THE ELKS TALE
AMERICA YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL Official Publication of Lompoc Lodge #2274 B.P.O.E.
VOLUME 37 NUMBER 1 PUBLISHED MONTHLY APRIL 2008
EXALTED RULER’S MESSAGE
My first article as your new
Exalted Ruler. I would like to
thank the members of this Lodge
for their vote of confidence. I
hope this next year goes smooth.
I don’t have any great plans for
any changes. I will do my best
to try and keep the doors open.
Right now we have several I selected Ed Edman as Elk of the Month for April.
issues to try and resolve. With You can always see him here on Member Nights,
Joe Vasques the help of the Lodge Officers helping in the kitchen, serving meals and acting as
and the Board of Trustees we cashier. He is always cheerful and greets everyone
will attempt to do what is best for the Lodge. I hope to with a smile. Thank you Ed, for all that you do for the
see more members at the meetings, it is important that Lodge and Elkdom.
you attend. If you want to criticize or make suggestions
you should do so at the meetings, not at the bar. Nothing
gets resolved at the bar. If you have problems with
and/or suggestions for Club operations, I urge you to
bring them to the House Committee. Your concerns
should be properly documented and suggested solutions
should be submitted with your signature if you expect
any action from the House Committee. Lodge concerns
should be brought to the Trustees in the same manner.
Remember, it is very important to properly communicate
your concerns so they are understood.
Please understand, with your help we can make this
a better Lodge year.
Joe Vasques, Exalted Ruler
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Elks Memorial Inputs Can Be Sent To
An Elk is The Lodge
Hal Davidson is home recovering from pneumonia.
Albert ‘Huck’ Buchanan Betty Coleman is home recovering from back surgery.
Born: October 15,1929 Gerald Agnelli’s wife, Gail had carotid artery surgery in
Initiated: November 25,1986 February . Two weeks later she had a mild stroke. She is
Died: March17, 2008 home now recovering.
Proposed by: James Chapman Bob Schrum’s wife, Geisle may have had a stroke which
may have caused the loss of vision in one eye.
Bob Barrett is still paralyzed and his speech has returned,
he is home recovering. Prognosis: never return to work.
Rich Lane is mending and doing fine.
Tommy Hays wife, Lisa, broke her ankle.
The recent resignation of Nicki Leach has
created a vacancy that is very important to the
Lodge and we need to fill it.
Interested persons shouldcontact the
Lodge Office or Joe Vasques, Exalted Ruler
The following candidates will be investigated by the Investigation Committee. Anyone knowing
why a candidate is unworthy of Lodge membership MUST report this information to Investigating
Committee Chair, Wayne Duncan, or the Lodge Secretary (preferably in writing) before the balloting.
Name Address Occupation Proposer
Greg Drennon 317 St. Andrews Way, Lompoc, CA 93436 Retired Associate
Karin Powers 217 Sou th U St. #119, Lompoc, CA 93436 HR Director Joe Vasques
Harold Vega 813 Northpoint PL., Lompoc, CA 93436 Technician Reinstatement
Bob Wetteland 9 N. White Dove, Santa Maria, CA 93454 Retired Transfer in #1258
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ESTEEMED LEADING KNIGHT FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK
Hello my brothers and sisters, As we start the new Elk year
April is the start of another congratulations to our new Lodge
Elk year. As your Leading Officers. May you lead the Lodge
Knight and my new focus on to a successful year.
Charity I am reminded of my If you haven’t paid your Lodge
last 4 years of service to this dues for the new Lodge year,
lodge and to Elkdom. Last please do so now. This will save
month I tried to explain the the Lodge the cost of sending out
difference between being a late dues notices. Also by Grand
member and an officer and yet Gene Schaefer Lodge Statutes you are not
there is no real difference except permitted to use Lodge facilities until dues are paid.
in the willingness to commit and lead for Charity. Many Reminder the door locks will be changed on the
of you do well demonstrating why you became an Elk morning of Tuesday, April 8, 2008. The Early Bird
and so I ask for you to step forward and continue Dinner will be served that evening.
serving. I may tap you on the shoulder in greeting. This The Club Manager requests that Members notify her
is an opportunity to know you better. How might you if you are planning to have a group party in the Lounge
serve our Lodge? Let’s talk or better yet participate. on any Friday night. This will allow the kitchen to plan
With activities this month such as helping our new for possible extra dinners, if needed.
