All American Lodge

The “All American Lodge” Division 5
Garden Grove1952
Elk Call
City of Garden Grove Spirit Award 2005/2006
Garden Grove Non-Profit of the Year 2012/2013
Volume 58, No. 11
C.H.E.A. Ritual Champions 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY!
Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove, California
February 2015
Date: Sunday March 1, 2015
Time: 1:30 to 5:00 PM
Place: Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue • Garden Grove, CA
$30.00 Per Person
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm
Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad
Rib-Eye Steak or Salmon · Scalloped Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables · Dessert
Music & Dancing: 8:00 pm till Midnight
Entertainment by: The Belair’s
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 12, 2015
~ Pre-Event Sales Only ~
For More Information Contact Greg Silver
714-595-0530 or peakbaggr@yahoo.com
Enjoy the many different wines from the
San Clemente Wine Company
All proceeds of this event go to the
Garden Grove Elks Christmas Basket Fund
Meat ~ Cheese ~ Crackers Hors D’oeuvres
$10.00 Donation
Complimentary 19 oz. Bordeaux Wine Glass
Silent Auction • Door Prizes
Purchase Wines by the Bottle or the Case
Cash, Check or Visa/MC
See the Lodge Office Staff or Greg Silver for Pre-Sale Tickets
Make your Reservations while they last!
Note: There will not be a Mystery Auction this year.
For more information contact Greg Silver (714) 595-0530
Or email to: peakbaggr@yahoo.com
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION -- GARDEN GROVE ELKS LODGE NO. 1952
LODGE OFFICERS 2014-2015
2014-2015 COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Exalted Ruler .............................. Randy Eldridge
Leading Knight ............................ Joe De La Luz
Loyal Knight ..................................... Karen Lewin
Lecturing Knight .......................... Mark Mahoney
Secretary ........................................ Jim Faulkner
Treasurer ............................... Eileen Rasmussen
Tiler ............................................... Michael Wight
Assistant Tilers .... Michael Smith, Larry Hudson,
Winfred Cobb, Willy White, Tony Lopez,
Tina Duarte, Doug De Roxas
Esquire ......................................... Sherrie Larson
Assistant Esquire .......................... Keith Mitchell
Ambassador of Goodwill ..... John Miller III, PER
Chaplain ....................................... Joe Justiniano
Assistant Chaplain .............................. Ron Yates
Inner Guard………………………….Pete LaCombe
Assistant Inner Guard ........... Christopher Merrill
Officer at Large .............................. Jack Hansen
Organist ......................................... Elmer Roldan
Assistant Organist ................ Bernadette Roldan
Chairman of the Board ......... Jim Anderson PER
2 Year Trustee ..................................... John Zahn
3 Year Trustee ...................... Paul Pantages PER
4 Year Trustee ............................. Gary Westmyer
5 Year Trustee ....................... John Miller IV PER
Americanism ...................................... Larry Hudson
Audit Committee ................................. Dave Maurer
Bequest & Living Trust ...................... Kevin Perkins
Bingo Chairman ................................... Bob Holliday
Building Committee ................................... Trustees
Bulletin ............................................... Nivek Snikrep
Business Practices .................. Paul Pantages PER
By Laws & House Rules ..................... Jim Faulkner
Canopies .................................................... The Club
Car Cruise .............................................. John Zahn
Car Show ............................................. Ernie Garcia
Card Room ............................................ Ron Danko
Ceiling Tiles ............................ Randy Barrows PER
Christmas Baskets ........................... Claudia Richie
Circle of Flags ............................... Doug Westmyer
Clowns .................................................. Jim Perkins
Community Service .................................. Bill Catlin
Computers ................................ Robert N. White Jr.
Darts ....................................................... Dave Beck
Dictionaries ............................................ Berry Kelly
Drug Awareness ............................... Jack Whitwam
Elk National Foundation ...................... Karen Lewin
Elk of the Month ............................. Randy Eldridge
Elk Enders ............................................. Ken Moody
Entertainment ........................................ Greg Silver
Fireworks ........................................... Larry Hudson
Flag Day ........................................... Joe De La Luz
Fun Night & Activities ........................ John Miller IV
Funeral & Memorial Service ........ Gerry McConnell
Golf ...................................................... John Douthit
Good of the Order ............................ Joe De La Luz
Government Relations ....................... Jim Faulkner
Grant Coordinator ................................ Karen Lewin
Greeters ... Connie Douthit, Carol Privett, Lee Allen,
Jean Redinger, Martha Jimenez,
Ricardo Jiminez, John Douthit, Bob Mills,
Sharon Violano, Diane Villareal, Scott Cardon
Hall Bulletin .................................... Sharon Violano
Ham Club .......................................... Tom McKernie
Historian ......................................... Neil Baker PER
Hoop Shoot ........................................ Keith Mitchell
Horseshoes .................................... Gary Westmyer
Investigation ............................................ Ron Yates
Jewelry ....................................... Bernadette Roldan
July 4th Picnic ....................................... Greg Silver
Labor Day ......................................... Joe De La Luz
Lapsation .......................................... Jack Whitwam
Lodge Activities ................................... Karen Lewin
Lodge Advisor .................. David Skelton PDDGER
Maintenance .............................................. Trustees
Major Project/Purple Pig .................. Joe De La Luz
Membership ..................................... Mark Mahoney
Memorials ..................................... Gerry McConnell
Memorial Sunday ........................ Joe Justiniano, Jr.
