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Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 proudly offer this Highlight Photo of Johnny D’s Italian Feast Kitchen Krew

Johnny D’Ambrogio, PER organized a spectacular Kitchen Krew to dazzle members and guests with his scrumptious Italian fare.

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Johnny D's Italian Feast Kitchen Krew

By | 2013-06-03T23:27:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, PER, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 proudly offer this Highlight Photo of Johnny D’s Italian Feast Kitchen Krew

Watch and View Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Friday Night at the Races



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By | 2013-05-26T23:11:04+00:00 May 26th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, PER, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Watch and View Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Friday Night at the Races

More Lodge Improvements – Picnic Area Enclosure

Great Job!  Thank you Tom Ryder, Bill Sternberg and crew.

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By | 2012-08-21T23:21:04+00:00 August 21st, 2012|bar-ba-que, elks 2477, elks activities, Lodge Activities, Members, PER, Picnic, Youth Activities|Comments Off on More Lodge Improvements – Picnic Area Enclosure

ER Going Away Party

Here’s some pictures of the successful going away party held for the WCCD ER’s going to Austin TX.

Special thanks go to Sally Claunch for doing a wonderful job of Emceeing, Catherine Koeritz & Dave Naccarato & Steve Smith for the great entertainment, Tom Ryder, Chet Kozlowski, & John Nau for the fabulous meal. Richard Goldner for setting up the betting window that was a huge success, Bill Sternberg and Dorothy for greeting our out of town guests, Billy Sternberg for helping sell tickets along with Greg Metzgus & Pam Pernoud. Colleen Morris & Rich Romani for serving the meal, Carol Fredericks and June Leadam tossed the dice, and last, but certainly not least, JB Bre for helping decorate the lodge room, helping in the kitchen, helping to sell tickets, and worst of all, helping Terry Gicking (a.k.a. Miss Mona) to scare the daylights out of everybody who was there to be entertained!

By | 2012-07-02T23:25:00+00:00 July 2nd, 2012|annual events, Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, PER, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ER Going Away Party

PER BBQ June 2012 – Thanks for Your Effort

By | 2012-06-28T20:04:55+00:00 June 28th, 2012|Blog, elks 2477, elks activities, Lodge Activities, PER|Comments Off on PER BBQ June 2012 – Thanks for Your Effort

A WWII LOVE STORY

A WWII LOVE STORY

Jim Wallace was nineteen years old and it being the tail end of the depression had to drop out of college in 1941. He joined the Navy February 17, 1941 in Houston, Texas shortly before the attack at Pearl Harbor.

He was then stationed in San Diego and took training as a corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital.  He served on the newly commissioned aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kalinin Bay. He was later transferred to Kanohoe, Hawaii.

The Kalinin Bay went on to serve heroically in the longest single naval engagement in the war at Leyte Gulf, 1944. During that engagement we lost two of her sister carriers, two destroyers, and a destroyer escort and the Kalinin Bay came through with 25 gaping holes in her skin as witness to the terrific pounding she took. Five of her brave crewmen lost their lives.

While on duty in Astoria, Oregon he met and fell in love with a beautiful young lady named Grace Moe. In 1944 they were married in San Diego attended by Captain C.R. Brown who would later become the Commander of NATO. They had 3 girls and a boy and after 62 years they are still together. He retired as Chief Petty Officer (HMC7Ret) after 20 years of service.

Jim is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477.  He served as Exalted Ruler during the1993-94 Elk Year and current Chairman of the Elks National Foundation for the West Central Coast District. ENF is the scholarship arm of Elkdom making it the 2nd largest sponsor of scholarships next to the Federal government.

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Some of you have heard while others have not, Jim Wallace passed away Sunday, May 22, 2012. Jim, along with Grace and their son have asked that we have the Elks Ritual done for him at the lodge on this Friday, the 25th. His service will be at 11am at Ascension Lutheran Church, followed by his burial at the Conejo Mountain Memorial Cemetery in Camarillo by the Navy at 1pm, and then we will have the Elks Ritual performed by the PER’s at 3pm at the lodge.

The Ritual will be followed by a reception served by lodge volunteers providing us all with an opportunity to remember Jim’s friendship and service.

By | 2012-05-24T01:01:01+00:00 May 24th, 2012|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Members, PER, The Vacant Chair, Veteran's|Comments Off on A WWII LOVE STORY

A WWII LOVE STORY (Repost)

A WWII LOVE STORY

Jim Wallace was nineteen years old and it being the tail end of the depression had to drop out of college in 1941. He joined the Navy February 17, 1941 in Houston, Texas shortly before the attack at Pearl Harbor.

He was then stationed in San Diego and took training as a corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego as a corpsman and he served on the newly commissioned aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kalinin Bay. He was later transferred to Kanohoe, Hawaii.

The Kalinin Bay went on to serve heroically in the longest single naval engagement in the war at Leyte Gulf, 1944. During that engagement we lost two of her sister carriers, two destroyers, and a destroyer escort and the Kalinin Bay came through with 25 gaping holes in her skin as witness to the terrific pounding she took. Five of her brave crewmen lost their lives.

While on duty in Astoria, Oregon he met and fell in love with a beautiful young lady named Grace Moe. In 1944 they were married in San Diego attended by Captain C.R. Brown who would later become the Commander of NATO. They had 3 girls and a boy and after 62 years they are still together. He retired as Chief Petty Officer (HMC7Ret) after 20 years of service.

Jim is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477.  He served as Exalted Ruler during the1993-94 Elk Year and current Chairman of the Elks National Foundation for the West Central Coast District. ENF is the scholarship arm of Elkdom making it the 2nd largest sponsor of scholarships next to the Federal government.

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Some of you have heard while others have not, Jim Wallace passed away Sunday, May 22, 2012. Jim, along with Grace and their son have asked that we have the Elks Ritual done for him at the lodge on this Friday, the 25th. His service will be at 11am at Ascension Lutheran Church, followed by his burial at the Conejo Mountain Memorial Cemetery in Camarillo by the Navy at 1pm, and then we will have the Elks Ritual performed by the PER’s at 3pm at the lodge.

The Ritual will be followed by a reception served by lodge volunteers providing us all with an opportunity to remember Jim’s friendship and service.

By | 2012-05-24T00:04:07+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, PER, Veteran's|Comments Off on A WWII LOVE STORY (Repost)