NOVEMBER 2010 Steak Night & Monday Night FOOTBALL vs v November 15 - Food Served 6:00pm to 8:00pm . th Game Starts @ 8:30pm EXALTED ER Arthur Walker,RULER’S MESSAGE Greetings fellow Elks, I hope the world is treating you well. If Either way we should make a point of going over and talking it is Great, if not just remember that tomorrow always comes and with to them. Remember unlike a lot of us who are at the Lodge on a regular it a whole new day and a chance for a new beginning. basis, these folks don‟t know everybody like we do. Well summer is officially over. I turned on my heat to take the If this sounds like I‟m aiming this at those of us who, shall I chill off the house today. That also means that the District Deputy will say, are regulars at the Lodge and Club, then you‟re right. We are the be making his official visit to our Lodge this month (oh joy!). In ones that are there most of the time and we are the ones that are heard addition to checking on the record keeping ability of the Lodge and most of the time. So like it or not that makes us the principal examples Club, making sure we have all the required books and manuals, and and ambassadors of our Lodge. Remember the „Ten Foot Rule‟ the next doing as many of the required committee functions as we can, we will time your in the Lodge. also be judged on our ritual performance. This will take place at the Last month one of our members suffered a tragic family loss. Lodge meeting on Oct. 21st. It will be an initiation meeting and we A loss I can‟t even begin to imagine nor even possibly relate to. This should have about 11 new members there. Of course by the time you member is someone who all of us knows, respects, and in my case read this it will already have happened so I hope that in the next have an affection for only a very close friend can have. I am speaking of newsletter I can report that we did an exceptional job. our Treasurer Bob Hollis. I know I speak for all when I say that Bob and I want to thank Todd Gibbons and all his helpers for the Eleanor are in our hearts and prayers. wonderful time everyone had at the Sock Hop last Saturday. What a Along these same lines I want to extend my personal and I am great performance by the band and all who worked so hard to make sure the Lodge‟s hopes and prayers to our Leading Knight, Charlie the evening so memorable. Thanks many times over. Pacholkiw, John Shrum and Vicki during these trying times. Since I first I attended the fall workshop in Ocean City this month. Many wrote this article two other members of our Lodge have been touched of the topics presented were updates on various State Association by the long arm of fate. First our newly installed Secretary, Martha activities. The State Association budget was presented and passed. Scully has been in the hospital over a week. According to her sister, Concerning the budget, it was somewhat comforting to see the Priscilla, she will be there for a while longer. All the best, Martha and association having budget problems just like Lodge 15. I guess misery get well soon. does indeed love company. Last Sunday a good friend and long time member Jack One of the presentations given was about membership; how Papinchak passed away after a short illness. What the heck can I say? to get new members, how to get delinquent members to return, and Jack was responsible for me being here writing this article. Jack always how to keep members, especially new members. We‟ve all heard about had a pleasant greeting for everyone at the Lodge. I really didn‟t have how to get new members and the importance of getting a member who the pleasure of knowing Jack for a long time, yet I feel that I did. has dropped out to return. But the one thing that stood out in the Somehow I just can‟t find the words to express what I want to say to all presentation was how we can keep a new member from getting these people. It all seems and sounds so hollow. How do you tell disillusioned about joining the Lodge. The way to do this is called the someone that you want to be there, be the shoulder to cry on, be the „Ten Foot Rule‟. It comes from the retail sales business. What it says friend in need? After reading this, these words just don‟t seem to get is that if you are within ten feet of a person; make a point of going up across what I‟m trying to say. I hope my thoughts come through to that person, introducing yourself, and, in our case, making them somehow. feel welcome. Remember we are all family, the family of Elks Lodge 15. Think about it. How many times have we all seen someone at Families don‟t always get along but they do stand together and take the bar or at a table who we don‟t recognize? Maybe they‟re alone or care of one another. So until next month; tight lines and a clear sight. maybe they‟re not. As always fraternally yours, Art Walker www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -1- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. 