Newsletter - Elk`s #469
ctober is here bidding a fond
farewell to the Summer and a
“hello” to the Fall along with the
beginning of the 3rd Quarter of The
Elks’ Fraternal Year.
The Lodge’s September activities were a great start for
The pool league started play on Sunday Sept 11th at 1
P.M. along with a reception, courtesy of Vince Pullara,
with excellent food as usual. The re-felt of the pool table
looks and plays great. The Annual Golf Tournament held
on Mon. Sept, 12th, at Pine Ridge, was an outstanding
success with perfect weather. A great time was had by all
beginning with the lunch and ending with the dinner.
There were 29 foursomes, 107 Sponsors along with a very
successful 50/50 raffle and silent auction. The outing’s
success was a direct result of the leadership and guidance
of Bob Cwalina, PER Roger Delp, Jimmy Bullington for the
silent auction and The Elk Member Volunteers who
helped to make the tournament the great success it was.
All the event’s proceeds benefit the charity fund for
college scholarships, veterans and drug awareness. The
Annual Crab Feast was held on Sunday Sept 18th with 71
members and guests attending. It was a great day to
celebrate the last days of the Summer. Many thanks to
Leading Knight, Patrick Sullivan, PER Ray Der, PER Joe
Cox, PER Ron Blachowicz (The MCS for the corn on the
cob), PER Gerry Mastropieri, new member Jim Quigley
and Kim Walker. Great Job!
The Veteran’s Cook Out, at Perry Point, is scheduled for
Saturday, October 8th. All volunteers to report to the
lodge at 9:30 A.M. Signup sheets to be placed around the
lodge or check with Joe Lancaster. The Fall Blood Drive is
scheduled for Sunday October 16th 9:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Be sure to sign up early to reserve a time either at the
lodge, on line or contact Leading Knight Patrick Sullivan.
Are you smarter than an Elk? Trivia night is scheduled for
Saturday 10/22 at 7:30 P.M. Check the web site for
The next Karaoke Night is scheduled for Sat. Nov. 5th from
8 P.M. until Midnight. The Towson Elks Hoop Shoot is
also scheduled on Saturday Nov. 5th at 9 A.M. at The
Immaculate Conception School Gymnasium. Volunteers
should contact Hoop Shoot Chairman Pete Cline. The
Baltimore County Desert Storm, OIF, OEF Memorial
Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place
on Sat. Nov. 5th @ 11 A.M. at The Historic Towson Court
House. Save the date of Saturday November 12th for The
Annual ElK A Palooza Bull and Oyster Roast. Look for the
details in the newsletter, web site and the lodge.
Since my ER Year is half over, I wanted to take the time to
recognize those officers and members who have made
this first half year run smoothly.
Elk of the Month
April 2016 - Olin Hupp Chairman of Entertainment
Committee Music - Friday Night Music Talent
May 2016 - Master Gunnery Sgt. Paul Curry Chairman
Americanism - Coordinating Memorial Day and Veterans’
Day Ceremonies with The American Legion Post 22
June 2016 - Joe Lancaster Chairman Veteran’s Affairs Veterans Day out with The Orioles, the Cookouts and the
July 2016 - James J. Bullington Chaplain - Coordinating
The 4th of July Parade and his public relation efforts and
golf outing silent auction.
August 2016 - Bob Stambaugh - Chairman Entertainment
Committee Kitchen - Great Friday night Dinners.
September 2016 - Bob Cwalina and PER Roger Delp Golf Committee - Outstanding effort with The Annual Golf
There are many activities scheduled, at Your Lodge, in
the coming months. Join us and bring a guest.
John J. Morton
I would love to hear from you. This is your lodge, I simply
have the exceptional privilege of representing us this year.
Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]
LODGE OFFICERS 2016-2017
John J. Morton
William Ellis Hill, Jr.
Kenneth J Kocun, PER
Brian Tunney, PER
Nancy Ann Hafford
James J Bullington
5 Year Trustee
4 Year Trustee
3 Year Trustee
2 Year Trustee
1 Year Trustee
John M. Wontrop, PER
Joe Cox, PER
501©3 Charity Fund
James Jenkins, PER
Kenneth J Kocun,PER
John J. Morton
Entertainment Committee (Kitchen) Bob Stambaugh
Entertainment Committee (Music) Olin Hupp
Fourth of July
Roger Delp, PER
Inner & Intra Activities
Ray Der, PER
Brian Tunney, PER
John Wontrop PER
John J. Morton
William J. Hill Jr.
Robert A Ruhl
Robert A Ruhl
Philip A Schoenberger
James A Gede Sr
James A Gede Sr
Thomas J Michels
Ralph E. Patterson
Joseph D Michel
Richard O Taylor
Michael E Ward
Thomas A Keller
Christian H Rose
James F Garrity
Dwaine N Garber
Brian P Tunney
LIVING PAST EXALTED RULERS
Kenneth J Kocun
Gerald D Mastropieri
James A Jenkins
F Sean Loughrey
Michael S Perry
Richard A McAllister Jr
Jay V Strong Jr
Roger J Delp
Joseph F Cox
Devin A Foggo
Ronald J Blachowicz
John M Wontrop
LODGE HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY – THURSDAY & SATURDAY 11 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY 11 A.M. TIL 1 A.M. • SUNDAY 11 A.M. TO 10 P.M.
