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- 2014 VICTORY BIKE RAFFLE
2014 VICTORY BIKE RAFFLE For “Bike Week 2014” in April The bike is a 2014 cross country bagger, 6 speed, 106 CC, tri-oval exhaust and Ness mirrors. Valued at $21,799. Tickets will be $35.00 each or 3 for $90.00 As everyone knows by now, we are in the heart of our fund raising season for the Kingman Elks Lodge. This year we are raffling a Victory Cross Country Bagger. The monies from this raffle go to help run our Lodge for the year and all the charities that we help throughout the year. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please stop by the Lodge and purchase your ticket(s) today and tell all your friends or you can call me and I will bring you your tickets. Remember, this is your Lodge and without your help we won't be here to help those in need! Thank you. Joanne Garvey, 4 Year Trustee, 928-530-0337
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- Elks Honor Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters
On Friday January 10th the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 presented awards to Tony Schmotzer Law Enforcement Officer-Of-The-Year and Chris Weaver Firefighter-Of-The-Year at a dinner held in the Lodge dinning room located at 900 Gates Ave. Cocktails and reception were held at 5:00pm followed by a dinner at 6:00pm. 36 members, spouses and friends of the Mohave County Sheriffs Department and City of Kingman Fire Department attended the event. Shown are (lt to rt) Sheriff Tom Sheahan, Law Enforcement Officer-Of-The-Year Troy Schmotzer, Firefighter-Of-The-Year Chris Weaver and Asst Chief Keith Eaton
- Elks deliver to homeless unit
On Wednesday December the 11th members of the Veterans Committee of the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 delivered 76 boxes of clothing, toiletries and recreational items to The Prescott Hospital Homeless Unit in Prescott Arizona. The items represented part of the 7,981 items collected from various Veterans, Charitable and Business organizations this year, and The total donation value was $28,750.52. Since the Lodge started the program five years ago the total donated value of items collected has been over $105,000.00. Shown before loading the truck for the trip to Prescott are (lt to rt) Richard Hardin Veterans committee chairman, Norbert Ragone , James Gaily and John Boresma.
- Kingman Elks raise funds during Charity Ball
On Saturday December 7th at 6:00pm the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 held it’s annual Charity Ball Dinner Dance and raised $2,000.00 for the upcoming Christmas Basket Program. The menu included a choice of Prime Rib or Chicken Cordon Bleu entrée with Salad, Potatoes, Vegetable, Roll and Dessert. 100 Lodge members and members of the public attended the dinner. Included among those attending was North District Vice President Ray Stock who was making his annual visit to the Lodge. Prior to serving the dinner a brief program was held to remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with U.S.A.F Chaplin Paul Pitts giving a speech on the events of that day. Shown(lt to rt) are Ray Stock Vice President North District and Kathy Taylor Exalted Ruler in the Lodge Meeting Room prior to attending the dinner .
- Elks hold annual Hoop Shoot tournament
On Saturday December 7th at 9:00am at the Lee Williams High School Gym, the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 held it’s annual Hoop Shoots Tournament for boys and girls ages eight to Thirteen. The event was set to test the individual child’s Free Throw skills. 20 local children participated in the event. Lee Williams coach Gene Kramer directed the contest, and 10 students from the school performed the judging duties. The tournament is part of the National Elks Grand Lodge Program, and the 6 winners of the local Lodge event will advance to the North District Tournament to be held in Chino Valley Later in the year. Shown are the tournament winners (lt to rt top row) Chloe Elliot, Krishna Patel and Bridger Bodily. (lt to rt bottom row) Tabbatha Dorris, Wesley High and Rye Sampson.
- Elks lodge to hold Memorial Service
On Sunday December 8th the Kingman Elks lodge held it’s annual memorial service remembering our brothers and sisters who passed away during the year. The service was held in the Lodge Room starting at 11:00am, and was followed by a reception and luncheon after the ritual service in the dinning room. 30 Lodge members and guests attended the event. Including those in attendance were County Supervisor Gary Watson, Kingman City Mayor Janet Watson and Elks State Fourth Year Trustee Jerry Grimes. Shown is Robert Taylor lighting the last candle during the roll call portion of the Memorial Ritual Service. the roll is called for all members who had died during the current Lodge year, and a candle is lit as each name is called.