2010-2011 LODGE INFORMATION LODGE OFFICERS Washington-Rockville Exalted Ruler Arthur Walker, PER B.P.O. Elks Lodge #15 Leading Knight Charlie Pacholkiw 5 Taft Court Rockville, MD 20850 Loyal Knight Geoff Collins Tel: 301-424-2202 || Fax: 301-762-3832 Lecturing Knight Jeffrey Holland http://www.Washington-Rockville-Elks.com Secretary: email@example.com Martha Scully 301-424-3404 Secretary Martha Scully Club Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org Brian Hoffman 301-424-2202 Treasurer Robert Hollis, PER Esquire Mike Naughton CLUB (Bar) OPERATING HOURS Chaplain Tina Fox Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11 am – 1 am Inner Guard Christine Costolo Tuesday & Thursday: 11 am – 11 pm Tiler Catherine Simanek, PER Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm TRUSTEES CLUB ACTIVIES 5 Year Trustee Priscilla Schwab, PSP MONDAY – FRIDAY - LUNCH 4 Year Trustee Carl Riffle, PER 11:00am – 2:00pm (Except Holidays) 3 Year Trustee John Haben, PER Daily Specials Listed at Bottom of Calendar 2 Year Trustee John Lenahan MONDAY – FRIDAY - HAPPY HOUR 1 Year Trustee Lyle Waldron 4:00pm – 7:00pm MONDAY - STEAK NIGHT LADIES AUXILIARY OFFICERS rd 6:00pm – 8:00pm - 3 Monday President Dorothy Walker TUESDAY - SEAFOOD NIGHT Vice-President Helene Meyers 5:30pm – 7:30pm – See Calendar for Menu or Call Club Secretary Wendy Picciotta TUESDAY - BINGO Treasurer Peggy Lenahan Early Bird 7:00pm, Regular 7:15pm Sgt. At Arms Rosetta Gilmartin WEDNESDAY - ACE OF HEARTS Drawing at 7:00pm Chaplain Marge Carter WEDNESDAY - OPEN KITCHEN NIGHT COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 5:30pm – 7:15pm Americanism Andy Bodenham, PER 317-417-2718 THURSDAY - LODGE MEETING Bingo Dave Johnson 301-219-7065 st rd Boy Scouts Marty Lasker 443-660-8090 7:00pm - 1 & 3 Thursday Community Activities Gary Eckenrode, DDER 301-424-3404 THURSDAY - OPEN MIC NIGHT & PIZZA Drug Awareness Chris Vincent 6:00pm Except Lodge Meeting Nights Elks National Foundation Carl Riffle, PER Flag Day & Veterans Day Geoff Collins 301-792-8752 FRIDAY - DINNER Government Relations Jim Allen 240-401-5233 6:00pm – 8:00pm – See Calendar for Menu Historian Vacant SUNDAY - BRNCH House Committee Dave Johnson 301-219-7065 nd 9:00am – 12:00pm - 2 Sunday Hoop Shoot Matt Morgan 301-455-2990 Investigation Lodge Activities Jack Papinchak Jeff Holland 301-503-9097 240-505-5333 UPCOMING LODGE EVENTS Membership Jim Allen 240-401-5233 11/4 LODGE MEETING Newsletter Editor Christine Costolo 240-499-5492 PER Association John Haben, PER 301-424-5459 11/6 Ladies Auxiliary Fashion Show Public Relations Ritual Coach Jim Allen Priscilla Schwab, PSP 240-401-5233 301 871-1758 11/7 Sunday Brunch Scholarship Martha Scully 301-910-3189 11/15 Steak Night & Monday Night FOOTBALL Soccer Shoot Diana Patton 301 351-8834 Trustees Priscilla Schwab, PSP 301 871-1758 11/18 LODGE MEETING - INITIATION Veterans Services Barbara Higgs 301-646-8224 11/20 Rod Stewart Review Webmaster Dave Johnson 301-219-7065 Youth Activities Vacant 12/2 LODGE MEETING 12/4 Oyster & Bull Roast If you would like to volunteer please 12/5 Elks Memorial Service 12/16 LODGE MEETING contact the chairperson. If it is vacant, 12/18 Member Holiday Party please contact Arthur Walker, ER. 12/31 New Year‟s Eve Party www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -2- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. WASHINGTON-ROCKVILLE B. P. O. ELKS #15 CALENDAR NOVEMBER 2010 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT OCTOBER 31 NOVEMBER 1 NOVEMBER 2 NOVEMBER 3 NOVEMBER 4 NOVEMBER 5 NOVEMBER 6 FOOTBALL Ace of Hearts Friday Dinner Ladies Auxiliary House Drawing at 7pm FALL FASHION LODGE Committee Early Bird 7:00pm SHOW Meets 6:00pm Regular 7:15pm Skins @ Detriot TEAM TINA MEETING 6:00pm to 8:00pm Trustees SHRIMP NIGHT 7:00pm BBQ Chicken Game Time 5:30pm to 7:30pm Kitchen Open Roast Pork Loin 11:00am 1:00pm Meet 5:30pm to 7:15pm Food $5.00 7:00pm Dungeon OPEN 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 SUNDAY Ace of Hearts Friday Dinner CLUB RENTAL Drawing at 7pm BRUNCH Early Bird 7:00pm Regular 7:15pm OPEN MIC & PIZZA TEAM PEGGY 6:00pm to 8:00pm SEAFOOD NIGHT Call for Menu NITE Crab Legs Dungeon OPEN 6:00pm to 9:00pm Prime Rib UNTIL 9:00pm 9:00am to Noon 5:30pm to 7:30pm Kitchen Open 5:30pm to 7:15pm SKINS BI WEEK 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 SKINS ROD STEWART LODGE House Ace of Hearts Friday vs. Committee Drawing at 7pm Dinner EAGLES Meets 6:00pm Trustees Meet Early Bird 7:00pm Regular 7:15pm MEETING MONDAY NIGHT 7:00pm TEAM DAVE COME FOR STEAK NIGHT 6:00pm to 8:00pm REVIE Veterans Kitchen Open STEAK NIGHT Committee Chicken Parmesan W 5:30pm to 7:15pm Beef Burgundy AND STAY FOR Meets 6:30pm INITIATION Buffet Dinner $12.95 THE GAME 7:00pm Served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm SHRIMP NIGHT Show Starts 8:30pm 6:00pm to 8:00pm 5:30pm to 7:30pm 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 FOOTBALL Ace of Hearts HAPPY Friday Dinner CLUB RENTAL Drawing at 7pm THANKSGIVING Early Bird 7:00pm Regular 7:15pm TEAM CATHIE 6:00pm to 8:00pm SEAFOOD NIGHT Skins@ Titans BAR MENU Dungeon OPEN Call for Menu Kitchen Open AVAILABLE Game Time UNTIL 9:00pm 5:30pm to 7:30pm 5:30pm to 7:15pm 1:00pm Call Lodge for NO DINNER Food $5.00 Hours Open SPECIALS 28 29 30 DECEMBER 1 DECEMBER 2 DECEMBER 3 DECEMBER 4 FOOTBALL Ace of Hearts Friday Dinner OYSTER & House Drawing at 7pm BULL ROAST Committee Early Bird 7:00pm LODGE Regular 7:15pm Skins vs Meets 6:00pm TEAM TINA MEETING 6:00pm to 8:00pm Vikings Trustees SHRIMP NIGHT 7:00pm Seafood Alfredo Game Time 5:30pm to 7:30pm Kitchen Open Beef Brisket Food 5:00pm to 1:00pm 5:30pm to 7:15pm Meet 8:00pm Food $5.00 7:00pm Music 8:00pm to 11:00pm DECEMBER 5 DECEMBER 6 DECEMBER 7 DECEMBER 8 DECEMBER 9 DECEMBER 10 DECEMBER 11 Ace of Hearts Friday Dinner CLUB RENTAL Drawing at 7pm ELKS Early Bird 7:00pm MEMORIAL Regular 7:15pm OPEN MIC & PIZZA TEAM PEGGY SERVICE SEAFOOD NIGHT 6:00pm to 8:00pm 11:00am Call for Menu NITE Pork Chops Dungeon OPEN 6:00pm to 9:00pm Stuffed Chicken UNTIL 9:00pm 5:30pm to 7:30pm 5:30pm to 7:15pm FOOTBALL Breast Skins@ Giants Game Time 1:00pm Weekly Lunch Specials: www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - Burgers, TUESDAY & THURSDAY – Crab Cakes MONDAY - $1.00 OFF 3 - Share Elks Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 WEDNESDAY – Fried Chicken, FRIDAY – The 15 & meet on Official Monthly Publication of second Wednesday. Fish The Submarine Veterans and the Rockville/Gaithersburg FOP meet on the Washington-Rockville Elks LodgeIBPOEChips the second and fourth Wednesdays Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. NOTES FROM THE TRUSTEES: The Trustees meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month, except in July and August when they meet only on the third Monday. Members are cordially invited to these meetings to share ideas. On 4 October 2010, vouchers 10-136 to 10-166 totaling $12555.48 were approved for payment. Voucher 10-136, submitted by the House Committee, and was intended to pay for the TIP dispenser machine presently installed at the bar. This voucher should have a House Committee number i.e. 1800. The state sales tax situation was again reviewed and the House Committee Chair stated that a new procedure has been adopted to correct the non-payment of this tax. The Food and Bar Manager will calculate the sale tax paid each month. He will then submit this amount to the treasurer who will cause our bank to forward the sales tax payment by wire transfer. Part of this discussion was the ability of the Lodge to bank on line. The Lodge will pursue this desirable end vigorously. The carpeting for the dining area will be replaced on or about the 24th of October. All present carpeting will be replaced. Comments were received about the lowering of the rain curtains on the porch. Improper handling of these curtains has caused damage to them in the past. It was suggested that the House Committee investigate ameliorative procedures. The Trustees have been reminded that the DDGER will be present at the second Lodge meeting in October. He will expect from the Trustees a six month Profit and Loss statement and a six month Balance Sheet. The Trustees' Chair and Secretary will be responsible for the appearance of these documents. John F. Haben, PER, Secretary Ladies Auxiliary News The holidays are almost upon us and this year, as we do each season; ask for your help with our food collection for Inwood House. In the past, the members of the Lodge have been most generous and we trust this year will be no exception. The residents of Inwood House have been grateful for the gifts of food we have provided for their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. There will be a box out soon in which you may place you donations of non-perishable food. The Auxiliary will provide the turkeys for Thanksgiving and hams and chickens for Christmas as well as any items not collected to complete their holiday meal. We thank you for your generosity. Our Fashion Show is on Saturday, November 6th at 11 AM. There is still a little time to get tickets or call Peggy Lenahan to inquire about table space. Tickets are $20.00. Fashions from Dress Barn and jewelry from Silpata. This is an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping or expand your own collections. A reminder to the members of the Fashion Show committee to be on hand after the Friday night dinner to help set up for the show. Of course, all who wish to help are more than welcome. Patricia Botkin, Geneva Foster, Opal Hall, Helen Storer and Joyce Young are all celebrating November birthdays. Happy Birthday, Ladies!! Our next regular meeting will be Thursday, November 4 at 7PM. Audrey Durkin www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -4- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. Oyster & Bull Roast $25.00 per Person On the 11th month, the 11th hour of the 11th day, The Elks honor our veterans who have been in harm‟s way. They fought many battles in both the World Wars, in the air, on the seas and defending our shores. In Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East, too, they did it for me and they did it for you. They fought for our freedom, they fought for our pride. Many returned, but some of them died. They answered the call and don‟t boast or brag. All they ask in return is that we salute the flag. They don their uniforms and march in parades to remind us all when memory fades. Some gave their lives and for that we are sad, but they gave us our freedom