Elks Scholarships

Youth Appreciation Week – Scholarship Winners

by Jerry Serota

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 in accordance with Youth Appreciation week served a Spaghetti and Meat Ball dinner to 50 assembled members and guests for the presentation of Scholarship awards.

In addition to plaques a special presentation from the PER’s was made from the Frank Rindone, PER Scholarship Fund. One lucky student won a national award from the (ENF) Elks National Foundation of $4,000.


CAPTIONS L-R Juyea Hoo, Paul Wagner, Lecturing Knight, Aubrey Kaye, Veronica Lin, Matthew Rhodes, Brian Ginell and Rick Herrera, Committee Scholarship Chair.


SCHOLARSHIP, Rick Herrera, Committee Chair.


1st Place Aubrey Kaye $1,000 – $500 Frank Rindone, PER Scholarship

Camarillo High

2nd Place Veronica Lin $750 – $500 Frank Rindone, PER Scholarship

Thousand Oaks High

3rd Place Juyea Hoo $500 – $500 Frank Rindone, PER Scholarship

Westlake High


1ST Place Brian Deutch $1,000 – $500 Frank Rindone, PER Scholarship

Newbury Park High

2nd Place Brian Ginell $750 – $500 Frank Rindone, PER Scholarship

$4,000 Elks National Foundation

Thousand Oaks High

3rd Place Matthew Rhodes $500 – $200 Frank Rindone, PER Scholarship

Thousand Oaks High

By |2011-09-15T06:00:58+00:00July 5th, 2011|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Scholarships|Comments Off on Youth Appreciation Week – Scholarship Winners

Back in the saddle again

January 5, 2011 our first meeting back for the new year and we started with a full plate! In addition to several awards we had 2 Vacant Chairs (more on those later). Reports from committees such as the Christmas Tree Lot, Charity Baskets, Veteran’s activities,  Membership, Scouting (our 61st Eagle Scout will be honored later this month), Americanism and Scholarships (40 submitted this year and the District judging is this Sunday) and more highlighted all of the efforts going on behind the scenes.

The awards that were presented included Dick McCann receiving an Americanism award presented to those who fly their flag 24 hours a day and you see him pictured here with our Americanism Chair, Grant Thistle.

The second series of awards were presented to members present who had donated specific amounts to CHEA’s Major Project. Those pictured were FR: PER David Naccarato,  Heather Poliskey and Steve Finnerty BR: PDDGER Greg Metzgus, Kira Wagner, PER Bill Sternberg, ER Harry Brockwell and Jon Anderson. 

The third award, 1st Place Division II Website went to Kira and Paul Wagner for their work as the webmasters for our site.

Photos courtesy of Jerry Serota

Dick McCann receives citation for Americanism               Awards 002                    Kira and Paul Wagner recive award for 1st place Website Division II

By |2011-09-15T06:01:19+00:00January 7th, 2011|Blog, Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Scholarships, Members, Scouting|Comments Off on Back in the saddle again

DDGER Greg Metzgus Homecoming

On December 9th with over 100 guests in attendance our lodge welcomed home our own DDGER Greg Metzgus. A prime rib dinner proceeded the message given by Greg, and Boy Scouts presented the colors. You’ll also note that PER Don Booker won the Basket of Spirits – one of the major fundraisers for our scholarship program headed by Rick Herrera.

Pictures courtesy of Jerry Serota

By |2011-09-15T06:02:41+00:00December 21st, 2009|Blog, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Scholarships|Comments Off on DDGER Greg Metzgus Homecoming


The end of August saw the final BBQ of the month headed up by the PER’s as it falls to them when there is a 5th weekend in the month. A portion of the profits during this BBQ helps support the scholarships that Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge 2477 provides to high school students in our local schools. As you can see from the pictures – there’s plenty of sumptuous food and everyone has a great time. The next one will be happening on October 31st so before you don your costume for the evening – bring the family down, have a wonderful meal and help support your community!

Submitted by Kira Wagner
Pictures courtesy of Jerry Serrota

By |2011-09-15T06:02:54+00:00September 13th, 2009|bar-ba-que, Blog, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Scholarships|Comments Off on PER BBQ