Youth Activities

PER’s and Friends Staff the Saturday June 29th BBQ for the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Every two or three months the lodge has a 5th Saturday on their calendar.  This is when the Lodge PER Association staffs a BBQ Team.  The proceeds of this BBQ help fund the Frank Rindone Fund.  This fund helps bolster the Lodge Scholarship funding efforts in memory of Frank Rindone.  All of the PER’s who participate make a special effort to volunteer in his honor.

Frank Rindone was a Charter Member of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge and ultimately a long time District Leader of the West Central Coast.  The stories of his leadership within the Conejo Valley, our Lodge and in Elkdom in general are awe inspiring.

This last Saturday, the PER BBQ  was no different than any other, and the people we serve responded as always.  Another successful weekly lodge event took place with outstanding results in support of the youth in our community.  Thank you, to volunteer members of the Past Exalted Rulers Association of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge.

We’ll do it again in August!!  We look forward to seeing more PER’s volunteering to share in the pride of supporting the Frank Rindone Fund.

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By | 2013-07-01T19:39:52+00:00 July 1st, 2013|bar-ba-que, Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Scholarships, Lodge Activities, PER, Uncategorized, Youth Activities|Comments Off on PER’s and Friends Staff the Saturday June 29th BBQ for the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

More Easter Pictures (scroll down to view main Easter post)

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By | 2013-04-03T16:33:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|annual events, Blog, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Youth Activities|Comments Off on More Easter Pictures (scroll down to view main Easter post)

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Sunday the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 hosted an Easter Egg Hunt organized by Don “Bugsy” Ansel.  We were also visited by the Easter Bunny.  Judging by the smiles on all the faces it was a great success.
By | 2013-04-03T16:16:03+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|annual events, Blog, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Youth Activities|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Easter Egg Hunt

Pack 3776 Blue & Gold Dinner

The following is from our Scouting Chairman Bill Miller.  Well done Bill and well done parents and leaders….

On Sunday, February 24th, one of our sponsored Cub Packs – 3776 – held their Blue and Gold dinner at the Lodge.  The Pack has grown to its largest size since the beginning of our association with them about 8 years ago.  The Lodge Room was full to overflowing (I counted over 120 people) as awards were given out to the cubs and a slide show broadcast a reminder of all the activities that were shared during the past year.  Blue and Gold events typically include the “bridging” of Webelos II Cubs into Scouting and this year the Pack sent 11 boys into Troop 765 and two more into Troop 745.  Although this depleted their ranks considerably, they still have 4 Tigers, 8 Wolves, 17 Bears and 3 Webelos I boys remaining and a bunch of eager moms and dads in their supporting cast.  Along with the “graduation” of the large number of Webelos several key adult leaders accompanied their sons into the Scouting troops, including the Scoutmaster, Fred Hall, the Committee Chair, Treasurer, and Advancement Chair.  However, replacements have volunteered to fill these slots and the Pack remains active, healthy and the kids seem to be having a good time.

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Pack 3776 Blue & Gold Dinner

By | 2013-03-03T16:37:12+00:00 March 3rd, 2013|Blog, Boy Scouts of America, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Scouting, Youth Activities|Comments Off on Pack 3776 Blue & Gold Dinner

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge host their 2012 Annual Pot Luck Dinner and Gift Exchange

Elks and their families come together for a delicious Pot Luck Dinner and festive Gift Exchange.

 

By | 2012-12-09T00:52:07+00:00 December 9th, 2012|annual events, Blog, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Ladies, Elks Lodge 2477, lady elks, Lodge Activities, Youth Activities|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge host their 2012 Annual Pot Luck Dinner and Gift Exchange

Happy Elks Helping Prepare for the 2012 Childrens Christmas Party

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Elks Ladies Host 2012 Children’s Christmas Party and Tree Decorating Event

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Thousand Oaks Elks assist with Eagle Scout Project

The Scouts who worked on the project are:
Christopher Fields, Andrew Clements, Justin Clements and Conrad Petlin

The Adults overseeing the project are:
Tom Hartin, Tom Fields, Rick Petlin and Grey wolf

By | 2012-12-04T03:39:45+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Blog, Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, Scouting, Youth Activities|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks assist with Eagle Scout Project

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

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Supports the Brownilympics

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Members Supporting Brownilympics 2012

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Members Supporting Brownilympics 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The three handsome Elk Guys in the back row, viz., Jim Mullin, Dwight Williams and Bill Miller, are pictured with their GSA helpers at the annual Thousand Oaks Brownilympic event which was held at California Lutheran University on Saturday, May 19th.

The “boys” cooked nearly 400 hot dogs and the girls wrapped and delivered them to the many Brownie Troops or sold them to walk-up parent customers in attendance.  T.O. Lodge 2477 furnishes hot dogs for both the T.O GSA Service Unit Brownilympics and the Coastal SU’s which includes Newbury Park – this year held on the previous Saturday at the beautiful Rio Mesa HS facility in Oxnard.  A few hundred girls and a like number of parents participated at each site again this year in these always colorful and exciting events.

The “Wrapper” girls were great, keeping up a steady chatter and really pushing the output of the cookers.  When we had finished BBQing the last dog the girls gathered under a nearby large oak tree for their lunch and several yelled out that these were the best hot dogs they ever tasted.  A dad also came up to ask what brand we were cooking and when asked why, he said his 6 year old son wouldn’t eat hot dogs at home but had devoured two of them that morning!  We’ll credit the fresh air and physical activity for the added good taste.

 

By | 2012-06-08T01:47:46+00:00 June 8th, 2012|annual events, bar-ba-que, Blog, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Scouting, Youth Activities|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge Supports the Brownilympics