and for that we are glad. So please raise your glasses for this special toast: To our American veterans whom we Join us for great food, cold beer and music by Matt owe the most. Fannele. Capt. Wane & Capt. Kevin will be By Jerry and Carol McCorkle cooking up the best oysters of the Chesapeake. Raw, steamed, baked and oyster stew too. Don’t miss out on this outstanding evening of food & fun. Join Us For SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH Sunday Brunch Food 5:00pm to 8:00pm Music 8:00pm to 11:00pm TICKETS ON SALE AT THE BAR Lodge of Sorrows The places that have known him shall know him no more, but his virtues are written upon the tablets of love and memory. It is with great sorrow that we note the passing November 7th of our member 9:00 AM until Noon Pete’s Omelets, Bob’s Creamed Chipped Beef & Biscuits, Bacon, Jack Papinchak Sausage, Eggs, Potatoes, Corned Beef Hash, Fruit Salad and much more! The Faults Of Our Members We Write Upon The Sand, Their Virtues Upon The Tablets Of Love And Memory. Adults $9.00 Children 12 & Under ½ Price! To Our Absent Brothers www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -5- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. Think of the Elks Lodge When Planning Your Holiday Party TE L L E V E RY O NE Y O U KNO W , F RI E NDS , F AM I L Y , Y O U R E M P L O Y E R , Y E S E V E R Y O N E W H A T A G R E A T V AL U E H AV I N G Y O U R E V E N T H E L D AT T H E E L K S L O D G E I S . The hall can be rented by anyone on weekdays and/or weekends, daytime or evening. Rent ½ the hall or it all. Also available to rent is our first floor large bingo hall for Non-Profit Organizations. Catering is awesome and room decorating services are also available. Spread the word about The Elks Lodge‟s facilities. The BEST Value in the area. Big or small we do it all. For rental information (301) 424-2202 or email@example.com Sickness & Distress Chuck Pacholkiw, son of Charlie Pacholkiw Vicki Shrum, wife of John Shrum . Mile Harlow Marie Boyd Marty Lasker Martha Scully Keep these members in your thoughts and prayers Please contact Dottie Blanchard at 301-949-4687, Exalted Ruler Art Walker or the Lodge at 301-424-2202 to let us know of any Lodge member or family member who is sick or in need so that your Lodge family can respond appropriately. Elks Care & Elks Share www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -6- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. OPEN MIC & Weekly Drink PIZZA NITE Specials THURSDAY’S 6:00pm to 9:00pm October 31st – November 6th EXCEPT LODGE MEETING NIGHTS Yuengling Draft Pint Vodka Martini November 7th – November 13th Miller Lite Draft Pint Rum Punch November 14th – November 20th Warsteiner Draft Pint Vodka Tonic November 21st – November 27th Yuengling Draft Pint Spiked Eggnog November 28th – December 4th Miller Lite Draft Pint 7&7 December 6th – December 11th Entertainment by Lodge Members and Guests. Warsteiner Draft Pint Pizza Will Be Served. Don’t Miss the FUN. Margarita ELKS MEMORIAL SERVICE WINTER IS Honoring those Elks who have passed to their eternal rest this past year ON IT’S WAY… An Elk Is Never Forgotten, Never Forsaken WHEN INCLEMENT WEATHER IS FORECAST OR COMING DOWN All Lodge members and guests are invited to PLEASE CALL THE LODGE FIRST attend this very special, moving ceremony BEFORE VENTURING OUT TO FIND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5th 11:00 am OUT IF WE ARE OPEN OR CLOSED. Luncheon to follow 301-424-2202 www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -7- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. Join Us for The Game! Lodge Members Show Their Redskins Spirit Join us for food and fun at every Redskins game. Tell your friends about it. Everyone is welcome. What a great way to introduce your friends to the Elks Lodge. Food buffet is $5.00 and will be served at all Sunday games except night games. Spend a fun filled afternoon watching football at the Lodge. VETERAN’S SERVICE COMMITTEE NEWS During the month of October: The committee met and finalized plans for the November Vet Services Brunch. The committee is looking into using ENF funds to sponsor 4 additional New Patient Orientations (in addition to the 2 approved by the Lodge and paid for by committee funds) at the VA. Barb assisted with the monthly New Patient Orientation. Upcoming Events: The November Brunch will be dedicated to our Veterans and Wounded Warriors. We are expecting 20-40 vets from the VA and Walter Reed. PLEASE JOIN US and express your appreciations to these folks. Envelopes are available at the bar for cash and check donations that will be used to purchase goodies for Care Packages to Our Platoon. If you write a check, make the check payable to: Elks 15 with a notation that it is for the Veterans Service Committee on the Memo line. Please call Barb with suggestions on activities, or to learn more about the different ways in which you can support the committee. You can reach her at 301-646-8224 (cell) or 301-424-2065 (home). www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -8- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. Steak Night & Monday Night FOOTBALL th MONDAY November 14 SPECIAL $13. 