District No. 3480

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Welcome to Louisville Lodge #8. Ron Caffee is our ER this year.

Exalted Ruler Message

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope each and every one of you had time to stop and smell the roses and enjoy friends and family during the holiday season. Now back to work on improving the place we call OUR Lodge.

I would like to start 2015 by asking each of you to sponsor a friend or a family member to join us in our Noble work.
We need more volunteers to help us improve OUR Lodge with more members we can generate more volunteers. Please help the Lodge in sharing what we do as ELKS with friends and family. Every member should be a Membership Chairperson.

We must answer the question…… Are we an Elks Lodge with a bar or a bar with an Elks Lodge? I think we are Elks first! A study of the Lodges that have grown in the past 10 years found that they were engaged with the community. We conduct a lot of charitable projects, but there are so many more that we could support. This will only increase our membership. If you have an idea of how to impact OUR community please do not hesitate to let any Lodge Officer know. I just want to thank all who have impacted the community and ask that you continue to think big.

The 2015 Convention will soon be upon us and we will have one of OUR own Pat Fletcher taking the reign as State President and making Louisville Elks Lodge # 8 PROUD. The rooms are blocked until January 29th, so if you are interested in going there are registration forms outside the office door.

Ron Caffee,
Exalted Rule




$5 Elk Lunch’s start back on Monday, January 19 11:00 AM - – 1:00 PM

Start your week off with a $5 lunch at the Elks and enjoy a delicious lunch and the proceeds are contributed to a charitable cause. The startup menu for January 19th is pulled pork, baked beans and potatoes. Menu’s for the rest of January will be given out on the 19th of January.

Monday Lunch Crew


Of course our lodge continues to be busy with Corn hole - Cards - Darts - Dancing --- ' fill in the blank....

Come enjoy the fun!


Here is a link to our Flag Day and Retirement Ceremony courtesy of Lodge Member Mark Lisney

Don't forget if you have any ideas for activities or events, let us know so that we can plan for the future.


The Legendary Lodge #8 has a new history book available. It is a timeline from 1877 through today and is full of one of a kind photos, articles, and documents that detail the unique history of Elkdom's fifth oldest Lodge. It is priced at $15.00 plus postage. For more information please contact Terry Akin, PER, Historian at or inquire within the Lodge.


Tax Status Change
Thanks to the careful work of Tom Walsh, Lodge #8 now has a 501-C3 tax exemption which will allow the Lodge to expand our scholarship program in a number of ways. Any members who are interested in assisting our youth, please see Ron Caffee about a place on the scholarship committee. We will develop several methods that will enable tax free donations to our students and we are open for the business of helping our kids. Please find a way to donate to this worthy cause.

Terry Akin


As you all know, our back hall is available for rental. Please encourage your friends and families to use our facility for their wedding receptions, reunions, parties, meetings, etc. Call the Lodge and ask for Tom Walsh.

Lodge Happenings!






The Pool Committee is always looking for volunteers in various capacities. Please contact Carol Ann Malone or any of the committee members if you are interested in lending a hand.




Thank you for your support,
The Pool Committee


*************NEWS LETTER NOTES*****************

Please send your articles and information to David Bratcher. You can leave it at the bar or the office or better yet e-mail it to David Bratcher at or call 502-558-4304 by the 20th of the month.

Please remember all our members and their families that we have lost during this past year.


In Memoriam

All Elks many good deeds are forever written on the tablets of love and memory and in the minds of those who know them.


Angel Tree

The Elks Lodge #8 proved itself again with the Angel Tree. We had about 30 people to supply presents for this year and all responded by getting the job done. I have been involved with this for a number of years and I know how well our people will answer the call. All gifts were returned and delivered to the nursing home on the the16th of December. I want to give Nancy Petito a big “thank you” for her support. Once again, it proved that “Elks Care/Elks Share.”

George Hager


Now that we have turned the page on our calendar and started a new year, we still have three months remaining in the Elks fiscal year. October through December have been very good months for the Elks National Foundation. As of December 15th, 151 members have donated a total of $10,796 or $31.66 per capita. This total puts us $374 ahead of the same period last year.
We have a total of 14 new members who have donated to date but still have 38 members on our delinquent list. If we can get at least 30 of those, I feel sure we can surpass our goal of $11,935 for the year. The next update will appear in the March newsletter.