- Elks hold annual Thanksgiving Dinner
On Thursday November 28th from 11:00am to 3:00pm the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 held it’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the main dinning room located at 900 Gates Ave. 100 dinners attended the event which included a Salad Bar, Turkey or Ham, Mashed Potatoes or Yams, Vegetable, Rolls and Pumpkin Pie. Shown with Social Quarters Manager Tascha Creek are lunch attendees Carl and Rose Hiescher
- Elks support 2014 Veteran's Stand Down
On January 7th the Jerry Ambrose Veteran’s Council picked up 650 t-shirts and toiletries from the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 Veterans Committee for their 2012 Veterans Stand Down to be held February 28th and March 1st at the Bullhead Community Park and the Chamber of Commerce Building.. The t-shirts and toiletries were part of the $28,750.52 donated value items collected by the committee’s Homeless Veterans Project. Shown are (lt to rt) Forrest Blackstock council member, Casey Farrell Secretary and Dan Patrick Farrell President
- Elks hold radio show for Veteran Walkers
On Saturday January 11th at 6:00pm the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 hosted Wolf Shade’s Radio Program at the Lodge. The show broadcasts to veterans all over the world, and this weeks guests Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson who are walking from Milwaukee Wisconsin to Los Angles California to raise money for their hometown veterans program Dryhootch. Dryhootch is a peer to peer local support group that provides help for PTSD, homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse, family assistance and free legal help. The local group in Milwaukee maintains a coffee shop to provide a safe substance free environment for local veterans. Local chapters of Dryhootch can be formed, and for information e-mail Bob Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lodge donated $83.00 to the walkers from it’s Saturday games receipts , and will host Wolf Shades radio broadcasts to veterans on a regular basis . Shown are (lt to rt) Dick Hardin, Tom Voss, Anthony Anderson and Jan Blas.
- January Bulletin is now available online
- December Bulletin is Now Available online
Your December bulleting is now available for download online.
- Elks hold Health Fair and Holiday Bazaar
On Saturday November 23rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 located at 900 Gates Ave, held a Health Fair and Holiday Bazaar featuring 40 booths with local artists, crafters and businesses providing great holiday gift merchandise. Also included were local health care organizations offering blood pressure tests, Diabetes testing and other medical information. The Lodge had a drug awareness Booth passing out drug intervention information to parents attending the event. Shown are (lt to rt ) Sherry White, Robert Taylor and Kathy Tylor Exalted Ruler isiting the Lodge Drug Awareness Booth.
- Elks Donate to Army of Hope Fund
As part of the ongoing Veterans Month activities in November, the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 presented a check for $1,600.00 to the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council on Tuesday November 19th at 6:00pm at their meeting at the American Legion Post 14 in downtown Kingman. The check was presented by William Garvey chairman of the Lodge Poker Run Event, that raised the amount donated from the proceeds from that event. The amount donated was part of the Lodge”s Army of Hope project that provides financial assistance to local families with a member of the family serving overseas. Shown (lt to rt) are Frank West, Wendi West, Patrick Farrell President JAVC, William Garvey and Joanne Garvey.
- Elks to Honor Veterans with Breakfast
To thank them for their service, the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 held a free breakfast for all local veterans and their spouses on Sunday November 10th at 8:00am in the Lodge dinning room located on 900 Gates Ave. 85 veterans and their spouses attended A program featuring the Color Guard from VFW Post 10386, State Senator Kelli Ward, and Dorn Patrick Ferrell President of the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council was presented before the breakfast. A breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, home fries or biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee was served buffet style. Shown on the front porch of the Lodge before the breakfast program are (lt to rt) Paul Pitts U.S.A.F Program Chaplin, Richard Hardin U.S.M.C. Program M.C., Al Feers U.S.A. Leader Color Guard and Brian Kash VFW Auxilary Color Guard Member.
- Charity Ball Invitation and Registration
Charity Ball, Saturday December 7, 2013 Cocktails at 5pm Dinner at 6pm Tickets are $20.00 per person and we ask that you bring in 4 non-parishable food items for the Christmas Baskets we provide to the needy each year. The money we raise will determine the number of families we are able to assist. Your support is keeping this benevolent tradition alive and is greatly appreciated. Tickets must be purchased No Later Than November 21st. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. Please see the attached file for your tickets.
- District Deputy Visits Kingman Elks 468
On Wednesday November 13th at 4:00pm the North District District Deputy Robert Troutman and his Esquire Dwayne Cunningham, made his annual visitation to the Kingman Elks Lodge #468. The Lodge officers, trustees and Committee Chairman met with him to go over Lodge operations. A dinner followed the meeting at 5:00pm, followed by the initiation of six new members Shown are (lt to rt) Dwayne Cunningham, Kathy Taylor Exalted Ruler and Robert Troutman.