95 Food Served 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm GAME STARTS @ 8:30pm Includes: Flame Grilled Steak (Cooked to Order) Vegetable, Potato, Roll & Butter Our Lodge Has Lost An Icon Few people are known by only one name. Elvis was one, our Lodge had another. Just say the name “Pappy” and everyone knew who you were speaking of. Jack Papinchak passed away on Sunday, October 17 from congestive heart failure. It was a great surprise because it appeared that the worst was over. He was known and admired by hundreds of people. He will be forever missed. Many of you know that Jack loved the Elks and supported it in so many ways. He was an icon because of his honesty, integrity and loyalty to the Lodge. He lived the motto that Elks Care, Elks Share. He made members both new and longtime strive to be more involved and better Elks. He truly led by example. We can honor his memory by following his lead and the example that he set. You may have disagreed with him at times, but he always had the best interests in mind for our Lodge. Jack downright loved people and cherished friends. He loved all of the Club activity and supported or attended many events. Many came to him for council and Jack was always there to listen and offer help if you needed it. There is a void in our Lodge with him gone in which I believe is going to last a long while. Jack had so many good times with so many people, and helped his fellow members. Jack not only loved life, he was loved by many! This month, let's all raise our glasses and salute his spot at the bar and remember him always! Cheers Jack... you will be greatly missed www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care -9- Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. Message from the Grand Exalted Ruler Hon. Michael F. Smith November Provides Opportunity For Thanks The holiday season is upon us. November is a month when we all have the opportunity to give thanks for all we have received. And what have we received? Freedom to do what we want, freedom to be who we want to be, freedom to go about our daily lives without fear, freedom to enjoy our lives and time with our families and friends, freedom to follow our dreams and, most importantly, freedom to help others. But, who gave us these freedoms? It is the Veterans, and these freedoms continue due to the sacrifices of the members of our active-duty military. Take time during this holiday season to remember our sacred promise “So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” We should remember our Veterans and members of our active-duty military each and every day, but especially on November 11, Veterans Day. Take every opportunity to thank them and their families. Promote Elks Passion by showing our Veterans and active-duty military members and their families that we as Elks do Care and do Share. Be loud, be proud and be visible when helping our Veterans and military members. Sandra and I join each of you and your families in this time of Thanksgiving. We wish for you a wonderful time with your families as we all gather together in giving thanks for all of the blessings and freedoms that we enjoy and have and continue to receive. Sandra and I pray that you have a safe, happy and fun Thanksgiving and ask that you continue to pray for our troops, Veterans, our Order and this great nation we call America. Express Patriotism Through The Ballot Box by SIM NATHAN Committee Chairman Just last September, we celebrated National Patriotism Week, which is a significant part of the mission statement of our Order. We need “To quicken the spirit of American Patriotism.” As Elks, we are the founders and promoters of Flag Day and fervently promote the support of our active servicemen throughout the world as well as remember and assist our veterans. This we should always do, but we can always do more. This month there will be the national mid-term elections for contested Senate and House seats. We are very fortunate that our forefathers saw the need for freedom of elections in our Constitution, thus eliminating any fear as we go to the polling booths. Do you remember the picture two years ago of a woman voter in Iraq who had just finished casting her ballot and was proudly displaying her purple-stained finger? This is the spirit we need to install in our communities by promoting a get-out-the-vote campaign. Free elections are one of the greatest rights any nation can have. Thank God we have that right here. Make it a project of your Lodge to arouse your community and get everyone out to vote for the candidates of their choice this November 2. If you can’t go in person to vote you can request an Absentee Ballot from the Maryland Election Board:http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/documents/2010_Absentee_Ballot_Application_Englis h.pdf . Requests must be received by mail or fax by October 26, 2010. www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 10 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. SIR ROD The Ultimate Rod Stewart Show Saturday November 20th Advance Tickets $20.00 At The Door $25.00 Starring Tommy Edward as Rod Stewart He's