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!
Nebraska History Museum was Lincoln Lodge #80
Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Cocktails: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Macaroni Salas & Watermelon
$10.00 in Advance
$12.00 at the door
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It is such an honor to serve as your Exalted Ruler this year. You and our noble works bring such joy to my life. Your faith in me and support of our lodge amaze me. Thank you! I have attended so many events in the last month. I can't mention them all but would like to talk about the busiest day of June 18th. Three big events. One for Veterans, one for Girl Scouts, and one for the DOES. At 10:30 many of our officers and members led the Pledge of Allegiance for the Veterans Freedom Music Festival. Several stayed to help with our Elks booth to visit with veterans and their friends and families about our programs and to just say thank you. We also passed out drug awareness materials. Thank you Bob and Suz Clinkenbeard for your time in the booth. At 1:00, I headed to the State Capitol Rotunda to take part in the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Council Girl Awards Ceremony. Many Silver and Bronze Awards were presented to more than 70 girls. What great projects these girls did to earn these awards. From there I headed to the lodge to help with the Tailgate Party for the DOES National Convention. We had 246 to eat starting at 5:30 and ending around 8:30. I served baked beans and potato salad to all who ate. This way I got to greet each one. What a happy group. Smiles and laughter everywhere. So many worked so hard this day to make each of these events a success. Much of this credit goes to my three chairmen. Wade Graft not only kept us all informed of what was happening, but he was the chair of the days events for the VA. Stephen Wirth serves as our Girl Scout chairman and keeps in contact with the awards committee. He makes sure the award certificates and flags are ready for the girls. And last, Larry Schwindt, he has served as chairman of the Tailgate for the past several years. That's how long Drove #4 has been working on this event. Larry has spent many hours and days making this party a success. A BIG Thank You to these men for all they do.
On Sunday, the 19th , Bob Clinkenbeard, PER, PSP and PGELK and I were guests of honor and speakers at the DOES evening opening session. We sat up on stage to enjoy three of their ceremonies. We returned on Monday for the Grand Banquet honoring their current and past Supreme Presidents. Seven of our officers and member put on their tuxedos and served as escorts. Laurie Montag, Leading Knight, joined me and Vicki Logan, DOES President at the head table for the meal. We all looked beautiful and handsome to represent our lodge.
July 2nd, the ritual team will be in Houston, Texas competing for what we hope will be our third National Championship. If hard work and dedication makes us a winner then we should bring home another trophy. Please send us your good wishes on that day. Gerald Miles will be our ER that day and deserves a big thank you for all his dedication and hard work. THANK YOU, Jerry.
"Ever Striving To Be Better Elks"
See you at the lodge,
Mary Brooks, Exalted Ruler