On Friday, August 5, 2016 the Lancaster Elks Mixed Bowling Team bowl weekly at the Sands Bowling Alley. During their annual get together, the members of the league have a 50/50 drawing. They decide where half of the proceeds will be donated to. This year, Art Hiley, the League President, along with other members of the bowling league presented a check for $350.00 to the homes Supervising Rehabilitation Therapist, Lawrence Hawkins. The presentation was in front of the homes attendees while they were playing bingo. Those in attendance was ER William “Bill” Brehm, Chaplain Cynthia Brehm, Inner Guard Marcy Simily, Assistant Inner Guard Art Hiley, Trustee Sid Simily, Carol Idlemen, and Bob Farris.

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 the Elks Lodge’s annual classic car show was held in the front parking lot of the Lodge. Plaques and prizes for the top 20 entries and Best of Show in various categories were awarded at the end of the show. A perfect event for motorheads, the free auto extravaganza featured unique, colorful and often one in a kind hot rods, convertibles, antique models and many others. Railroad enthusiasts, enjoyed a huge train display in the hall’s banquet room put on by the “High Desert Modular Railroad Club. An Exotic Display of live animals by Animal Tracks Inc. featured a kangaroo! Hamburgers, cheeseburger’s, hot dogs, chips and beverages were for sale, and raffle tickets were sold with a large selection of prizes given away. There was music by DJ McFly, and a Silent Auction and 50/50.
Lancaster Elks Lodge is proud to host the inaugural debut of its newly formed choir duringa Christmas themed potluck, karaoke and dance, Saturday, December 11th, 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Founded and directed by fellow member Nadine Johnson, The Lancaster Elks Lodge Choir has been diligently rehearsing religious and secular favorites for this holiday season and an entertaining evening can be expected along with other participants.  Please share their enthusiasm with your family and friends and come and lend support for a fun and promising event.  Admission is free, and please bring a favorite dish to share. Pictured choir members include:  Marcy Simily, Carol Idleman, Josie Slack, Deanna Peterson, Shirley Range, Emma Crowhurst, Rick Ward, Tom Perry, Mel Urban and Nadine Johnson.  Not pictured:  Sean M. Hickey.

Dedication Of New Sports Bar
Grand Opening of the Sports Bar and Game Room at our ever expanding Lodge. An enthusiastic turnout which included much appreciation and thanks for the many volunteers, supporters and donators to make this a reality.  Debbie Driver was also acknowledged 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!

"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."

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