On Friday March 16, 2012 the gender barrier was breached and a first for Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 occurred once again.  Sally Claunch, PER, was awarded the prestigious “Elk of the Year” award for service above and beyond the ordinary.  She is an 11 year member who has served the Lodge as an officer for 9 years including being the first female Exalted Ruler and Trustee.  Currently she is editor of the monthly bulletin and weekly emailed updates of Lodge activities.

In addition, Sally works on cooking crews, and lodge social events.  Beyond Elkdom, Sally serves as a volunteer Docent at the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum as well as other venues.  She serves her community tirelessly.

Another first is she joins her husband Tommy Claunch a former Elk of the Year as the first husband and wife to be so honored.

By |2012-03-24T12:56:21+00:00March 21st, 2012|annual events, Blog, elks 2477, Elks Ladies, Elks Lodge 2477, PER|Comments Off on SALLY CLAUNCH ELK OF THE YEAR!

Installation of Officers 2011-2012

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.

Please welcome:

  • 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

By |2011-09-15T06:01:18+00:00March 26th, 2011|annual events, Blog, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Officers, PER|Comments Off on Installation of Officers 2011-2012

PER Initiation Night

February traditionally sees the PER’s handle the initiation – this allows our incoming officers to focus on the dialogue for their next part and not confuse themselves and the candidate with the a possible laps in memory.

This year the PER’s not only conducted the initiation, they also conducted the entire meeting. A special thank you goes out to: BR L-R PER’s John Kelly, Terry Gicking, Jack Panczak, Greg Metzgus, Tom Ryder, Bill Sternberg, George Meehan,  Front: Catherine Koeritz and David Naccarato.

PER Initiation 2-11(1)

Here’s is our esteemed group pictured with our newest member James Porter Jr.

PERs James Porter Jr(1)

Finally, here we have James with his sponsor Jim Porter, Sr.

James Porter Jr(1)

Be sure to welcome him when you see him at the lodge.

By |2011-09-15T06:01:18+00:00March 6th, 2011|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, new members, PER|Comments Off on PER Initiation Night