Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477 Sponsors Eagle Scouts at Recognition Dinner

On the night of Tuesday May 15, 2012 the Ventura County Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored 176 scouts with a recognition dinner for achieving the highly coveted rank of Eagle Scout during the past 12 months.  The dinner was held at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel in Ventura, California.

Delivering his award winning speech was Eagle Scout Andrew DeFatta of Troop 633.  The evening was highlighted by Joe Wiegand, regarded as the premiere Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, delivering his keynote speech in Teddy’s famous “Bully” style.

Four members of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 attended as sponsors of four Eagle Scouts pictured below.

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner 2012

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner 2012

Pictured L-R:  Eagle Scout Allen Matheson, Trp 9682 with Terry Gicking, President PER Assoc.; Eagle Scout Taylor Wooley, Trp 2777 with Bill Miller, Lodge Scouting Chairman; Eagle Scout Andrew Brown, Trp 622 with Steve Smith, PER; Bill Sternberg, Lodge Member (and an Eagle Scout) with Eagle Scout David Wolfe, Trp 730.

By |2012-05-24T01:31:50+00:00May 24th, 2012|annual events, Blog, Boy Scouts of America, bpo elks, Eagle Scout, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Scouting, Youth Activities|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477 Sponsors Eagle Scouts at Recognition Dinner

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

Weekly Update 11/8/2010

OK folks – I hope you have your PF Flyers on this week! There are many activities at the lodge and I encourage you to take part in any or all of them if you are able. Bring your family or a guest (or two or three) with you! Tickets are available at the lodge.

Monday (Tonight)
o Check out the dinner with Ed Bianchi’s Tacos while you’re watching Monday Night Football on the big screen

o 6 PM Meatloaf Dinner
o 6 PM Trustees Meeting
o 7:30 Officers & House Meeting

o Veteran’s Day
o 5 PM Holiday Hors D’oeuvres with Chef William Carter from the Playboy Mansion $25 (Proceeds to ENF) – Chilled Brochette “Caprese”, grilled Angus Sliders, Mediterranean Chicken Brochette, charred Angus Beef Skewer and New Zealand Lamb “Lollipops”

o 6 PM SPIRIT of AMERICA Award Ceremony honoring Abby Sunderland, Meet Abby and hear about her journey – Prepaid Contribution $15.00 per person – Prime Rib or Salmon Dinner followed by a Special Program and Award Ceremony

o 6 PM “Ball in the Fall” Charity Ball $25 (Proceeds to the Charity Baskets) – Pasta Bar: Meatballs, Chicken, Italian Sausage and Vegetables by the Wild Women on Wine (Including wine served at your table) Chocolate Éclairs – Drawing – Music – Dancing

o 9:30 AM Breakfast – By Carl’s Crew
o 1 PM Flag Retirement & Veteran’s Recognition w/ Bill Sternberg & Boy Scouts

By |2011-09-15T06:01:42+00:00November 8th, 2010|Blog, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Scouting, weekly update|Comments Off on Weekly Update 11/8/2010

A New Eagle Scout

Dion Kucera 011On Sunday December 20, 2009 a Boy Scouts of America, Court of Honor was held for Dion Kucera at the Teledyne Scientific Center in Thousand Oaks, CA. with more than 200 friends, family and guests. Dion is a member of Troop 754 sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477. Dion was presented with a plaque, American Flag, and his name was inscribed in a permanent plaque that hangs in the ante room of the Lodge.

Eagle Project

With the help of 29 volunteers totaling nearly 230 hours of work,
Dion’s Eagle Project repaired an 80 foot trail at the Conejo Valley
YMCA. The project entailed adding 14 railroad ties as “steps”, and
clearing brush along the side of the trail and adding woodchips for
beautification. The project was an incredible success, and it couldn’t
have been possible without the help of donors, scouts, adults, family,
and friends. I would also like to thank Mr. Reynolds for his guidance
on my Eagle Project.


Bill Miller, Com. Scouting Chair
Bill Sternberg, GL Scouting Chair
Dion Kucera, Eagle Scout
Terry Gicking, Exalted Ruler BPO Elks #2477
Greg Metzgus, DDGER

By |2011-09-15T06:02:28+00:00December 21st, 2009|Blog, Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Scouting|Comments Off on A New Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout Kevin Ryan

L-R Mike, Kevin and Sheila Ryan, Terry Gicking, ER, Greg Metzgus, DDGER, Bill Sternberg, GL Scouting Chair. and Bill Miller Scouting Chair

L-R Mike, Kevin and Sheila Ryan, Terry Gicking, ER, Greg Metzgus, DDGER, Bill Sternberg, GL Scouting Chair. and Bill Miller Scouting Chair

On Sunday August 2, 2009 a Court of Honor was held for Eagle Scout Kevin Ryan at the Teledyne Scientific Center in Thousand Oaks. Kevin is a member of Troop BSA 754 and sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477. Honoring him was Terry Gicking, ER, and three Marvin M. Lewis scouting award recipients, Greg Metzgus, DDGER, Bill Sternberg, GL Scouting Chairman and Bill Miller, Com. Chair. A plaque, American Flag was presented and is the 50th Eagle Scout to spread his wings from this Troop to have his name inscribed on the Honor Roll housed at the Lodge.

Kevin is the son of Mike and Sheila Ryan. He is a graduate of Crespi Carmalite High School and participated in cross country track 3 years in a row. He is now attending University San Diego and is majoring in buisness.

He started in scouting as a Cub in Pack 3730 then joined BSA Troop 754. His Eagle Scout Project was to provide a storage facility for the outdoor play equipment of St. Pascal Baylon Grade School. After 193 volunteer hours, a 3 foot by 8 foot by 11 foot shed was completed on the schools property. Special thanks to Home Depot of Camarillo who gernerously supplied all the of the building supplies for the structure. A thank you to Frank Pagano, Kevins grandfather whose engineering skills helped Kevin draft the plans for the structure. Special thanks to Brian Bayne for the use of his wood shop. Special thanks for the family and friends for their help.

By |2011-09-15T06:02:54+00:00August 5th, 2009|Blog, Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Scouting|Comments Off on Eagle Scout Kevin Ryan

Flag Day

On Sunday June 14, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recognizes this day as Flag Day. This is the day we recognize and pay tribute to the flag of our country. There were 75 members and parents of the scouting groups that Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 sponsors. The scouts presented the colors and replica flags that have graced our nation from the beginning until today and also is included the MIA flag.

In order of appearance: Andrew Clements BSA 754 Pine Tree; Lexie Seligman GSA 60060 Snake; Spencer Dietrich BSA 754 Two Crosses; Chandler Meshwork 60050 13 Stars; Evan Coppersmith BSA 754 15 Stars; Kevin Driscoll 763 48 Stars; Max Seligman POW; Ryan Barbee BSA 754 50 Stars.

After the Flag Day Ceremony a Flag Retirement took place out doors starting with Terry Gicking, Exalted Ruler and everyone else who wanted to retire a flag was encouraged to do so. There was an ice cream social concluding the day.

By |2011-09-15T06:02:54+00:00June 15th, 2009|Blog, Elks Lodge 2477, Scouting|Comments Off on Flag Day