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Italian Night 2017

Italian Night 2017

Chico Elks Lodge 423 presents an

Italian Night

Fundraiser for the Purple Pig

October 21st, 2017 6:30-7:30pm

To-Go orders may be arranged 6:30-8pm

$12 donation per person or a Table for 8 at $90 donation

Italian 3 Pasta Buffet
3 Sauces
 2 Meat Choices   
2 Salads  
Garlic Bread

There is a gluten free option and vegan sauce available upon reservation request.
 Purchase tickets by October 19th by calling 343-1431.

Please remember to bring your Purple Pig Piggy Banks!!!

What is the Purple Pig?

The Purple Pig is the nickname of the organization California-Hawaii Elks Major Projects Inc. (CHEMPI) which was developed in 1950. CHEMPI is a tax deductible 501c3 charitable organization. The money raised is used to help children with disabilities. These services are free to qualifying families. For more information, go to chea-elks.org and The Purple Pig.

ER’s Message October 2017

September was an eventful month at the lodge! I hope you were able to enjoy our first day of cooler weather at the Vietnam Veterans car show! If you haven’t tried our Fizz Brunch yet, put it on your calendar the next time it’s advertised! It was a great meal prepared by our chefs! Thank you to our own Elks volunteers for helping serve and get all of us through the buffet line quickly. The omelet station was amazing!

Jim Alford, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, paid a visit to our lodge on September 27th. For those of you who don’t know, his visit is not only to share the message of our Grand Exalted Ruler, but to conduct an audit and physical inspection of our lodge to make sure policies and procedures are being followed. A business meeting was conducted prior to the lodge meeting where the committee chairs gave a brief statement on their activities. Our lodge was found to be in great working order and continues to be a gem in our District!

October kicks off our busy season at the lodge! The Elks State President, Chuck Nolan, and First Lady, Ginger, will be visiting our District the second weekend of October. Our lodge will be hosting a dinner, as well as our popular music line up on Friday, October 13th to welcome Chuck, Ginger, and the visiting Association Vice Presidents who are accompanying them on their tour of the North Valley. Please come down and join us in celebrating their year of Elkdom and the hospitality and friendliness that our
lodge is known for!

Football season is in full swing at the lodge, so gather your friends and family and come watch a game or two! Better start planning ahead for your creative costume at the Halloween party on Friday, October 27th! This event has been a huge success in recent years and I am sure this year will not disappoint!

This month, I would like to touch on the final virtue of the order of Elks, which is tied to the station of the Exalted Ruler ‐ Fidelity. It is symbolized by the Star which shines above our Alter. Fidelity implies strict adherence to our Obligation and faithfulness in the discharge of our duty as members of society. I know it can often be overwhelming to take in the specifics of the Obligation when you are initiated as a new member. In short, members commit to upholding the Constitution and laws of the Order of Elks, as well as those of the United States of America. We promise to bring in others who we feel would be an asset to our lodge, and that we will protect, respect, and defend our members and their families. In making this Obligation, we agree to treat each other as brothers (and sisters) through good times and bad. The Exalted Ruler’s final charge states “Our time upon the stage of action is but brief, yet in the drama each must play a part. The character is left for each to choose; a villain if we will, or person of honor.” My favorite line to give is the closing line which reads “Finally, strive diligently that the name of Elk as borne by you may be worthy of an American citizen – one who loves his fellow man.” I am very proud of our lodge and its commitment to each other. As a strong team, we are even more powerful in our community. Please remember to treat not only our members, but others with kindness and respect. That is what we are known for as Elks! Be friendly, ask questions, take pause before speaking, put yourself in another’s shoes, smile! As Elks and Americans, we all share the same joys and struggles in life. How we choose to spend our time and what energy we put towards those things can make or break the day. Choose to make it great!


Jen White Exalted Ruler

Essay Contest 2017

Essay Contest 2017

The annual Elks Americanism Essay Contest is a program of the Elks’ Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee, this contest is for students in 5th through 8th grades and is designed to promote interest and reflection on freedom and liberty.

The theme of this year’s essay is:

“Why Our Veterans Are America’s Heroes?”

Contest Rules

  1. Contest Poster

    Eligible participants must be Students enrolled in the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade at the time of the contest.

  2. Essay length is not to exceed 300 words.
  3. Essay must be typed or legibly printed in ink. Also, Essay must be submitted as written (or typed) by the entrant.
  4. Essay must be submitted for judging to the Elks Lodge nearest to the address of the entrant. (Schools in the school districts of Chico, Durham, Biggs, Gridley, Hamilton City and Oroville are in the  area)
  5. Student participants must be identified by name, grade, school attending and sponsoring Elks Lodge (Chico Elks Lodge #423) on the Essay.
  6. Essay should be submitted to Chico Elks Lodge #423 on or before December 15, 2017.


Plaques awarded by the Grand Lodge for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for national winning essays in Division I and Division II. Winners will be announced at the Grand Lodge Session in San Antonio, Texas, July 1-4, 2018.

Questions & Comments

Questions and comments can be directed to the Chico Elks Lodge #423 Americanism Essay Contest Committee using our contact page.

Online Essay Submission:

Essays must be received no later than December 15, 2017. Essays may be submitted using the form below or in person or by mail at the Chico Elks Lodge #423 at 1705 Manzanita Avenue in Chico, CA 95928.
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Spaghetti Fundraiser September 29th

Spaghetti Fundraiser September 29th

The Chico Elks Ladies present a

Spaghetti Fundraiser

for the benefit of the

Boy Scout Troop 423 and Cub Scouts Pack 423

Eat in or Take Out

Friday September 29th 2017 5:30pm-8pm

at the Chico Elks Lodge 423 located at 1705 Manzanita Avenue in Chico

Adults and Children 11 and older $10
Children 10 and under $7

Live Band Music from 4pm-7pm