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


ER’s Message

ryan-odonnell-er-2014-2015I want to start out my very first note in the newsletter to let you all know how humbled and honored I am to be able to serve as your Exalted Ruler for the lodge year 2014-2015.

Before I begin to introduce myself I would like to give a big THANK YOU to our outgoing Exalted Ruler, Mike O’Donnell. Under is exceptional leadership our lodge is more prosperous than it has been in several years. We are doing well financially, we have many more social events on the calendar and our membership is strong. In addition to his leadership he has graciously agreed to forego the traditional gift we give to all outgoing Exalted Ruler’s as a way to kick-start the bocce ball courts we’re hoping to build this year and I know many of you are excited about. I’ve been told that the Exalted Ruler position is a thankless one so I would like to personally thank Mike for his commitment to this lodge over the past year. If you see him around the lodge I would encourage you to do the same and just say thanks.

Many you may already know who I am, a Chico Native with strong ties to the charitable and business community of Chico. As a business owner I’m looking forward to bringing my leadership and financial acumen to our lodge in helping it become the best that it can be. I am proud that our lodge is one of the most active and prosperous in the entire district and I want to see it stay that way. I want to see us build on our social events and continue to expand the benefits of what we can offer prospective members. I’m looking forward to working on the Bocce ball courts which we expect to be completed by the end of the year.

I hope to be accessible as your Exalted Ruler and encourage you to come and talk to me with any suggestions or comments that you may have. I promise to keep an open mind and work with all of you to make the lodge the best that it can be.

There are many people who make this lodge run and I would like to finish by letting all of the staff at our lodge and especially those in the office, Dan, De, Randy and Norm that I am looking forward to working with all of you in serving the needs of our lodge.

Ryan O’Donnell
Chico Lodge #423.

Chico Elks Brewfest 2014

Brewfest 2014

brewfest-2014Get ready to raise your glasses and try some new flavors. The 2014 Noon Exchange Club and Chico Elks Lodge #423 Brewfest will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 1-5pm at the Lodge. Don’t forget there will be wine available for tasting as well as food from many of our local restaurants!

Come on down, tickets will go fast so stop by and see De for tickets or go online to ChicoBrewfest.com. VIP Tickets are also available with early entrance and “special gifts”.

Tickets and More information at ChicoBrewfest.com


Public Safety Dispatchers Dinner

911 Dispatcher Appreciation Dinner

The Chico Elks Lodge #423 presents their annual Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Dinner April 10, 2014

Please make reservations by calling 343-1431 before April 4th.

Roast Pork or Chicken Piccata
Seasonal Vegetables
Rice Primavera
Salad & Dessert Bars
$16 person
Come enjoy dinner and support our public safety dispatchers!

ER’s Message

Hello Chico Lodge,

I hope everyone had a great February. This will be my last newsletter as your Exalted Ruler. This past year has really flown by and was a lot of fun.

ER423-2013-2014Like most Exalted Rulers, we come into our position with a grand vision thinking about all the things we are going to do at the lodge to make it better. For me my list centered on remodeling or at least getting vision for an updated bar, expanding kitchen services to include lunch, an expanded appetizer list for the evenings and speeding up the bar. I
also wanted our managers to have everything possible so that they could do what managers need to do to help the lodge run well, keep business up and members happy.

As I look back I definitely didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to as there are many obstacles, financial and otherwise but I think that our lodge is on the right track. Our financial numbers, which are a good representation of member involvement and use of our lodge are up significantly across the board over last year. Our bar service has
gotten significantly faster. Our bar is continuing to be improved (new walk in cooler, more taps for beer and more stations to serve from on busy nights). I believe our managers also have what they need and the flexibility to do a good job for everyone. A lot has been done this year especially behind the scenes to make all of this happen and it required a lot of effort from quite a few elks.

I hope everyone can make the Volunteer appreciation dinner where we will be recognizing what Elks are about, volunteerism, especially the handful of Elks that made a major impact this year. The date is Wednesday March 12 th , please make your reservations with De.

Mike O’Donnell

ER’s Message

Hello Lodge #423,

The year is underway and a lot is going on, well with the exception of rain!

We have had more football activity in the Lounge and I expect the Super Bowl will be no different. Just a note for those that do not have the FOX channel, we have it for your viewing pleasure here at Lodge #423. So come on down and enjoy the game, food and friends.

The bar renovation is moving forward nicely. The cold storage has been installed and have ordered keg racks and shelving (for inside and outside the cold storage). Once these are in place the lines for the new taps will be installed and we will be up and running! Once this is all complete we will relocate the alcohol and move into the new area completely. There is a lot of work going on behind the scene to make all of this happen!

I don’t have all the numbers yet, but it looks like the Member’s Crab Feed is in full swing and it will be well attended again this year. Thank you Rick Schmid and his host of volunteers for once again making this a big success.

Have you noticed every so often the same name shows up in the bulletin? This person is usually speaking about Americanism, membership or honoring our departed members. Charlie Carroll is the individual that keeps what we stand for ever present in our minds. Charlie is also our lodge historian. He has dedicated a lot of time to keep us informed and remind us of our roots. Thank you Charlie.

I hope to see all of you soon,



Members Only Crab Feed

Elks Members Only Crab Feed

February 7th

Dinner is served at 6:30 PM
$40 Per Person

Only two tickets per member
you must be a member of an Elks Lodge to purchase tickets for this dinner. Tickets must be purchased by January 31st call the Lodge at 343-1431cartoon-crab

MENU Fresh Picked Crab, Tiger Prawns, Clam Chowder, Cole Slaw, Cocktail Sauce, French Bread

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