Edw. C. Black, Chairperson

Veteran’s Affairs

Louisville Elks Lodge # 8 – Veteran’s Day Dinner and Care Packages 2014
On Sunday 9 November, Louisville Elks Lodge # 8 held a veteran’s tribute. A team of 31 lodge volunteers served dinner and refreshments to 80+ attendees and their guests. This event also kicked off our 2014 Military Care Package drive. Attendees were treated to a one-hour tribute show and the opportunity to write a personal thank you card to active duty personnel. With the thank you card in hand attendees were invited to have their photo taken with a patriotic backdrop and that photo was matched to their card. Elks # 8 then partnered with several elementary schools and businesses in the community to collect items for care packages to be sent to active duty personnel. Throughout November we collected items, visited schools and packaged items. On Saturday 6 December, volunteers from the lodge dropped off 94 packages to be sent to the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division in South Korea. In the following weeks another 40 packages were sent to the U.S.S. Comstock (LSD45) currently deployed in the Persian Gulf. Each package contained literature games and other needed items along with letters from elementary school student and the personal thank you cards and photos from the veteran’s tribute attendees.

Martin Harbolt
Veterans Committee Chairman


The following event is a future fundraising event for the 2015 State Convention:
• January 17, 2015 – Trivia Night - Door open at 6:00 pm, trivia begins at 7:00 pm
• 8 people per table, Cost $10 per person
• Raffles and Split the pots
Feel free to start getting your team together.

Night at the Races & Silent Auction Benefiting “Kids with Cancer”

The Lodge will host a Night at the Races and Silent Auction benefiting the Kentucky Elks Association State Major Project, “Kids With Cancer,” to be held on Saturday, January 24. There will also be a Cake Wheel, and food will be available at a nominal cost. The races will begin at 7:00 p.m., but come early to eat, bid on the Silent Auction items and play the Cake Wheel! Cost is $1.00 at the door!

Have you ever wanted to own a racehorse? Now’s your chance! It will only cost you $25.00 to purchase a horse. Or, you can sponsor a race for $50.00. See your bartender! You can also place an ad in the Race Program for $25.00. Contact Donna Fletcher with any questions (797- 5405, Donations are needed for the Silent Auction and the Cake Wheel!
Come out, have a fun evening and help us to have a successful fundraiser!

Donna Fletcher

A Night of Karaoke – Friday,
If you would like an evening singing solo, or with friends or just dancing and listening please join us at the Lodge. Hours are 8:00 pm– 12:00 am. Any questions or additional information please contact Don Hollifield or John Doelker.

Cornhole League - Euchre League - Dart League - Peanuckle We are looking to start a Peunuckle league one Thursday a month.


Congratulations to our Essay Contest Winners

Senior Division 7th & 8th grade 1st Emily Coy Ascension School 2nd Julie Gnaddinger St Gabriel School 3rd Evan Campbell St Martha School

Junior Division 5th 7 6th grade 1st Caroline Cunningham St Agnes School 2nd Jay Scott St Martha School 3rd Mary Fultz St Agnes School



The Ladies Auxiliary meets every first Tuesday of the Month at 7:30. If you are a wife of an Elk Member or Female Elk - please join use. Sign up forms are at the bar.

Greetings Ladies,

Greetings Ladies,
Hope Santa was good to everyone! I fooled him once of these days he will figure it out...
Thanks to Peggy Wahl for doing a great job on our fall raffle! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, And Congratulations to Billy Auerweck, the winner!

Our first meeting in 2015 will be January 6th. Hope to see you all then!
Happy New Year!

Pat Seybold
Ladies Auxiliary President


Hello is fish fry time!  We would like to thank all who helped last year and are looking forward to another successful year.

Butch and Pat Seybold


Monday through Thursday 1:00pm. until 11:00pm. Friday and Saturday Noon until 1:00am. Sunday 1:00pm. until 10pm.


CORRECTION ON EMAIL ADDRESS If you had trouble emailing Kathy Haire to get the news letter emailed to you --- it is


Have you gotten your password yet? It opens up many doors on the Elks website, copy and paste this link to register. Follow the instructions to register - it's that easy and free!


Go to the State Website KYELKS.ORG and click on the Elks News page - the link to the BLOG is on that page. All you have to do is subscribe to the blog with your email address - this will enable you to keep up with sickness and distress of members across the state, also any important messages that may be needed.


Are you interested in going GREEN help save the trees -- one way is to get on our Lodge email list and your News Letter can be emailed to you. If you are interested in this please email


Follow us on twitter! @BPOE8 and on FaceBook (it's easier to just search B.P.O.E. Lodge 8 Louisville, Ky)

Any questions contact the Lodge at 491-8335.

Our Lodge meetings are on the first & third Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m. Meeting Directions: 2824 Klondike Lane Louisville KY

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