Happy, Happy New Year!!
I’m looking forward to a great 2018 at the Lodge starting with a fantastic “Weekend in the Redwoods!” If you haven’t signed up for it, you should. The dates are January 19, 20, and 21st. This is a very busy weekend for our lodge so if you can, volunteer. There are so many opportunities to get involved that weekend.
Wishing you the best in 2018! Gwen Carroll, Loyal Knight
Hopefully, you all survived the holiday season, perhaps a few pounds heavier, but otherwise in good health A reminder Weekend in the Redwoods is coming up January 19 – 21. Friday steak dinner, Saturday Crab or Steak and Sunday breakfast are $100. You can have crab only on Saturday for $70. Seating will fill up fast so make your reservations today.
The annual Crab and Prawn Feed will be on January 28, 2018. The price is $30.00.
Grand Lodge is mandating LEAD training for all lodge bartenders. The LEAD (Licensee Training on Alcohol and Drugs) class is scheduled for late March. The LEAD program is designed to reduce the risk of liability, including criminal, civil and administrative actions. There is also a possible reduction in insurance premiums for the lodge. Secretary Ernie is working to firm up the schedule for the half-day training. Please watch for a future announcement and sign up.
We are also trying to arrange a CPR class at the lodge.
Mark Householter, Chairman, Board of Trustees
November 9th Eureka Elks Lodge No. 652 in conjunction with the Eureka Veterans Clinic hosted a Veterans Day, Red Shirt Friday (the R.E.D. stands for Remember Everyone Deployed) and Marine Corps Birthday celebration. The lodge hosted a lunch for 165 veterans and clinic staff to honor veterans and military personnel currently deployed. The celebration included a Missing Man Table to honor those still missing in action. There was a birthday cake decorated to honor the Marine Corps 240th birthday. The Colors were presented by the Mad River Color Guard.
Representing all branches of the military and VA Clinic are pictured from left to right, back row: Jean Womack, Leonard Shumard, Arthur Pope, John Maples, Herbert Eldridge, Don Schanza, Dean Glaser and Robert Sylvester; front row: Kevin Christi, Pierre Carbonneau, Casey Stephens, Dave Suchar, Kelly Stephens, Pat Fagan and Warren Tindale. For Elk information visit www.elks652.org
Dave Suchar, Veterans’ Committee Chairman
The Redwood Roamers held a Christmas party, Wednesday, December 6th in the lodge. We had 48 Roamers a6end. A great .me was had by all. We collected 5 large bags full of Toys for Tots. The Roamers enjoyed great ou.ngs in 2017. We are looking forward to planning ou.ngs for 2018. The next mee.ng will be January 3rd at 4:30 in the lodge. Anyone interested in joining the Roamers can a6end the mee.ng. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone from the Roamers.
Let me be among the first to wish you and your family a very happy New Year. As you know if you have been at the Lodge lately, we’re in the middle of a very busy time of the year. Please come and enjoy all the exciting events that are planned for January and February. The first event will be on the first day of the year, Monday, January 1st. Watch some exciting college football Bowl games on our HD TVs with Bill Lambo mixing your favorite beverages at the bar.
Weekend in the Redwoods is one of the highlights of the year because we get the opportunity to meet members from other lodges. Be sure to take part in the whole weekend: the ever-popular Cook Your Own Steak Night on Friday, January 19th, a crab feed (or Seafood if we can’t get crab) on Saturday, January 20th, and breakfast at the lodge on Sunday, January 21st.
We still are seeking three Chair Officers for our year 2017-2018. Two of these positions are elected and one is appointed. Being a Chair Officer takes a time commitment and responsibility, but it’s very rewarding. If you’ve been wondering how you can get more involved in your lodge, this just might be what you’re looking for. If you are interested, please contact me at the lodge or you can call me at (707) 599-4478.
Dennis Hunter, Leading Knight