Flower Festival Queen candidate, Elk of the Year Social Due to loss of our supplier of Officers buckles and
Night, Ladies push, Veterans push, Blood Drive, and a bolo ties if you have a buckle/bolo tie you would like to
District Ritual Competition in Santa Maria there are sell, please contact me.
many ways YOU can share by caring. Congratulations Reminders: Lodge Widows are reminded that if they
to all new officers and chairpersons, your willingness for desire a ID card (No Charge), Door Key Card ($5.00), or
Charity represents its greatest virtue. Thank you. Elks Tale Bulletin($10.00 per year) for the new Lodge
Fraternally, year, you need to contact the Lodge office.
Rocky Miclat Associate members need to pay the 2008-2009
assessment of $30.00 at the Lodge office for their new
card. Have you signed your new membership card?
How about the Organ donation and other information on
the reverse side of the membership card?
Gene Schaefer, Secretary
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
New Bar hours
Effective April 1, 2008.
Monday thru Thursday: 4 PM to 10 Pm or Close.
Non-alcoholic drinks will be available through lunch
hours from waitresses.
Friday: 11 AM toll PM or Close
Saturday: 11 AM to 9 PM or Close
Sunday: 8:30 AM to 2 PM or Close
Close means Bar may stay open at the discretion of the
Bartender if business warrants. Business is defined as
approximately $25.00 of sales to cover costs of staying
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ESTEEMED LOYAL KNIGHT THE LADIES AUXILIARY
My brothers and sisters Spring has sprung, April is here. Hope everyone is
April has finely arrived and getting ready for a wonderful summer despite the gas
it is time to compete in the prices. Life must go on.
ritual competition. I want to We also need to ask again for volunteers that are
thank you all for trusting me to willing to take the time to help with the ladies push.
be your Loyal Knight. My # 1 Please come and help us on Friday April 4th. And again
goal is to bring back the trophy the Ladies would like to thank you all for your
to our Lodge for the 3rd time in outstanding support.
a row. From what I understand The Ladies Auxiliary officers Installation was held on
that has never been done Wednesday March 26th at 7:00 at the lodge. Let’s
before. That means our coaches welcome the new officers for 2008-2009
will have there hands full. Then its back to work in President - Janet Russell
making our Lodge the best Lodge it can be. So when Vice President – Amy Davis
you see our new ER, Joe Vasques, don’t forget to tell Treasurer - Debra Trezza
him what a great job I and all the other officers are Secretary - Joyce Barker
doing. And let us not forget our new Flower Festival The Elks Queen candidate Jessica Vasques. Her
Queen, Miss Jessica Vasques. She is going to be selling tickets and button can be purchased at the lodge. The
a lot of desserts after dinner so don’t forget to leave a Queens Dessert bar is in full swing every Wednesday
little room for that piece of pie or cake. Well I hope to night. And keep your eyes on the wall for banners for
see you at the Lodge soon. Thursday evening fundraiser dinners for the queen.
Fraternally, And also don’t forget about Spring Arts Festival,
Charlie Bishop April 18th thru 20th at Ryan Park.
Mark your Calendars, The ladies yard sale May 3rd
starting 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Rent tables, lodge members
$10.00 per table, non members $15.00. Get with Janet
Russell if you are interested in renting a table, contacts are
Janet - work# 737-1831, home# 735-4144, cell# 717-0109
or Dottie Beavers - home #736-7807.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT The Ladies Auxiliary made donations to the following
April 1, 2007 1117 organizations, Aid to Local Handicapped, Youth
Initiated 43 Activities, Happy Happening, Relay for Life and Meals on
Transfers in 0 wheels.
Reinstatement 4 May God bless the new group of officers for 2008-
Total Added 47 2009, and the Ladies Auxiliary for supporting the needs
Stricken from Roll - Non Payment 15 of the lodge?
Expelled 0 Janet Russell, Public Relation
Transfers out 11 TO THE ELKS AND LADIES:
Absolute Dimits 5
Thank you for all your cards and messages during and
after my recent back surgery. Your thoughts and concerns
Total March 1, 2008 1107 brightened my day and helped make my recovery easier.
Applicants waiting Investigation 0 Sincerely, Betty Coleman
Candidates waiting Vote 3
Candidates waiting Initiation 0
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ESTEEMED LECTURING KNIGHT
No report this month.
