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.

Special Events

June 17, 2017 - Flag Day Ceremony

Instead of the traditional Flay Day recognition on June 14th by the Elks, our lodge room had been rented out that evening in advance. Exalted Ruler Montag requested in writing to our District Deputy to the Grand Exalted Ruler, Nebraska East, Larry Bratt of this conflict and she requested that the ceremony be changed to Saturday, June 17th. DD Bratt granted her request and re-arrangements were put in place. Boy Scout Troop 159, led by Scoutmaster Mark Huenink, was contacted and his troop presented the colors throughout the program.

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Tiler Larry Jurgens, Scouts Eason Hurlbut, Matt Huenink, Treasurer Wauneta Peterson, Scout David Gainsforth, PER Larry Schwindt, ER Laurie Montag, PER Larry Bratt, Scout Brayden Huenink, Chaplain PER Mary Brooks, Scout Braden Hoffart, Scoutmaster Mark Huenink and Esteemed Loyal Knight Harry Montag

April 8, 2015 - Elks Youth Week Proclamation

The Elks Lodges of the State of Nebraska will observe the first week in May as Elks National Youth Week in tribute to our Junior Citizens, honoring them for their achievements and contributions to the life of the Community, State and Nation. On Monday, May 4th, 2015, Lincoln Lodge No. 80 will host our Elks Youth Day program once again at South East Community College at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to witness this fun and giving event by Lodge 80's Officers and the contributions in scholarships your lodge provides. After the program, cookies and refreshments will be provided.

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Richard Todd, Lincoln Lodge 80; Mary Brooks, Lincoln; Jane Berggren, Hastings Lodge 159; Brady Norton, Hastings; Jackie Norris, Hastings; Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Stephen Wirth, Lincoln; Larry Schwindt, Lincoln; and Bobby Clinkenbeard, Lincoln

April 9, 2014 - Elks Youth Week Proclamation

On April 9th at 10:30 am, Governor Heinemann signed the Elks Youth week Proclamation in the Werner Chambers in the State Capital building. The Proclamation was read by State Youth Coordinator PER Jackie Norris of Hastings Lodge #159. Present with her were ER Larry Bratt, PER Larry Schwindt, PER Richard Todd of Lincoln Lodge #80, PER Bradley Norton of Hastings Lodge #159, and PER Jane Berggren of Grand Island Lodge #604. PER Dennis Berggren of Grand Island Lodge #604 was present to take photographs of the ceremony. Jackie did a wonderful presentation outlining the many projects the Elks provide to the youth in our communities. There were a total of 29 Proclamations read that day and it was a very proud moment for the Elks that were present as well as being impressive to all others in the audience.

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Larry Bratt, Exalted Ruler, LEL 80; Larry Schwindt, PER, LEL 80; Dave Heinemann, NE Governor; Jane Berggren, PER - Grand Island Lodge #604; Jackie Norris, PER - Hastings Lodge #159; Rich Todd, PER - LEL 80; Bradley Norton, PER - Hastings Lodge #159

June 14, 2012 - Flag Day Ceremony

Honoring Our Flag

Thursday, June 14th was a special evening at LEL#80. The chair officers, along with 3 of Lincoln�s fine Boy Scouts, did a memorable tribute to our Nation�s Flag. ER Rienks conducted the ceremony and Inner Guard; Larry Bratt provided the history of the Flag. Music during the service was provided by our Lodge Organist, Wauneta Petersen. Singing of the Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag added to the success of the evening. Thanks to all in attendance for making this a night to remember within our lodge and in our nation.

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Members of the audience
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Back Row: Imre Bonyhady, Denis Applebee, Sonny Lane; PER, Larry Bratt, Jeff Sneller; PER, Gerald Miles and Larry Schwindt
Front Row: Wauneta Petersen, Luke Anderson, Wyatt Jorgensen, Zach Cepure, Doug Rienks; ER