a man of the people, an old school Las Vegas style entertainer with the Philadelphia energy. Tommy Edward is ultimate Young Turk!" That's what the fans are saying. Tommy Edward wants to rock your house. Everyone will be part of the show. The fans must have a great time. Tommy Edward would have it no other way. “When I am entertaining I want the crowds up front to rock and dance. But I am always meeting and greeting the more laid back fans with photo -ops, hi fives and camaraderie. I try to unite the crowd as one. The power of unity elevates the energy and you can really feel it." Tommy Edward as SIR ROD STEWART is in its 14th year running. Tommy Edward has captured the wild hair, the sweet soulful raspy voice and the body language of the real Rod Stewart himself. Combining the image of Rod Stewart with contests, sing-alongs, fans onstage, balloons, freebees, family photos, costume changes, and a great band, Tommy Edward wins over the packed houses every night. "I want every fan to say they saw a great show and that they will come back. And they always do." Celebrate With Your Elks Family ELKS Lodge #15 Annual Members Holiday Party 3:00pm – 6:00pm SATURDAY December 18th Complimentary Food & Drinks www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 11 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. B I N G O Lodge Charity Ball EVERY TUESDAY Early Bird 7:00pm Regular 7:15pm Bring Someone New To Bingo and Receive a FREE 9 Pack of Bingo Cards VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED Volunteer One Time Try & See If You Like It ONLY 4 hours per month on Tuesdays Contact Dave Johnson 301-219-7065 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org March 12, 2011 SEAFOOD Night Steamed Our Lodge has adopted a platoon. This is a wonderful way that we can Shrimp show that “Elks Care…Elks Share” Here is how it works: OR Every time you go shopping we are asking that you pick up a little something extra for Fish & our adopted Men and Women. Items at Costco and/or Sam‟s Club are a great Chips value. Put them in the large RED bucket near the coat closet at the Lodge. We will be sending a package monthly. Let them EVERY Tuesday know that we are grateful for their service so that we may live free. A list of items is 5:30pm to 7:30 pm posted on the bulletin board. Call Club for Menu Please Donate Generously! Frozen Cocktails Available at the Club Ask Your Bartender To Make One Today www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 12 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. 2011 Elks Scholarship Contests ARE Under Way! Do you know a high school senior looking for college scholarships? 2011 Most Valuable Student and Legacy Awards applications are now available! MVS applications, available to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, are due on December 1, 2010, to the Lodge nearest the applicant’s home. For more details and to download an application visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. Legacy Awards applications, available online only, are due on February 1, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time. If you are the child or grandchild of an active Elk member, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm to find out more! Do you have questions about completing your MVS scholarship application? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvsfaq.cfm for answers! Be sure to watch the video, which includes helpful tips from MVS scholarship recipients. Martha Scully, Chairman 301-910-3189 www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 13 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. LODGE SOCCER SHOOT Having been a Lodge member for a couple of years I felt it time to step-up and get a little more involved. Somehow in doing this I found myself as chair of the Lodge‟s Soccer Shoot. I quickly learned no one remembers us ever doing this before, no one really knew how to do one and I, being a middle aged women, has never had children involved with soccer or have I ever even kicked a ball! I also quickly learned our Lodge is full of supportive people; Priscilla and Gary gave me phone numbers of other people in other Lodges and Gary gave me contact information for the City of Rockville. I realize I am not in this alone. Lou Clark from the City of Rockville offered to talk up the contest and pass out fliers to his coaches; he also gave me permission to use the Mark Twain School Athletic Field on Sept. 26. My work associate made fliers for us and we distributed them to our customers, friends and family members. Contacts made to the other Lodges proved Elks truly Care and Share. My 1st call was to Butch Morgan who is the State Chair; he was very encouraging and gave me the date of the state contest – Oct. 23. Ron from the PG Lodge offered to let us use his equipment and observe their shoot and Frank Rozzell from Waldorf offered to bring his stuff up and help with the shoot! I was greatly relieved to have Frank‟s help. Then Ben Stone, chair of Drug Awareness, drove a box full of balls and drug awareness handouts to me from Kent Island! Day of our shoot arrived – rainy. The weather report said