Name Day Name Day
Allen, James W 1 Thompson, Hugh M 17
Oliviera, Daniel 2 Bader, Barton I 18
Serres, Anton G 3 Fraser, Richard H 18 William Boucher
Whalen, Peter R 3 Hernandez, Joseph 18
Yost, Jay C 3 Koekebaker, Edward J 18
Broughton, Robert L 5 Thorns, G.Edward 18
Coffee, Hannah 5 Woolever, Doug 18 The Lompoc Elks is once again proud to sponsor the
Lester, Murray J 5 Learned, Roy C 19 Student of the Month/Year program, which honors our
Rogers, Jr Wallace H 5 Plo, Jr Irving 19 local scholars. On Dec 07th , 2007 the following seniors
Cornejo, Gilbert J 6 Poorbaugh, Paul A 19 were chosen as winners in the student of the month
Domingos, James 6 Dahlin, James B 20 contest. From Cabrillo High School; Males: Benjamin Li
Hurd, John P 6 Morehart, Howard D 20 and Joseph Cuardos, Females: Emily Heath and Amanda
Suchecki, Jr Theodore J 6 Edman, Edward 21 Holdsemback. From Lompoc High School; Male: Shue
Butterfield, Billy B 7 Mowry, Warren P 21 Vang, Females: Alyssa Hamlin and Cheyenne Barrick.
Sardone, Joseph F 7 Pedersen, Arthur 21
On February 21, 2008 The following Juniors were
Taylor, II George E 7 Agnelli, Gerald J 22
chosen as students of the month. From Cabrillo; Male:
Greenaway, Robert 8 Davis, Gerald A 22
Lacey, Mike 6 Dutra, Dan 22 Zachary Pecyna Females: Marcela Garcia and Denise
Weber, George J 8 Pottebaum, Dale 22 Machin. From Lompoc; Male: Juan Flores Females:
Puppe, Gordon G 9 McVay, Monte 23 Kaitlin Munoz and Kimly Thi Hoang.
Tollison, Brian G 9 Sousa, Peter F 23 We would like to congratulate all winners thus far.
Hazen, Brent 10 Boucher, Pete 24 Sophomore deadlines are the first week on March. The
Leach, Nicki J 10 Carey, David L 24 deadline for freshman is April 28. This is also the
Mabery, Peter 11 McGee, Tim 24 deadline for re-judging seniors to be considered for
Buntemeyer, Gerald L 13 Currie, Frank J 25 Student of The Year. The banquet is scheduled to be held
Peterson, Paul 14 Schrum, Robert M 25 on May 5th, 2008. For any questions call the Elks front
Everett, Edward L 15 Beltran, Albert 26
Heron, Ron 15 Bertoline, Terry R 26
William “Pete” Boucher
Erickson, Gene R 16 Toler, Ervin 26
Linn, John 16 Robinson, Donald L 27 Chairman, Student of the Year Program
Maher, Joseph S 16 Sweet, Gary M 27 ATTENTION
Smith, Theron J 16 Hermansen, John 28
Del Martini, Lee 17 Rettburg, Bertie 28
Hearne, Thomas 17 Almond, Edward 29 We’re looking for a lodge
LaLiberte, David 17 DeVaux, Richard A 30 photographer. Candidates should possess
Phelps, Jon A 17 Hatmaker, H. E. “Red” 30 a digital camera and have a love for the
Smith, Patrick 17 Kappos, David F 30 photography hobby. The selected
candidate will have their photos
published in the Elks tale, and proudly
displayed in the members lounge.
If interested please Contact the Lodge Secretary at
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Well here we are into the month of April already, Thirteen rigs arrived Friday afternoon under
and we have a new corp of officers for the coming year. overcast skies for the monthly campout at Pismo Coast
Again I have taken the Vets Service Chairmanship. I RV Resort. Following setup, most members adjourned
would like to thank all of you that have helped me over to the club room for cards, visiting or just relaxing.
