John Loughlan was born October 26, 1922 in Blue Hill Nebraska. He was initiated into the BPO Elks on September 12, 1963 San Jose California at Lodge #522. Twenty years later on November 29th 1983 Jack demitted to our Lodge. His sponsors at that time were Jerry Serota and Jerry Davis at which point Jack joined our officer corps under the leadership of Exalted Ruler John Nau. Jack went through the chairs and became Exalted Ruler in Elk year of 1996-1997. Jack also served as Officer-At-Large in 1992-1993 and a Trustee in 1993-1994. Just when you think your done they bring you back in, Jack came back into the officer corps to assist Exalted Ruler Jacob Panzack as his Lecturing knight during Elk year 2000-2001. Additionally, Jack served as indoctrination chair and played a major role as a Ritual team coach under P.E.R. Gilbert Riding.
Jack met his wife-to-be, Yolanda, on a cruise to Mexico and they discovered they both lived in Thousand Oaks. After they married Yolanda played a major role in the Christmas basket program as well as helping with the Spanish speaking families.
Brother Jack Loughlan was a major influence in our lodge and will be sorely missed.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge 2477
We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be the vacant chair,
But though we no more possess him,
Still our hearts his memory bear,
But a while ago we gathered,
Friendship beaming in each eye,
Now the golden cord is severed,
He has passed to realms on high.