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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.
MA Elks President
John D. Amen
Grand Exalted Ruler
Denver CO #17
Wareham/New Bedford #79
District Deputy G.E.R.
Who are the Elks?
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.”
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-
January 10, 2015
Law and Order Night,
Auburn/Webster Lodge #2118
January 30 -
President’s Mid Winter Cruise -
NYC to Eastern Caribbean Islands
January 31, 2015
State Hoop Shoot Contest,
Fowler High School Maynard
February 15, 2015 Regional Meeting,
Boston Lodge #10
March 1 & 8, 2015
Candlepin Bowling Tournament, Norwood Sport Center, Norwood
March 7, 2015
Jillian's Billiards, Worcester
2/14 Valentine Day
2/14 PER Night
House Committee Message
As Kathy Amaral stated last month, Identification Cards (A.K.A. spouse cards) does NOT entitle your spouse to all the benefits as a member. This is a privilege that the Grand Lodge allows us to pass on to our members. Spouses are not allowed to bring in guests, they are not allowed to be in the Lounge without the spouse unless they have signed the guest book under the member they walk in with. They are not authorized to inform the bar staff or bar manager instructions of any kind. Please keep in mind that this is a benefit we offer our members. If your spouse does not follow this policy then you will have to answer to the House Committee and face possible suspension and loss of other privileges.
Scholarship Poker Run Thank You
Thanks to the following for helping to pull this off:
Tom & Janet Beech, Carol Godsoe, Laura Dickson, Diane Eaton, Lynne Morin, Arlene Generazzo, Larry Dutra, Billy LaMere, Wally Glendye, Wayne & Neda Shaw, Kathy Amaral, Diane Padrenoss & Sue Malone.
None of this could have been achieved without the help of those who donated money, time or participated in the run. Thanks for your participation and we hope to see you again next year!
George Padrenoss, Chairman
I want to remind the membership that nominations and voting for Officers will be held this month. Please be sure to attend the meetings and place your nomination, and cast your vote at the second meeting for officers. We will also be voting this month on Life Member eligibility. I have placed a list of all the eligible members in the bulletin as well. I will be printing out the statements this month and sending them out please do your best to pay up your dues so that our postage will not be that expensive. There are over 750 members so that is a lot of postage. Cards will not be available behind the bar until 3/1/15. There will be a $5.00 fee to have a new card issued next year. I want to thank all the Reinstatement members that came back to the lodge this year. I hope you are enjoying the lodge again. To all the transfer Demits if you have any questions, please feel free to ask any officer we will be happy to assist you. Remember we are also looking for volunteers. Everyone have a great Valentine’s Day. Kathy Amaral
Past Exalted Rulers Night
Each year Elks Lodges across the country honor their Past Exalted Rulers on PER Night. The PERs assume the roles of the present Lodge officers and conduct the meeting and initiate new members into the Lodge. On February 20th, the Past Exalted Rulers of Middleboro Elks Lodge 1274 will welcome fourteen new members into the Lodge with the traditional Initiation Ceremony. PERs who will be participating are as follows;
Exalted Ruler – Mike Mott
Leading Knight – Peter Paska
Loyal Knight – Laura Dixon
Lecturing Knight – Laurie LeFebvre
Esquire – Patrick Rooney PDD
Treasurer – Frank Needham PDD
Inner Guard – Frank Rooney PDD
Tiler – Gary McBride Pdd
Chaplain – Sean Noel
Trustee – Robert Murphy PDD
All Members of the Lodge are cordially invited to attend and participate in welcoming the newest Members of the Middleboro Lodge.
Mass Elks Charity
Fund Raising 2015
This year’s Charity Fund Raffle books will be in the mail to members by March 1st. Your lodge’s share of the income depends on your participation.
Please help your lodge and lodge charities by purchasing a book. Remember to fill out the blue Sellers Pool tickets at the backof every book you buy or sell. This qualifies you to be eligible for any one or more of the 4 $500.00 Sellers Pool prize.
Lodges can also benefit from your participation through our new Lodge Pool. Every 20 books ($400.00) received including mailins will qualify your lodge for a chance to win one or more of the 4 $500.00 lodge pool prizes.
Remember, “Charity is the greatest of all virtues” your participation is needed to make this year’s Charity Fundraiser successful.
Wayne E. Bearce, State Chairman
Mass Elks Charity Fund Raising Committee
Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thank you to the following who helped make the luncheon a great success serving over seventy Veterans with Turkey and all the fixings:
Billy LaMere, Bill “Chief” Tubman, Wally Glendye,
Maggie Tero, Shirley Barrialt, Veronica McCluskey,
Nanette Vickery, Eileen Williams, Pat Olican, Feliciano Freitas, Pat Senior & Red Auld