the years. Without your assistance this program would Several members journeyed to the Oceano Elks Lodge
not have been so successful. for their fish/shrimp Friday night dinner while others
I am still laminating, so if you have any documents elected to visit the local restaurants. Following dinner
that you want to preserve, large (8 by 12) or small, I will some members retired to their rigs or again engaged in
be happy to do them. The cost is only one dollar. The card playing. Saturday morning was the traditional "pig
proceeds goes to the Vets Funs. out" breakfast and what a feast the ladies (and men)
Aluminum cans are coming in just great. In two prepared. After breakfast, members went their separate
months I have received $244.00 for our recycling ways: some shopping (at the encouragement of the men's
efforts. Aluminum is now up to $1.56 a pound, so it wives) at the local stores; some walked their dogs to the
pays to recycle. beach, while others attended the RV show held in the
Remember every third Friday we bring our Vets to park. Around 5 PM the members again gathered at the
the Lodge for their Fish & Chips Luncheon. For this I club room with their pot luck dishes. Sunday morning,
always need help. By the way, if you have a little time, coffee with Danish was enjoyed followed by the
go visit one of our Vets at the Convalescent Care meeting. Elks members owning an RV are encouraged
Center. One of our Lodge members, Jerry Crews is to join the Happy Wanderers. For more information,
there. I know he would he would love to see you. contact Wagonmaster Ron Moeller at 588-8123
Fraternally Ron Moeller, Wagonmaster
John Hurd, Vets Chairman
SO. CALIF. ELKS BOWLING ASSOCIATION
April 19, 2008 Santa Barbara Gene Kolakowski
805-967-2848 Mixed 4
June 7, 2008 Gardena Bill Creighton
310-675-3571 Mixed 4
July 12, 2008 San Pedro Marvin Baldwin
August 2, 2008 Chula Vista Don Anderson
619-429-4772 Mixed 4
August 16/17, 2008 Santa Maria Mike Kenders
805-922-2241 Mixed 4
September 13,2008 W estchester Al Torres
310-641-6829 Mixed 4
October 11,2008 Santa Ana Ralph Heaney
714-838-6687 Mixed 4
Oct 31-nov 1-2 2008 Laughlin Jerry Strang
562-427-6984 Mixed 4
November 15, 2008 W hither Randy Major
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La Purisima Mission State
Historic Park to Commemorate
On behalf of Youth Activities, I would like to say 75th Anniversary of CCC
“Thank You” to the past year’s Officers and Trustees for
Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees
the support you gave to the youth programs. A big
“Welcome” to the new Officers and Trustees coming in.
and their families invited to attend
I look forward to working with you, as this year should
prove to be a busy and productive year. Lompoc - On April 26, 2008, La Purisima Mission
Coming up in April, Kid’s Knight will be on Sat. April State Historic Park will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of
the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on the grounds
26, 2008. Dinner at 6pm and Movie at 7pm. There is no
of the restored mission and the public is invited. Former
age limit for this evening event. Since the kids like to lie
CCC enrollees and their families are also invited to
on the floor while watching the movie, remember to
attend as special guests of the park.
bring a blanket, bean bag chair, pillow or whatever makes
Festivities will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the Dick
them comfortable. I will take suggestions for dinner and
Clark Band playing “big band” music from the 1930s
the movie, so you can either talk to me or put a note in
and 40s. Antique cars and trucks from that era will be
my mail slot at the lodge.
on display in front of the padres’ residence building.
National Youth Week is May 4-10, 2008. During
Park staff is preparing a special photo exhibit of the
this week, the Elks acknowledges the local
restoration of La Purisima Mission by the CCC from
community youths through different
1934 to 1941. The restoration was the largest project
programs. As the plans are still evolving for
undertaken by the CCC in California.
this week, I will be looking for volunteers to
The CCC was part of President Franklin
help with a few events that are planned. One
Roosevelt’s New Deal. When Roosevelt took office in
event on Friday May 9, 2008 will be at the Boys and
1933 the United States was gripped by the worst
Girls Club. As it was last year, this was a very busy day.
economic depression in its history. One of his first acts
We served many hot dogs, lots of punch and popcorn.
was to ask Congress for a large appropriation for
The kids are always excited to know the Elks are coming.
emergency conservation work. The result was passage of
I will need 5-7 volunteers for this day. Let me know if
the Emergency Work Act or as it came to be called the
you can spare a few hours.
"Civilian Conservation Corps." Thousands of
Baseball season is rapidly approaching and our lodge
unemployed young men were recruited and given
always supports a couple of teams. I would like to
gainful employment working in forests, parks and other
encourage you to spend an afternoon out at one of the
public lands to restore and conserve the nation’s natural
games, just because it’s good for the kids and you. You
resources and historic sites. 2,650 CCC camps were set
don’t have to know anyone on the team, the kids just love
up across the country and in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto
the support. (Come on, and get the winter stink blown
Rico and the Virgin Islands.
off). With the help of the coaches, I hope to keep the
Former CCC enrollees and their families who plan
game schedule posted on the bulletin board.
to attend this event are asked to contact the park at (805)
For Youth Activities, Tarry Hetzel
733-3713 or email@example.com.