- Elks Lodge makes an “Adopt-A-Vet” Visit
As part of the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 “Adopt-A-Vet” program I visited with one of the veteran residents at the Garden Care Center located on Western Ave. His name is Wayne Smith. He is 64 years old, and was a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Wayne is a former Navy Seal, and was assigned to a river patrol boat on the Mekong River. His mission was placement of land mines behind enemy lines. On his last mission his boat was attacked by three Vietnam gunships, and three of his crew members were killed, and he was wounded in the knee. After rehab he was honorably discharged with the rank of First Sergeant. He then attended college and earned a degree in Architecture, and practiced for 22 years in Los Angles. One of the projects he worked on was home office building for the Holiday Inn Corporation. Wayne we thank you for your service. Shown (lt to rt) Wayne Smith and Garden Activities Director Mellissa Gonzales. P.S. The Adopt-A-Vet program is one of the Veterans Committee programs. For information call Jim Gaily at 928-692-8770.
- Elks Lodge dedicates a new Heritage Corner
Our basic freedoms rest on the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In recognition of the importance of these documents each Elks Lodge selects a school to set up an area in the school for a permanent display of them. The Lodge furnishes the school with copies of the documents and frames for them to go in. The school has a class project to frame the documents and select a site in the school for a permanent display. This year the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 selected White Cliffs Middle School to be this years choice for the installation of the Heritage Corner. Shown at the school’s display during the dedication ceremony are (lt to rt back row) Cliff Angle principal, Makenzie Rauch assistant, Lori Rauch registrar and Dana Kunert social studies teacher. (lt to t front row) Khori Cobanovich, Sadie Snay, Conner Hardy, Abi Fillion and Harley Alcott.
- Elks to hold food drive
Three Kingman Of Academy of Learning schools will be collecting food items for the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 annual Christmas Basket Program. They will be collecting food starting 11-1-13 and finishing 12-12-13. The Lodge is requesting volunteers be at the lodge on Thursday December 12th at 1:00pm to help sort the food items that are to be collected in the Lodge Room. For information please call Joanne Garvey at 928-530-0337.
- November Newsletter is Online
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- Elks furnish lunch to parade participants
On Saturday October 19th the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 cooking unit provided 250 hotdogs to the walkers who had participated in the parade held earlier in the morning that had ended at the Kingman Regional Medical Center Annex. The parade was part of the “Pink Heals Ceremony” held at the annex. Around 500 people attended the ceremony. $100.00 collected by the cooking unit will be donated to the hospital Cancer Care Unit. Shown are the cooking crew (lt to rt bottom row) Bob Leiter, Dick Hardin and Frank Terry. (lt to rt top row) nancy Terry, Robert Taylot Kathy Taylor Exalted Ruler and Gale Clark.
- Elks treat riders to a Spooktacular Poker Run
In keeping with the Halloween season, on Saturday October 12th from 7:30 am to 3:00pm the Veterans Committee of the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 held it’s 2nd annual Poker Run to raise funds to help local area veteran’s families, and to receive donations for homeless veterans and food for the Kingman Food Bank. A breakfast was be held at the Lodge located at 900 Gates Ave from 7:30am to 9:30am The poker run started at 9:30am with the first card being drawn at the first designated
- Elks Spooktacular Party
Friday October 25th from 5pm until ??????? (Costume Contest at 8:30pm) Food**, Music, Costume contest, Prizes and More!!! So put on your costume, bring your friends, and lets have a "Howling" good time!!!! **finger-food buffet will be served. Regular dinner menu will not be available.
- Elks join Kiwanis to feed walkers
On Wednesday October 2nd the 7th annual “Walk Away From Drugs” event was held in Centennial Park from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Kingman Elks Lodge #468 cooking unit teamed up with the Kiwanis cooking unit to cook and serve 1500 hotdogs, and give out water and snacks to the three groups of walkers who took part in the event. Included in the event at the finish line were various booths sponsored by various organizations in the Kingman area. One of the booths was sponsored by the Kingman Lodge featured it’s “Drug Awareness” program. With handouts about drug problems encountered by young people. Coloring books were also passed out to younger members of the family. Show (lt to rt) are Bill Burrows Kiwanis, Robert Taylor Elks, Roger
- Your October News Bulletin Is Ready Online
- Elks Lodge to hold annual soccer event
On Saturday September 21st at 8:00am the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 held it’s annual Soccer Shoot youth event. In Centennial park. The contest is a two stage event open to boys and girls, with four skill levels determined by age. The four age groups are seven and under, eight to nine, ten to eleven and twelve to thirteen, and the eight first place winners will attend the district competition to be held in Prescott Valley on October 12th. Shown are the Lodge Officers who set up, registered and judged the participants in the tournament. (lt to rt) Frank West Lecturing Knight , Deana Cotte-Chunn Chaplin, Kenneth Coombs Leading Knight, Kathy Taylor Exalted Ruler and Robert Taylor Esquire.
