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FROM THE EXALTED RULER
There has been quite a bit of activity at the Lodge and more to come in the upcoming months and with the holiday season approaching.
Thanks to all the girls who helped out with the decorations for the Purple Ball/Halloween Costume
Party. We had a great evening of food, fun and music by Rockin J's DJ Service. Thanks to all who dressed up in costumes and to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening. We served approximately 175 veterans and their guests on the evening of November 14 for the
Veteran's Appreciation Dinner. Saying thank you to everyone who helped out just
doesn't seem enough. We had great kitchen help, guys grilling the steaks and chops, servers, Jeff Frampton and
Hy-Vee, delicious desserts made by ladies of the Auxiliary, and scouts & leaders from Boy Scout Troop 121. I received many compliments from our guests on not only the meal, but also the service. They were all very appreciative and I hope this is an annual tradition that we can continue.
Another fantastic steak & shrimp night is in the books! We had a tremendous crowd and thanks once again to the guys who take this task on and to the staff who keeps everything running smoothly. The
Hoop Shoot will be held at the YMCA on Saturday morning, December 14. We will need some volunteers to help out for a short time that morning, so add your name to the sign up sheet on the office door. Another Thank You that I want to mention is to Kenny Estes for organizing the
First Aid/CPR class that was held this month. More classes will be available if there are enough interested people to sign up. The cost is only $40 per person, so if
you'd like to be a student and learn this valuable information, please let me or Kenny know. Thanks Kenny!
Once again, the Ladies Auxiliary have been involved with sprucing up the Lodge. Danny Williams and Cheryl and John Reid painted the south entrance area to the banquet room and the ladies have also decorated it with new items and furniture. It looks great! Thanks to all!
A special fundraiser for a previous Lodge member, Alan Sage, will be held on Saturday evening, December 14. Alan has Stage 4 cancer, and a friend of his, John Keith, currently from Texas, has contacted us about putting on a fundraiser, free of charge, to help with
Alan's expenses. John sings old and new songs, from Kenny Chesney to George Strait, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. He will be sending additional information to me, so watch for flyers.
The memorial service for deceased members will be held on
Sunday, December 1 at 1:00 PM. Please plan to attend to honor and remember our absent members.
doesn't seem possible, but we have begun to work on plans for New Year's Eve. If you have any ideas, feel free to pass them on to me.
Thanks once again to Danny Williams for all of the time that he spends on maintenance and repair around the Lodge. I appreciate all of his efforts to keep things in shape for us!
Come out and enjoy your time with friends and family. We serve fantastic food and the coldest drinks in town!
Martha Berry, Exalted Ruler
Education in Action - CPR Training Available
||The American Heart Association, in conjunction with the Chillicothe Elks Lodge and GRTS host CPR classes for $40 per person with a limit of 12 persons per class.
For more information or to enroll, contact the Chillicothe Elks
Lodge, GRTS, or
FROM THE SECRETARY
- Steve Palmer
- Memorial Service - December 1
- Hoop Shoot - December 14
- Tea Dance - December 15
- Initiation - December 16
- Christmas - December 25
- Appreciation Night - January 25
December 16 - INITIATION
Steven Scott, proposed by Jeremy Donoho
John Greene, proposed by Jim Harvey
We will vote on proposed candidates at the December 2 meeting.
Our next initiation ceremony is December 16.
The Ladies have really been busy.
We've totally revamped the back foyer so be sure to take a look at it. Danny Williams did some dry wall work and John and Cheryl Rieade painted the foyer. Danny Williams put on the finishing touches with adding a new baseboard. It looks so nice and the new furniture and mirror back there really highlight the area and make it more inviting to our guests. Jenny Miller also helped with picking up the furniture that we purchased. Thanks to everyone for helping with this much needed improvement to our Lodge.
Veterans' Dinner was a huge success, and ladies, you outdid yourselves on the desserts you donated!
Wow... you always respond to our requests for help! It was so nice to see new faces pitching in with set up, serving, and clean up this time! It always amazes me what can be accomplished when we all work together toward our goal. I think everyone enjoyed the dinner and the ladies really wanted to sincerely thank everyone for the dessert donations! They were
By the time you read this, we will have hosted the first Holiday Bazaar at the Lodge.
We've been working together with Bishop Hogan as they are hosting one that day as well.
We're hoping for a good crowd and we feel certain it will be a great day for the vendors who have signed on to be there with us! (Santa and Mrs. Santa are scheduled too!)
We have been asked once again to host the celebration by State Bank for their Distinguished
Citizens' Party and letters are in the mail asking for your help with cookies again this year. This is one of our biggest fund-raisers and we are always delighted when we find out the Bank wants our help again!
We continue to invite you to join us anytime at one of our monthly meetings. We meet the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For a small group, we seem to still accomplish some pretty big things and have some fun too! If
you're interested in getting involved, give me a call!
Our new cook is fixing some fantastic dishes, so come on down on Wednesday or Friday night and give it a try! You
won't regret it! See you there!
