Elks Grand Lodge

Anacapa Yacht Club Disabled American Veterans Sailing Day

Anacapa Yacht Club Disabled American Veterans Sailing Day

This information comes from Carl Lanterman our National Services Chairman

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Anacapa Yacht Club DAV Sail Day

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Members of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Honor a Patriotic Business

 

15th National Military Appreciation Month

Freddy's

In February 1942, as Japanese forces tightened their grip on the Philippines, MacArthur was ordered by President Roosevelt to relocate to Australia. On the night of 12 March 1942, MacArthur, and a select group, left Corregidor in four PT boats. MacArthur and his party reached Del Monte Airfield on Mindanao, where B-17s picked them up, and flew them to Australia.  His famous speech, in which he said, “I came through and I shall return”, was first made at Terowie, a small town in South Australia, on 20 March.  Washington asked MacArthur to amend his promise to “We shall return”.  He ignored the request.

On October 20, 1944, a few hours after his troops landed, MacArthur waded ashore onto the Philippine island of Leyte. That day, he made a radio broadcast in which he declared, “People of the Philippines, I have returned!”

This is where our mention of Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers comes in.  Fred Simon served in the 1st Cavalry out of Fort Riley, Kansas.  Fort Riley is the home of the 1st Infantry Division home of The Big Red One.  Fred Simon had the distinction of walking ashore with Gen. MacArthur upon the General’s return to the Philippines.

 

Freddy’s was founded by two brothers, Bill and Randy Simon, whose father, Freddy Simon, was the inspiration for the restaurant, and its namesake. The Simons partnered with Scott Redler to create a brand reminiscent of simpler times.

Members of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge seek to honor those who fly the American flag 24 hours every day of the year.  Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is a business that does just that.  Below is photo of our Secretary, David Naccarato, PER, presenting a certificate of recognition to Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers located at 391 Hampshire Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA.  The framed picture above the certificate is of Fred Simon.

Fred Simon Picture

 

By | 2016-12-10T08:50:25+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Flag Day, Lodge Activities, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on Members of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Honor a Patriotic Business

After the Eleven O’Clock Toast at the CHEA Convention

Last night, while at an undisclosed location, at the CHEA Convention our Exalted Ruler Dan Martyn and 1st Lady/Chaplin Karen joined our Grand Exalted Ruler Millard C. Pickering with his 1st Lady after delivering the Eleven O’clock Toast.

TO ER and GER

 

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Meet the newest member of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

On Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 Joel Warren was initiated into the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks as a member of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477.  Joel was sponsored by our Leading Knight, Jim Moye.

Joel Warren sponsored by Jim Moye

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Happy Birthday Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Birthday_candlesHappy Birthday to the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Born March 25th, 1972

Inaugural Ball 2014, Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Demonstrating your support for your officer corps by attending this celebration of their commitment in service to you, our members, is crucial in bolstering their enthusiasm.  They are leaders guiding the future of our lodge.  Your attendance will boost their confidence and encourage their attention to detail and duty.  Please, attend our Inaugural Ball on Saturday March 29, 2014.  We welcome every Elk and their guests.

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Inaugural Ball Announcement Full

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A Big Thank You from Donna Leary, ENF Chair of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

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Donna Learys Thank You

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“M*A*S*H 2477 the Sequel”

On Saturday November 16th Our ENF Chairperson Donna Leary orchestrated “M*A*S*H the Sequel”, a dining and entertaining event enjoyed by members, guests and visiting Elks.  A Huge success! Congratulations Donna!!  The gallery of photos below highlight the event.

 

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Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie Block is going to push his wheelchair from Alameda, CA to Chicago Ill stopping from Elk Lodge to Elk Lodge to raise money four our Veterans.
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Did you know that on average thirty veterans commit suicide each day. Yes I said each day. These are the people who risked their lives to protect our freedom. Statistics show that that number drops to almost zero when that veteran joins a group such as the Elks, Moose, Lions or Rotary clubs to name a few.Our goal is to raise money to fund programs for our veterans. We want to start a program to purchase run down houses, using volunteers to remodel them and then give that home to a deserving veteran. We could also repair veterans existing homes, or make them accessible for veterans with disabilities.
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This journey will start at the Alameda Elks Lodge in CA and conclude at The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Chicago IL. I will push a specialized wheelchair from Elks Lodge to Elks Lodge where there will be a fundraising dinner, lunch or breakfast. The monies raised from these events will follow us to Chicago and be used to fund these programs for our veterans.

1459793_1390878927820510_1290969505_nEven if you cannot help our veterans monetarily, you can still help. The smallest things can help make a veteran have a better day. The next time you see a veteran on the street, give them a smile and a hello. If you would like to volunteer feel free to contact us. If you would like us to visit your lodge or your town even if you do not have a lodge please contact us.

Modesto Elks Lodge
  • Address: 645 Charity Way, Modesto, CA 95356
    Phone:(209) 524-4421
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