Memorial Board ...................... John & Shirley Ryan
Miss Garden Grove ......................... Stacy Margolin
Orientation .................................. Bill O’Hearn, PER
PER Association ..................... David Stamper, PER
Park ................................................. Tom McConnell
Parliamentarians .............. David Skelton PDDGER
Photographers ........ Myles Kowalcyk, Bruce Griffin
Presiding Justice ................ David Armstrong, PER
Public Relations ................................ Larry Hoffman
Lead Ritual Coach ................. David Skelton DDGER
Asst. Ritual Coaches .............. Jim Anderson, PER,
David Stamper, PER, Randy Barrows, PER
Rolling Billboard ..................... David Stamper, PER
Safety and Security ............................... Willy White
Saturday Bar B Q ........................... Sharon Violano
Scholarships ..................................... Jeremy Harris
Shuffle Board ............................. Eileen Rasmussen
Sickness and Distress ................ Jackie Lucas Rice
Social and Community Welfare ......... Nelson Burke
Soccer Shootout ................................ Keith Mitchell
Sound Booth .................................. Eric Rasmussen
Standing Relief ........................ Randy Eldridge, ER
Stray Elks ........................................... Jim Faulkner
Sunday Breakfasts ................................. Volunteers
Veterans Day ...................................... Jim Faulkner
GRAND LODGE OFFICERS
Stanley D. Taeger ............................... P.D.D.G.E.R.
Edward Shozda (+) ............................ P.D.D.G.E.R.
David Skelton .................................... P.D.D.G.E.R.
PAST EXALTED RULERS
Richard Haster (+) ...................................... 1955-56
George Honold (+) ...................................... 1956-57
Ronald L. Tiday (+) ..................................... 1957-58
Elmer L. Mylar (+) ....................................... 1958-59
Ross S. Dick (+) .......................................... 1959-60
Garland Rice (+) ......................................... 1960-61
Norman E. Culver (+) ................................. 1961-62
John McKinley (+) ....................................... 1963-64
Will Tweedle (+) .......................................... 1964-65
Ken O’Reilly (+) .......................................... 1965-66
John B. McNamara PSVP (+) .................... 1966-67
Ernest E. Hamor (+) ................................... 1967-68
Dick Riordan (+) ......................................... 1968-69
Leco (Pete) Sexton (+) ............................... 1969-70
Ray Dewitt (+) ............................................. 1970-71
Dave Homewood PDDGER (*) ................... 1971-72
Miles Matthews (+) ..................................... 1972-73
Al Jansen (+) .............................................. 1973-74
Mike Julya (+) ............................................. 1974-75
Edward Shozda, PDDGER (+) ................... 1975-76
Jim Choate (+) ............................................ 1976-77
Bill Van Horn (+) ......................................... 1977-78
Waiter Frank Habiger (+) ............................ 1978-79
Frank Rizuto, PDDGER (+) ........................ 1979-80
Gay Hamilton .............................................. 1980-81
Harold Wall, PDDGER (+) .......................... 1981-82
Stan Taeger, PDDGER ............................... 1982-83
Ed Faulkner (+) ........................................... 1983-84
Joe Farquhar (+) ......................................... 1984-85
Darrell Nolen ............................................... 1985-86
Boyd Bogart (+) .......................................... 1986-87
Howard Simpson (+) ................................... 1987-88
Art Barnett (+) ............................................ 1988-89
Norris Wallace (+) ....................................... 1989-90
Rod Butler (+) ............................................. 1990-91
Neil Baker ................................................... 1991-92
Kevin O’Shaughnessey .............................. 1992-93
Robert Crist (+) .......................................... 1993-94
Lynn Johnston (+) ....................................... 1994-95
Dick Strong (+) ........................................... 1996-97
Myles Kowalcyk .......................................... 1997-98
Jim Hitt ........................................................ 1998-99
Nelson Burke .............................................. 1999-00
Ron Cooper ................................................ 2000-01
John Miller Ill ............................................... 2001-02
lrv Geller (+) ............................................... 2002-03
Ken Charity (+) ........................................... 2003-04
Dave Offhaus .............................................. 2004-05
David Skelton, PDDGER ............................ 2005-06
Gary Mueller ............................................... 2006-07
Randy Barrows ........................................... 2007-08
John Miller IV .............................................. 2008-09
Jim Anderson .............................................. 2009-10
Kevin Perkins .............................................. 2010-11
David Stamper ............................................ 2011-12
Rick Ross .................................................... 2012-13
Bill O’Hearn ................................................ 2013-14
PER’S BY DIMIT
Robert G. Robb, PSP-PDDGER (+) ................... 1952-53
Sam Stanley (+) .................................................. 1956-57
Charles J. Gibb (+) .............................................. 1958-59
Doyle E. Christian (+) .......................................... 1967-68
Bob Rhodes (+) ................................................... 1968-69
George Corbari (+) .............................................. 1979-80
Daniel Molinari (+) ............................................... 1986-87
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Bill Searcy (+) ...................................................... 1982-83
Lee Gatti (+) ........................................................ 1993-94
Ron Volman ......................................................... 1996-97
Paul Pantages ..................................................... 2000-01
David Hough ........................................................ 2004-05
(**) Transferred
(+) Deceased
Veterans Services ................................. Mike Wight
Visiting Sick ........................................ Hans Lamme
Visits Away ......................................... Jack Hansen
Wall Plaques ................................. Tsuki Tsukiyama
Youth Activities ................................. Jack Whitwam
PER’S BY ASSOCIATION
Carl Brewner(+), George Mountford, Lee Ferrell,
George Van de Langeryt,
Dave Bakke PDDGER, Jim Rutherford,
Todd Parris, Wayne Nowakowski,
Eugene DeAngelis PDDGER
STATISTICS
Membership as of:
April 1, 2014 ................. 1147
Gain by Initiation .............. 56
Gain by Transfer ................ 13
Gain by Reinstatement ........ 8
Total Gain ......................... 77
Loss by Dropped ................ 11
Loss by Transfer ................ 10
Loss by Absolute Dimit ...... 2
Loss by Death .................... 21
Total Loss .......................... 44
Membership as of:
December 31, 2014 ....... 1180
Remember . . .