- Elks help pitch horseshoes for cancer
On Saturday September 21st at 9:00am the Third Annual “Pitchin For Cancer” Horseshoe Tournament was held in Centennial Park. Seventeen two person teams participated in the event, with 70% of the entry fees donated to the Kingman Cancer Care Unit. Kingman Elks Lodge #468 was in partnership in the event, and cooked and sold hamburgers to members of the public attending the tournament. All the money after expenses will also be donated to the Cancer Care Unit. Shown are (lt to rt) William Fitzgerald, Jim Powell, Roger Christianson an Gale Clark who cooked and serverd the hamburgers for the lodge.
- Elks Host Special Olympics Events
On Saturday September 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm the Special Olympics Committee of Mohave County hels it’s 1st annual softball tournament with three teams from Kingman and Lake Havasu City. 80 players and family members attended the event held in Centennial Park . After the tournament ended the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 hosted a picnic and served hot dogs, chips, snacks, soda and water. Prior to the picnic Exalted Ruler Kathy Taylor presented the Special Olympics a check fo $415.00 from the Lodge’s pool team the Jolly Corks Shown (lt to rt) are the event servers Sandra Williams, Gale Clark, Dick Haran, Jim Powell, Bob Taylor, Bob Leiter AND Exalted Ruler Kathy Taylor.
- 911 First Responder's Lunch
On Wednesday September 11th the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 honored local area first responders with a free luncheon, as part of the Lodge’s Patriot Week celebration. 40 members from the Kingman Police and Fire Departments and the Mohave County Sheriffs Department attended the luncheon held from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The theme of the luncheon was “We Will Never Forget”. Shown are the serving crew for the event (lt to rt) Gale Clark, John Boersma, Jerry Gaither, Patric Medeiros, Roger Christianson and Jim Gaily.
- September Bulletin
Sorry for the delay in placing your September Bulletin online
- Your August Bulletin is now Available Online
A huge thank you to Vicki Coombs for all of her work in putting together the bulletins each month. Patric Medeiros
- July13 bulletin now on line
- Your June Bulletin is now on line
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- Your May Bulletin is now available online
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- April newsletter online
- March Newsletter is now in your Inbox!!!
Your March newsletter is ready for your review. The printed copy should be available within the next 7 days.
- Harley Davidson Softail Raffle
Again this year, our Lodge will be raffling off a 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail FLSTC103 during the Laughlin River Run. There are only 468 tickets and they will be $66.00 each. The drawing for this beautiful bike will be on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This fundraiser is the largest fundraiser our Lodge has, and it is important that we sell all of the tickets. You may purchase tickets from any of the Lodge Officers or at the Lodge. (SEE FLYER) 2013 Harley-Davidson Raffle Only 468 Tickets will be sold at $66.00 per Ticket. Please help make this years fund raiser a success. It’s Time for 2013 Harley-Davidson Raffle and I am asking for your help to make it a success. We have set our target again to only sell 468 tickets at $66.00 each. I am hoping I can count on everyone’s generosity by purchasing a ticket for the 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail FLSTC103 which is pictured on the reverse side. All you have to do is fill the information out on this insert and return it with a check in the amount of $66.00 per ticket to your Kingman Elks Lodge #468. Your actual ticket stub will be returned to you by US Mail. Kingman Elks Lodge #468 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Raffle Drawing To Be Held 4-27-2013
- February Newsletter is headed to print
We are happy to let you know that your February Newsletter is being emailed out as we speak and has been sent to print. We apologize for the delay and hope to be back on track with March's Newsletter.
- January Newsletter online
I apologize for the tardiness in posting this link. Between fighting off a nasty cold and the loss of my computer I have been remiss in my duties. Please note that your February newsletter will also be a few days late. I will get the online version up as soon as possible.
- Your December Newsletter
Your December Newsletter is now available online for your viewing and download. We would also like you to take note that your online calendar has changed and now shows just the current month, which in this case would be December. As soon as I have information about January's calendar, I will add it to the online calendar.
- Thankful Veterans Receive Free Breakfast
This morning, Sunday, November 11, 2012, was our Annual Veteran's Day Free Breakfast at the Kingman Elks Lodge and we were more than happy to show a small token of our thanks to the Veteran's that have done so much for our country. We had a turn-out of 54 Veteran's without including spouses and family members, who joined them in remembrance and celebration of the hard work that so many have done to keep our nation free. Those in attendance shared some of the lighter stories of their service, while quietly remembering those who did not make it home from the more serious memories. The Kingman Elks did an excellent job in their preparation and service of the morning's meal, which consisted of bacon, eggs, and biscuits with gravy. The respect and dignity that were given each member was above and beyond what I would have expected as each Elk working the service took the time to shake each Veteran's hand and thank them for the sacrifices they made for our nation. My pride as an Elk spouse, and as a Veteran, could never have been higher, and as I know the Elk Members who served breakfast this morning did so without thinking about themselves one bit, I wish to extend my gratitude to them for honoring each Veteran with this morning's breakfast.