the day would clear; so I decided to proceed. Frank and his family arrived along with all the various goals we need for the shoot. Art also arrived, the sky cleared and we put all the goals together; watching for participants to arrive. We had plenty of Lodge 15 volunteers arrive to help with scoring, spotting, score keeping and ball retrieval however we only had 2 participants (and they were both the same age!). We finally let the 2 boys kick and we have Patrick Pierce representing our Lodge at the District Shoot. Elks truly do Care and Elks do share. I have many ideas for next year – primarily better promotion and now I know what a Soccer Shoot is! Looking for volunteers to serve on a committee for next year! See me at the Lodge for further details. Thanks to all who helped this year. Diana Patton, Soccer Shoot Chairperson www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 14 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. THE ELKS ROCK N’ ROLLED ALL NIGHT LONG The Winter Entertainment Program continued on Saturday night with the Rock and Roll Relics, a band playing 50's 60's and even a little 70's and 80's music that energized the 160 guests. With public school teachers, Billy Miskell on the drums, Pete Storm on the keyboard, and Chip Chiapone on the rhyme guitar, and lead guitarist and computer expert Gail Chiapone, the band got everyone dancing. The most stunningly appropriate dress contest was won by Tina Marie Fox and her Mother, and the dance contest winners included Melissa and Joe Greesock in 2nd place and Patty and Wayne Sipe in first place, winning the coveted dinner for two, donated by Bill Edelblut, third generation managing owner of O'Donnell's Seafood Restaurant. Judges, Gene GATS Gerrity, Marge Reiman and Jim Allen endorsed the winners selected by voice vote. Art Walker, E.R. thanked Todd Gibbons for putting together an outstanding program. Dinner provided by the House Committee headed by Dave Johnson was extremely well received. Many people were introduced to the Elks for the first time, at this event with a favorable impression. Applications for membership were available. The next event, a tribute to "Sir Rod" Stewart, is another opportunity to invite prospective members to another energy filled evening with our friendly Lodge on Saturday, November 20, the weekend before Thanksgiving. www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 15 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. PLEASE DONATE TODAY For every $1.00 donated to ENF last year we received back $1.70 from National. By donating not only are you supporting the Elks charities you are giving back to your Lodge and State Association. Help us reach our goal! It‟s easy to give. You can make multiple donations, say $20 every other month, you would have a tax-deductible donation of $120, or $25 every six months or just donate once and help reach our goal of $50 per capita. You can pay by credit card. Just click on the link https://www.elks.org/donate/. If paying by check, please make all checks payable to Elks National Foundation. Complete the donor card, which can be found at: http://www.elks.org/enf/pdffiles/donorcard1005.pdf Mail to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 North Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614- 1889, or you can drop your check off at the Lodge, attention Carl Riffle. REMEMBER “ELKS BELIEVE THAT CHARITY IS THE GREATEST OF ALL VIRTUES.” Carl W. Riffle PER, ENF Chairman ENF HONOR ROLL Lodge 15 would like to salute the following individuals who contributed to the Elks National Foundation. (Lodge Year April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011) Lenus Barnes L Charles McGuire L Kenneth Beck Robert Mitchell CCL Judith Black Paul Peterson L Howard Briscoe L Carl Riffle C Charles Burton L William Schoo Juan Cardenas Priscilla Schwab CCCCL Howard Clayton C James Seavey Geoff Collins C Stuart Shalloway Lee Curtis MMMMMMMM Carl Sharpless L Gary Dwyer, Jr. L Arthur Walker C Herbert Fleck C Babette Williams CCCL Gerald Grauel Theodore Zotto Donald May C Jean Mills C Our goal this year is $50 per capita, less than 14 cents per day. As of 9-30-10 our per capita was $17.44 ($10,412) an excellent start. However, only 30 members or 5.0% of Lodge membership have made a donation. Last year we had 15% participation and a per capita of $46.19. Let‟s set a goal of 25% participation. I would like to encourage every member to make a donation. Hope to see your name in the next newsletter. Please add Elks National Foundation to your Christmas giving list. www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 16 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. The Beat Goes On…Rock & Roll Relics Rock the House… As 2010 Will End with a “Lightening Rod” WOW… what a night. Now I understand why the Rock & Roll Relics are booked every weekend. This group rocked the Elks and the crowd loved them. It was high energy, as I couldn‟t find anyone who was not having a good time. Their music, vocals and song selection were unsurpassed. In the end, everyone agreed to bring them back. The Sock Hop went very well led by our very own Jeff Holland who was MC