Donate your
Aluminum cans to the
lodge for recycling!
Banquet Office
714-534-0226
Hours:
9:30 am-5:00 p.m.
Voice Mail Available
Lodge Office Hours:
Mon-Fri. 9:00-4:00 pm
(Closed 12-1 for Lunch)
Call:
534-1952 or 534-0226
Fax: 534-6194
Check Your Elk Call . . .
. . . for your Lodge
membership number.
It entitles you to a
FREE dinner.
See the Lodge Secretary
for your dinner ticket.
It is important that you notify the Lodge
office of any address changes or new phone
numbers. This will save the Lodge money
on returned mail and also eliminate any
interruption in your mail.
Thanks
FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
From the Station of Fidelity
My Brothers and Sisters,
It is hard to believe that it is already February. Starting this month I am finally old
enough to collect Medicare as I turn 65 years old on February 28th. So, as you can see, my
gray hair is not from being your Exalted Ruler for the last ten months, but merely from
growing older. This has been a busy but wonderful year for Janice and I, and I thank you for
all of your support so far this Elk year. We are really looking forward to this year’s Exalted
Ruler Getaway in San Diego. We want to thank everyone, in advance, for joining us in my
end of the year party.
I know that those of you who will get your Elk Call via the e-mail have not yet attended
the Super Bowl Party, then, there are those of you who get it by mail after the Super Bowl
Game. Those members getting it by mail will then know what a wonderful job our Trustee
John Miller IV and Chairman of the Board Jim Anderson did again this year in coordinating Exalted Ruler
this exciting event. A “thank you” goes out to all those that helped. I know that the winners
are excited and the losers still had a wonderful time. The Elks really know how to party.
This month is nominations and election of your 2015-2016 Garden Grove Elks Officer Corp. It is my hope that as
many members as possible will come to the first three Thursdays this month to witness the nominations and elections
of the new officers. Your future Officer Corps have been working hard every Monday night at learning and practicing
the Initiation Ritual for the Orange Coast District Ritual Contest and they will get the opportunity to initiate our new
candidates at the March 19th meeting. I hope you will come and support them. I will remind you next month.
On the third Thursday, February 19th, I will announce my choice for “Elk of the Year”. I hope you like my choice
and I hope you will attend that meeting to hear my announcement. That same meeting night also happens to be the
election meeting for your new officers. See you all then.
May God bless each of you and watch over you daily and God Bless America.
Randy Eldridge
Exalted Ruler
From the Station of Charity
My brothers and sisters, welcome to February. I can’t believe we are already one month
into 2015 and as we move into February we have some exciting plans for 2015 which
include activities for youth, veteran programs, Major Project – The Purple Pig, the Elks
National Foundation, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day, Memorial and Veterans Day, just to name
a few and the many other activities which have been made very successful in past years
because of you, our members and our volunteers.
Please be sure to read your Elk Call for upcoming events and activities. Some of these
include the following:
We started our Ritual Practice. Garden Grove Lodge has won first place in recent years
and we endeavor to bring this glory back to our lodge.
In February we have our annual election of new officers and I highly encourage your
Esteemed
support to our new officer corps for 2015-2016.
Leading Knight
Get your tickets for the Pechanga Casino Day Trip for Feb. 21st – space is limited. The
trip is hosted by the Orange Coast District Leading Knights Association and promises to be
a fun-filled excursion. The wet bus departs from Santa Ana lodge promptly at 10:00AM with show time at 9:30AM to
have enough time to board and to order your first beverage. Expected return time to Santa Ana is 6:00PM. Tickets
are only $20.00 and are available through me.
Early Bird payment for annual membership dues paid before March 31st will be rewarded with a gourmet spaghetti
dinner at our lodge April 19 and a special Early Bird sticker on your membership card that shows your support and
to claim your free Early Bird dinner.
