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FROM THE EXALTED RULER
The fall season is upon
us... football is in full swing, and the Kansas City Royals have clinched the AL Central Championship! Now on to the playoffs!
Our new club manager is Joanann
Bay... she has been on board for almost a month and is in the training/learning process. If you happen to see her, please welcome her to our Lodge and help me get her broken in!
Our local Soccer Shoot was held on September 19, and I understand that there was a fantastic turnout of contestants. Thank you to Terry Breer and Roger Brick for heading it up and also to those of you who were able to volunteer your time and help out that day. By the time this newsletter is printed, the District Shoot will also be over. It is scheduled to be held on September 27 at our Lodge at 4 PM. I hope we have local contestants who will move on to the Regional Shoot.
Windsor and I attended the Elks Fall Convention in Jefferson City on September 18-20. Once again, it is truly amazing to be able to meet with so many dedicated and compassionate members from around the state and to be associated with a great organization. Approximately 645 members flowed into the Capitol Plaza Hotel and enjoyed the weekend meetings and festivities together.
The Elks State President, Duane Heldenbrand, and his entourage will be making their visit to our Lodge on Friday, October 16. Come out and help us welcome them to our wonderful facility.
Steak and Shrimp Night will be Friday, October 30, so make your reservations!
Thanks to Jim Donoho, we will be holding a Gun Show on November 6 and 7. Flyers are posted around the Lodge with information. Many volunteers will be needed that weekend so please plan on volunteering some of your time. A sign-up sheet is posted on the office door.
Thanks to all of our members who are always willing to step up and make sure that our Lodge is in tip-top shape. Also, a huge thank you to our staff who has made sure that things are running smoothly, especially during the transition of hiring the new manager. We are also losing Kassie Anderson, a very valuable employee. Best Wishes to her as she starts a new chapter in her life!
Congratulations to Lori Frey and Jeff Parkey on their recent wedding! May you enjoy many happy years ahead!!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please attend a meeting so that your voice can be heard. Everyone is always welcome.
Come out and see us soon and enjoy your Lodge!
Martha Berry, Exalted Ruler
FROM THE SECRETARY
- Steve Palmer
- December 5
- Cameron Veterans Home Bingo. Volunteers needed.
- Leslie White, proposed by Nicole Booth
We will vote on proposed members at the October 5 meeting.
Our next initiation ceremony is November 16.
Summer is over; and as the year winds down, it seems like the Auxiliary is gearing up.
Several Elks and members of the Auxiliary assisted with the Elks' annual blood drive
by making calls to remind donors to donate. Diane McKiddy, Sandy Gwin and Jennifer
Miller volunteered the day of the event to pass out refreshments and t-shirts to those
donating. Sandy Gwin and Jennifer Miller attended the recognition banquet
as our Elks' Lodge received recognition for the amount of blood collected (90 pints) which exceeded the
goal. Attending one of these really makes you truly realize how valuable the contributions are. We heard from a mother whose daughter has experienced two bouts of cancer and how life saving these donations have been to their
family. Their entire family attended to recognize blood donors and organizers.
We have a number of events scheduled for the rest of the year as follows:
- November 6 &
7 - Concession Stand for the Fall Gun Show
21 - Annual Holiday Bazaar
4 - Annual State Bank Distinguished Citizens event
are also working with some school classes to make cards for veterans that we hope to be able to distribute to the VA facility at Cameron in November.
Mrs. McKiddy has graciously donated her time and talent to make us another
quilt to raffle as a fundraiser. It is a beautiful red and black quilt. We hope to get it on display in the very near future and begin to sell
chances. If you just can't wait to see the beautiful creation, check it
our on the Facebook sites of Sandy Gwin or Jennifer Miller. It is awesome,
and someone is going to be very lucky to own it.
As always, spouses are invited to attend our meetings and/or volunteer to assist with any of the above referenced activities.
FROM THE CLUB MANAGER
Hello! As of September 1st, I became your new Lodge Manager, and I would like to introduce myself. My name is Joanann Bay; I am married to Duane Bay. We have been residents of Chillicothe for 12 years now. We have four children (my youngest is a senior at CHS this year) and ten grandchildren (ranging from 8 mo to 15 yrs). We attend Souls Harbor Church of God and are very active with our congregation, including a mission trip to China in July of this year.
I am learning the ropes and hope to be able to transition into things smoothly. We hosted the Veterans Job Fair September 22nd in which I was able to assist. They were extremely pleased with the facility, assistance, and turn out. I believe this will become a regular activity spurring future events.