- Poker Run For Homeless Vets
Whether you ride a bike or bicycle, drive a car or a golf cart, you will not want to miss this up-coming event where you not only get to enjoy a great game of poker, but you get to help the Homeless Vets at the same time. Saturday November 12th starting at 9 am is a Poker Run to Benefit Homeless Vets. There are 5 total stops with the last card being drawn at 3 pm. There is a 50/50 raffle, a treasure hunt, and a breakfast starting at 8 am. A $20.00 hand includes dinner and the run. For more information please contact Bill Garvey at 716-1061.
- November Newsletter 2012
Your November Newsletter for 2012 comes from a new printer this month, as we have reunited with H & H Printers to do our printing. If you have not already received your print copy of the Newsletter, it should be arriving to you within the next couple of days. We are certain that you will be happy with the changes your Communications Committee has put together for you and we believe that we have made great strides in bringing you the most reliable, and complete news we can.
- Co-Operative Cooking at Walk Away From Drugs
October 3rd was the Annual Walk Away From Drugs here in Kingman AZ, and it turned out to be a great success. Our Kingman Elks were on hand to assist with the cooking duties, hand out snacks with dinner which were supplied by Little Debbie, and talk to local residents and children about the dangers of drugs. From the moment our feet hit the ground we were nearly running in order to keep up our end of an estimated 2000 hot dogs. We finished up cooking just in time for the first set of walkers to show up, which were grateful for the warm food and sweet snacks. Our cooks worked tirelessly for around 2 hours despite having the heat of the grill blowing in their faces by a wind that never seemed to be going the right direction. We at the grill owe a huge thank you to Kathy Fitzgerald for bringing us some oven mitts from the kitchen as we had forgotten to grab some before heading out. It is safe to say that the four of us rotating in and out on the grill have a few extra singes to account for today as we recover. Special thanks go out to those who volunteered for this event, as it is you who helped make everything run smoothly. We also owe many thanks to Little Debbie Snacks picked up from McKee Trucking, who donated the much appreciated sweets for the event. Through some careful management of the food, we were able to make sure everyone who wanted a sweet was able to. Our next scheduled event is on the evening of the 10th as we will have the Pink Firetruck at our Lodge. We are still in need of volunteers if you have the time to be there. A sign-up sheet is in the social quarters at the lodge.
- $10.00 Dinner THIS Saturday SEPT 29
This Saturday, September 29th, at 4 pm, we have our next spectacular $10.00 dinner. The dinner this Saturday will be comprised of Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Dessert. Feel free to bring in your non-member friends and make this one of the most affordable parties you can come to. Why bother cooking this Saturday, let us do the work for you. We hope to see you there.
- SPOOKTOBERFEST Party and Feast
Spooktoberfest is among us and is expected to be the best party of the holiday season with authentic German Brats, European sides, and GERMAN BEER! This party and dinner is set to take over the entire lodge on Oct 27th at 4pm and will consist of great food, great friends, spectacular costumes and prizes. An all out Costume Contest will be in effect with prizes going to only the best. A 50/50 raffle will be in effect and you can believe that it is going to be one awesome party! Tickets at the door are $10 but you can buy them in advance for $9. IT MAY JUST BE THE LAST MEAL YOU EVER HAVE!!!!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!!!
- A Message from our AEMP Brothers and Sisters
October for many of us is the month for the colors of fall, the Major Leagues baseball playoffs, high school, college and professional football, hanging your wardrobe to include long sleeve shirts and maybe a sweater or two to help one prepare for the cooler days and a hint of the winter that will soon come. For Arizona Elks however it is also the halfway point of the fraternal year. (Click on the above link to see the whole Message)
- The Gordon Hunt Memorial Golf Tournament
Thank you notes from the Co-Chairpersons of The Gordon Hunt Memorial Golf Tournament.
- October Newsletter Release
Greetings fellow Elks, If you have not noticed, your electronic version of the October Newsletter has been completely modified from those of past newsletters. You will also notice that has come out a full 6 days ahead of schedule. If you are still receiving the printed version of the newsletter, your copy should be arriving right around the first of the month. We at the communications committee are pleased to announce that we are back on schedule with our delivery of the newsletter. That being said, we are in need of more content for the November newsletter and welcome any and all Elks related business. If you know of something happening in November that is related to our Benevolent Elks, please email us with the information at email@example.com. Thank you all for your continued support.
- September Newsletter is Now Available Online
Hello Lodge Members, I wanted to inform you that your mailed version of the September Newsletter will be a couple of days later than usual. In the meantime, if you have already signed up for the electronic Newsletters, or if you visit our home page regularly, you will find that the September Newsletter is now available. If you would like to print this newsletter for your own records, you can do so by clicking the heading of this story. We apologize for the delay in the mailed copies of the newsletter, and ensure we are working as hard as possible to get next months newsletter to you on time.