Lodge Telephone Number: 410.296.4690 Fax: 410.583.5295
Lodge Address: 4 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Towson, MD 21204
It is the Proposers responsibility to guide their Candidate through the process
of becoming a member. The candidate must be proposed at a regular
meeting, be published in the newsletter (Secretaries responsibility) and meet
with the membership committee before being elected. The last two steps are
indoctrination and initiation if elected. A candidate can’t proceed in becoming a
member until they meet with the membership committee. Interviews with the
membership committee for new members will be held on the first Tuesday of
the month at 7P.M. Please contact Brian Tunney for information. 410-440-4245.
Any questions please contact the Secretary.
The following candidates have been proposed for membership
and will be balloted at an upcoming meeting:
Proposer / Candidate
No new candidates proposed this month
Life Membership J. Michael Lawlor
Oct. 8----9:30 A.M.----Perry Point VA Cookout
Oct. 8----7:30 P.M.----Bar Bingo
Oct. 16---9:30 A.M.----Fall Blood Drive
Oct. 22---7:30 P.M.----Elks Trivia Night
Nov. 5----9:00 A.M.----Annual Hoop Shoot
Nov. 5---11:00 A.M.----Dedication of The New Vets Memorial
Nov. 5----8:00 P.M-----Karaoke Night
Nov. 11--11:00 A.M.----Veterans' Day Ceremony
Nov. 12--7:00 P.M.----Elks Bull and Oyster Roast
Friday Night Dinners------Dates and menus online
LIVE MUSIC AT THE LODGE
Friday Nights 8:30-midnight
Viki Childs & Dale Coleman
Sunday, Oct. 16th
Save time and schedule your donation time at: RedCrossBlood.org
For faster donations use the Red Cross Rapid Pass after you schedule online:
All donors receive chicken wings and save 3 lives
Volunteers needed as well. Please contact Patrick Sullivan -443- 286-5798
LADIES OF THE TOWSON ELKS
Mary Ann Rush
Christy Berry/Kathie Tucker
Happy Autumn to all of our LOTE members.
We are always continuing to seek new members.
Contact [email protected] or @410.971.0066
t our September meeting once again we had a low
turnout but had several good discussions on the
agenda items and planned activities for the fall. Our
meeting was informative for all that attended. Here are
few things we talked about at the meeting. We finalized
our charities for the 2016/2017 season and I would like
for everyone to support these charities by attending our
upcoming activities listed below. We met with our ELK
Liaison and had a great conversation and clarification on
questions we presented to him. We also discussed our
plans for putting our new ideas into place as it relates to
the LOTE organization. Finally we discussed our “Paint
Night” and “Fall Raffle”. We are definitely moving in the
right direction, making things fun again and creating new
activities for the LOTE organization, so we hope you can
support us at these events.
LOTE meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday
of each month at 7:00 P.M. Please plan to attend!
The Ladies of the Towson Elks welcomes applications
from wives, mothers, widows, and unmarried daughters
of Lodge members in good standing.
For more information and an application please contact
Mimi Roeder Vaughan at [email protected]
Come Join the Fun!
Perry Point VA Medical Center Cookout
Saturday Oct. 8th 1:00 P.M.
Meet at the Lodge at 9:30 A.M.
Leave no later than 11:00 A.M.
For more information contact Joe Lancaster
Here are a few of the planned activities for the Fall:
Charity Paint Night- Monday October 24th @ 6:00 P.M.
Painting begins at 6:30, if you wish to join us for a fun
evening RSVP to Barb Hedrick (410) 960-9745 either by
(calling or text). Look for the flyer on the bulletin boards
at the ELKS.
Fall Raffle Event- October 1st – November 19th
Our fall raffle will be kicking off on October 1 st and run
until November 19th, at which time we will draw the
winning ticket at our November Bingo. As you know our
raffles are one of our big money makers for our charities
so please ladies support this activity by selling tickets
either at the ELKS bar or selling a few to your friends and
neighbors. Our raffle basket will have lots of goodies
such as; (2) Ravens tickets, a weekend at the beach,
dinner for (2), and several bottles of wine, selected by our
LOTE ladies. There’s something for everyone. Ticket cost
will be (2) for $5.00 and (3) for $10.00. Tickets will be
available at the bar.
410-236-3832 - [email protected]
BINGO: Our next bingo will be held on Saturday October
8th @ 7:30 P.M.
The November Bingo will move to Saturday November
19th due to the Elk-A-Palooza event that is being held on
the second Saturday. Come join us for a fun evening @
7:30 P.M. on 11/19/16.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
LODGE MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 7PM ON THE 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH FROM SEPT. TO JUNE.
JULY AND AUGUST MEETINGS ARE THE 2ND TUESDAY ONLY
Perry Point VA Cookout
Elks Fall Blood Drive
Elks Trivia Night
Annual Hoop Shoot
Dedication of New Vets Memorial
Veterans' Day Ceremony
Elks Bull and Oyster Roast
The most current and up to date information will be posted online and in the Lodge.
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All members must sign their guests into the lodge.
Exceptions: Wives and family members under 21