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20 Years 2767 Max Rivera, Jr 40 Years
Year Pins 3334 James Allen 2704 Donald Roberts 874 Ruben Cornejo
Some errors were made in 3282 John Arnold 2672 Steven Thomas 800 George George DDGER
4338 Robert Barrett 2739 Gene Travis 869 Patrick Guevarra
the names listed for Pin
3233 Joe Belluz 2694 Lee Wise 805 Robert Hadley
Night. The following list 3295 Albert Beltran 3380 Doug Woolever 2962 Stanley Hartman
is the corrected list. If 3231 Edward Clarke 100 William Leary, Jr
3298 Charles Cooley 30 Years 814 Ronald Meidell
your name is on this list
4020 Lee Del Martini 1789 Douglas Adams 812 Lawrence Mendez
you can stop by the office 3335 Michael Donlea 847 Mati Mesikep
1791 Gary Adams
and receive your pin. 3730 Raymond Down, Sr 1774 George Berard 861 James Oliver
3305 John Dwyer 1756 John Clancy 3893 Wallace Rogers Jr
3238 George Faas, Jr 1769 Jerry Crews 852 William Schultz, Jr
10 Years 3245 Robert Foster 1719 Jerry Criscione 283 John Townsend
4028 Lori Baker 3680 Mark Gowing 1732 David Emmons PER
4046 Sylvia Boynton PER 3307 Frank Grube 1722 David Fort PER 45 Years
4056 Baerbel Brown 3322 Wayne Harris 1740 Michael Garcia 99 Francis Beattie, Jr
4014 Ysidro (Izzy) Castro 3337 Stanley Hart 1805 Gerald George 142 Harlan Bratz
4030 Mark Davis 3228 Joseph Jacobs 1255 Dennis Grossini 387 Terrill Cox
4019 Chris Erdahl 3336 David Jenkins 1750 Bruce Jackson 344 Warren L Culberson
4061 Barbara Hunt 3244 Dean Kays PER 1826 Joe Johnson 165 Louie Dalcerri PER
3762 Danny Jimenez 3302 George Kennedy 1784 Charles Knowles 167 Anthony Domingos
4007 Diana Johnson 3508 Robert Manning 1820 George Magers 168 James Domingos
4035 James Kelley 3320 Donald Maurer 2820 Paul Poorbaugh 2715 Marcel Donars
4033 Richard Kroemer, Sr PER 3278 Neil Mc Bratney 1779 Ronald Reid 174 Edward Everett
4024 Jerry Luis 3311 Louis Montalvo 1840 C Winston Smith 322 Joe Grossini
4040 James Mc Garry 3279 Michael Ryan 1829 Arthur Smith, Jr 411 Richard Grossini
4058 Thomas Mendek 3309 Randy Sanders 1781 Burton Wilder 78 Eugene Huseman
4018 Bruce Mustaine 3300 Randal Sawyer 1773 Albert Will 329 Robert Leck
4016 Greg Packham 3286 Stan Schultz 219 Joseph Milligan
4034 Michelle Packham 3277 Don Semelsberger 224 Robert Newman
4022 Patrick Pinnell 3301 Peter Sicard
1286 Leopoldo Aragon 227 Harry Ostini
4059 Ruben Rodriguez 3247 Jeff Sparks 236 Rinaldo Poloni
4021 Victory Scaroni 3275 Allen Stewart 1201 B.dwayne Blackwell
1291 Jerry Bommerssach 251 Robert Rogers
3551 James Schindel 2042 Elroy Taatjes 260 Lee Shourds
4044 Don Schuyler 3234 Robert Temple 1262 Donald Chambers
1248 John Coleman PER 269 Peter Sousa
4337 G. Edward Thorns 3276 John ‘Chino” Vasquez 401 Victor Sousa
4012 Thomas Williams 2807 Tim Webb 1206 Frank Costa
1261 Rodney Eckert 272 Lloyd Spear
4038 Bert Zimmernan 3495 Wayne Ybarra 315 Don Stalker
1209 Thomas Engelhardt
1254 John Flores, Sr. 281 Leonard Todd
15 Years 25 Years 1267 John Hannah 282 Paul Tognetti
3682 Don Ayres 2743 Peter Aguilar 1306 David Herber 378 Arthur Vargas, Sr.
3689 Roger Bales 1956 Merrill Chill 1231 Fred Hierholzer 202 Charles Walker
3716 Greg Belluz 2162 Charles Cooley 1265 Wayne Hudson PER 399 Ronald Williams PER
3705 Frederick Bond 2667 Gerald Davis 1277 Ronald Hunking 299 Keith Wright PER
3738 Walter Burnett 2727 James Dial 4323 Edwin Key
423 Oscar Cook 2730 James Escobedo 1285 John Kistle 55 Years