- Panda Express Fundraising Opportunity
ELKS and PANDA EXPRESS Kingman Elks Lodge #468 in conjunction with the Panda Express, Stockton Hill Rd., Kingman, is holding a fundraising event on Saturday, September 8 from 12:00 PM to 7PM. 20% of the daily proceeds will come to the Lodge earmarked for the AZ Elks Major Projects. You must present the fundraising flyer from Panda for your food purchase (whether dining in or to go) to be credited to the fundraising event. We must have a minimum of 35 participants for the event to earn any percentage for this event. Please help support your Lodge and the AZ Elks Major Projects. Flyer ATTACHED or pickup one at the Kingman Elks Lodge #468, 900 Gates Avenue, Kingman.
- Grand Re-Opening a Grand Success
The Grand Re-Opening of the Lodge Dining Room was last Friday, August 10th, and we are more than pleased to note that it was a great success. The crowd at the Re-Opening was large enough to run the Kitchen out of food completely, and Bills Ribs were easily the talk of the night. While I could not personally attend this function, it was expressed to me by those I talked to, that the crowd was warm and appreciative of the good food and friendly atmosphere. If I have anything to say about the next dining session where Bill's Ribs are on the menu, you can bet that I will be there to enjoy the goodness. If you plan to join me, it might be better to show up early just in case.
- Queen of Hearts ALERT!!!
Queen of Hearts is now at $2,800.00Ladies and Gentleman of Kingman Elks 468, this coming Saturday, August 18, at 4pm, the next possible winner will be drawn for the Queen of Hearts pot which is stretching towards 3,000 dollars. For those of you who do not know, their are only 20 cards left to flip for the Queen of Hearts. Of those 20 cards, their is still the Queen of Hearts (obviously), 2 other Queens worth 20% of the pot (that would be $560.00 each), and 2 jokers to be flipped worth 40% of the pot (that comes out to $1120.00). The only way to win is to play. Tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $6.00. With more than half the deck gone, the grand prize could be going any time now. Good Luck Everyone! Remember, you have to be present to win the full amount.
- Grand Opening of Lee Williams High School
Grand Opening of Lee Williams High School August 2nd, 2012 saw the Grand Opening of the Lee Williams High School. The opening ceremonies involved the dedication of the school to a fallen Volunteer Fire Fighter, the gift of a Fireman’s Helmet to the Principal of the School, live music, and free food. A small, but welcome addition to the festivities, were the Kingman Elks, who volunteered their time and grills to ensure everyone was sufficiently filled with hotdogs. While things started out slow, it was not long until a large line snaked around the campus area that left our cooks fighting to keep up with demand. While we were there in a voluntary status, we placed out two donation jars, which would collect monies to be put into the Lodge coffers in order to meet the needs of other charities and volunteer work. In the end, it is easy to guess that over 150 people were happily served and an estimation of around $50.00 dollars came in from the donation jars. While some may see this as a small amount, remember that it takes only a small amount from a number of sources to make a big deal in the end.
- Calling All Volunteers!!!! We Need Your Help!
Volunteers are needed for this upcoming Saturday, August 11Th at 10:30am for BBQ duty and support at Centennial Park for the Special Olympics taking place that day. This is a Kingman Elks Charity event and we need people to help spread some joy (and some food) to the hungry participants. We are in need of at LEAST 6 people to run the operation smoothly. Please clear your schedule for this next Saturday and donate your time to a great cause. You can sign-up in the Lodge at the bulletin board, or contact Bill Fitzgerald at 413-522-9016. Looks put our best foot forward and show the best about humanity.
- GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE DINING ROOM
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, this Friday, August 10th, at 5pm, we will be having a Grand Re-Opening of our Main Dining Room. Guests will be treated to live music by "Love Music Revival." The menu will consist of "Bill's Ribs" or BBQ Chicken along with salad, baked potato, vegetables, and a roll. Prices are as follows: 1/2 Rack of Ribs: $9.95 Full Rack of Ribs: $14.95 BBQ Chicken: $9.95 Come out and enjoy the fun with us!
