Hello Chico Lodge,
As summer slows down for most of us, it brings opportunity to enjoy some of the events the Elks have during the summer.
If you missed it, the Elks National Convention recently held in Reno was a great time. Obviously there is always good information at the Elk Meetings but in my opinion getting to talk and build friendships with Elks from all around the country is what I really enjoy. If anyone has a chance I’d really recommend coming with us down to the State Convention next year or even the National Convention in New Orleans.
A big thank you is also due to our DDGER Terry Horne. He did an excellent job at the convention, where he not only kept everyone in his district informed, but he ran a great hospitality suite that made nearly $500 for the Major Project. Something fun to replace the raise the roof happy hours, will be the new TGIF happy hours every Friday. The 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays will be regular happy hour and the 1st and 3rd will be a Bring Your Own Meat and Side barbeque, with raffles benefiting the bar renovation and Purple Pig Fund.
I hope everyone has a good summer!
Hello Chico Lodge
For those of you who weren’t able to attend the lodge that much you missed another busy month.
A couple of the highlights included Jan Keller’s visitation as North District State Vice President. We had a fun evening which started with the Flag Ceremony presented by Charlie Carroll, then a great dinner. For those who weren’t able to attend the meeting, we had Champagne tasting & food pairings.
Unfortunately due to the extreme heat, the golf tournament was postponed. Stay tuned; it will be moving into the late summer/early fall in order to take advantage of hopefully cooler weather. Steve Brown and Chris Kobz will be chairing this event.
Our annual Father’s Day brunch went off smoothly. Fun was had by all of the 180+ members who attended.
Unfortunately I missed it, but much thanks goes to the Elks Ladies who really did a wonderful job helping out. Membership is going smoothly; last month we initiated 7 new members and there are many waiting to be initiated in the months to come.
Have a good month!
Sunday June 16, 2013
Lounge Opens @ 9 AM
Breakfast Served @ 10 AM
Drink Specials in the Lounge
This event is not open to the public, Elks members and their guests only.
Call for reservations by 5 PM, Wednesday, June 12 / 343-1431
Ages 5-12: $6
Child 4 & under: Free
Come out and honor Dad on his Day!
Chicken Fried Steak
Home Style Fried Potatoes,
Fresh Fruit, Assorted Pastries
Coffee, Tea, Juices
Featuring: Omelets prepared by the Officer’s Ladies
Hello Chico Lodge, May was a great month for the Lodge, we brought in nine new members. One of the best things we can do for our Lodge and the charities we represent is keep our Lodge growing. Nine new members may not seem like a lot, but the unique thing our Lodge does is bring in that many members every month. I want to say thank you to everyone who sponsored someone into the Lodge last month and for those who will be sponsoring members in the coming months.
I also want to say congratulations to our ritual team for a job well done at the District Ritual Competition. Our team won first place as well as the opportunity to compete at the State Convention where we represented our Lodge impressively.
For those of you who have never been to a State Convention, it is really amazing. Thousands of like minded Elks get together and besides having fun, share ideas about what is working in their Lodges and brainstorm about ways to improve. The event ends with the Exalted Ruler’s March, where the ER from each Lodge walks across the main stage and donates the money their respective Lodge has raised during the year.
Our Lodge donated over $11,000 to the Major Project this year and our California-Hawaii Elks donated over $3,000,000. All money raised goes to providing in home therapy to children. This year is also a good opportunity for those interested.
The National Convention will be in Reno July 14-18, so mark your calendars and join us.
Have a good month, Mike
Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12th, 2013.
Menu: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, potatoes, Belgian Waffles, Quiche, Fresh Fruit & Assorted Pastries
Lounge opens at 10 AM ~ Brunch at 11 AM
Adults $13, Ages 12-5 $6, Child 4 & under FREE
This event is open to current Elks Members and their guests, this event is not open to the public.
Please call the Lodge for reservations and more information at 343-1431.
Hello Chico Lodge,
I hope everyone has had a good April and had a chance to enjoy our Lodge this month. It has definitely been a fun month for me. Obviously being my first month as Exalted Ruler there were many firsts. Conducting Installation, Running the Meetings, and being involved in this month’s Birthday Night Dinner were my highlights.
If you were looking for a good reason to come to our Lodge this month, Mother’s Day Brunch which is May 12 will be a really good time for the entire family. Call the lodge to book your tickets.
I look forward to seeing you.
By the time you all read this, I will have just been installed as the new Exalted Ruler here at the Chico Lodge #423.
It has been a long time coming as I have gone through most of the chairs, but the time has flown by. I remember the day I got a phone call from Russ Fortier, PER, asking me to be his Inner Guard, then talking my wife into letting me fit this responsibility into our busy schedules.
That was all back in early 2009. Since then I’ve been the Esquire, Loyal Knight, this past year’s Leading Knight, and this year’s Exalted Ruler. The Elks has definitely changed from another organization I’m a member of, to one really becoming a part of my life.
I am very excited to be in a position to help make a difference and improve our Lodge as a great place to enjoy family, friends and charity.
I hope to see you all around the Lodge this year.
Best, Mike O’Donnell
The Chico Elks Lodge #423 will be hosting it’s Annual Public Safety Dispatchers Appreciation and Awards Dinner on Thursday April 11th, 2013 at the Chico Elks Lodge #423, 1705 Manzanita Avenue in Chico.
Social Hour at 5:30 pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm
Awards Presentation following dinner
Buffet dinner is a choice of Roast Pork or Chicken Piccata, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Rice Primavera, Salad and a Dessert Bar.
Dinner Tickets: $16.00
or by contacting the office of the Chico Elks Lodge at 343-1431 and should be purchased before April 9th.
Sponsorships are available and appreciated call 343-1431 for more information.
The Public Safety Dispatcher Appreciation Banquet and Public Safety Display Day are a community service provided by the Chico Elks Lodge #423, it’s volunteers and in association with local Public Safety Departments and their Personnel.