I am told we have a great bunch of members here, and I look forward to meeting you. If there is anything that I can help you with, please know that I am here for you. I look forward to my experience with this Lodge.
Joanann Bay, Lodge Manager
LODGE MEETING SCHEDULE
We resume our twice monthly schedule in October. Next meeting is October 5.
FROM THE GRAND EXALTED RULER,
Ronald L Hicks
ENF grants sharpen Lodges' Community Focus
October is Elks National Foundation Month, a time to focus our attention on the
"Great Heart of Elkdom" and the remarkable services provided by our Order. These services can be funded either directly by the Foundation, through State Associations or through the Lodges via the ENF Community Investments Program.
This year, the Elks National Foundation is celebrating the 10th year of the Community Investments Program, a program specifically developed to support Local Lodges with their Community Service Projects. The program, which was rolled out in July 2005 with a very modest budget of only $350,000, has met with tremendous success and incredible growth in its brief history. This year, the Foundation Trustees have budgeted $9,765,590 for the Community Investments Program, an increase of 2,690 percent since its inception!
The Community Investment Grants are offered by the Foundation to help you make a difference in your community with new and continuing programs tailored to meet the specific needs of your community and help you further demonstrate how
"Care - Share." As we use our "Community Focus" to take full advantage of these grants, we will continue to build even stronger
relationships proving that we are a reliable partner for our communities. In addition to the Community Investment Grants, this year there will also be an increased number of Freedom Grants available through the Veterans Services Commission. Please do not leave this essentially
"free" money on the table!
For 2015-2016, in addition to the Community Investments Program, the Elks National Foundation has budgeted nearly $17,000,000 for
other program services, including (in round figures): Scholarships ($4,300,000), State Grants ($8,720,000), Veterans Service ($1,485,000), Youth Programs Maintenance ($640,000). A total of $27 million goes toward the many meaningful programs supported by our great Order.
A strong Elks National Foundation perspective in your Lodge is another means of helping develop an even greater
"Elks Pride" among your membership. The per capita ENF goal for 2015-2016 is $4.65 per member, and I ask that each Lodge and every Member renew your commitment to support the Foundation. I have no doubt that you and I can exceed this goal, knowing that the ongoing benefits to be derived from our contributions will far exceed the value of our gifts, proving once again that
"Care - Share."
For more information about the Elks National Foundation and the programs it funds, please visit
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and at www.virginiaelks.org/GER_Ron_Hicks_Blog.htm.
GOLF TOURNAMENT THANKS
It has been pointed out that the list of Golf Tournament volunteers and some of the sponsors listed in last
month's newsletter was incorrect. Our profuse apologies for the oversight. What follows is a correct listing of those who thoughtfully sponsored and/or volunteered for the event and contributed directly to its success.
|4-D Guns & Ammo - Jimmy Donoho
Adam Warren Law Offices
Alamo Drafhouse Cinema - KC MO
American Family Ins - Brent Minnick
American Family Ins - Janet McCauslin
Bank of Brookfiled-Purdin
Barnes Baker - Collision Dept
Barnes Baker Motors Chillicothe
Barnes Baker Trenton
Boley & Boley Insulation
Bott's & Tye Corp
C&R Concrete - Shawn Clark
Cameron Wal Mart
Carpet Plus Restoration
CB&S LLC / Colter Brothers
Chili Cafe & Yogurt
Chillicothe Animal Hospital
Chillicothe Constitution Tribune
Chillicothe Meat Locker
Chillicothe Plumbing Supply
Chillicothe State Bank
Chillicothe Truck Repair & Towing
Cliff & Dianne McKiddy
Cloverleaf Cold Storage-Brian Anderson
Cool Crest - Independence
Custom Door LLC - Cory Minnis
Customer Auto Glass
