Middleboro
Lodge #1274
24 High St
Middleboro MA
02346


Joseph J. Hickey  MA Elks President
2013-2014


Millard Pickering
Grand Exalted Ruler
2013-2014

George R. Martin Jr.
Plymouth #1476
District Deputy G.E.R.
MA South
2013 - 2014

Lodge Telephone 508-947-0190 Postal : 24 High Street, Middleboro, MA 02346

Exalted Ruler: exaltedruler1274@gmail.com  
Secretary: secretary1274@verizon.net    Bulletin Editor: bulletin1274@verizon.net
Treasurer: treasurer1274@verizon.net     Webmaster: frank_rooney@hotmail.com
Function Manager: manager1274@gmail.com

Welcome !


On behalf of the members of the Middleboro Lodge of Elks I welcome you. We are a vital link in the fraternal chain of Lodges of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, U.S.A. Our Lodge was Chartered by the Grand Lodge in 1912. We are located at 24 High Street in the heart of Middleboro, Massachusetts, halfway between Boston and Cape Cod. The Lodge is a also one of the nine Lodges of the Massachusetts South District, and the Massachusetts State Elks Association.



Chris Larrivey
Exalted Ruler
2014-2015


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Mission Statement

   To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care — Elks Share.”

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Elk National Headquarters

The Elks' national headquarters are located in Chicago at the Elks National Veterans Memorial and Headquarters, over looking Lincoln Park, near Lake Michigan. This building was originally conceived as a memorial to the nearly 1,000 Elk brothers who were lost in the First World War. The cornerstone was laid July 7, 1924 and the building was officially dedicated on July 14, 1926.

The rotunda displays mural and statues illustrating the Elks four cardinal virtues of charity,justice, brotherly love and fidelity. The friezes depict the "Triumphs of War" on side and "Triumphs of Peace" on the other. The entrance is flanked by large bronze Elks.

Grants Update

If you have any ideas, please contact ENF Chair, Laurie LeFebvre or Grants Coordinator
Paul Hinchcliffe
email elks1274Grants@gmail.com

Charity Fundraising Raffle 2014

 This year's State Association Charity Fund Raffle books will be in the mail to you by March 1st. Lodges share of the income from this depends on your participation. Please help your Lodge and your charities by purchasing the book.

 Again this year we will have the promoters pool which means that for every book you sell your name will be entered into the pool to win one or more of the four $500.00 prizes. We will also have the Lodge pool again this year. This means that for every 20 books sold by your lodge including mail-ins the lodge will be entered into the pool for a chance to win one or more of the four $500.00 prizes.

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Lodge Awards 2013-2014

Elks are community.  No matter where you go in the USA, 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.

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.



 

VETERANS CORNER

All the Fund Raising and Freedom Grant work to pay for 6 monthly shipments of 9 Care Packages for our Combat Troops in Afghanistan has been paying off - you should be proud of your Lodge! In January, we sent to the 89th Cav, 10th Mountain Div; in February to the 101st Airborne Div!

  Thanks to our Grants Team: Kalee Dutra, Sue Lynch, Laurie LeFebvre & Mike Hooley assisted by packers: Charlene & Ben Mackiewicz, Judi Marston, and Marianne Barry.    We have four more shipments over the next few months and we will keep you apprised!                                                                                            Paul H.

The Crew

LOOKING FOR HELP - VOLUNTEERS -
SUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  What ever YOU call it, the LODGE is seeking YOU. When a member steps forward to suggest or plan an activity we need the bodies to make it happen. I have heard plenty of members say "what a great time" but have you thought about who made it happen. Many times it is the same members or crew who are there lending their assistance, What about YOU! Especially the new members, do not wait for someone to seek you out. Remember when you filed your application and checked off those blocks of your future involvement, well, now it's the time to step up, get involved, make this your Lodge.

 Email to bulletin1274@verizon.net and let us know which committee or group you are interested in.

The Elks Pledge

In each of the 172 Veterans Administration Medical Centers there is an Elk committee at work. Literally, thousands of Elks and their families give generously of their time, energy and resources so that the lives of our ill and aging veterans will be enhanced. Hundreds of thousands of hours and like numbers of dollars are devoted to programs that are designed to keep us true  to our pledge:

"So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."


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Charity Raffle 2014

  This year's State Association Charity Fund Raffle books will be in the mail to you by March 1st. Lodges share of the income from this depends on your participation. Please help your Lodge and your charities by purchasing the book.

  Again this year we will have the promoters pool which means that for every book you sell your name will be entered into the pool to win one or more of the four $500.00 prizes. We will also have the Lodge pool again this year. This means that for every 20 books sold by your lodge including mail-ins the lodge will be entered into the pool for a chance to win one or more of the four $500.00 prizes.










Americanism Essay

Contest Winners.

 The awards ceremony took place on Monday March 10th at the Williams Intermediate School 200 South St in Bridgewater, MA. Presenters were Exalted Ruler Ben Mackiewicz and Leading Knight Terri. The topic of the essay was: “What Veterans Day Means to Me”. The 5th and 6th grade students group pictured are in no particular order: Grace Forrester Sara Spattola, Allison McCluskey, Rhylee Porter, Chace McKinnon, Ryan Porter, Elizabeth Hall, Tabitha Sullivan, Annie McDonald, Mia Frazier, Sally Power, Emily Lagerstedt, Brandon Levesque, Leanne Terleck, Rachel Manning, Julianna Torres, Jillian Ross.

Elks Riders U.S.A.

 We are looking for individuals who would be interested in establishing a Middleboro Lodge #1274 Elks Riders motorcycle association. This is a national recognized organization with in the Elks. The mission of this group is to further promote the interests of our organiza-tion and our members not only to the community, but to the fellow members of the Elks, while doing what we love to do, ride motorcycles.

 Further information will be posted about the Elks Riders U.S.A on the members lounge bulletin board as well as a sign up sheet for those interested.

Serge Loiselle  -  loiselles02@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events

April 10-12 National Hoop Shoot
Springfield, MA

May 4 Regional Meeting
Winthrop Lodge #1078

May 17 MA Elks State President’s Testimonial

Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA

June 13-15 Annual MA Elks State Convention, Hyannis, MA

June 21, 2014 Elk on the Trail, Florida, MA

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House Committee Note

Going forward and due to the limited amount of interest, the House Committee voted to cancel the 5th Wednesday night suppers. This decision will be revisited if warranted at a later date.