- Cherish A Child Fundraiser
Coming this Saturday, August 11th, 2012, from 11am to 10pm, Peace Love Yogurt (Located at 1949 E. Beverly Ave. #4) will donate 20% of the earnings they make by those people who mention the Kingman Elks to the Arizona Elks Major Projects- Cherish a Child Campaign. We are over 5 million dollars and growing since the Arizona Elk's Lodges began raising funds for this worthy charity. Stopping in to purchase a frozen yogurt is just part of the fun, and will be well appreciated by you on these hot summer days. Not only do you get your frozen treat, but you will also have the opportunity to win one of TWO free raffle prizes. All you have to do is write your name, number, and email address on the back of your receipt ON THE DAY of the fundraiser and drop it in the can of the prize you would like to win. The first prize up for grabs is an "I am With You Always" porcelain clock with an included "Certificate of Authenticity." The second prize up for grabs is a "Sterling Silver Jeweled Charm Bracelet" that also has an included "Certificate of Authenticity." The raffle is to take place of Sunday, August 12th, at 1pm. You do not need to be present to win. Please come and help a child! Scientists and clinicians at the Steele Children’s Research Center search diligently for the cures for so many diseases children must endure. Strides are being made in finding new treatments for pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes, and the myriad of problems that often accompany premature birth. The Arizona Elks Endowment in Neonatology was founded to support the care of tiny, fragile babies born before their time. Each year neonatal physicians, nurses and other professional provide that care for hundreds of preemies and families.
- Only 3 Days left to Register for Charity Golf Tournament!!!!
There are only 3 days left to register for the Arizona Elks Major Projects "Cherish a Child" charity golf tournament, hosted by your local Kingman Elks, lodge 468. We are expecting golfers from all over the state as this is an Arizona Elks event. Attached is an entry form for those of you procrastinating about entering the tournament. We still have spots available, but we are hoping to fill in those in quickly. The actual tournament takes place September 8th and 9th at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, located at 1001 Gates Ave. Download and fill out the registration form attached to this article to reserve your spot at the tournament. Proceeds go to help the Cherish a Child charity which has recently raised over 5 million dollars across the state for the Steele Children's Research Center.
- "Christmas in July" a Huge Success!!!
From left to right, Nathan Schoch, Santa, Jo-Ann Schoch, and Aaron Schoch. We just recently got home from "Christmas in July" at the Kingman Elks Lodge and I am glad to say that we had a great time. Although my entire family is exhausted from all of the work, we had an awesome time none-the-less. On top of all of that, the event was a Great Success!!!! While I cannot speak for everyone, it appeared that everyone had a great time. I am also told that we exceeded the number of people we were expecting. We were proud to have a number of non-members show up. Many thanks go out to everyone who showed up and brought donations with them of food and toys. Our chosen Santa flew in from his vacation just for our event and he was an instance hit with the kids. Another big thank you goes out to all who helped make this event happen in such a short time. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and get some much needed down time. Goodnight everyone, and have a great weekend. Patric Medeiros Public Relations Officer Elks Communications Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gordon Hunt Men's Golf Tournament.
The Gordon Hunt Men's Golf Tournament is coming up soon. Tickets are $75.00 per player which covers your entry into the tournament, a golf cart, Lunch, and 2 beverages. Additional buy-in's are available for $25.00 per player and is completely optional. Teams will be chosen randomly by a blind drawing set to take place on August 31st at 6:00 pm. 4 man teams will begin via a shotgun start at 8:00am. I failed to grab the date of the tournament, but I will update this post as soon as possible. Cash will be paid for the closest to the pin shots on par 3's. Sign-ups can be made at the Cerbat Cliffs Pro Shop or the Kingman Elks Lodge. Call 928-715-0358 and ask for Ron Ackerson for more information. Proceeds will go to help build food baskets for the needy.
- Arizona Elks Major Projects 2012 Mid Year Raffle
The Arizona Elks Major Projects 2012 Mid Year Raffle is close to being being over. While this may be the first time some of you have heard about this, it has been going for some time. The Prizes are definitely worth the ticket price to enter. 1st prize is a 2012 Ford Focus SE Sport 5 door Hatchback (Taxes, title and license fees are the responsibility of the winner). This prize is being donated courtesy of Jim Click Auto. 2nd Prize is $500.00 dollars 3rd Prize is $350.00 dollars 4th Prize is $200.00 dollars 5th prize is $100.00 dollars Tickets cost $5.00 per 1 ticket, or 3 tickets for $10.00. The Drawing will be held on October 27th 2012. Winners must be at least 21 years old. Proceeds will benefit the Children of America cause. Hurry to get your tickets and perhaps we will have a lucky winner out of our Local Elks Lodge. Good Luck to you all.
- Our First Emailed Newsletter, August 2012
Here is the August 2012 Newsletter which is our first to be launched by email.
- Elks Items with Pictures
Elks list of items for purchase with pictures.
- Elks #468 Shirts and Collectibles for Sale
Joanne Garvey would like to announce that Elks Shirts and Collectibles are now available for purchase. Prices and information to be found inside the story.