Cuts & Bolts
Cutting Edge Supplements
Dekalb-Asgrow Seed/Steve & Bev Howe
Ecolab - Gary Summy
Edd's Plumbing Supply
Empire District Gas
|Farm Bureau Ins - Joe Neptune
Fosters Heating & Cooling
Francine's Pastry Parlor
Friendly Tire & Lube
Gary & Terri Willard
Gaslight Real Estate - Lindy Lile
Gilliland Piano Tuning
Grand River Ins - Mel Gregg
Green Hill Telephone
Green Hills Golf Course
Hair Masters & Tanning
Halo's Kerri Brenner
Harden Cummins Moss & Miller
Helena Chemical/Roger Grant
Hometown Family of Stores
Hutchinson & Company
Hy Vee - Chillicothe
Illuminations by Newman
Images Hair Salon
Images Hair Salon/Angela Graham
Indian Hills Nursing Home
Innovative Concrete Specialists/Levi Chappell
Investors Community Bank
Jeff & Kati Westcott
Jeff & Roze Frampton
Jerseys Sports Grill
Jim & Nancy Valbracht
Jim & Sara Gillilan
Jim's Welding & Construction
Joe & Lurinda Gilliland
John Anderson TBA
Kassie Anderson, LMT @ The Worx
Keith & Amie Kepner
Koehler Home Sales/Shane Harkins
Lauhoff Jewelry - Darren & Angie Lauhoff
Lee Hibner Logging
Lindley Funeral Home
Lockridge, Constant & Conrad
Lurinda Gilliland - Lula Roe & Rodan Fields
Mark, Sidna, Marcie & Mitchell McCauslin
|Martin House Gifts - JNS Enterprises
McCoy & Samples Dental Clinic
MFA Agri Services
MFA Oil Co/Brookfield & Chillicothe
Midwest Glove & Gear
Mike Thompson Construction
Minnick Supply Co
Missy Madison - Thirty One
Moore Equipment Co
Nico'z Catering & Eatery
North Central Mo Veterinary - Dr Venner
North Missouri Construction
Paps Primitives & Floral
Pat Thorne Lumber
Penny Kennebeck - Thirty One
Pin Oak Hill
Pioneer Seed/Derrick Stonger
Premier Eye Care Center
Price & Johnson Insurance
Rachel Romeiser - Thrive
Robertson Land Corp
Roger's Pawn & Gun
Ron and Frances Haas-Haas Farms
Rumery & Associates
Scott Stephens, CPA
Shelter Insurance-Matt Leamer
Shipp Rentals - Everett & Judy Shipp
Shirkey Golf Course
Sophisticuts - MeLinda Kimmis
State Farm - Scott Englert
Sewell Agency Inc
Sydenstricker - John Deere
T & R Soil
T.P.'s Barber Shop
Thermo Seal - Brookfield
United Country Graham Agency - Ashley Gabrielson
Wilma & Dan Graham, In Memory of Bill Tharp
Windy Hill Antiques-Clark & Sandy Gwin
Woody's Outdoor Power Equipment - Fritz & Julie Kline
HATS OFF ONCE AGAIN TO THE MOST DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS YOU COULD EVER ASK FOR
AUCTIONEER: Don "Blackie" Blackburn
EMCEE FOR SATURDAY NIGHT: Darren Lauhoff
Brandi & Skyler Ewing
Clark & Sandy Gwin
Cliff & Diane McKiddy
Gary & Terri Willard
James & Marcia Beemer
Jeff & Roze Frampton
Jim & Nancy Valbracht
John & Nancy Guthrie
Kim & Rick Heese
Mark & Sydna Mccauslin
Steve & Bev Howe
Steve & Christie Meservey
Steve & Jenette Voorhies
STEAK OR SHRIMP NIGHT
Friday, October 30
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shortly before the first of the month.
You may request an email reminder advising when it is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You
may also pick up hard copies at the Lodge beginning the last
Wednesday evening of the month. Finally, you
may request a hard copy be mailed to you by contacting any bartender or Steve Palmer.
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The birthday list is based on some old and perhaps unreliable information. If we have anybody's birthday wrong, or if we are missing yours, please let us know so we can correct it next time. Contact the Lodge (646-5350) or
Steve Palmer (247-3280).
29 Kenneth Beerman
29 Dennis Kennebeck
1 Kay Smith
3 Melinda Kimmis
3 Stephen Voorhies
3 David Walker
5 Terry Albertson
6 Ronald Mayers
7 Kevin Jeschke
8 Russ Thompson
8 Terry Tipton
9 Paul Ficken
10 Steve Palmer
10 Ella Robinson
|12 Clark Carlton
12 Lewis McColm
12 Darrin Young
16 Christopher Wever
17 Arte Boon
17 Butch Shaffer
20 Jimmie Richey
21 Rhonda Webb
22 Stephen Biggerstaff
22 David Milligan
22 Terry Nibarger
|23 Jim Bonderer
23 Tony Winsor
25 Ce Pete Saale
27 David Brobst
27 Steven Mason
27 Matt Wenzel
28 Dennis Drummond
30 Robert Grouse
30 Mary Louise Haynes
31 Warren Culling
31 Bernie Hogan
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