Thank you for your support and I’m looking forward to a successful year of Charity.
In Charity,
Esteemed Leading Knight
Joe De La Luz
Editor reserves the right to edit the submissions for Grammar, Punctuation, and Content as space allows.
FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
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From the Station of Justice
Happy Valentines! And Happy Birthday to the Elks on February 16. After the ER Get A
Way 2/6-8, we have the Sweetheart Dance, Feb. 14th. I’ll be hosting on Friday the 13th –
please join me at the lodge.
Now that the holidays are behind us perhaps you have some white elephants you would
like to pass on. Remember we have an auction every Thursday to raise money for the Major
Project. All donations welcome!
We still have a lapsation rate of 6.97% for this year. If you are delinquent on your dues,
please contact the office or any of the officers. Let us know what we can do to keep you on
our roster.
Elks National Foundation (ENF) has issued their annual report for 2013-14. Highlighting
the activities for Veterans, Elks volunteer in 320 Veterans hospitals across the nation; 50,000
Esteemed
Elks volunteered in the hospitals. ENF awarded 125 Freedom Grants of $2,000 each to
Loyal Knight
help Lodges run programs that serve Veterans in need in their communities. These include
programs for our Veterans in hospitals or nursing homes, homeless Veterans, or those in transitional housing, disabled
Veterans and Veterans in need of resources through Stand Downs. The Elks have been serving Veterans since
1917. Garden Grove is very active in these activities. Thank you all for your support.
Hope to see you in the Lodge soon.
Karen Lewin
Loyal Knight
Happy New Year From the Station of Brotherly Love
Membership is the lifeblood of every organization. No matter how large or small, without
the constant support of its members there will be no growth together to ensure the
continuation of that organization. Have you ever heard the statement “It is what it is?”
These are the words of surrender to losing membership.
The true answer to retaining membership is to ask “What if” calls or visits are made
within our membership to delinquent members to try to gain them returning to our fold?
“What if” we learn more about our delinquent members and their number of years in our
Order? “What if” there is a membership drive where every current member does their best
to sign up a family member or friend into our Order? All great things to ponder in the New
Year.
Esteemed
As our annual dues renewals are being prepared, be sure to get yours in early in support
of our Lodge. And while you’re at it, bring someone new in to help us share all that Elkdom Lecturing Knight
has to offer.
Ever practice Brotherly Love!
Mark Mahoney
Lecturing Knight
#5289
ELK OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY 2015
February 2015’s Elk of the Month has been a very helpful member at our monthly volunteer
Sunday Breakfast. He has always stepped up to help with putting on the Sunday breakfast.
This Elk, a six year member, along with his wife has shown up for the past year like clockwork.
When they arrive they set up all of the table placemats, napkins, and flatware. They spend
their time cleaning up after each visitor and replacing each table set-up throughout the morning. When he is
not setting and cleaning tables, he is busy serving food to the buffet line. He is a very dependable volunteer
and has been recognized for his dedicated service.
I’m proud to name Albert Rodriguez as our “Elk of the Month” for the month of February 2015.
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FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
Emblem Club
President’s Message
It’s February already?
Now that we’ve all gotten
through the December crazies
and the January catch-up-witheverything-we-didn’t-get-done-inDecember stuff, we’re heading
into the springtime rush of
activities!
The Emblem Rock-A-Thon Emblem Club
was held on January 10. Thanks
President
to our “rockers” and Virginia
Grunauer in particular for chairing this annual event. And
thanks to all of you who supported us again with your
pledges. We appreciate it very much, as do our scholarship
recipients.
We were honored to have our Supreme Emblem
President Nancy Harris visit us in January. She and her
Marshal, along with other Supreme officers, attended our
business meeting on January 14. We all enjoyed visiting
with her, and so appreciated her taking the time in her
very busy schedule to come see us and share news of
what our Emblem Club is doing nationwide.
The California-Nevada-Hawaii State Association Winter
State Meeting was held the end of January, and our club
was once again well-represented. I have enjoyed these
meetings so much for so many reasons – the fellowship,
the education, and the inspiration just to name a few.
The Garden Grove Emblem Club routinely collects
items for donation to various organizations. If you have
any of the following and would like to donate them, LuAnn
Barrows in the Elks Lodge office would be happy to collect
them and distribute as appropriate. Thank you in advance.
Eye glasses
Cell phones
Coupons
Stamps
Pull tabs
Another reminder, the annual Emblem Club President’s
Charity Event is being held February 15. Please take a
look at the flyers and hopefully you can clear your calendar
to attend this event. The committee has been working very
hard on the planning and it looks to be a lot of fun; monies
raised go to a terrific organization, Paws 4 Healing, and
they will have representatives there to talk about the great
things they do, talk about their certification program, and
give us some insight into how much pet-assisted therapy
means to the people they visit. Social hour is 12–1, lunch
is at 1:00 p.m., and tickets are $15.00.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Gail Westmyer
President, Emblem Club #279
FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
The Rear View Mirror
Garden Grove Elk-Enders
Celebrate the Holidays
The Elk-Enders enjoyed two exceptional events this
past December, our annual outing at the Emerald
Dessert RV Resort and our Christmas Dinner at our
Lodge.