3691 John Daniel 2763 Robert Finn 1260 J .Charles Knapp 3477 Garland Austin
3729 Jim Dunlavey 2742 Charles ‘Torn’ Garner, Jr 1278 Harlan Larson PER 38 Edward Kenny
3713 Steven Guerra 2661 Harlan Gurney 1288 Merle Manfrina
3740 Michael Gullo 2744 Frank Hain II 1300 Tim Mc Gee
3685 Jerry Hayes 2705 H E. Red Hatmaker
1276 Donald Mc Intyre 53 John Lizarraga Sr.
3704 Roy Learned 1728 Charles Johnson Jr 1274 Tony Moya
3681 Clinton Liss 1517 Steve Jordan 1301 James Olivera III
3259 David Oliveira 2722 Kenneth “Glen” Kelley 1289 James Robs, Jr 65 Years
3683 Michael Rivera 3700 Edward Kranz 1064 Benny Romero 4336 Clive Foy
3714 Dee Schuyler 2796 Norman Ledune 1312 Charles Russum
3732 Alfred Sciurba 2740 Johnny Mc Candless 1281 Duane Schuyler
3733 Gale Wertz 2768 Harold Morgan 1269 James Spanne
3736 John York 2904 Joe Poole PER 1272 Russell Trigueiro
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WINNERS & LOSERS PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBERS
February 25, 2008 APPRECIATION NIGHT
Perry West (4431) was called for $210. Absent. The Past Exalted Rulers annual Public Safety
Pierre Chaldu (2717) was called for $250. Absent. Members Appreciation Night will be held in Our Lodge
Denise Miclat (4582) was called for $480. Absent Ballroom on Thursday, April 17. The participating
March 4, 2008 agencies consist of: The Santa Barbara County; District
John Rodenhi (3033) was called for $220. Absent. Attorney, Probation, Fire and Sheriff Departments from
Jeffery Minyard (3588) was called for $250. Absent the Central Valley; The Lompoc Police and Fire
Keith Wright (299) was called for $490. Absent Departments; The California Highway Patrol and the
March 11, 2008 Vandenberg Air Force Base Security Squadron and Fire
Department. Each agency selects their top performer for
Stanley Williams (76) was called for $230. Absent.
the past year to receive an Elks Plaque for Outstanding
Robert Hefferman (3863) was called for $250. Absent
Performance. There is also an Elks Valor award that is
Stephen Egans (4103) was called for $500. Absent
presented to one person selected by the Elks from the
March 18, 2008 nominee’s submitted by all agencies. The recipients also
David Oliveira (3259) was called for $240. Absent. receive citations from California Congressman Gallegy,
Billy Brooks Jr. (4276) was called for $250. Absent Senator McClintock, Assemblyman Blakeslee and a
John Vasques (3456) was called for $500. Absent County Proclamation from Supervisor Grey and City
HAVE YOU READ YOUR Proclamation from Mayor DeWees.
The Past Exalted rulers have fund raisers during the
ELKS TALE RECENTLY? year to provide for the complimentary dinner for
SOMEWHERE in this approximately 165 guests and the nine plaques. The
bulletin, a member's number is Valor plaque is provided by Awards and Things.
hidden and it may be yours. It is It is the Lodge member’s contributions to our fund
preceded by a # sign. If you find it raisers that make this event possible and we sincerely
and it is yours, come in to the appreciate your support. The Lodge Cook and staff have
Lodge Office and show your put on delicious dinners that all attending have enjoyed.
current membership card to the Phil Hager and his Ways and Means crew do a
Secretary. If you are a winner, he will be happy to wonderful job of setting up the ballroom and serving the
present you with a meal voucher good for $5.00 towards meal while organist Nicki Leach has provided the music.
