District No. 3480

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

Exalted Ruler Message
As the Exalted Ruler, I am personally asking every “at risk” member on our lapsation rolls report to pay their dues and remain a Member of the Benevolent and Protected Order of Elks. Quite possibly, your decision to not pay your membership dues was simply due to your lack of time to attend meetings, social functions or utilize our club facilities. If this is the case, I appeal to you to reconsider; we need your continuing support with our charitable and community projects.

Last year alone, approximately 852,000 members contributed more than 50 million service-hours to the thousands of communities we serve throughout this great nation we love. Our charitable and philanthropic programs help thousands of hospitalized veterans, special needs children, our nation’s youth with scholarships and drug prevention programs.
Every member of the Elks contributes in some way just by paying their dues.

On behalf of my wife, Julie, may we wish you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday season.

Ron Caffee




$5 - November Elk Lunches on Monday’s 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.

Dec 1 Vegetable Soup & Sandwiches
Dec 8 Mystery Lunch

After December 8th we will be taking a break for the holidays and will be starting back up on January 19th. Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

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!





Applications for the 2015 Swim Season are available at the Lodge and online to download from the page. Purchasing your memberships early is a great way to help the pool prepare for next season.

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.


Here are the links:




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 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!


Now that summer has faded into the past, and the weather starts to turn cooler, we need to redouble our efforts in our contributions to the ENF. As of September 15th we have a total of $6,384.50 in donations or $18.69 to the Fund. This amount is about $350.00 behind last year's total for the same period. A total of 98 lodge members have paid to date, leaving 92 members still not paid with six (6) months remaining this year. If we are to reach our goal of $11,935.00
this committee needs to work a bit harder. We have applied for and been approved for the Promise Grant and Beacon Grant for a total of $4,000.00 ($2,000.00 each Grant). There are two (2) more Grants which we will apply for @ at
a later date. As always ALL donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Please make your check payable to E.N.F. NOT to Louisville Lodge #8.

EDW. C. Black, Chair Person

Veteran’s Affairs

As a reminder the POW/MIA table is set up in our lodge as respect to those Armed Forces personnel who fall into this category. Please respect this table while you are in the lodge. Those who have served and those currently serving the uniformed services of the United States are ever mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that while we enjoy our daily pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain, deprivation and internment.


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,

First things first...WELCOME to our newest members, Vivian Connell, Maggie Edwards, Cheryl Ryan, Shirley Schulz, Jackie Stratman and Maureen Williams! Please make the ladies welcome!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our ladies that volunteer week after week to make the Auxiliary of Lodge #8 one of the best in Kentucky. Thank you!

December is full of activities, first is our annual Christmas event on the 2nd which starts with Happy Hour at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm and then our gift exchange. The gift exchange is optional...if you choose to participate, bring a gift worth $15 wrapped without a name on it, and you will be eligible to enjoy the exchange.

Next is our "Kids" Christmas Party. Each child gets to visit with Santa and receive a small gift and enjoy a sweet treat. The date is December 6th and the time is 11-1. December 13th is the lodge Christmas Party and it's a fun time for all! It's the time to draw the winner of the fall raffle. Make sure you turn your chances into Peggy Wahl! Good Luck everyone!

As December days get shorter and the year comes to a close, remember the real reason for the season and help those that are less fortunate and pray that our troops make it home safe. Our next meeting will be January 6th. Hope to see everyone then!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pat Seybold,
President, Ladies Auxiliary


Hello is almost time to begin the fish fry’s.  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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