"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."
Middleboro Lodge of Elks #1274
24 High Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
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.
Who We Are
What We Do
Where We Are
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 also a member of the Massachusetts Elks Association
Shawn O'Connor, Exalted Ruler 2021-2022
All Elk Members and their Guests.
T. Keith Mills
Grand Exalted Ruler
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!
"Cranberry Capital of the World"
Lodge Telephone - 508-947-0190
Postal - 24 High Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
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The Elks National Memorial
Member - Guest Events
Exalted Ruler - Flo Cadillic
Esteemed Leading Knight - Shawn O’Connor PER
Esteemed Loyal Knight - Richard Washburn
Esteemed Lecturing Knight - Sharon McGonnigal
Secretary - Laurie LeFebvre PDD
Treasurer - Wendy Schultz
Esquire - Paul Grenier PER
Inner Guard - Kenneth Harris
Tiler - Shirley Battista
Chaplain - Richard Tinkham
Board of Directors
Randy Hodge Chairman, Trustee
Flo Cadillic ER
Shawn O’Connor PER
Dawn Craig (Secretary) Trustee
Dave Cadillic (Security) Trustee
Daniel Ricker (Safety) Trustee
William Morin PDD Trustee
Dennis Cullity- Chairman,
Dawn Craig - Secretary,
Mike Craig, Larry Dutra,, Shawn O’Connor PER, Fran Palmer, Bill Litchfield, Mark Toomey, Dan Newton, Eric Williams, Addy Shurtleff, Bill Kupchun
The Elks National Memorial is a tribute to the bravery, loyalty and dedication of the thousands of Elks who have fought and died for our country. It has been described as one of the most magnificent war memorials in the world, but with its monumental architecture and priceless art, the Memorial is more a symbol of peace and of the patriotism of the members of the Elks fraternity.
A monument in the truest sense, the Elks National Memorial was built in 1926 to honor Americans whose profound sacrifices for the nation can never be recognized by mere words. With its massive dome, heroic sculptures and intricately detailed friezes, the Memorial is a distinctively American interpretation of classical greatness.
On its website, you can explore the Memorial without leaving your chair. You can read about the building's history or take a virtual tour. When you're ready to come and see the Memorial in person, you can plan your visit, too.
Function & Hall Rentals
Well, as we enter the Month of September it’s hard to believe that two thirds of summer is now behind us and we begin our march into Fall.
September is one of my favorite months as the dog days of summer are in our rear view and this month ushers in warm days with cooler nights and less humidity.
I hope all our Members are continuing to stay safe and healthy from the Delta Variant of the Covid-19 virus. Please continue to practice safe protocols of mask wearing and social distancing, especially for those Members who are unvaccinated.
The Lodge continues to remain socially active for our Members and at the same time we are continuing our charitable efforts for those in need in the surrounding community.
On August 1st, the Lodge House Committee held a pig roast featuring the BaHaBrothers Band and the delicious roasted pig by the Route 79 Pig Roasters. A sincere thank you goes out to HC Chairman Dennis Cullity who organized the event and the HC Members and volunteers who cooked the fixings to the pig and served the meal. The pig roast was well attended by over 150 guests and a great time was had by all who attended.
The proceeds from the event benefited the HC Account as they continue to book entertainment in the Lounge for the enjoyment of our Members.
The Past Exalted Rulers Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Saturday August 14th at the Back 9 Golf Course in Lakeville, MA. 60 golfers braved the hot, humid and rainy weather to help raise money for the Lodge Scholarship account. After the tournament, a fantastic steak dinner was held back at the Lodge.
I would like to thank Billy LeMere, Mary Beth Rosa and Larry Dutra for cooking and serving the meal. Thank you to PDD Bill Morin and PER Mike Mott for organizing the tournament and meal, PDD Frank Rooney and PER Ben Mackiewiczfor running the putting contest, PDD Laurie Lefebvre for working the registration table and to the many other Members and Volunteers who helped out to make the tournament a huge success.
$5,000.00 was raised for the Lodge Scholarship fund that will be awarded to financially assist children and grandchildren of Lodge Members with their future educational goals!
I would like to thank the Middleboro Elks Riders for their generous $1,000.00 donation to the Lodge Scholarship Fund from their grill raffle fundraiser. Speaking of the Elks Riders, I would like to congratulate them on their award for once again having the largest group participation in the Travis Albert poker ride fundraiser event. Well done Riders!
On September 12th, the Lodge Officers and myself will be attending the State Association Regional Meeting at the Springfield Elks Lodge #61 @ 10:00 AM. All officers and interested members are welcome to attend as we learn about the State Association programs that will greatly benefit our Lodge and contribute to our success.
I will be posting a schedule of upcoming events sponsored by the MA Elks Association for all Members who may be interested in attending one of the many events.
On September 23rd, District Deputy Joan Serverson and her suite will be making their Pre-visit to our Lodge to review our business practices, charities and our building. I know that the Officers and House Committee are working hard on preparation for the Pre-visit.
The official District Deputy visitation will take place on October 9th with an initiation of new members and her official report from her Pre-visit.
As I stated in my last month’s message, the Bingo Committee is still looking for volunteers to assist with Bingo on Monday nights. We have targeted a start date of mid to late October so if interested, see one of the Lodge Officers or drop a note in the Secretary/ Treasurers Box along the wall near the bar serving area.
In closing, please come up to the Lodge for a cold drink, a bite to eat, watch a sporting event or to engage in pleasant conversation with your fellow members! Please be patient with our bartenders and servers on those busy nights and as always, please be generous with your tips.
In the words of GER T. Keith Mills let’s all pitch in to continue “Meeting the Challenge”.
Till next month………
Fraternally yours, Shawn O’Connor – Exalted Ruler
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Hello members all,
I hope everyone has enjoyed this summer. Although we have had quite a bit of rain, lets focus on the positive.
Our lodge is doing pretty well, we have been able to hold several successful events. The Pig Roast that was put on by the House Committee went very well as did the PER Golf Tournament that raised $5,000 for the Scholarship account. Thank you to all that helped make these events a success, it is truly a “Team effort”. Our new Grand Exalted Ruler, T. Keith Mills suggests that we book activities and events to have a place for members to gather and enjoy as well as to promote our Lodge for prospective new membership.
I think GER Mills will be proud of # 1274, as we are doing just that! Let’s keep up the good work. Also, membership is continuing to grow, thank you sponsors.
Let us take a moment and Congratulate our new South District DD, Joan Serversonfrom the Wareham-New-Bedford Lodge #73! I have attached the DD visitation schedule in this newsletter. Won’t you consider being supportive of our lodge and others in the South District and attending some of the visitations?Give me a shout if you have any questions at any time.
Enjoy the Fall weather, come on in and watch the games, support your fellow Elks, all the Teachers and all of the First Responders that continue to make our community a better place.
Best wishes to our Scholarship recipients that are heading into their first year of College. Work hard, stay safe and have fun!
Laurie LeFebvre, HLM, PDD - LaurieLeFeb12@gmail.com
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The Bingo Committee Needs Volunteers
Now YOU can help the Lodge
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There are many roles to fill in this program. And YOU can help.
Bill Morin or
"Backbone of our Lodge"