April 15, 2014 - Senator Steve Knight Visits Lodge

Ass't Esquire Merry Harrison and Sen. Steve Knight

Chaplain Cynthis Brehm & Sen. Steve Knight

Ass't Inner Guard Andy Dumas & Sen. Steve Knight

Ass't Chaplain Mary Dahl & Sen. Steve Knight

4 Year Trustee Don Vela & Sen. Steve Knight

2 Year Trustee Del Warman & Sen. Steve Knight

3 Year Trustee Nick Caldogero & Sen. Steve Knight
New Member Installation held on Nov. 26, 2013
Pictured: New Members are from L-R front row; Shirley Range, Bev Kirkelie, Hal Darling - Asst. Esquire, Keith Timmons - ER, Deanna Hunter.  The back row L-R; Bob LaMadelrine, Steve Menke.  The class was named after Hal Darling.

Elks Annual USO Show 2013
Elks National Grand Lodge Convention
In Reno, NV
Sunday July 14th thru 18th.

Waiting to be escorted to the Grand Lodge altar is
Millard C. Pickering, 2013-2014 Grand Exalted Ruler
of the BPOE of the United States of America.

Mrs. Betty Burnett (wife of Gene); Lynn Pompey; Ray Pompey (PSVP) and
Gene Burnett (Deputy District Grand Exalted Ruler, 2013-2014.) 
Photos courtesy of Ken Dalpiaz, Inland District Public Relations Chairman.

Ms. Betty Burnett (wife of Gene); Sandy Brown-Rotell, PER;
Gene Burnett, DDGER, 2013-2014; Lynn Pompey.

DDGER Gene Burnett being installed, July 18, 2013
Theme Child

For a link the CHEA
pdf file about the
2012 Theme Child,
Andrew Bowry
click here
Theme Child

AV SHowcase Chorus Visits Lodge
July 2, 2013

The lodge meeting Tuesday evening, July 2nd, was priviledged to have  the Antelope Valley Showcase Chorus perform four patriotic songs (acappella) prior to starting.  Under the leadership of Kira Wagner,   director,  the chorus was enthsiastically received by the membership, just as in previous years.

CHEA VP Visits #1625
June 18, 2013
Lancaster Elks Lodge #1625 was the proud host of an official visit by CHEA Vice-President Vicki Zellner (Victorville Lodge #1877) and husband Don, on June 18, 1013. Attendance from the Inland District lodges included members from Hesperia, Mojave, Ridgecrest, Trona, Victorville and Palmdale. Master of ceremonies Dominic Rotell started the open meeting by introducing lodge Exalted Ruler Keith Timmons, who in turn introduced lodge officers and committee chairpersons to the evenings guests. As featured speaker, Mrs. Zellner spoke of the active participation of members promoting Americanism and Vets programs throughout the Inland District. Vicki also acknowledged the efforts of ER Timmons in the "Piggy Bank" program and the district winners in the Ritual Contest to include Sean M. Hickey, Merry Harrison, Sheila Mundell, Brian Potter and Nancy Jo Costa. The official visit and meeting was preceeded by a delicious pork roast dinner served by Tastees Catering. The great comaraderie and long friendships were a fitting prelude to the visit and day of Elkdom.

 Pictured left to right: Sean M. Hickey, Loyal Knight, 2nd place; Merry Harrison, Chaplain,
2nd place; Sheila Mundell, Esquire, 1st place; Brian Potter, Lecturing Knight, 1st place;
Vicki Zellner, Inland District State Vice President; Nancy Jo Costa, Leading Knight, 1st place

2013 Ritual Contest

    Ridgecrest Lodge 1913 was the proud host May 2-4, of activities in feting the Elks 2013-2014 Ritual Contest of the Inland District. Several “out of town” Elks families arrived mid-week to enjoy their RV facilities along with the hospitality and friendship associated with their Lodge. Participating Ritual contestant teams included teams from Kern River Lodge 2358, Victorville Lodge 1877, and Lancaster Lodge 1625.
    This year’s Lodge 1625 Ritual team consisted of ER Keith Timmons, Esteemed Lecturing Knight Nancy Jo Costa, Esteemed Loyal Knight Sean Hickey, Esteemed Lecturing Knight Brian Potter, Esquire Sheila Mundell, Chaplain Merry Harrison, and Inner Guard Lenny Guerra and PER Julian Gallarza, as the “Candidate” into Elkdom, and is judged in strict accordance to Elk traditions and decorum.
    Friendly rivalries and anxious contestants were all present Saturday afternoon when committee Chairman A. “Hamp” Hampton PDDGER and Ritual Contest Member Sandy Brown-Rotell PER announced the winners.

