The Chico Elks Lodge #423 flag committee is responsible for putting up and taking down the 200 flags that grace our grounds on the following holidays:
Presidents’ Day – third Monday of February
Memorial Day – last Monday in May
Flag Day – June 14 th
Independence Day – July 4th
September 11th – 9/11 Remembrance
Veterans’ Day – November 11th
Pearl Harbor Day – December 7th
Other events and activities in the Chico Elks Lodge #423 Americanism program.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
The Chico Elks Lodge #423 will be holding a Golf Tournament, Monday, April 16, 2018.
The tournament will be held at Canyon Oaks Country Club and will be a 4-Player Team Scramble, with an 8 a.m. Registration and a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start.
The cost is $100 per player and the entry fee includes:
- Green Fees
- Golf Cart
- Driving Range
- Breakfast Burrito
- Lunch of Hamburger and Salad will be provided by Canyon Oaks
There will be Awards and Prizes to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, KP, and Longest Drive.
Additional lunches are available for guests or spouses who would like to join at $14 per person.
Proceeds raised from this event benefit Chico Elks Lodge #423 Charities.
Space is limited to 32 teams of 4 individuals. Registration ends when tournament is full. Registration and payment must be completed prior to April 6th, 2018.
Register your foursome by calling the Chico Elks Lodge Office at (530) 343-1431.
Single Players may call the Office to register and make a payment at which time they will be added to a single player list and then placed on a team.
Tournament entries are limited to Elk Members and their guests only. A minimum of One Elk Member per team.
The Chico Elks Lodge 423 will be celebrating a Christmas Brunch on Sunday, December 17th, at 10:00 am.
Current Elks Members of any lodge and their guests are invited: Adults $16.00 Children (12 & under) $8.00
Menu: Fresh Fruit, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes O’brien, Biscuits & Gravy, Muffins,
Fizz & Mimosa Specials in the lounge.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the lodge office at 343-1431 and must be purchased by December 13th.
Children’ Christmas Party to follow and requires separate reservations—Read More
We, as members of Chico Lodge #423, are quite familiar with our Major Project “aid to children with disabilities” also known as the Piggy Bank Program. This program is governed by the California-Hawaii Elks Association of which we are a member. However, many members may not be as familiar with the ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION, hereafter referred to as ENF.
The Elks have been dedicated to helping others since the Order was founded in 1868. The idea of an Elks Charitable Trust was first introduced by John F. Malley during a banquet at Meriden, Connecticut, Lodge on February 21, 1927.
His plan called for the creation and maintenance of a permanent charitable and philanthropic fund, fueled completely by voluntary donations. There would be no taxes or levies, direct or indirect.
Brother Malley’s dream became reality the following year when he was serving as Grand Exalted Ruler. At the 1928 annual convention, the Grand Lodge delegates voted to create the Elks National Foundation. The Grand Lodge got the ball rolling with an initial $100,000 grant. Today we boast more than 100,000 active donors and an endowment fund valued at $637 million.
ENF policy states that donations to the endowment fund can never be touched. Only the income earned by this fund can be used to support charitable programs. Capital gains and appreciation are considered principal, not income, and therefore cannot be spent.
The mission of the ENF is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.
A board of seven trustees, who are all past Grand Exalted Rulers of the Order, governs the ENF, which is located at the Elks national headquarters in the Elks Veterans Memorial building in Chicago. The director, Jim O’Kelley, oversees the administration of the ENF’s day-to-day operations.
Thanks to the ongoing support of our donors, the ENF continues to expand on Brother Malley’s vision, mobilizing Elks across the country into a force for positive change.
Nearly 90 years after Grand Exalted Ruler Malley shared his vision with the Order of Elks, the ENF continues to unite all Elks in service to their communities.
By Charlie Carroll, PDDGER—Lodge Historian