District No. 3480

Lodge #8 Home


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

Welcome to July 2014, Summer has arrived, the pool is open and providing great recreation for our community. If you missed the Elks activities in june you missed a lot. We have had a great couple of Karaoke's and also the best Flag Day Ceremony I have had the pleasure to be a part.

The Monday lunch crew is in full swing with Randy (Rotten) Willinghurst, Jerry (Pull Tab) Wilhelm, Tony (Hatman) Hattemer, Julie (Black Widow) Caffee doing a great job the first month.

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

Come enjoy the fun!

Ron Caffee ER

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.


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!



Applications are available for the 2014 Swim Season. The pool is open and in full swing. We have had steady crowds and great weather almost every day. Please remember that our pool survives by its membership and volunteers. We are always looking for some form of help and it will not require a great deal of your time. Any help is welcome and appreciated!





The Basketball goal has been installed and we will soon hook up our volleyball net.

We had our first of two SCUBA classes a tthe pool and it was a BLAST! We look forward to doing it again for adults only July 27, 2014 6 PM - 9 PM

Applications have been sent out for the 2014 season, but if you have misplaced yours, or want to join, applications are available at the Lodge or can be downloaded from our FaceBook Page.

For Up To Date information about our pool which will include various events and parties we will also keep you updated on Pool closings due to maintenance or weather issues.

Join our FaceBook Page: or Follow us on Twitter @elks8pool

These resources are something you will find very helpful throughout the entire year.

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 15th 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.



On March 11th, Lodge #8 was graced with the presence of nine of our community’s finest students.

Bryan Birk, Nicole Smith, Courtney Klein, were our patriotic essay winners and they

entertained us with a reading of their compositions. Their entries have been submitted to the State

competition and we should know the results soon.

Kristen Reesor and Joshua Kotter were the winners of our Judy Lindsey Memorial Scholarships and both

won a State Scholarship.

Jenna Farineau was the winner of the first Jackie Polsgrove Memorial Scholarship.

All three delivered terrific speeches that were addressed to the younger winners and gave them

valuable insight in how to prepare for their college preparations. Their advice could help many of us

older kids too.


If you don't apply you can't win!


Elks National Foundation Now is the time for everyone to start thinking about your annual contribution to the Elks National Foundation. Your donations help support our Lodge and the State Association in the funding of Hoop Shoot, Elks Drug Awareness, Community Investments, Soccer, Educational Programs, Most Valuable Student Awards In past years(Kentucky received three $4,000 winners), Legacy Awards totaling $12,000, National Veterans Service Commissi.on ($7,860), etc. Last year Kentucky Lodges donated a total of $49,982.76 to the National Foundation, but we will receive back from the Foundation a total of $77,280, $1.54 for every $1.00 donated.

Louisville Lodge has been a leader in our endeavors. Please mail your check to the Lodge, bring your donation and leave at the Bar or you can give your check to me at Lodge meetings. Checks are to be made out to Elks National Foundation or ENF. All donations are tax deductible.

More information to come in a later Newsletter.

Edward C. Black, ENF Chair

Veteran’s Affairs

Our Flag Day Ceremony was well attended and one of the best yet. Thank you Marty Harbolt and everyone that made this a very nice event. Marty is always open to ideas and information concerning our veterans as well as volunteers.


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

**LADIES' AUXILIARY** 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.

Pat Seybold Ladies Auxiliary President


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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