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.

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.

Changing of the American Flag at
the Elk's Lodge by the Sea Cadets

Old Tattered Flag

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Finks giving speech

Proper treatment of old flag while new flag being raised

New flag being raised ionto place

New flag raised up

May 3, 2014 - Elks's Lodge 1625's 4th Annual Car show
Lancaster Elks Lodge was proud to host its fourth annual classic car show, Saturday, May 3rd, amid a beautiful sunny day.  For lodge member and car show chairman K.J. Miller, "it's a good day" as he stood by his 1957 Ford Fairlane "hard top."  This popular charity event raises funds for various Elks efforts as well as lodge maintenance and operations.  In addition to the beautiful cars, the public was treated to exhibitions of restored vintage tractors, engines, a modular train display, raffles, a silent auction food and a disc jockey.  It appeared "a good day" was had by all.
Submitted by:  Jay Jenkins 

April 15, 2014 - Senator Steve Knight Visits Lodge

Ass't Esquire Merry Harrison and Sen. Steve Knight

Chaplain Cynthia 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 Calogero & 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

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