any Lodge meal during the current month. The number John Blasik and PER Bob Schrum are the photographers,
for March was #2053 Barry Ashby and was on page 5. PER Dean Kays helps in the kitchen, CO-Chairman
Good luck this month PER Sylvia Boynton is the Esquire, PER John Coleman
ALONE OR TOGETHER? is the Chaplain and PER’s Don Kraus and Jim
There are many things you can do alone. You can Braithwaite are inner guards. PER’s Randy Tillman,
walk alone, you can read alone, you can sleep alone. You Sylvia Boynton and Dean Kays are busy fund raisers.
can’t run a Lodge alone. It requires volunteers to cook Public Safety Night is a Community oriented Lodge
dinners, organize and run social functions, do event that is well received to the people who deserve our
maintenance work, serve on committees and to serve as thanks and appreciation.
chair officers, set up tables, run bingo, etc., etc. Have I would like to thank you, the members, for your
you ever tried to pick up a table by yourself? support of our fundraisers throughout the year.
you can’t do it! If one other person helps you, it’s easy! PER Dick Kroemer, Chairman
If a couple more help, it’s a piece of cake! Remember....
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!
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ESTEEM ED LEADING KNIGHT . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . . Rocky M iclat
ESTEEM ED LOYAL KNIGHT . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . .Charles Bishop
ESTEEM ED LECTURING KNIGHT .... .... .... . . . . . . . W illiam Boucher
SECRETARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . Gene Schaefer
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ESQUIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . M ichelle Packham
CHAPLAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . Jenise Stallion
INNER GUARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . . Bob Scanlan
ORGANIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacant
TRUSTEE 1 YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . J. ‘Howdy’ Spicer
TRUSTEE 2 YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . W ayne Duncan PER
TRUSTEE 3 YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . . John Larsen
TRUSTEE 4 YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . . M ike Young
TRUSTEE 5 YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... .... .... . . . . . . . . . . . Jim M artin
PAST EXALTED RULERS OF LOMPOC LODGE #2274
GEORGE HILLIN* . . . . . . . . . 1963 RICHARD C. LANE . . . . . . . . 75-76 DAVE FORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88-89 ROBERT SCHRUM . . 02-03,06-07
ROBERT C. LILLEY* . . . . . . . 63-64 WILLIAM MOSBY . . . . . . . . . 76-77 DUNCAN E. WALKER . . . . . . 90-91 SYLVIA BOYNTON . . . . . . . . 03-04
WILBUR C. LECKRONE* . . . 64-65 RON WILLIAMS . . . . . . . . . . . 77-78 DON KRAUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91-92 ROBERT BARRETT . . . . . . . . 04-05
HENRY B. MARCOTTE . . . . . 65-66 HARLAN LARSON . . . . . . . . . 78-79 BERYLE FARMER . . . . . . . . . 92-93 JAMES BRAITHWAITE . . . . . 05-06
KENNETH STILLMAN* . . . . . 66-67 GEORGE P. GEORGE . . . . . . . 79-80 WAYNE HUDSON . . . . . . . . . 93-94 VICKI DUERR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07-08
JOE A. MACHADO* . . . . . . . . 67-68 EDWIN R. EWEN* . . . . . . . . . 80-81 JOHN COLEMAN . . . . . . . . . . 94-95 *DECEASED
JOHN D. HUYCK . . . . . . . . . . 68-69 FRANK READE* . . . . . . . . . . 81-82 RON BARROWS . . . . . . . . . . . 95-96
KEITH R. WRIGHT . . . . . . . . . 69-70 BILL MARTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83 JOE POOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97
JOHN F. DITMAR . . . . . . . . . . 70-71 DAVE EMMONS . . . . . . . . . . 83-84 MIKE CURRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-98
NORMAN J. ASHBRIDGE* . . 71-72 BOB DALE* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84-85 DEAN KAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-99 By Affiliation:
LOUIE M. DALCERRI . . . . . . 72-73 WOODY RISENHOOVER*. . . 85-86 COY CHRISTMAS . . . . . . . . . 99-00 LEE BRACKIN . . . . . . . . . . . .74-75
JOHN W. FRENCH* . . . . . . . . 73-74 RAY FULLER* . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-87 RANDY TILLMAN . . . . . . . . . 00-01 JIM DIACONO . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-81
RALPH R. WETZEL SR.* . . . . 74-75 DALE DOTY* . . . . . . . .87-88,89-90 RICHARD KROEMER . . . . . . 01-02 WAYNE E. DUNCAN . . . . . . . .92-93