With the excellent directions provided by our Wagon
Masters David and Janice Skelton and Chuck O’Dey
and Virginia Grunauer a total of 30 Elk-Ender RVs
descended on the Emerald Dessert RV Resort the first
weekend of December, with many arriving on Thursday
to further enjoy the weekend. We celebrated both Friday
and Saturday mornings with a delicious Pot Luck
breakfast. Friday afternoon provided appetizers as we
enjoyed Bob Crews leading us through a fun afternoon
of blind wine tasting. With the large gathering we
enjoyed a diverse assortment of different wines. Friday
night our host served homemade meatball sandwiches
along with salads and desserts from other Elk-Enders.
The evening concluded with many of us playing Skru
Your Neighbor with the winners donating their winnings
to support our Lodge Christmas Baskets program.
Saturday’s Pot Luck Breakfast was augmented with
donated champagne from Dave and Chris Bakke to
obtain additional donations to further support the
Christmas Baskets program. Many members spent the
day shopping at the local Swap Meet, the Tamale
Festival, or relaxing in the camp ground. The highlight
of the weekend was the David Skelton and Chuck O’Dey
Turkey Cook-off resulting in three turkeys, one deep
fried, two on a BBQ, all a turkey meal fixing (dressing,
Pumpkin and Apple Pies), and baked ham. Yes another
5-8 pound weekend. Following dinner our normal
meeting was conducted with our President Ken Moody
thanking our host Wagon Masters for a great weekend
and awarding the best decorated RV to Jerry and Kathi
Tretter. Of course Santa Sheriff arrived noting all the
good and not so good collecting fines to further support
the Christmas Basket program.
Our annual Christmas Dinner at the Lodge was a
fun filled evening, well planned and coordinated by
Carol Lawler and Joyce Clausen. In addition, they
obtained and wrapped numerous gifts to be awarded
to our members. Leading us in our traditional singing
of the Twelve Days of Christmas was our ER Randy
Eldridge. A special thanks to all who donated to the
Wounded Warrior and other Veteran projects. The ElkEnders donated gifts, gifts certificates and cash to these
worthy causes.
Pizza Sunday
Sunday, February 22nd
Starts at 2 pm
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The E. Raymond Shipp
Memorial
Volunteer Breakfast
MEMBERSHIP/PUBLIC
RELATIONS
Rick Gathen
Manager
2nd Sunday of the Month
A Fraternal Organization
2750 N. Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
MEDIA ALERT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELKS ELEVATING AMERICA FOR 147 YEARS
ELKS WERE FOUNDED ON FEBUARY 16, 1868
Chicago, IL – Local Elks Lodges throughout the United States and in Guam,
Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal will be celebrating 147 years of
community service on January 16, 2015.
Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $320 million in cash,
gifts and time to make our communities better places to live. The Elks
are one of the premier patriotic and charitable organizations in the United
States of America.
The Elks vow “So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks will never forget them.” Elk volunteers visit thousands of
hospitalized Veterans each year in support of both active military forces
and retired Veterans. Elks furnish food, comfort care items, therapeutic
items and gifts; provide recreational activities at bases and hospitals; and,
stand ready to fulfill any need when called upon. Last year alone, the
value of Elks’ contributions to our nation’s heroes provided more than
$33.4 million to more than 300 Veterans Administration medical centers,
clinics, and state care facilities, as well as to the homeless Veterans.
Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling
more than $4 million.
The Elks Community Investment Program awards more than $8 million
towards enriching our communities.
There are nearly 2,000 Elks Lodges across the country with a total
membership exceeding 800,000. Elks’ members must be American citizens
who are at least 21 years of age and must believe in God.
To learn more visit www.elks.org
WANTED – ELKS
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Only
$7.00!!!
Come on
Down!
House Committee Highlights
1/3/2015
The following items were discussed
at House/Trustee Committee Meetings.
Bingo still needs volunteers,
especially for the later shifts.
Gift Certificates are now available in
the office.
Looking for a replacement group for
Friday nights at the Lodge – ZP Rentals
are no longer with us.
A request was made to mount a Quilt
of Honor in the Lodge room on behalf of
all our veterans, approved.
Volunteer breakfasts to be “Open to
the Public,” working on advertising.
Working on a “Craft Beer” station in
the Lodge.
Roof Repair, installation of solar
panels.
All people handling food should
complete the on-line course, cost is $15,
10 minutes to complete.
SAVE THE DATE
Assistant Tiler
A great way to give back to the Lodge. This position is an introduction
to the officer corps. Varied duties including checking ID cards, Friday or
Saturday night host, occasional Saturday BBQ and Pizza Sunday
assistance.
If you are interested please contact any officer in the lodge or me at
310-890-5040.
Karen Lewin
Menu: Omelet Bar, Bacon, Sausage,
Potatoes, Eggs To Order, Johnny III’s
Famous Biscuits and Gravy!
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
Thursday, April 2, 2015 8 pm
WATCH FOR DETAILS IN
YOUR MARCH ELK CALL!!!!!!!
