By Elks 2477|2016-12-10T08:51:50-07:00March 26th, 2014|annual events, bar-ba-que, Blog, Boy Scouts of America, bpo elks, Car Show, charity event, Conejo Valley Days, Donations, Eagle Scout, El Konejo Kampers, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Ladies, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Elks Scholarships, Elks Theme Child, Flag Day, lady elks, Lodge Activities, Manna, Members, new members, Officers, PER, Picnic, Purple Pig, Scouting, Spirit of America, The Vacant Chair, Uncategorized, Veteran's, weekly update, Youth Activities|Comments Off on Happy Birthday Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477
Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 was once again a hit at the annual Santa Maria Parade. Navigated by Gerry Gilles and boarded by ER Leo Rodriguez and his First Lady Lynn, and accompanied by Secretary David Nacarrato, PER and his lovely wife Karen. Click on each picture to see a full view.
This a an annual event that the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge enjoys being a part of in support of the Santa Maria Lodge. We are very grateful for Gerry Gilles’ efforts in maintaining our train for all of the events in which we engage. Thanks Gerry.
April 1 we welcome to the “new year” at the Elks Lodge 2477 and last Wednesday saw the installation of the new officer corps for the year along with presentations to our outgoing ER Harry Brockwell.
- Exalted Ruler – Steve Smith installed by PDDGER Greg Metzgus
- Leading Knight – Leo Rodriguez installed by PDDGER Tom Ryder
- Loyal Knight – Kira Wagner installed by PDDGER Richard Goldner
- Lecturing Knight – Paul Wagner installed by PER Terry Gicking
- Treasurer – Myrna Block
- Secretary – PER David Naccarato installed by PER George Meehan
- 5 Year Trustee Sam Frankl installed by PER Don Booker
- Lodge Esquire Grant Thistle installed by PER Chet Kozlowski
- Tiler Rich Romani installed by PER Bill Sternberg
- Organist Karin Speights installed by PER Chet Kozlowski
- Inner Guard Robert Jones installed by PER John Kelly
Photos curtsey of Jerry Serota
With the resignation last evening of our 3 Year Trustee, Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge was pleased to find that the vacancy was quickly filled with an able and willing candidate. Nominated by member Dick McCann, Dan Martyn was voted in as our newest trustee.
Dan has been a familiar face at the lodge for some time as a guitarist for One Last Dance Band here in Southern California. Moreover, he can also be seen working for Ed and Ken on the Cutups BBQ team 2x per month. In his words, “You can recognize me by the combined smell of smoke and dead meat.”
A lawyer with Danner & Martyn, L.L.P., we are grateful that he brings a new energy and perspective to our Board of Trustees in addition to a high level of continued support for the lodge and the Order.
Be sure to share your appreciation the next time you see him at the lodge.
Pictured is PDDGER Greg Metzgus installing Dan Martyn into his new position.
Photos courtesy of Jerry Serota.
Every year Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477 welcomes Elks from all over the WCCD (West Central Coast District) as we send the district’s Exalted Rulers off to the national convention and this year was no exception.
Last night saw a wonderful turnout as the PER’s joined forces to create an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. While members and their guests were delighted with ghoulish greetings in the “Haunted Mansion”, special entertainment was provided by Catherine Koeritz, Terry Gicking and David Naccaratto. The ghostly trio served as an enhancement to a scrumptious dinner of tender barbecued ribs and chicken by Tom Ryder and his crew. The 50/50 pot and ghost races were dominated by Simi Valley as they claimed the pot as well as two out of the three races! Talk about neighborly kindness!
Here are a few of the pictures and we hope to bring you more soon. If you missed it this year – put it on the calendar for next year and be sure to claim your seat.
While we’ve been busy on a new lodge brochure and video we’ve also received a number of pictures that haven’t been shared with the world!
As the Elks Ladies had their installation and we have new officers at the Lodge, things continue to move forward. We’ll add other pictures as we receive them and in the meantime – enjoy!