The Roamers have nearly 40 rigs enrolled in the club and we have room for more. Join us at any of our out- ings as guests or come to our meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 in the lodge.
Life’s an adventure, Live It!
He attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Informational Systems Management.
Chuck was initiated a member of the San Diego Lodge No. 168 in October 1973. He was immediately appointed as the Lodge Youth Activities Chairman. Other Lodge Committees chaired by Chuck include the Hoop Shoot, Major Project, Drug Awareness, Elks Training, Public Relations, the 100th Lodge Anniversary and the 125th Lodge Anniversary Committees, Ritual Coach and Chairman of the Lodge Building/New Site Committee.
He served as Exalted Ruler in 1981-1982, having filled the offices of Chaplain, Esquire, Esteemed Lecturing Knight, Esteemed Loyal Knight, and Esteemed Leading Knight. He also served as Lodge Treasurer for five terms.
Chuck served the South Coast District a Youth Activities Chairman, being first appointed in1976. He also served as the Hoop Shoot and Scouting District Chairman. He worked on past California-Hawaii Elks Association Annual Conventions as Secretary, Co-Chairman and General Chairman for the CHEA Conventions held in San Diego since 1983 through 2015, and the CHEA 2016 Mid-Term Conference.
Chuck served as CHEA Vice President in 1992-1993 under CHEA President Richard Owen. He was installed as Deputy District Grand Exalted Ruler at the 995 Grand Lodge Convention in New Orleans, LA.
Chuck served as a Trustee of the CHEA Board of Trustees 2000-2003 and was appointed Trustee of the CHEA Major Project, Inc. Board of Trustees and served from 2010-2015, serving his final year as Vice- Chairman. He served as CHEA First Vice President in 2016-2017 and has served as Co-District Leader, CHEA South Coast since 2006.
In addition to his Elks activities, Chuck is an active member of the National Parliamentarians. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. His wife, Ginger, has been an active member and officer of the San Diego South Clairemont Park and Recreation Council since 1973 serving many terms as President. She operates her own dog training business and is now active in a local dog rescue organization.
Chuck and Ginger have been married for 51 years. They have three children Cheryl, Michael, and Camille. Chuck and Ginger are active in St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, both serving as Eucharistic Ministers.
When: On the second Friday of each month. Sign in at 1 PM and you will be seen on a first come-first served basis.
Where: 930 W. Harris Street, Eureka
What: Mr. Hjerpe will provide information and consultation on a wide range of issues including; Estate Planning, Social Security Disability Claims, and Bankruptcy. He may also provide referrals for other legal matters.