#7414
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT
FAMILY DINNERS
$10.00 per person
February 4th
Chicken Fried Steak
Halibut
February 11th
Baked Ham
Salmon
th
February 18
Chicken Parmesan
Red Snapper
Dinner served
th
February 25
Chili Relleno
Fried Shrimp
5:00 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
NIGHT SPECIALS
Fri. & Sat. Feb. 6th & 7th
Lobster
Chicken Alfredo
Garden Grove Elks Lodge 1952
SOUP AND
SALAD BAR
$7.00
This includes
mixed green
vegetables,
along with lots
of side dishes
and great toppings.
MONDAY-FRIDAY
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Create your own salad and
enjoy what you like!
Bluegrass
Saturdays
Featuring Jody Silver and Friends
First Saturday of every Month
Noon Until 3 pm
• Birthday Bingo • Color TV Monitors
• Pull Tabs $1 & 50¢
ELKS BINGO
Every Tuesday
Doors Open - 5:30 p.m.
Early Birds - 6:30 p.m.
Main Games Start at 7:00 p.m.
ALL GAMES
PAY $250
WITH MINIMUM
ATTENDANCE
(EXCEPT SPECIALS)
• Speedy Bingo
• Double Action
• 1199 Game
• 50/50 Bingo
• Cash Ball
• Door Prizes
$15 Buy-In
$30 2 EB / 2 REG / 2 SPEC.
DINNER FOR $2.00
Last Tuesday of the Month
• Excellent Parking •
• Snack Bar •
Free Pretzels & Coffee
Mexican Mondays
5:30-7 pm
Fri. Feb. 13th
Ravioli
Rack of Lamb
Sat. February 14th
Tacos
Margaritas
Coronas
in the East Room!
SWEETHEART DANCE
See front cover for menu
BAND STAND
FEBRUARY 2015
Fri. & Sat. Feb. 20th & 21st
Lasagna
Swordfish
Fri. & Sat. Feb. 27th & 28th
Fish & Chips
BBQ Ribs
Dinner 6:00 p.m. • Music 8:00 p.m.
“Please understand we will make every
effort to accommodate your requests for
tables whenever possible, but we cannot
make guarantees. Only reservations will be
guaranteed, not necessarily tables. Thank
you in advance for your understanding.”
Every SATURDAY
BBQ !!!!
Hamburgers
& Hot Dogs
$3.00
11:00-2:30
FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
Fri. Feb. 6
Sat. Feb. 7
Punch & Judy
Dave Ambrose
Fri. Feb. 13
Sat. Feb. 14
Jerry Benton
The Belairs
Fri. Feb. 20
Sat. Feb. 21
Generations Uno
Jusstuss
Sun. Feb. 22 Pizza Sunday
TBD
Fri. Feb. 27
Sat. Feb. 28
Breakaway
Cover Story
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Garden Grove Elks Lodge # 1952
Proudly invites You to Our
Las Vegas style variety show with songs, comedy,
impressions, gags and tons of light-hearted fun
Inaugural Ball 2015 - Saturday April 11th
Saturday March 28, 2015
5:30-6:30 Meet and Greet your new Exalted Ruler
Joe De La Luz and First Lady Terry Woodard
7:00pm Dinner* your choice of Steak or Glazed
Salmon served with spring salad, baked potato, fresh
steamed vegetables and dessert.
Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove
CA 92843
Buffet Dinner & Show
$20.00
Meat or Cheese Lasagna, Salad, and Garlic Bread
♫ Cocktails: 5:30 pm ♫ Dinner: 6:30 pm ♫ Show: 7:30-9:30 pm ♫
10:00 pm Grand March
Dancing from 8-midnight to the sounds of Borderline
RESERVE YOUR SEATS OR TABLE NOW!!
Dress is Semi - Formal
For more information contact
Greg Silver at (714) 595-0530 or peakbaggr@yahoo.com
Contact the Lodge Office (714) 534-1952 for Reservations
beginning March 9th $35.00 per person
#8084
NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
Tickets go on sale Sunday, March 1 at the Spring Charity Wine Tasting
or during Monday and Wednesday evening events, Cash or Check.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Lodge Office via VISA/MC.
Join the
Garden Grove Elks
Angels/Mariners Baseball
Game
Wednesday Night May 6, 2015
Buy Tickets at a Discounted Price
For more Information
Sign in on the flyer in the
Hallway at the Lodge
Or Contact Greg Silver at
714-595-0530 or email to:
peakbaggr@yahoo.com
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FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
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FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU . . .
Feb. 1
Brown, James
Hinojosa, Rudy
Lytle, David Perry
Feb. 2
Grossman, John
Hamerlinck, Winnie
Kunkle, Clifford
Osen, Lambert
Feb. 3
Erving, Anna
Goebel, Gary
Howeth, William Brad
Huglin, Timothy
Juliani Jr., Anthony
Presiado, Lionel
Feb. 4
Bean, Buster
Justiniano, Jose
Tobin, George
Feb. 5
Pierce, Ronald J
Feb. 6
Bock, Kenneth
Donahue, Daniel
Spychaj, Joseph L
Feb. 7
Lamkins, Larry
Violano, Sharon A
Feb. 8
LaValley, William Dean
Feb. 9
Aragon, John Claude
Reafsnyder, Laverne
Snyder, Carol A
Feb. 10
Blankenship, Ralph
Catlin, William
Feb. 11
Baylis, Richard
Dalton, Sallie M
Ellsworth, Allen
Handley, Jack
Jones, Phill
Kepner, Roger
Rasmussen, Eric
Feb. 19
Benavente, Samuel S
Bushnell, Paul H
Henning, Gwen C
Feb. 20
Green, Thomas H
Howe, Frederick
La Placa, Frank
Lewin, Mary K
Feb. 21
Drake, Sammie Kay
Kushner, Jennifer
Feb. 22
Anderson, George
Simmons, Loyd
Feb. 23
Acosta, Pete
Carlson, Dennis
Lynch, Betty
Muller, James E
Oleson, Edward
Wolfelt, Jim
Feb. 12
Mautier, Katherine Y
Feb. 14
Brennan, James
Entenza, Kenneth
Fenton, George
Ramirez, Antonio
Shulick, Nicholas
Vrba, David
Weimer, Scott
Feb. 15
Daroza, Emmanuel
Hennessy, David
Pisani-Ross, Fran
Sanchez, James Vicente
Siewart, Pamela
Feb. 16
Kelly, Berry
Martinez Jr., Thomas
Yates, Ronald
Feb. 17
Dallaire, Daniel
Elder, David
Navarro, Abraham
Feb. 24
Evans, Dean
McKenzie, Patricia
Orkish, John
Feb. 25
Coombs, Winnie
McManus, William
Mendez, Jess
Morrissey, Joseph ‘Jay’
Feb. 26
Casa, Joseph
Drake, Jim
Feb. 27
Brooks, Alan
Feb. 28
Bopf, Charles
Decou, Emile
Eldridge Sr., Randall
Foley, Letha L
Nadal, Eugene
Neely, Jeff
Walker, Wade
Wallace, George O
SICKNESS, DISTRESS & GOOD STUFF
Please call Jackie Lucas-Rice at 714-998-8570 or Hans Lamme at 714-775-4217 to report sickness, death or good news about your loved ones.
Karen Calkins – Physical therapy is helping with her
balance.
Gary Westmyer – is still keeping his foot elevated. The hole
on his foot is almost healed. He hopes to be back in January.
Bertha Smith – Still having therapy, but is doing better,
thanks everyone for their cards and phone calls.
Sallie Dalton – doing better. Sonny keeps falling.
Pan Corona – he is getting lots of rest, still having
treatments.
Art Eng – was vacationing with his wife in Australia, became
ill and had to have surgery, he is home and still recuperating.
Ed Mossbrook – had 4th surgery to clean arteries out, he is
doing very well now.
David Skelton PDDGER – reported that wife Janice will
have Knee Surgery on January 7th, 2015.
During December the following
donated to ENF:
John Ryan
Shirley Ryan
Raul Martinez
Mary Lewin
Emma Healey
Purple Pigs for
Major Project
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52 Club
52 Club
NOTE: If you donated with your dues, on line or
through the office, THANK YOU!
This list is for only those who have donated through
me.
Thank You for all you have done this year!
#6920
Donald Gurney
Robert Burks
Robert Russell
Table Tops
RECURRING DONORS
Bill O’Hearn, PER
David Skelton, DDGER
Joe Justiniano
John Ryan
Shirley Ryan
Karen Lewin
Randy Eldridge, ER
Robert Spenik
Tony Lopez
Ed Muscat
Doug De Roxas
Robert Burks
Karen
FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
BLT. Not just a sandwich!
KAMIKAZE KORNER
Bequests and Living Trust
Have you ever heard of the Bequests and Living Trusts Commitment Trust?
How would you like to make some money?
PLUS get a tax break?
Dec. 6 Jackpot #1 $225.00
9395 – Mikell Villanueva
8664 – Kenneth Bock
9134 – Larry Methvin
9268 – Wanda Allen
NO WINNER
PLUS build the future of the Major Project?
PLUS help children with disabilities?
The answer is: The BLT Commitment Trust
You invest $10,000 or more and receive an income of 7% annually (Where
else can you get 7% these days?) Plus, you get a tax break depending on your
age. Yes, the $10,000 or more stays in the Commitment Trust, growing and
providing for the future of the Major Project.
Not a bad deal!!!
You profit, the Major Project profits, and the children with disabilities have a
chance to walk, talk, see, and play. You and your spouse will receive the income
from the trust until both of you have passed away. What a wonderful way the
help the children in need and make it possible for them to have better care in
the future.
Kevin Perkins PER-BLT Chairman
Dec. 11 Jackpot #1 $250.00
8287 – Vincent Collins
7139 – Thomas McConnell
8826 – Shawn Paul Brown
8678 – Fernando Sierras
NO WINNER
Dec. 18 Jackpot #1 $275.00
8514 – Anthony Gomez
8602 – Doyle McNatt
9339 – Frank Morrell
8642 – Lance Larson
NO WINNER
Dec. 25 Jackpot #1 $275.00
NO DRAWING CHRISTMAS DAY
Remember, my Brothers,
It pays to attend lodge meetings!
