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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 eight Lodges of the Massachusetts South District, and member of the Massachusetts State Elks Association.
Ronald L. Hicks
Grand Exalted Ruler
Edgar G. Simoneau
District Deputy G.E.R.
Wareham/New Bedford #79
MA South 2015 -
MA Elks President Fall River #118
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-
Exalted Ruler’s Message
How the Elks Began
It All Began With the Jolly Corks. Starting as as a group of actors and entertainers bent on having fun AND avoiding a New York Excise tax in 1867 (Sundays were the ‘dry’ day), this convivial group called themselves the Jolly Corks (for a clever trick with corks they performed on the uninitiated to win rounds of drinks). That same year as membership grew, some members saw the vision to become more helpful in the community. Alas, two feuding factions split the group over different philosophies. Fortunately, the latter faction moved forward with their new ideals and in February of 1868, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was chartered–and with a great new spirit and direction, began to help Veterans, Scouting, Scholarships and more–wherever Charity, Justice and Brotherly Love were needed!
Who are the Elks?
In September, our Association was pleased to contribute $100 toward the Veterans Cookout At the VA Hospital in Brockton. A great Lodge 1274 event to support our Veterans.
Another successful PER Golf Tournament for the PER Vocational Scholarship Fund was held on September 12th at the Back Nine Golf Course. Financial results will be forthcoming.
We also kicked off our fundraiser for the Back Deck Awning, with an initial contribution of $1000.00. More fund raising events will be held in the coming months in hope of having the awning installed in time for next summer.
One such event will held on Saturday, October 10th with the comedy show "Father Misgivings". We hope all will come and enjoy some funny but tasteful Irish Catholic wit.
The next meeting of the Middleboro PER Association will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday September 28, at the Lodge.
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As always, all Lodge 1274 PER's are encouraged to participate in our charitable goals.
Middleboro Lodge #1274
Past Exalted Rulers
Fall is here...what a nice time to stop by the Elks on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a beverage on the deck, or have a game of horseshoes before the cold weather arrives.
October is a busy month. This is dedicated to the Elks National Foundation, more commonly referred to a ENF. This is the organization that gives back more than twice what we contribute, once our per capita is met.
The ENF just sponsored our Dictionary project, where every Third grade student in Middleboro, Carver, Halifax, Bridgewater, Lakeville and Plymptonreceived a dictionary from our Lodge.
They have sponsored our boy's and girls Soccer shoot, gave us a grant for the Veteran's, so that we could put on a BBQ at the hospital last month for the patients that are unable to leave, they have given us a grant so that we can put on 3 holiday parties for our Challenged Youth and families, a Senior BBQ was enjoyed this summer, and we are continuing to work with our Futures Program at the High School and a local Hoop Shoot at the Middleboro Y in December This is what the ENF does for us.
However, this doesn't happen on its own...thanks to all of you that help in one way or another be it your knowledge, time, a basket or a raffle ticket purchase, your dedication and support as an Elk is what makes our Lodge work. The Triathlon will take place this month, ad well as the District Deputy visit on Oct 17th.Join us for a great meal, meeting, many baskets and raffle prizes and entertainment to follow.
Join us for a Pot Luck Halloween party in the lounge, prizes for costumes and a door prize.
If anyone is interested in helping to organize a bus trip in early November on a Saturday to other Lodges, email me @ LaurieLeFeb12@gmail.com or give a shout when you see me.
Thank you all for helping me run this Lodge Proudly!
What’s going on at the Elks...
District Deputy Visit
D.D. Visitation will be held on Oct 17th w/Cocktail Hour from 3:30-
Meeting and Initiation at 5:00pm with Dinner to follow with Raffles and Entertainment (Back in the Lounge)
NO Queen that night!
I would like to give a sincere thank you to all of the people whose dedicated volunteer work makes it possible to make a difference in a lot of Veterans lives.The folks who volunteer on the monthly dinners: Billy LaMere, Wally Glendye, Chief Tubman, Nanette Vickery, Margaret Tero, Veronica McCuskey Mary Frye, Shirley Barriault, Laurel McGrath, Eileen Williams, as well as anyone who has just happened to be there and offered to help.
I also want to thank those who have made donations to the Veterans at the Domicile at the VA Hospital in Brockton. Thank you to PER Mike Mott for his generous donation of new luggage in the name and memory of Albert Cooper, CPO,USN (RET). Thank you to Andy Craig for his luggage donation, and thank you to Gene Connolly also for a luggage donation. Paul Hinchcliffe deserves a huge thank you for his efforts in organizing Veterans Committee activities and helping in every way to make things successful. I want to also say a sincere
Thank you to Chief Bill Tubman for all his work to help our activities progress in his capacity as VAVS Representative for Area 2.
The Veterans Committee has many activities planned for the future which we will making the Lodge aware of. I would also like to thank everyone who worked on the Blues Fest this year. I hope I have covered everyone who has helped us to help our Veterans. Thank you much!
Dick Tinkham, Veterans Committee Chair
Prayer for Those in the Armed Services
O God of Mercy, we beg You now to protect in a special way those who are fighting for us and for the country we love. Bless them and take care of them. If they are tired, give them strength. If they are wounded and suffering, give them comfort. If they are lonely, touch them with Your gentle hand and let them know that You are near them. Grant them strength, wisdom and help through Your power and Your limitless love. Amen.
Source: The Presidential Prayer Team