Lancaster Lodge proudly accepted awards in the following categories:
1st Place Leading Knight Nancy Jo Costa
1st Place, Lecturing Knight Brian Potter
1st Place, Esquire Sheila Mundell
2nd Place, Loyal Knight Sean Hickey
2nd Place, Chaplain Merry Harrison
3rd Place, ER Keith Timmons
3rd Place, Inner Guard Lenny Guerra

    Congratulations to Victorville Lodge 1877 for placing First Place, and Kern River Lodge 2358 placing Second Place in the Inland District.

    Congratulations are in order those that studied and practiced for months to make our Lodge so proud. Lodge ER Keith Timmons would like to thank the many volunteers who over the past few days hosted their guests, prepared meals and snacks and again displayed Ridgecrest Elks Lodge’s hospitality.


Saturday, November 7, 2009, the members of the
Lancaster Elks Lodge and the Antelope Valley
Emblem Club #76 proudly stood tall as a part of this
annual parade in Lancaster, CA to honor all Veteran's.

Julian Gallarza and Bea Wright

Ladies of the Emblem Club #76.

Ken Creese, Pearl Harbor Survivor.

Stan Foster and Ken Creese.

Bill Visoky, Trustee, Stan Foster, Jerry Mundell and Keith Timmons, Treasurer.

Pictured in White is Sandy (Chairman) and her helpers
   Saturday, February 7th was Piggy Bank Night. This is the CHEA Major Project, and its purpose is to benefit the children of California and Hawaii, “so our children can walk, talk, see and play”. Dinners were $4.00 withoiut a full Purple Piggy Bank and $8.00 with a full pig. The Sherri Chef’s prepared BBQ Chicken with all the trimmings for everyone's dining pleasure. Dinner was served at 6pm. There was a dessert auction later in the evening. There was also be a 50/50 drawing and raffle prizes. All proceeds from this special evening went to our Major Project. (See Below)
(Pictured left: is Bobby Brinks)
(Pictured below left: Sandy and Linda with Pecan Pie)
(Pictured below: Piggy Bank Night Volunteers)


Special Memorial Day Program-Elk Medal of Valor
Tuesday, May 29,2007
Flag Presentation By AV Emblem Club #76 Honor Guard
MajGen Kenneth
Weir, USMC Retired

Palmdale Mayor Ledford

Lancaster Mayor Hearns

Exalted Ruler Hamp Hampton giving special plaque to MajGen Kenneth Weir, USMC Retired

   "I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

   "Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for, and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, then lost it, have never known it again." Ronald Reagan - 40th President of the United States of America.

Special Memorial Day Program
"Elk Medal of Valor"

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Lancaster Elks Lodge #1625
presented the
Elks Medal Of Valor Awards
Posthumously to the
families of the follwing:

United States Army
Staff Sgt John E. Allen

United States Marine
Sgt. Alan K. Walker

United States Marine
Corp. Christopher D. Leon

United States Marine
Corp. Ian Wesley Stewart

United States Army
Corp. Ryan Clark

United States Marine
Pvt. 1st Class Fernando Hannon
Special Memorial Day Program
Elk Medal of Valor Presentation
Flag Presentation:
By AV Emblem Club #76 Honor Guard
National Anthem Medley of Service Hymns
Sung by Andrea Ward
Pledge of Allegiance
Led by Esquire Brooke Cantwell
Soloist Andrea Ward
Songs and Poem
Introduction of Guest Speaker
by Exalted Ruler A. "Hamp" Hampton P.E.R.
Major General Kenneth Weir USMC (retired)
Medal Recipient Medal Accepted By Family Representative:
SSgt John E. Allen: Richard & Kellie Allen and Wife Aspen
Sgt Alan K. Walker, USMC: Ken & P.J. Walker
Cpl Christopher Leon, USMC: James & Kathy Leon, & Fiance Amy Vacaro
Cpl Ian W. Stewart, USMC: Dana & Dawn Stewart
Cpl Ryan Clark, US Army: Steve & Penny O'Brien
PFC Fernando Hannon, USMC: Mr. & Mrs Spurgean Hannon
Elk Members as Family Escorts
Stan Foster, US Army, (Retired) Allen Family
Dick Marco, USAF, (Retired) Stewart Family
Keith Timmons, USAF (Retired) Leon Family & Amy Vacaro;
Don Schultz, USMC (Retired) Walker Family
Pete Franzen, USAF (Retired) O'Brien Family
Walt Primmer, USN (WWII) Hannon Family

of Soldiers
Medals Of Valor

Stewart Family.

Stewart Family with
Dick Marco, USAF, (Retired)

Walker Family
with Don Schultz, USMC (Retired)

Leon Family & Amy Vacaro
with Keith Timmons, USAF (Retired)

O'Brien Family
with Pete Franzen, USAF (Retired)

Hannon Family
with Walt Primmer, USN (WWII)

Exalted Ruler Hamp Hampton
with Walt Primmer, USN (WWII) 

Allen Family
with Stan Foster, US Army, (Retired)


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