Garden Grove Elks Calendar for MARCH, 2015
SUNDAY
1
MONDAY
2
Taco Night
5:30 pm
Wine Tasting
1:30 pm
Darts 6 pm
Clowns 7 pm
Sunday Sports
Patio Bar Open
Investigation
Emblem Board Mtg
Ritual Practice
8 Sunday Brunch 9
TUESDAY
3
WEDNESDAY
4
5
Bingo
Family Night
Lodge Night
Member’s Happy
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
Elk Enders 7:30 pm
Karaoke 7:00 pm
PER Dinner
Balloting
Host - Hansen
10
9 am
Taco Night 5:30 pm
Bingo
Daylight Savings
Darts 6 pm
Begins
Member’s Happy
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
Sunday Sports
Ritual Practice
11
Family Night
Emblem Club 7:00 pm
Karaoke 7:00 pm
Patio Bar Open
15
22
16
17
Darts 6 pm
Ritual Practice
23
Bingo
Member’s Happy
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
24
Taco Night 5:30 pm
Sunday Sports
Patio Bar Open
12
Lodge Night
ER Appreciation
Nite
Awards Night
(Open Meeting)
Host - Larson
Emblem Installation Taco Night 5:30 pm St. Patrick’s Day
of Officers
Sunday Sports
Patio Bar Open
THURSDAY
Darts 6 pm
Ritual Practice
Bingo
Member’s Happy
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
18
19
Ash Wednesday
Lodge Night
Family Night
Initiation by
2015-2016 Officers
Karaoke 7:00 pm
Host - Justiniano
25
Family Night
26
Lodge Night
30
7HC Meeting 9 am
Dinner - Dancing
ER SWAN SONG
Blue Grass Jam
Dinner - Dancing
Host - Smith
Host - Larson
13
14 Ham Club 10 am
Orientation 5 pm
Dinner - Dancing
Elk of the Year
Banquet
Dinner - Dancing
Host - Rasmussen
Host - McConnell
ELK-ENDERS DO IT IN THE DIR
T - CA CITY
DIRT
20
21
Dinner - Dancing
Entertainment
Comm. Mtg 10 am
Dinner - Dancing
Host - Miller IV
Host - Hudson
ELK-ENDERS NEWPOR
T DUNES 3/20-22
NEWPORT
27
28
Dinner - Dancing
Dinner - Dancing
Host - Zahn
Host - Wight
31
Taco Night 5:30 pm
Pizza Sunday
Team #1
6
SATURDAY
Karaoke 7:00 pm
Host - Westmyer
29
FRIDAY
Darts 6 pm
Ritual Practice
FEBRUARY 2015 / ELK CALL
Bingo
Member’s Happy
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
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Garden Grove Elks Calendar for FEBRUARY, 2015
SUNDAY
1
MONDAY
2
Super Bowl
Party
Patio-Club Bar
Taco Night 5:30 pm
Bingo
Darts 6 pm
Member’s Happy
Clowns 7 pm
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
Emblem Board Mtg
Patio Bar Open
Ritual Practice
Sunday Brunch
9 am
Taco Night 5:30 pm
Sunday Sports
Patio Bar Open
Ritual Practice
8
TUESDAY
3
9
10
Darts 6 pm
Bingo
Member’s Happy
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
4
THURSDAY
5
Family Night
Lodge Night
PER Dinner
Elk Enders 7:30 pm
Nominations:
Karaoke 7:00 pm
2015-2016 Officers
Host - Eldridge
11
Family Night
12
FRIDAY
6
ER GET AWAY SAN DIEGO FEB. 6-8
Dinner - Dancing
13
15
Emblem President’s
Charity Event
Sunday Sports
Patio Bar Open
16
17
Happy Birthday
President’s Day
Elks
Bingo
Taco Night 5:30 pm
Member’s Happy
Darts 6 pm
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
18
Family Night
Karaoke 7:00 pm
Ritual Practice
22
23
24
Taco Night 5:30 pm
Pizza Sunday
Team #2
Darts 6 pm
Ritual Practice
Bingo
Member’s Happy
Hour - 4-6 p.m.
25
19
14
Host - Lewin
Ham Club 10 am
Valentine’s Day
Sweetheart Dance
Host - Eldridge
20
21
27
28
Entertainment
Elections:
Comm. Mtg 10 am
Dinner - Dancing
2015-2016 Officers
Dinner - Dancing
Elk of the Year
Host - Anderson
Host - La Combe
Announcement
Host - Rasmussen ELK-ENDERS LAKE ELSINORE 2/20-22
26
Emblem’s EmmieLodge Night
Gremmie Dinner PER Appreciation
Dinner
Family Night
Karaoke 7:00 pm
Host - Yates
House/Trustee Mtg 9am
Dinner - Dancing
Host - Faulkner
Lodge Night
Blue Grass Jam
Dinner - Dancing
Host - Lopez
Lodge Night
Emblem Club 7:00 pm
Nominations:
2015-2016 Officers
Karaoke 7:00 pm
SATURDAY
7
Host - Hudson
Dinner - Dancing
Host - De La Luz
Dinner - Dancing
Host - Mahoney