"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

We Welcome

All Elk Members and their Guests.


Robert Wambach

Mass. Elks

State President

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"

October 2021

Lodge Telephone  - 508-947-0190
Postal - 24 High Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
Exalted Ruler - elks1274er@gmail.com
Secretary - secretary1274@gmail.com 
Bulletin Editor - bulletin1274@gmail.com
Webmaster - frank_rooney@hotmail.com
Function Manager - Call: 508-947-0190
House Cmtee - housecommittee1274@gmail.com

The Elks National Memorial

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Member - Guest Events

Lodge Officers

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

Richard Washburn

Sharon McGonnigal

Dawn Craig (Secretary) Trustee

Dave Cadillic (Security) Trustee

Daniel Ricker (Safety) Trustee

William Morin PDD  Trustee


House Committee

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.

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Members All,

     Well, it’s hard to believe that we have passed the half-way mark of the Elk’s Fiscal year and my tenure as your Exalted Ruler! Summer is now behind us as we enter into the colorful months of the fall season here in New England and we all know that another winter is just around the corner.
     Our Lodge continues to open up and the activity level continues to increase. On September 23rd, our Lodge had our District Deputy Pre-visit by DD Joan Serverson and her suite. This is where we have our “annual check-up” to verify that we as officers are meeting all our charitable goals, keeping our building safe & secure for our members and making sure that our Lodge is fiscally strong to ensure that we are Meeting the Challenge that the Grand Exalted Ruler T. Keith Mills has asked us to do. I am pleased to report to the Membership that Our Lodge has met those goals.
      I would like to thank all the officers and House Committee Chairman Dennis for their commitment and preparation for the DD Pre-visit. The District Deputy Official Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 20th at the regular Members Meeting which will start an hour earlier at 6:30 PM as we will be initiating new members into our Lodge on that evening. I encourage all members to attend the meeting to witness the initiation and to welcome the new members to our Lodge.
     Our Lodge will be hosting our Hoop Shoot in December this year. This is a free throw contest open to all the youth of our community, ages 8-13. Please be on the lookout for the date and time of the Hoop Shoot in next month’s bulletin, the Lodge Member’s Facebook and postings in the Member’s Lounge. 
     The 2021-22 American Essay Contest is underway and the deadline for submission of essays is December 15th. This contest is open to all the youth in our community in grades 5th through 8th. The theme of this year’s essay contest is…….. “What does it mean to love your country”. Please reach out to Americanism Chairman, Laura O’Connor or any Lodge Officer if you have a child or grandchild that would like to participate in the contest.
     The week of October 23rd -31st is Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program whose purpose is to reach out to the millions of people who are affected by the scourge of illegal drug usage that affects so many families in our society.  
     As Elks, our mission must be to promote our drug awareness programs to the citizens of our community in this battle against the effects of illegal drug use. I will be reaching out to our local law enforcement and community programs to see how our Lodge can assist them in the fight against the use of illegal drugs. I am requesting that our Members wear a red ribbon during Red Ribbon Week in a show of support for this important cause that affects far too many of the families in our local communities and across our country.
     The Veteran’s Committee with the help of the Lodge Officers and the Elks Riders will be performing the Flag Retirement Ritual on October 24th. Please put this day aside to come to the Lodge and witness this Grand Lodge Ceremony that properly retires the old and tattered flags of our country in a dignified and respectful way.
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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, PDDGER
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