- Fallen but not Forgotten
My fellow Elks, I am saddened to tell you that we have lost two more members during the last month, and while most of you have probably already heard of these passing's, I wish to bring it to the remainder of the Elk Community. William J. Gilfoil Born January 24, 1934 Initiate July 27 1977 Affiliated September 5 2001 Passed Away June 30 2012 He was a 36 Year Member Edward A. Krieger Born March 24 1930 Initiated March 27 1974 Affiliated December 18 1996 Passed Away July 2nd 2012 He was a 40 year member You will find the following passage in this month's Newsletter accompanying the information about our two lost members. We hope it will bring you comfort in your time of grief. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100
- Dangers of CFL Lightbulbs
I have been asked to publish this story to warn everyone of the dangers of Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs as I am told our Lodge is preparing to make the switch to these newer bulbs. These light bulbs have been storming the market and are soon set to completely replace the good old fashion light bulbs we are used to. Meant to save us all some money, the dangers of the bulbs might very-well outweigh the benefits.
- Fathers Day in the Hualapai Mountains
To a new comer in the ranks of the Kingman Elks, I have no prior knowledge of the previous Father's Day Celebrations. From what I have been told at the lodge, and those members who have been around for quite a while, this Father's Day Celebration drew the biggest crowd in recent memory.
- Fishing for Smiles was a great success
Fishing for smiles was a great success in more ways than one with countless children shrieking in delight at what was possibly the first fish they ever caught.
- To Absent Brothers
In our absence, we have lost a few of our friends. While no doubt, many of you already know this information, We would be remiss in our duties not to mention them before all of our Elk Brothers and Sisters.
- July 2012 Newsletter
The July 2012 Newsletter is now available.
- June 2012 Newsletter
The June 2012 Newsletter is now available.
- May News Letter
The May 2012 Newsletter is now online
- Our Deepest Apologies
After a 3 month hiatus, we have gotten the website back on track and you will start noticing frequent updates. Please stay tuned for more.
- April 2012 Newsletter
- 5-year-old Roxanne Trotter donates hair
Roxanne Trotter is all smiles after having almost 15 inches of her cut off so she could donate it to Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides free hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who lose their hair because of medical reasons. The 5-year-old, who stands just an inch short of four foot tall and lives with her parents, Kingman Elks Lodge #468 Past Exalted Ruler Perry Trotter and his wife Carla, enjoys the simple aspects of a good life; but most importantly, she is healthy. Roxanne, who is affectionately known to friends and family as Rocky, said she wants to take helping the needy children who need hairpieces a bit further by putting out a challenge to everyone. She said, “I would like a lot of people to get their hair cut like I did and donate it to Locks of Love.” Additional information attached.
- March 2012 Newsletter
- New Members in February
New members inducted January 2012 (lt to rt) Aaron Puskarov, Carol Ewing and Penelope Witkop
- Americanism Essay Contest Winners
(Lt to Rt) Shown are Bryce Graham, Jeanna Paulsen, Madison Gillespie, Kristen Finch, Kye Hill and Ellissa Himes, all 7th grade students of Kingman Academy of Learning Middle School, after receiving gold medals for winning the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 essay contest. The essays were selected from 76 essays submitted to the lodge for this year’s Grand Lodge Americanism Essay Contest titled “Why I am Proud to Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag”. The winning essays selected have been forwarded to the District Americanism Chairman for further competition with other lodges in the Northern District. The winners at the district level will be forwarded to the state chairman for further consideration. Winners at the state level will be announced at the Arizona Elks Association Convention which will be held in Phoenix in May.
- February 2012 Newsletter
- January 2012 Newsletter
- January's New Members
Shown, left to right, are new members for January John Briles, Frank West, Larry Ridge and Theresa Acuna.
- Americanism and Law Enforcement Awards
(lt to rt) Shown are Asst Fire Chief Joe Dorner, Exalted Ruler Michael Timm and Sheriff Deputy Aaron Devries after the awards ceremony held in the lodge room prior to the regular Wednesday Night meeting. Asst. Chief Dorner had just received the Americanism Committee’s Firefighter-of-the-year award, and Deputy Devries had received the Law Enforcement Officer-of-the-year award. The ceremony was the Kingman Elks Lodge #468 annual Americanism Award, and the nominations for both lodge winners were submitted to the state chairman for consideration in the Arizona State Elks Association contest. Winners of that contest will be presented at the State Association’s annual convention held in Phoenix in May.
- Kingman Elks Old Timers Night - Feb 18th
The PER Association will sponsor the annual Kingman Elks Lodge Old Timers Night Dinner on Saturday February 18th at 5:00pm at the old elk building located in downtown Kingman.
- New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance
Shown is Susan Bland, Social Quarter’s Manager, prior to the arrival of 39 guests for the annual New Year’s Eve Dinner Party held in the main dining room of the lodge from 6:00pm to 12:00pm.
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