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Elks Ladies of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Gather to Assemble Gifts

Every year, at Christmas time, the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 conducts a charity event for those in need throughout the local community.  The event is referred to in many ways…”The Charity Basket Program”…”The Christmas Basket Project”….”The Christmas Basket”…”The Charity Basket”!  How ever you have learned of this effort by our members is of no consequence.  What is important is that you support this charity program.

 

This undertaking involves a tremendous amount of coordination, scheduling, pre-planning and good ol’ elbow grease provided by dedicated members who step up each and every year.  On behalf of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, we extend our heart felt thanks to those volunteers for their dedication to this endeavor.

 

Especially involved in this project are the Elks Ladies.  Their special contribution to our cause is highlight in the pictures displayed below.

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By | 2016-12-10T08:52:58+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Ladies, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities|Comments Off on Elks Ladies of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Gather to Assemble Gifts

Mark Your Calendar for a Chicago Speak Easy event!

On February 8, 2014 the Elks Ladies of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge will hold their annual Major Project fund raising event.

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Elks Ladies Speak Easy Event

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Thousand Oaks Acorn Reporter Darleen Principe reports on Thousand Oaks Elks local Christmas Basket Project

Elks open hearts at Christmas

Lodge delivers food, gifts to families in need

By Darleen Principe


IT’S MAGIC—Oliver Edgeworth, 3, of Camarillo, helps magician Robert Jones with a trick during the Thousand Oaks Elks Children’s Christmas party Dec. 7. 
SUSAN WEININGER/Acorn Newspapers

IT’S MAGIC—Oliver Edgeworth, 3, of Camarillo, helps magician Robert Jones with a trick during the Thousand Oaks Elks Children’s Christmas party Dec. 7. SUSAN WEININGER/Acorn NewspapersMembers of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge are making a list and checking it twice for the local service group’s annual Christmas Basket Program for those in need.

On Dec. 16, the Elks Lodge No. 2477 will begin assembling food boxes for more than 50 Conejo Valley families and 25 senior citizens in need.

The boxes, which contain about a week’s worth of food, will include a turkey, fresh fruits and vegetables, soup and other provisions, said Dan Martyn, chair of the Christmas Basket Program. The Elks will deliver the baskets Sat., Dec. 21.

“We deliver not just food but gifts for the children as well,” Martyn said. “It’s something we’ve done for about 40 years and we always keep it local. We’re trying to help the people of the Conejo Valley.”

Every year the service group partners with other local organizations— such as Manna Conejo Valley food bank, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and Many Mansions—to develop a list of the community’s families that are most in need of assistance.

In past years the lodge would also host a luncheon at T.O.-based nonprofit Senior Concerns, which provides assistance to the elderly community, especially those who are frail or have special needs.

“This time, we’re going to do something a little more substantial,” Martyn said. “We’ve been talking with the people at Senior Concerns, and it seems to be a trend—everybody is saying that what they’re needing most this year is food.”

Lynn Rodriguez, president of the Elks Ladies, said the lodge serves between 60 and 90 families annually.

“Basically these are the families that, if it weren’t for the Elks, they really wouldn’t have much of a holiday,” she said. “It’s our biggest way of giving back to the community.”

According to Martyn, more than 200 local children, adults and seniors will benefit from the Elks’ Christmas Basket Program this year.

“We live in a fairly affluent area, but sometimes we don’t realize how close poverty can be,” he said. “There’s a lot of hardship out there. People are struggling.”

Filling the baskets

The Elks purchase most of the goods for the food baskets from the commissary at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme.

“It works out really well,” Rodriguez said. “We have a couple of retired servicemen (in our lodge), so we are able to purchase large pallets of food from the base.”

The funds used to buy the food come from the group’s annual Charity Ball in October as well as the Elks’ Christmas tree lot, which is now open at Carlson’s Building Materials at 1432 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Rodriguez said the Elks Ladies are responsible for collecting the toys that are delivered with the baskets. Traditionally, the toys are brought in during the women’s Christmas party, which was held on Tuesday.

