Another month has passed and I am happy to say that as of right now we have 994 members and our per member giving is $3.13 which is still a little short of our goal of $4.80. Please donate to our ENF and help us reach our goal! This month has been busy with our District Deputy Pre visit followed by the visit which included an initiation and a report from our District Deputy Deborah Curran! I am happy to say that it all went well and with the help and support from our House Committee, Staff and volunteers everything was first class! Myself and seven other officers attended the Grand Exalted Ruler’s Banquet on Oct 1st and it was anhonor that our lodge was able to donate $500 dollars to the Disaster Relief Fund. This was a request from GER Bruce Hidley whereas he stated that fund was running low and he anticipated the need with the most recent disasters in Florida! We ALL need to be proud at the fact that we as a lodge are able to make a donation.
All veterans (and their assistant companions etc.) are welcome to attend this free meal and enjoy the company of other people who have proudly served our country! Volunteers from the Middleboro Elks #1274 has a longstanding tradition of making and serving a free, delicious meal to local veterans, the third Thursday of each month at noon. Many veterans from the greater Middleboro area enjoy attending the meal each month. Several veterans who live at the VA in Brockton MA, also receive bus transportation to attend. This month, a man brought his brother who recently moved into a nearby town and is a veteran suffering from PTSD and other medical issues, to attend the meal. They told Elks volunteers that they really enjoyed meeting other local veterans who understand what he is going through and that they will be back next month! This month’s meal was a pork roast dinner, complete with scalloped potatoes, corn, gravy, applesauce and rolls. The meal was followed by a homemade dessert, made by members of the Elks Emblem Club. Several members of the Emblem Club, along with other volunteers, enjoy coming each month; to help serve the meal, drinks, and socialize with the veterans who attend. The Middleboro Elks Veterans Chairman, Dick Tinkham, would like to thank all of the faithful volunteers that come each month to help make the meal such an enjoyable tradition to recognize the men and women who have proudly served our country!
Middleboro Lodge of Elks #1274 24 High Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
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Elks are 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 sronger communities.
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Lodge Members come forward to assist our local Sacred Heart Food Pantry.
DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 PM - GAMES START 6:30 PM Bingo is held every Monday night except the following holidays that fall on a Monday night: Christmas - New Years Day - Memorial Day - 4th of July First Come - First Served - No Reserving of Seats - Food & non alcohlic beverages available and sold at the Snack Bar Inclement Weather Policy: No Bingo if Middleboro Schools are Closed
"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 great and Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, U.S.A. Our Lodge was Chartered by the Grand Lodge in 1912.
Because they have served so many people throughout Southeastern MA, the St. Vincent DePaul Sacred Heart Food Pantry of Middleboro, MA received the honor of being invited to attend the International Seafood Festival in Boston. Food Pantry Director, David Cunningham, reached out to Leading Knight Laura O’Connor, and asked if the Elks could help volunteer. On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Middleboro Elks #1274 Esteemed Leading Knight, Laura O’Connor, Evan Adelman, volunteer, and Harry Chandler, Elks’ member went into Boston to help. Together with the other food pantry volunteers shown in the picture, they enjoyed gathering almost 2300 pounds of seafood to be distributed to local people in need. Elks Care - Elks Share!
We accomplish charitable objectives and fund projects that improve the quality of life in our local Elks communities, and in turn the Elks community as a whole. We are the premier charitable and patriotic organization in the United States. With nearly, 800,000 Members working towards this greater goal, no wonder why the Elks are referred to as the Best People On Earth. The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs. The youth of our country have always been important to the Order. It is for this reason the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program was launched to warn primary grade students and their parents of the dangers in drug use. Additionally, every lodge observes June 14th as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted by the Congress as an official observance. We pledge never to forget our Veterans. Our programs help special needs children, and our nation’s youth with scholarships and drug prevention programs. We offer countless opportunities for social activities and new friendships. Why not Join us in service to your community!
President: Surge Loiselle Vice Presidient: Judy Sagner Cooney Secretary: Mary Ann Metivier Financial Secretary: Tina Bettencourt SGT at Arms: Rich Ewell The Riders meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 730 pm. " if you are interested in joining the riders, stop in at a monthly meeting and speak with a member or one of the officers."
Exalted Ruler Randy Hodge presented a $500 check from the Middleboro Lodge #1274 to Grand Exalted Ruler Bruce Hidley for the Elks Disaster Relief Fund at the GER Reception on October 1, 2022.
On December 1st, the Lodge held its Annual Memorial Sunday Service. We were joined by family members and friends of our Departed Members. The Officers performed an admirable and memorable rendition of the Service as prescribed by the Grand Lodge.