Sandy Gwin, Ladies Auxiliary President
FROM THE CLUB MANAGER
Hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends over Thanksgiving. Now it is time to think about Christmas and the New Year.
The Lodge will be closing at 6 PM on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.
Dustin is settling in nicely in the kitchen. If you
haven't been able to come out and enjoy some of his great cooking, you are missing out. If you have any requests or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. If you have a favorite dish, dessert or salad, let us know, and we will try to get it on the menu for you sometime down the road.
Thank you to the
Women's Auxiliary for updating the banquet room foyer. It looks great.
Continue to come to the lodge and watch the Chiefs!! College basketball is
underway so come cheer your favorite team. College football is still going so come watch the end of the regular season and bowl games.
We are still working on plans for New
Year's Eve and will keep everyone updated.
Enjoy the Christmas season and bring in the New Year in a safe way.
Julie Meek, Club Manager
LODGE CLOSED EARLY CHRISTMAS EVE AND ALL DAY CHRISTMAS DAY
Please welcome our newest members: Sondra Sturguess and Gary Worman, initiated at the October 21 meeting.
Come join us Sunday, December 1, at 1:00 at the Lodge for our annual Memorial
Service when we recognize and honor our departed members. Living or dead, an Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken.
VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER
We had a great
Veteran's Appreciation Dinner and served over 175! Thanks so much to the Ladies Auxiliary for the delicious desserts, the guys grilling up the steaks and chops, the kitchen help, servers and for Jeff Frampton & Hy-Vee for preparing the meal. The Boys Scouts did a fantastic job of taking care of all the needs of the veterans and their guests and cleaning up the room when we were all done. It was a great night and was successful because of all the volunteers! Thank you all! God Bless our Veterans!
FROM THE GRAND EXALTED RULER,
Millard C. Pickering
Holidays offer chance for your Lodge to shine
The holiday season is a wonderful time for family, friends and, naturally, Elks. Every community
"Decks the Halls" with symbols of the season and commemorations of all kinds. Many sponsor public events such as parades, Christmas tree lightings, socials, dinners, food drives and other gatherings to celebrate the holidays, the upcoming New Year and help those in need.
What better time to put your Lodge and your membership on display?
Whether it be a holiday open house, sponsorship of a float or car in the parade, participation in food basket programs or supporting charitable projects on the home front, your Lodge has the opportunity to make a difference and gain some positive attention like no other time of the year.
If your Lodge is not in a position to sponsor an event, consider participation as a group in a public activity. Just a few Elks lending a hand in a community program raises public awareness of your Lodge and reminds people of the good works you do all year round.
That kind of attention also attracts people of like mind who may find themselves thinking about membership. Nothing is more appealing than actually seeing people enjoying each
other's company while doing good works for a worthy cause.
While every Lodge uses the checkbook for community support, nothing has greater potential influence and impact than having others see your membership actively engaged in public projects, functions and events.
It is a chance to let everyone in your hometown see you and your Lodge shine!
From the Pickering household to all of our Brother and Sister Elks, we wish you Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all the blessings of the Holiday Season.
See you down the road.
At this time, 65 members are past due. Perhaps our records are wrong. Perhaps they have just forgotten to pay. We miss them all and hope they renew their memberships.
Per our by-laws, the following members will be dropped from the roles of the Lodge if they have not paid their 2013-2014 dues by December 15. If any of those members below believe our records are incorrect, please contact Steve Palmer at 660 247-3280 as soon as possible.
Don Chapman Jr
M Dorney Hecker
B J Lindley
We need your help in encouraging past due members to renew their memberships. A personal invitation is the best way to do so. Once dropped for non-payment of dues, a member may reinstate by payment of a $15 reinstatement plus pro-rated dues. If you know you are past due,
won't you consider submitting your dues payment now?
Let your fellow members, particularly our newest ones, know that the newsletter and
calendar are available online at
You may receive an email reminder advising when it is available by emailing email@example.com. 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).
26 Larry Willard
27 Paul Churchill
27 Toby Seifert
27 Steve Shoot
30 Scott Johnson
3 Gene Whitmer
4 Renee O'Neal
5 Greg Flick
6 Shelley Fales
6 Chris Trout
7 Matt Gabrielson
7 Bill Haynes
8 Barrie Bothwell
9 Brian Sherrow
11 Derek Albertson
14 Randy Roberts
15 Kasey Johnson
|16 Ted Surber
17 Roger Brick
17 Michael Leamer
17 Darin Ward
18 JC Regan
18 Linda Sapp
19 Jeff Staton
20 Terry Coult
21 Tim Bosler
21 Farrel Hahn
21 Sondra Sturguess
22 Hilary Rasmussen
|22 Michael Smith
22 Gary Worman
25 George Laprade
26 Darrin Crowe
26 Cecil Douglas
28 Chad Brotherton
28 Danny Hind
28 Raymond Milford
28 Nikki Norman
28 Glenn Tharp
29 William Ross
30 Clark Gwin
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