that evening. Our judges were Jim Allen, Gene Garrity and Marge Reiman. They did a great job in leaving it to the crowd to select best dancers and best dress. And, there was some colorful dress and impressive dancing. People got into it and that‟s what it‟s all about. My sincere thanks to everyone who attended or supported the show. Now, let‟s talk about November. When Rod Stewart‟s 1971 solo album “Every Picture Tells a Story” broke, it made him a household name when “Reason to Believe” and “Maggie May” started to receive radio play. Playboy Magazine wrote that his voice sounded like he stayed up all night on bourbon and cigarettes. But, everyone loved his sound and the rest is history. Next month, Tommy Edward as “Sir Rod” and his band are coming to the Elks. This performance will mark our 12th event, and we‟ve had some great shows and fun times. But, Sir Rod will be some of the best entertainment the Elks will ever witness. Unless there‟s a catastrophic event, this is a show where no one leaves at intermission. Having seen Rod Stewart in the 70‟s and Tommy Edward earlier this year, I said OMG, Tommy‟s portrayal and performance comes as close as it gets to the “Young Turk.” Beyond the talent, his philosophy after 14 years still remains for audiences to have fun and get everyone rocking. His energy, authenticity, and musical talent are unrivaled, which is why his fan list is more than 2,000,000, and why his show is one of the hottest acts in the northeast. This also includes Vegas, and Trump‟s Marina and Merv Griffin‟s Resorts in Atlantic City. He has also performed with the real Rod Stewart in Philadelphia. The members of Tommy‟s band are no lightweights either. It begins with Melissa Rose. She owns the keyboards and harmonizes perfectly with Tommy. But, when he turns the microphone over to Melissa is when she really takes off. Drums and guitar tightly follow with surprising solos from both. Put it all together and the “Ultimate Rod Stewart Show” becomes an energized musical event that can front any national act. DON‟T MISS OUT! And members bring non-members. We‟ve gotten new memberships from our past shows because people tell me that our events are a great way to show off the Elks. And, DON‟T WAIT… because tickets are selling and tables are being reserved. So, on Saturday, Nov. 20… the “Lightening Rod” COMETH. THIS SHOW WILL BE A BARN BURNER! G B I N Todd O VOLUNTEERS NEEDED It’s fun and you are helping to support your Lodge. BINGO makes money for the Lodge! Sell Bingo Cards or Pull Tabs, Work the Concession Stand, Check Winning Bingo Cards. There are lots of ways to help! ONLY 4 hours per month on Tuesdays. Contact Dave Johnson 301-219-7065 Or email email@example.com www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 17 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. 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Veterans & The Elks During World War I, the Elks funded the first two field hospitals in France and built a 72-room community house in Camp Sherman, Ohio, and a 700 bed rehabilitation hospital in Boston, which they turned over to the War Department. They also raised money for the Salvation Army’s frontline canteens. Their loans to 40,000 returning veterans for college, rehabilitation and vocational education were the precursor of the GI Bill. When World War II broke out, the Elks were the only civilian organization asked to help recruit construction workers for the military, a task that was completed three months ahead of schedule. The Elks also contributed more than half a million books to the Merchant Marines so that their men would have reading material on board ship. The Korean War again brought out the best in the Elks. They donated more than half a million pints of blood to help wounded soldiers. When the wounded from Vietnam needed help, the Elks responded. They provided the funds for a recreation pavilion at the Navy Hospital on Guam. The wounded at Tripler Medical Center in Hawaii were sweltering in the heat. When the Elks heard of their plight, they purchased 24 air-conditioning units so these patriots could recuperate in some degree of comfort. When Operation Desert Storm took place, the Elks again led the support for our fighting men and women in the Persian Gulf. Subordinate Lodges undertook letter writing campaigns to help keep up the spirits of the defenders of freedom. The Elks were also among the first to welcome them home and thank them for a job well done. Today our Lodge is active in Veterans programs. We have adopted a platoon. Please remember to pick up items to donate to them. Many thanks to all Elks who served so that we may live free and also to those members who volunteer to help our Veterans. Our story is long; our work is humble; our history is proud. As long as there are those who need our help, the Elks will be there to give aid and comfort. www.washington-rockville-elks.com Elks Care - 19 - Elks Share Washington-Rockville Lodge #15 NOVEMBER 2010 Official Monthly Publication of Washington-Rockville Elks Lodge 15 Articles must be submitted no later than NOON on the 15th of each month. 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