Believe in the goodness in thyself as well as in others.

Protect childhood with tenderness, old age with respect, cherish with reverence the memory of those who have passed.

Observe faithfully the golden rule.

Enjoy the good things of earth. Keep within thee the Glorious shine of youth and remain always of good cheer.


Jolly Corker Pub is open for lunch starting at 11:30 Monday-Saturday.
Now also serving light suppers!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
BBQ Dinner

BBQ Dinner with Complementary Sides
Cocktails: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
$12.00 w/Reservations
$15.00 at the Door
Sponsored by Mitch & Susan Becker
Catered by Cowhorn Pepper Co.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Hoop Shoot

East High
1:00 pm

Donate to Elks National Foundation

Greetings and salutations my fellow elks. It is hard for me to believe that our summer is already over and the fall season is upon us. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy their summer and were able to relax at some time.

This summer was a particularly difficult one financially on the lodge. Our attendance at the dinners was less than in years past and unfortunately these dinners are the financial backbone for the lodge to be able to keep the doors open and provide services to our members and the community. I earnestly request that all of you make a concerted effort to attend our dinners and functions so that we may continue to be a viable lodge and positive influence for our community and members. Please not only attend these dinners but invite friends, family and anyone you would like, who knows maybe some of them would like to become members and be involved with our efforts to make our community better.

Our next two dinners will be the Octoberfest dinner on October 11th, which is sponsored by our PERís. This will include pork loin with sauerkraut, German sausage, German potato salad and dessert. All who attend will enjoy not only the food but musical entertainment that features polka music. The November dinner will be on November 8th, and is being sponsored by Mitch and Susan Becker. They are going to give the kitchen crew a night off and are having this dinner catered by the Cowhorn Pepper Co. This meal will feature barbecued meat and several sides and desert. I again earnestly ask that you attend these and make sure you call in advance for reservations so that we have an idea on how much food to make.

I would like to thank all our members who assisted at the soccer shoot in September, as well as a special thank you to PER Doug Rienks for organizing the shoot and running the whole operation. Thanks Doug.

Coming up this October 24th our lodge will be having a booth at the Haunted Armory Halloween event for all the military kids. This is provided for all military personnel and their families to show our support for the service to our country.

It is not too early to start spreading the word that our Childrenís Christmas Party will be on December 21st at the Pinnacle Arena. This is again open to anyone and is free to attend. Entertainment will again be provided as well as goodie sacks and presents. We have an opportunity to have our Order and Lodge recognized throughout the community with a large attendance in this new location. Thanks to PER Larry Schwindt for working so hard to get our party booked at the Arena.

Remember: Faith, Commitment, Be a Beacon

Yours in Elkdom,
Larry R. Bratt
Exalted Ruler