2015
Dedication Of New Sports Bar
At 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 30th, ER Sean M. Hickey proceeded to start ceremonies prior to the Grand Opening of the Sports Bar and Game Room at our ever expanding Lodge.  An enthusiastic turnout heard a few brief remarks by Sean which included  much appreciation and thanks for the many volunteers, supporters and donators to make this a reality.  Sean also acknowledged Debbie Driver for her limitless energy and volunteerism along with the great enthusiasm of all in attendance.  With this milestone and the support of our Lodge members, along with the continuing new applicants to our Lodge, it's time for "Lights, Camera, Elkdom!


CHEA was well represented at the Grand Lodge Convention (July 5-9) at Indianapolis, Indiana.  Included was our ER Sean M. Hickey (back row, 2nd from left.)

Convention Send Off

PER Nancy Jo Costa hosted a "send off" (potluck reception) for ER Sean M. Hickey, June 28th, as he prepares to leave July 4th for the Elks National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 5th thru 9th. Sean was presented with a money tree and many well wishes by those in attendance.
 

"Western Night Fundraiser"
to Lancaster Elks Lodge was proud to host its annual Western Night Scholarship Fundraiser which included a delicious dinner and dance.  With over one-hundred in attendance and $1100 raised towards this project, volunteers and attendees were all pleased by this fun-filled evening. In photo, are proud (and regular) volunteers at this, and other Lodge functions.   Thanks to all for the success of this event.

Lodge and family members.

L/r:  Bea Wright; Chaplain, Marcy Simily; Lodge Citizen of the Year 2014-2015
and Lodge photographer, Lois Riffle.
"Elks Annual Flag Day Ceremony" Lancaster Elks Lodge #1625 was once again proud to host its Annual FlagDay Celebration, Tuesday , June 16th.  Assisting in the changing of the multiple flags in front of the lodge were members of the Antelope Valley Naval Sea Cadets who steadfast in the wake of ninety-five degree weather.  The Antelope Valley Emblem Club '76, Elks members and visitors ended the ceremony (which dates back to 1777) with a rendition of "God Bless America."

"Elks Bowling League
Lancaster (CA) Elks Lodge #1625 ER Sean M. Hickey and Dave Nelson of the Elks Bowling League recently, and proudly, presented a donation of $500 to the William J. "Pete" Knight Veteran's Home.  Accepting this gift on behalf of the local facility is Lawrence Hawkins.

Submitted by:  Jay Jenkins, Lancaster Elks Lodge #1625, Public & Media Relations
Pictured l/r:  ER Sean M. Hickey, Dave Nelson and Lawrence Hawkins.

"A Night in the Tropics"
  Our Lodge enjoyed "A Night in the Tropics" on Saturday, May 23rd.  This South Pacific themed event was a fun filled dinner and dance.  Lodge volunteers prepared and served a delicious tri tip and chicken dinner and the festive mood was enjoyed by all in attendance. Again, this event was a success due to our members volunteering, with a special "shout out" to ER Sean M. Hickey, Debbie Driver and Manny and Mary.

    Lancaster (CA) Elks Lodge #1625 was the setting and the proud host of the 5th Annual Classic Car Show Fundraiser recently (May 2nd.)  This popular event was attended by 500 people and drew 70 vehicles for judging with 26 trophies awarded to the enthusiastic participants.
    However, many more exhibits and displays were presented to the spectators who enjoyed the varied festivities on a beautiful day.  Activities included an elaborate radio controlled train display from different eras; an exhibit of exotic animals; a display of antique tractors and engines; a "scratch built" scale model of the 1942 "Mighty Mo" battleship; a car wash by the Antelope Valley Naval Sea Cadets and massages given by personnel who explained their profession. Also, the attendees were able to participate in a 50/50, raffles in which hundreds of prizes were distributed, a Silent Auction and enjoy the music from the 1950's.
    A BBQ lunch and refreshments were available for a nominal charge and admission was free to spectators. This family oriented event raised $2600 for the Lodge's several programs, projects and community activities and would not be possible without the great volunteerism of members, local groups and friends of the Lodge. In picture, vehicles getting assembled prior to the spectators.

Submitted by:  Jay Jenkins, Lancaster Elks Lodge #1625, Public & Media Relations

Lancaster Elks 1625 Visits Pasadena Lodge
Our Lodge embarked on its reciprocal visit to Pasadena Lodge #672, on Tuesday, January 20th. This annual tradition had 40 members visit this historical venue and were treated to great hospitality and a dinner by our sister Lodge. Lancaster event chairperson Lynne Beecroft  and ER Nancy Jo Costa appreciated the participation of all involved and look forward to Pasadena's visit to our Lodge in six months.
 
2014

PDDGER Kickoff

Our lodge was proud to host our own Ray Pompey--PSVP, PDDGER, PER-- on Saturday, August 2nd as the new District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler.  A cocktail hour was followed by a delicious pork loin dinner prepared by the lodge's Sherri Chefs.  A nice turn-out of Inland District guests were present  along with several of Ray and Lyn's family members.  A nice casual evening was had by all.  Some of the photos are courtesy of Inland District Public Relations Chairperson Ken Dalpiaz.  


SVP Warren Guest Visits Lodge

  Lancaster Elks were pleased to host the official visit to our lodge of SVP Warren Guest and his lady Carolyn, Tuesday, June 10th. This open meeting was preceded by the flag changing ceremony with participants to include the AV US Naval Sea Cadets, AV Emblem Club color guard and lodge officers. Afterward, a delicious dinner was served, prepared by Tastee's Catering. This was followed by the Flag Day Program with Jerry Mundell as guest speaker. A patriotic theme filled the meeting room, with the honoree SVP Guest making a few parting remarks. Bill Visokey was chairperson of the evening's patriotic and social event.

2013
Elks Annual USO Show 2013
2006

Lancaster Elks Dedicate
US Flag Mural
under construction
Mural Under Construction

  On Monday September 11, 2006 the lancaster Elks Lodge Dedicated a Wall Mural of the United States Flag in honor of our military personnel, Port Authority Officers,the courageous NYC Firefighters and the other fallen victims of 9/11. Lodge members on 9/12/01, placed ten American flags in front of the Lodge (and one on half mast) where they have flown ever since.(See below)

  In further Tribute for the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and American Flag Mural was project of the Elks Rage of the Sage Camper Club. Funding came from Elks Lodge members, their spouses, and family of deceased members and friends. The Flag is 12' x24' and was painted on the outside West wall of the Lodge.    Preparation took Three weeks prior to the actual dedication and was painted by artist Chris Walker of Underground Graphics. On 9/11/06 in ceremonies, Robert Younker, Mural Chairman gave a brief summery about the flag.

  He then introduced various dignitaries in attendance, who spoke about the memorial. The guests consisted of the Captain from the Lancaster Sheriff's office, CA HWY Patrol, and Fire Station 33 as well as representatives from the Los Angeles County Council. This event was covered by our local television and other news media.
quests attending dedication

Finished Flag Mural

plaque listed donaters