Hot August Day Car Show

It’s the 11th Annual Hot August Day Car carshowShow and Barbecue.

Admission is Free to the public.

Car show competitors are charged and entry fee.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Showtime: 8am to 3pm
Awards Presentation at 3pm

The car show will be in the back lawn of the Chico Elks Lodge at 1705 Manzanita Place in Chico.

Presented by the Chico Elks Lodge #423 and the Sierra View Region of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America.

ER’s Message

ryan-odonnell-er-2014-2015I had a really great time at Grand Lodge Convention. I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting others.

If you haven’t been down to the lodge lately you are missing some big and much needed changes. The offices have a new face! Both offices have had a fresh coat of paint and new carpet. What a difference! The  lounge has new barstools and we are still working on other upgrades. Come on down and see all the changes going on.

Keep your eyes open for the start of football next month. It’s always more fun to watch the game with friends and we have several televisions for your viewing pleasure.

There is now a monthly menu for TGIF so you will know ahead of time what is on the menu.

Mark your calendars for a busy September, we will have Investigation, Indoctrination and Initiation. As always we encourage our proposers to attend these meetings with their candidates. This makes the incoming members more comfortable and allows time for introductions. Be sure to call in your dinner reservations with the office.

Ryan O’Donnell

ER’s Message

ryan-odonnell-er-2014-2015Another productive month here at the Chico Elks Lodge. Some of the recent events that went very well were the Father’s Day brunch, which had great attendance and the flag day ceremony put on by Charlie Carroll and the officers of our lodge. Things do not appear to be slowing down for us here at the lodge as we enter July. One thing to note, at the Trustee meeting in June, the Trustee’s approved the funds (not to exceed $20,000) and land necessary for the construction of 2 (two) bocce ball courts that will run parallel to the back patio.

There are renditions of this construction posted throughout the lodge. As with any project that costs the lodge more than $5,000 it needs to be approved by the members on the floor of the lodge and we will be voting to approve the project at the first and only meeting in July on Wednesday July 9 th .

My opinion on this project: I believe this project will be a huge net benefit to the lodge, not only as a benefit to the members who will enjoy them personally but eventually I’d like to see the creation of an Elks Bocce League. This sport has seen a lot of popularity in recent years and our courts will no doubt draw tournaments to this area which will also benefit our lodge financially.

Another reminder, the months of July and August we only have one meeting each month. In July it will be the second Wednesday (July 9th) and in August it will be on the fourth Wednesday (August 27th).

See you at the lodge,

Father’s Day Brunch

Purchase tickets by
Tuesday, June 10
(530) 343-1431

Lounge opens: 10 am
Brunch begins: 11 am

Adult $13
Ages 12-5 / $7
4 & under free

Chicken fried steak
Bacon & Sausage
Home Style Fried Potatoes
Fresh fruit
Assorted Pastries
& Beverages

Back by popular demand our Omelet Bar!
Cooked to your specification by the officer’s wives

ER’s Message

Wow my first month as Exalted Ruler has come and gone. April was a busy and successful month for us here at Chico Lodge 423. It was also a great month for my family. My wife and I welcomed a new baby boy into the world and into our hearts, on April 4 th at 7:13am Davis Timothy O’Donnell was born. It is our first child and he and his mom (My wife Katie) are doing great, we couldn’t be happier!

You will notice in this bulletin, two (2) proposed bylaws change that I hope to pass at our first meeting in May. The first would allow the option (it does not require it) for the Exalted Ruler to use a “short opening” to open the lodge meetings. This does not take away the pledge of allegiance or the prayer it simply shortens the time in which it takes to open a meeting from 15 minutes to less than 5. I have put this option on the ballot as a stand alone bylaws change. The other bylaw change will be voted on first and is to allow the option of the  short opening and will give discretion to our lodge of using the shortened version of the Initiation ritual. Although I don’t agree with the short Initiation and have no plans of using it during my term as Exalted Ruler I do understand the taxing nature on the officers of performing the current initiation ritual and why Grand Lodge is moving in that direction. I know that our core of officers is committed to the current form of Initiation but that doesn’t mean approving the option for something different is necessarily a bad idea.

These changes were approved by Grand Lodge last year and were presented to our lodge as an all or nothing measure which failed last year. I feel most people were in favor of part of it but not the other which is why we have two separate measures to vote on this time around.

We will vote first on giving our lodge the option of doing both the short opening and the short Initiation. If that passes we’re done. If that fails we will then vote on the option of just the short opening.

For more information on the topic or to discuss this further please give me a call. I look forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting.


Elks Easter Brunch 2014

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt

Sunday April 20th
Brunch served from 9am – 11am
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11am

Elks and their guests only. Please make reservations by calling 343-1431 before April 18th.

Invite your family and friends to come and enjoy this time with you. It’s great to watch the children enjoy the egg hunt.
Our buffet prepared by Executive Chef Matt and our staff is outstanding!

We hope to see you there.

Adults ~ $13
Child ~ 5-10 $7
Children 4 & Under ~ FREE

Bacon, Sausage
Chicken Fried Steak
Country Potatoes
Assorted Pastries
Fresh Fruit
Assorted Beverages

Public Safety Day

Chico Elks Lodge #423 Public Safety Day

Friday, April 25, 2014 9am-2pm

Free K-12 Classroom Field Trip

At the Chico Elks Lodge
1705 Manzanita Avenue

Admission is Free and will be held Rain or Shine

For more information call 343-1431

Public Transportation Information:
Take B-Line Route 7 to the East Ave/Manzanita Ave stop

Covered Picnic Area & Playground Available bring your own Snacks and/or Lunches

Indoor Activities & Displays
Bike and Pedestrian Safety
Poison Prevention
How to Call and Use 911 Services
Interactive Games and Educational
Emergency Preparedness Training

Outdoor Activities & Displays:
Bomb Disposal Robot Demonstration
Helicopter Landing and Take-off
Police Dog Demonstration
Police Horse Demonstration
Vehicle and Service Displays by
Chico Police
California Highway Patrol
Butte County Sheriff
Cal Fire
Chico Fire Department
Ambulance & Paramedics
The American Red Cross

This event is a community service provided by the Chico Elks Lodge #423, its volunteers and in association with local Public Safety Departments and Personnel

Elks Care – Elks Share