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September New Members

With a plethora of other activities happening the evening of September 15 Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 saw 4 new members initiated.

When you have the opportunity take a moment and meet Robert Wisssusik, Brian Thompson, Dee Ansell and Robert Wyllie. We look forward to having them with us and taking part in all of the festivities and events!

Photos courtesy of Jerry Serota.

 

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:04+00:00 September 22nd, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on September New Members

Manna Fundraiser

In the Bible Manna is defined as the miraculous food which sustained the Israelites in the wilderness.

In the Conejo Valley Manna was started in 1971 by a few concerned citizens who decided to help their neighbors by gathering food items in one location for distribution due to, in part, the many families affected by layoffs in the aerospace industry.

Often during one or more of our activities we hold a 50/50 drawing for a charity that we support and the other Friday night – was NO exception!

On Friday August 20th, Heather Polanski held a 50/50 drawing for Manna and new member Bro. Tom Fay along with Manna were the winners.

As an Elk it is a privileged and a responsibility to help others as the need OR opportunity arises. To that end we’re thankful for members like Heather and Tom – and the rest – who make these contributions possible!

Picture courtesy of Jerry Serota

Tom and Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:05+00:00 August 27th, 2010|Blog, charity event, Elks Lodge 2477, Members, new members|Comments Off on Manna Fundraiser

New Members – August 2010

While summer in Southern California is a time for surf, sun, vacations and and more – the Elks continue to grow and serve.

August has been no exception. With a number of potential new members waiting in the wings August saw the lodge privileged to welcome in 2 new members, Tom Fay and Jesse Garcia. Shown below with their sponsors Ed Lucas and Leo Rodriguez please be sure to take a moment and say hello the next time you see him down at the lodge!

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:05+00:00 August 27th, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on New Members – August 2010

New Members in July

It seems that each month Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477 is honored to bring in new members and continue to grow. During our initiation these new members are presented with history, rights and responsibilities of membership along with the laughter in addition to the heartfelt appreciation for their participation.
On July 28th we were please to welcome Even Peterson, Carol Neuner and Alan Gottlieb! Be sure to take a moment and welcome them the next time you see them at the lodge.

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:05+00:00 August 7th, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on New Members in July

New Members – June 2010

Personally, I think it’s very exciting to see new members come in – and not only because it means that the Lodge is growing.  Additionally, it means that the “old” members still believe in their lodge, and what it stands for. They believe in it enough to share it with others in the community. Moreover, that new member may have had many contacts with the lodge before their proposer – so the “gain” is thanks to the many, not just the one.

There is a “gotcha” in this though. The proposer AND fellow members need to be sure to help the new member(s) understand how the lodge works and what it means to BE a member of the BPOE. While the information during the orientation and the instruction during their installation covers most of how OUR lodge functions – that is a LOT to take in and absorb all at once. All of the nuances including the charities we support, the activities that happen weekly and monthly, the ways they can help without being over-whelmed…has to come from fellow members a little bit at a time.

So here’s the challenge – the next time you see one of these new members (or any that have come in during the last year) – not only take the time to say hello and introduce yourself, consider sharing the things you enjoy most (about the lodge) with them and asking them if THEY have any questions. It’s OK if you don’t know the answer :) – let one of the officers know and they can help! That IS what they get paid the “big bucks” for isn’t it? (You KNOW I’m kidding right?)

Now – without any further dialogue – meet our new members for the month of June! Brock Younker, Jack Wigmanich, Mac Hays and Samuel Frankl – welcome!

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:28+00:00 June 21st, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on New Members – June 2010

New Members – May 2010

On the heals of State convention, Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477 was honored to welcome in four new members last night, Ray Hilden, Coleen Morris, John Duhig and Barbara Gibbs.

The next time you’re down at the lodge be sure to say hello and get to know them.

Speaking of membership – be sure that you’ve taken care of your membership renewal – one of our long standing members lost out last night due to the fact that his renewal hasn’t reached the office. If you have any questions, I’m sure you can call the office and the Secretary will let you know if your current :).

 

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:28+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on New Members – May 2010

New Members – April 2010

Just prior to departing for, what resulted in a  successful Ritual contest the Officers had the pleasure of initiating 5 new members on April 21st.

Our first new members for the 2010-2011 include:

  • John Gentzvein Sponsor Steve Smith
  • Al Koemmpel sponsor Thomas Varden
  • Donna Leary sponsor Karen Martyn
  • Richard Romani sponsor Thomas Varden
  • George Siglile sponsor Ben Morris

Be sure to say hello when you see them at the lodge.

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New Members – March 2010

Step-up night was last Wednesday as the incoming officers performed the initiation of our new members.

Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477 was honored to welcome in three new members, Richard Wendler, Dan Fuller and Bob Wyman.

The next time you’re down at the lodge take note of the new roof, the upgrade to the heating and cooling system and be sure to take the opportunity to say hello to these wonderful additions to our membership when you are down at the lodge!

Speaking of membership – be sure that you’ve taken care of your membership renewal. If you have any questions, I’m sure you can call the office and the Secretary will let you know if your current :)

Pictures courtesy of Jerry Serota

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on New Members – March 2010

New Members – February 2010

As we moved into February the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 was thrilled to welcome four new members. We continued our tradition of having the PER’s (Past Exalted Rulers) perform the initiation since the officers elect are in the midst of preparing for Ritual Contest later this spring.

Be sure to say hello to Peggy Anderson, David Grannis, Fred Schaffner and Ramon Arevalo the next time you see them at the lodge!

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:28+00:00 February 26th, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on New Members – February 2010

New Members – January 2010

We started the new year off with a bang! Last night during Initiation the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 saw 7 new members initiated. In addition to other business we had a wonderful turn-out and a great beginning to 2010!

Meet our new members John Moran, Julie Cook, Katie Hawn, Pattie Queen, Phylicia Bulmer, Scott Bulmer, Rod Burton and Scott Bulmer.

Be sure to take a moment to say “Hi” the next time you see them down at the Lodge!

Pictures courtesy of Jerry Serota

By | 2011-09-15T06:02:28+00:00 January 28th, 2010|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members|Comments Off on New Members – January 2010