ELK'S CREED

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.

Announcements

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

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Chili Cookoff

5:30 Cocktails
6:30 Dinner

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
DOES Installation of Officers


Sunday, January 28th, 2018
Pancake Feed

We will be serving pancakes, with butter, syrup, assorted fruit toppings, sausage, milk, juice and coffee all for $5 adults, $2.50 age 6-12 and free age 5 and under.
@ ELks Lodge #80


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Esteemed Leading Knight

Can you believe it, It is January already !! Ready for some year long resolutions you didn't do last year! Like so many of us you get busy with kids, house, car needs new tires or a transmission like we had right before going to the frozen North (Fargo ND) for Thanksgiving. We got a newer used car for the trip. The new ones are a little bit pricey right now for our needs. Family comes first with the money that we make and give to charity as much as we can without going too far behind. This time of year really does make you think of all your blessings, to be thankful for your family, friends fellow ELKS. We are very blessed to live in a community that really takes care of the people in need. There is so many places to get help, with warm food, warm shelter and a really needed volunteer with all the warmth any body can ask for. As we brace for a cold and snowy winter (the kids really want snow). Remember spring is coming with all the fan fare of warm weather and couple of Vetts running around with there tops down. What more can we ask for!! So as always get active go to the dinners and just have fun!!

Troy Pedersen
Leading Knight

Esteemed Loyal Knight

I have recently been through a bevy of emotions, Watching the Nebraska Volleyball team excel at the game, Witnessing the changing of the guard when it comes to Nebraska Football…out with the old and in with the new. Seeing capitals of nations change locations, Witnessing the birth of new modes of transportation. What we imagined just a few years ago today is reality. Things change but one thing that hasn’t changed is Christmas. What Christmas means to me might differ from your version. But Family, friends, Lights, Trees, presents, time off from work, all might be a part of your thought process. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stated “And in despair I bowed my head; There is no peace on earth, I said; For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: God is not dead, nor doth he sleep! The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men!” We can all look forward to a very prosperous Elk Filled new year. Remember in this new year we have a Chili Feed – You make it and compete against your fellow Elks. (Watch out for Randy and Troy) and the Pancake Feed on the horizon, Stephen will be flipping! I have been told that New Years is a time for setting things straight: a thorough housecleaning, paying off debts, returning borrowed objects, reflecting on one's shortcomings, mending quarrels, giving alms. In many cultures, people jump a local body of water-literally washing the slate clean. Everything you do on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day is pointed to the future. Our custom of spending the night with the one you love and kissing them at midnight insures that the relationship will flourish during the coming year. As you read this keep in mind 2018 is going to be a fantastic year for us. I remember in the movie The Outlaw and Josey Wales. A Character named Lone Watie made this statement we must “Endeavor to persevere.” That we will do! Thanks for a good 2017. We will see you around our Lodge.

Harry Montag
Loyal Knight

Esteemed Lecturing Knight

Happy New Year to all you wonderful Elks!

It's hard to believe 2018 is upon us so quickly. I would encourage all of our new members from 2017 to attend more meetings and get involved in a project or program. The more you put into Elkdom, the more gratification and wonderful friends you will enjoy. Wishing you all a great and prosperous New Year!

Let's show our Brotherly Love and get involved with YOUR Lodge.

Jeff Sneller
Lecturing Knight