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.


107th Annual Children's Christmas Party

Donate Deer Hides

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

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Elks Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Meatload Dinner

5:30 pm Cocktails
6:30 pm Dinner

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Christmas Party Sacking Party

Pinacle Bank Arena (5th Level)
10:30 am

Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Christmas Party

Pinacle Bank Arena
Doors open 12:00 pm
Show Begins 1:00 pm

Donate to Elks National Foundation

Greetings and salutations to all. Here we are already in to November and the holiday season is fast approaching.

This past month the lodge kept very busy. To start the month off, on the 4th our ritual team performed in Cozad at the Ritual clinic. This clinic allows ritual judges to renew their certifications and our team performed a stop and go session in the morning and then the full initiation ritual in the afternoon. As usual a good time was had by all and the Cozad lodge again did an outstanding job of providing meals and fellowship to not only our members but also lodge members from throughout the state.

On Sunday the 6th, some of our lodge members helped with the Lincoln City Libraries book sale by assisting with the loading of all left over books into large cardboard containers. These containers were then loaded onto tucks to be taken to the recycle center. Kim and Pat Wiseman who are already volunteers for the Library, recruited several of us to assist them in this endeavor. Big thanks to Kim and Pat as well as Harry and Laurie Montag, Randy King, and Maureen Sadler for all their help.

On Tuesday the 7th, Scott Schrage and I attended the annual Trade Center meeting and learned about what concerns the board will be addressing in the future.

The PERís held their annual Oktoberfest dinner on the 11th. Chuck and Kathy Meisinger did another outstanding job planning and being the head chefs for the event. Bobby Clinkenbeard, Rich Todd, Connie Moore and Larry Schwindt all assisted as did several of our current lodge officers. Approximately 65 people enjoyed the great meal and were entertained by Wauneta Petersen playing the piano. Thanks to all who attended.

On the 14th and the 28th we held our burger nights. I encourage all of you to come to a burger night soon. It helps support the lodge and you might even find that you enjoy the company and fellowship of your fellow lodge members that are also attending.

At the lodge meeting on the 15th, we took four new members into the lodge. They were the first members to be initiated by our current lodge officers. The officers did a very admirable job considering it was their first performance in the new offices.

On the 16th, Wade Graft and some of our members attended the Re-Creation performance at the Veterans Hospital here in Lincoln. 10 of our lodge members were able to attend this musical event for our veterans and all enjoyed the music and spending time with our veterans. Wade helped make this possible and our lodge helped to sponsor the event. Way to go Lincoln Lodge #80!!!

October 21st was the Elks Midget Football banquet. Scott Schrage and other members attended and the players, parents and coaches all voiced the appreciation for what we do as a lodge to support them and the teams throughout the season.

Remember: Faith, Commitment, Be a Beacon

Yours in Elkdom,
Larry R. Bratt
Exalted Ruler