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2526 S. Commerce, Ardmore, OK 73401 Phone: (580) 223-2763 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org HOOF PRINTS Message from the Exalted APRIL 2012 Ruler this will require Grand Mark This Down Lodge approval so stay Saturday, April 7th tuned. Lastly I'd like to say 1 pm "Thank you" to all our ELKS EASTER EGG HUNT volunteers. The Ladies fixed a wonderful meal for Friday, April 13th installation of officers, 6:30 – 8:00 pm another group is investing BURGER NIGHT Greetings and welcome to time and money to ensure the 2012-13 lodge year. The the pool looks it's best, the Sat. & Sun., April 14-15th entertainment committee 3 pm first few months will be has activities planned and BOCCE BALL TOURNEY extremely hectic. State Convention is April 19-21 in generates at least one new idea a week. I'm really Friday, April 27th OKC, Sunfest is June 16th, 7 pm and the pool will open May excited about YOUR lodge PICKIN’ & GRUBBIN’ 26th. If that weren't enough and I hope you are too. It the trustees are working on takes us all, but when we Saturday, April 21st work together the whole 10 – 4 the new budget and the KIDS DAY IN THE PARK Audit Committee will work can be greater than the sum with the accounting service of the parts. What can YOU Saturday, April 28th finalizing reports to the do? 6:30 – 7:45 pm Grand Lodge. In another Fraternally Yours, PER SPUD NIGHT room the House Committee will be discussing possible Steve Middleton kitchen renovations. We'll need to borrow money and Vim Dahya 04/16 Robert Hunter 04/16 Michael Maxwell 04/17 James Hight 04/29 Dale Ott 04/18 Deanna James 04/29 Sandra Welch 04/18 John Miller 04/29 Phil Hutchens 04/03 Tom Love 04/22 Gene Fryar 04/30 Lee Ann Mashore 04/03 William Walker 04/22 Shannon Harman 04/05 Jack Parker 04/24 LO D G E H O UR S Michael Medcalf 04/07 Joann Watterson 04/24 Monday - Thursday Kevin Potter 04/07 Dave Rickard 04/25 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Robert Hartsell 04/09 Geary McCormack II 04/26 Friday - Saturday John Hayes 04/11 Wayne Spivey 04/26 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Larry Eschenbacher 04/12 Robert Harper 04/28 CHECK OUR WEBSITE & LODGE EVENTS ONLINE http://elks1906.blogspot.com/ & http://pluscalendars.net/elks1906 Secretary’s Message – April 2012 Hello everybody! It’s me, Jody, your friendly elks lodge secretary. Well, the new Elk year is here! What a great year we had in membership! If you have paid your membership dues for this new year, You should be getting cards in the mail pretty soon! If you haven’t paid your dues, you can do so at the lounge with your credit/debit card for your convenience. And if you haven’t received your dues statement, please let me know right away. You can contact me by email at email@example.com. I also want to remind everyone that if you move or plan to move, please let me know as soon as you can. This helps us avoid fees at the post office when the mail comes back to us. The fees for return mail are one dollar apiece. This can and has become costly so please help us out. There was some good activity in the March meetings in regards to membership. New applications this month were: Milton Floyd, owner of Floyd Construction and proposed by Jess Mayfield; Jamy Hamilton, employee at OK One Stop and proposed by Vim Dahya; Carol Wheeler, proposed by Tim McCullers; Brad Manley, truck driver and proposed by Tim McCullers; Lou Ann Stahl, self – employed house cleaner and proposed by Vim Dahya; reinstatement for Mike Spandle by Vim Dahya; reinstatement for Lloyd Hamilton by Tony Hutchison; reinstatement for James Dunn by Tim Rhodes. These applicants will be voted on at the first meeting in April. During the first meeting of the month, we voted on applications for Richard McLaughlin, Brett Price, Samson Buck, Shae Holmes and reinstatements for Randy Grissom and Layne Ensminger. All applications were approved. Richard McLaughlin, Samson Buck and Shae Holmes were initiated during the second meeting of the month. Please make sure to great our new members and make them feel welcome at your lodge. Great job to everyone on membership and keep it up! Bring your family and friends out to the lodge and lodge events and show them what we are all about. There are so many worthwhile events, activities and charitable things for you to be a part of. All you have to do is ask!! There are a couple of volunteer opportunities coming up in April. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on April 7th at 1 pm. We will have an egg stuffing party Wednesday, April 4th at 6 pm. Volunteers wishing to help out at the Easter Egg Hunt need to be there at 12 noon to set parameter of the field and help put the eggs out in the field. Cash and candy donations can be made at the lodge. The Ardmore Elks will have a booth space at Kids Day In The Park. We will have coloring books, stickers, bookmarks and candy to hand out. All materials will carry our drug awareness message. To volunteer, give me a call at 222-7566 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The hours are 10-4 at Central Park in downtown Ardmore. Thank you in advance for helping out. And speaking of charitable and fun events to participate in, you can keep up with events at your lodge by visiting our website http://elks1906.blogspot.com and checking out calendar website at http://plus.calendars.net/elks1906. See you at the lodge! Jody News From The Auxiliary Happy spring, everyone! A giant THANK YOU to all the ladies for their time and energy this past month. It was a busy one. Thanks Vim, Sue, Roger and Mark for the newly remodeled ladies restrooms. Your work is amazing. We added a few new decorations and WA-LA, beautiful! We have some great plans for this coming month. Officers were re-elected in March, Janet Chaney-President, Shirley Hanus-Vice president, and Judy Rogers-Secretary/Treasurer. We have some new members joining us every meeting and would like to invite more. Our meetings are the second Tuesday each month at 7:30, right here at the lodge. Upcoming activities include snacks for the 'Pickin and Grubin', Wednesday night dinner on April 18th and helping with the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th. See you at the Lodge! On a sad note, we lost a long time friend, Elva Auten last week and she will be missed. Your president, Janet Chaney HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANT IN THE BULLETIN? EMAIL ELKS1906NEWS@YAHOO.COM SUNFEST 2012 SATURDAY, June 16, 2012, 6:30 PM TILL MIDNIGHT!! It’s that time again – Sunfest 2012. Preparations are already being made. The Sunfest committee will meet next on Thursday, April 5th, 7:30 pm, at the Lodge. We still need someone to help collect “door prizes” for the event. WE NEED YOU TO SELL TICKETS – Tickets are $75.00 each. They allow two adults into the Lodge on the 16 for FREE food, FREE beer, FREE entertainment, door prizes and a chance to win $7500.00 in cash. th The tickets are in packets of five and are available from Gene Scrugham either at the Lodge or at his business downtown. There are incentives in place to reward those who sell a book of five/or a total of 10 tickets. Sell five tickets and receive two(2) beverages of your choice at the Lounge. Sell ten tickets total and receive either a $50 Lounge gift certificate or a $50 Mazzio/Ardmore gift certificate. This Sunfest we will continue the incentive – “High Ticket Sales Person” This person will receive $200 cash for their efforts in addition to the other incentives mentioned above. The committee has decided to have prizes(money/etc.) for some of those in the “First Group Out”, tba. The Sunfest is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and we need all members to try to sell the tickets. For ENTERTAINMENT CORNER: Trustees are ALERT accepting 04/07 @ 1 pm - ELKS Annual Easter Egg Hunt recommendations Dues are due April 1st for expenditures for 04/14 @ 3 pm – Bocce Ball Tourney (setup at 2 help needed) the 2012-13 budget. Cardlocks will be See Russell South changed April 15th. 04/27 @ 7 pm – Pickin’ & Grubbin’ (snacks provided) for more info. At the first meeting in April we will be voting on the new lodge ELK OF THE YEAR by-laws and house rules, in accordance to the Grand Lodge Mike Watts rules. To be eligible to vote, you must have current dues paid. OFFICER OF THE YEAR Robert Chaney FROM THE BAR MANAGER ER CHOICE AWARD APRIL DRINK SPECIAL Vim Dahya Toe Tag $3.00 Membership/Lapsation Monthly Report Close of the Month for March 2012 ELKS HAPPENINGS No. of Members as of April 1st: 238 Increases Delinquency Initiated 23 Six Months 7 Affiliated 0 One Year 38 Reinstated 6 Over One Year 0 Wednesday Night Subtotal 29 Total 45 Dinners Decreases CHEFS NEEDED!!! Dropped 0 Transferred Out 0 If you are interested in Absolute Dimit 0 Applications on Hand, Waiting for: preparing a Wednesday night Deaths 2 Investigation 1 dinner, please contact Steve Middleton. Expelled 0 Initiation 1 Subtotal 2 Number of Life Members 8 TOTAL MEMBERS ON ROLL AT CLOSE OF MONTH: 238 Elks General Meetings We meet the second and BEREVEMENT NOTICE fourth Tuesdays each month from 7:30 till 8:45. Elva Auten Come and find out what Orville Cope your Elks lodge is doing and how you can help! Billy Ray Smith HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANT IN THE BULLETIN? EMAIL ELKS1906NEWS@YAHOO.COM LODGE OFFICERS PER OFFICERS 2012-2013 2011-2012 Exalted Ruler Steve Middleton President Robert Chaney Leading Knight Lauren Chaney Secretary/Treasurer Loyal Knight Vim Dahya Gene Scrugham, Jr. Lecturing Knight Joe Smith Secretary Treasurer Jody Westervelt Amy Markum AUXILIARY Inner Guard Greg Wilson OFFICERS Tiler Tammy Wagner 2012-2013 Chaplin Randy Simmons Esquire Gene Scrugham, Jr. President Janet Chaney ELKS CARE – ELKS Trustee 1 Yr. Mike Hale Vice President Shirley Hanus SHARE Trustee 2 Yr. Boyd Ellis Secretary/Treasurer Trustee 3 Yr. Russell South Judy Rogers SUPPORT OUR Trustee 4 Yr. Robert Chaney TROOPS!!! Trustee 5 Yr. Carole Drown NON PROFIT ORGANIZABTION Ardmore elks lodge US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #204 LODGE #1906 PO BOX 1114 ARDMORE, OK 73402-114 PERMIT #204
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