“The ladies bring unwrapped presents to the party, and for every toy they bring, they get entered into a raffle for a nice prize,” she said. “The ladies always come through with lots of great toys.”

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By | 2016-12-10T08:53:04+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, Donations, El Konejo Kampers, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Ladies, Elks Lodge 2477, lady elks, Lodge Activities, Manna, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Acorn Reporter Darleen Principe reports on Thousand Oaks Elks local Christmas Basket Project

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Weekly Update

Beginning Sunday December 15th, Week 51 of 2013

Hot Lunches Served 11am to 1pMonday thru Friday
Duty Officer Thurs. Dec. 19 thru Wed. Dec. 25
Leading Knight Dan Martyn
Please note that the Lodge Room will be closed to set-up the Christmas Basket Program Monday 12-16 through Friday 12-20.  Basket delivery will be Saturday12-21.  Sign-up rosters for drivers and volunteers are in the lounge.  Please review the Christmas Basket Program schedule below in order to allocate your time accordingly.  The lounge and “Patiowill be open during this time.
  • 12-15 Sunday * Breakfast 10am-11:30am Hosted by Narcotics Anonymous –$10. Lodge open 9:30am-6pm
  • 12-16 Monday * Burgers & Fries $6.  Monday Night Football.
  • 12-17 Tuesday * Lounge open during regular hour policy
  • 12-18 Wednesday * No Meeting or Dinner – Lounge open during regular hour policy
  • 12-19 Thursday * ABATE Meeting – $2 Chili Dawgs – Karaoke at Cal-Vet Home in Saticoy 6pm
  • 12-20 Friday * No Dinner
  • 12-21 Saturday * BBQ Wagon – The Herb Jelander “JV” Crew

Santa and reindeer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh my goodness.  What is it?

I think it’s a PURPLE PIG!!…What should we do?  WHAT SHOULD WE DO???

Just donate MONEY!!!  I’ve heard it helps kids, so “They can Walk, Talk, See and Play!!!”

Christmas Basket Program Schedule

  • 12-16 Monday * Table Set-up
  • 12-17 Tuesday * Box Set-up and Food delivery to Lodge
  • 12-18 Wednesday * Elks Ladies Children Christmas Present Wrap 10am
  • 12-19 Thursday * Fill Family Boxes
  • 12-20 Friday * Vegetable, milk and turkey delivery to lodge
  • 12-21 Saturday * THE BIG DAY!  Christmas Basket Delivery beginning at9am
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Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Ladies Christmas Party 2013

Ladies Christmas Tree  2013

If you haven’t yet done so please RSVP for the LADIE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY, which is Tuesday, December 11th.  Lynn needs a count immediately so please call her at (805) 559-0909 if you have not yet responded.

The CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY is this Saturday, Dec. 7th and you are all invited to bring your kids, grandkids etc. for a fun filled day.  It starts at 11AM with crafts, tree trimming, face painting, balloons by Buggsie and Jimmy Joe, magic by Robert Jones, lunch and of course Santa Claus!

Be sure to take advantage of both of these wonderful celebrations!!

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The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 is in Bereavement

The members of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 are saddened by the  passing, yesterday afternoon, of a very dear and gracious friend, and Past Exalted Ruler, Sally Claunch.  We ask for your prayers and respect of privacy for her family until arrangements for services are announced.

Sally, we love you and we will miss you.

Sally Claunch

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Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Conducts a Special Flag Retirement Ceremony on Fathers Day 2013

At a minimum twice each year the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 conducts a flag retirement ceremony.  Once, in recognition of Flag Day.  Flag Day is a very significant day in Elkdom.  Elks were instrumental in lobbying for this day to be designated as significant in the recognition of our heritage of liberty and freedom.
The following photographs memorialize the honor Elks and Scouts demonstrate to their country and their Flag.
Our thanks to Bill Sternberg for his constant and continuing effort to this ceremony and his dedication to Scouting: the future of Elkdom.

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Thousand Oaks Elks Ladies Honor our Dads in 2013

Every year our Elks Ladies honor our Dads on Father’s Day with a special Sunday Brunch.  Below are a few photos of this year’s event.

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