Family fun Knight

Family Fun KnightFamily fun Knight
Date: September 13
Time: 4-10pm

Price: Adult – 14 years $10 / Child (2-13 years) $7
Door Price: $10 (for child or adult)

On-line tickets:
Tickets available at Lodge 423

What to expect: Carnival games, face painting, food trucks, arts & crafts, fun contests and an outdoor movie!!

ER’s Message

Hello everyone,
Summer is coming to a close and soon we will feel a chill in the air.

I hope more of our members take advantage of the new events we have going on down at the lodge. I am excited to see the “Family Fun Knight” event. This is a different event which incorporates, family, children, friends and will be a great afternoon of fun. There are a lot of components to this event to make it enjoyable for current members and the potential members we will have in a few years (about 10).

Halloween is around the corner and we are gearing up for another great evening. Be sure to get tickets for this event, you won’t want to miss it!

There are several changes in the pipeline for our lodge. We are still working out some of the details. We are exploring the different elements remaining for the bar renovation. We hope to have a resurfaced back parking lot soon and we have several other projects in the works.

ryan-odonnell-er-2014-2015For those of you that would like to volunteer to help with an event but don’t know who to contact, give the lodge a call 343-1431. They will put you in touch with someone. We can always use another set of hands . Our lodge wouldn’t be what it is today without our volunteers!!!

See you at the lodge


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.


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