NY NORTH CENTRAL
District No. 6240

Lodge #496 Guest Book


Robert Wynn PDDGER (Coachrwynn@hotmail.com)

from Mamaroneck, NY, Lodge #1457

My wife and I are coming up that way September 1-4. Looking forward to seeing my friend Tim Kelly.

Posted 08/04/2017 at 9:43 AM


Jim Rannazzisi (jimrazz@aol.com)

from Vero Beach, FL, Lodge #1774

My wife Barbara and I are visiting relatives in Whitefish until mid- July. We look forward to joining you for lunch and dinner.

I'm the web admin for veroelks.com

Posted 06/16/2017 at 8:01 PM


Sandi Anderson (sandaveharley12@aol.com)

from Waterville, ME, Lodge #905

Greetings from Waterville Maine #905. Saw you post and wish when we lived in NY we were Elk Members. Had a camp on the St. Lawrence and went thru Watertown every weekend. We would have stopped in! If you get up our way, come to see us!

Posted 02/02/2015 at 8:52 PM


Jacqueline Gaudet, PSECY (jacqueline.gaudet@gmail.com)

from Missoula Hell Gate, MT, Lodge #383

Greetings from Hellgate Lodge #383 in Missoula, Montana.

I was stationed at Fort Drum back in the late 80s. I loved the autumn colours.

I think it's great that you have posted all your PERs, and I hope it's okay to steal that idea for our VHP here at the 383.

You've done a super job with your pages.

Jacqui

Posted 04/11/2013 at 2:59 PM


Thomas Resue ER 2012-2013 (topjocktom@hotmail.com)

from Wolcott, NY, Lodge #1763

Mike and Elean, Alice and I had such a wonderful time in Austin with you touring and dinners together, Looking forward to visiting your lodge in mid August. Tom Resue ER Wolcott NY 1763

Posted 07/15/2012 at 6:01 AM


Rock Anderson (rock@prescottelks.org)

from Prescott, AZ, Lodge #330

Greetings from Prescott Lodge #330 "Mother Lodge of Arizona". In December of 1895 a group of enterprising businessmen in Prescott, sturdy products of the early west, charted the original petition for a dispensation and later established the Prescott Lodge. Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona, are located about 90 miles northwest of Phoenix. With our mile high elevation (5230 ft), the cities enjoy a four-season climate with both mild winters and summers. Check out our elks.org page. We have a very content rich elks.org site. Featured pages are [Facilites], [Officers], [Elks'n the News], [Extra Pages](includes rich history of our lodge) and especially our [Photo Gallery]. If you have time after looking it over please sign our [Guest Book]. Thank you

Posted 05/10/2012 at 10:29 AM


Elaine Zehr (ezehr@yahoo.com)

Thank you for hosting the luncheon for the Irish festival scholarship recipients. The luncheon was very good and the lodge is beautiful. We enjoyed it very much.

Elaine & Jacob Zehr

Posted 06/09/2011 at 4:32 PM


Jane Haws Little (elksjel@aol.com)

from Raleigh, NC, Lodge #735

The US Army has sent our youngest member,who's also our youngest active duty military member to your great area. He's Richard Haws III and 3rd generation Elk at our lodge. My Father,PER and Mother (an Elk and Doe),joined Raleigh in 1970. Myself, his aunt, grew up in the lodge and have been a member and past officer for many years. Please embrace and enjoy him during his stay at Fort Drum, they way I know Elks do...we will miss him at our lodge and are excited he found a Lodge so close to his base. He's a great young man and joy to know.Whenever any of you are in our neck of the woods, please stop by Raleigh #735 in NC thanks

Posted 01/22/2011 at 9:32 PM


Dan Dailey PER-PDD-HLM (danddger@comcast.net)

from Beverly/Salem, MA, Lodge #1309

All my relatives were born and raised in Watertown. Visited the Lodge(old one) and have great memeories. One of my cousins was a long time Chaplin there. Great web site.

Posted 09/10/2010 at 7:17 AM


Chris Tenzycki (ctenzycki@maspethfederal.com)

Thank you for coming by our Lodge homepage and leaving a message in the Guest Book. We have made many improvements to our homepage and hope you stop by to see them. We hope to see you all soon and thanks for visiting us!!!

Lodge Member Lodge No.878

Posted 08/21/2010 at 1:37 PM


Robert Bell, Leading Knight (rbell8148@sbcglobal.net)

from Willoughby-Cleveland, OH, Lodge #18

Had a great time in Watertown last year while camping in the 1000 Islands. Too bad that we couldn't make it this year. Hopefully next year.

Posted 07/22/2010 at 10:31 PM


brenda holm (jbholm7@yahoo.com)

from Salem, OR, Lodge #336

I have been to Watertown many times and I have enjoyed myself each and every time. Love thousand islands. Looking forward to being there again. From Saratoga Springs.

Posted 06/30/2010 at 11:01 AM


David Weissert PER (davnmarla@yahoo.com)

from Mesa-Buckhorn, AZ, Lodge #2656

You have a great looking web site, very well and interesting to look at, please take the time to visit our web site and view one of our State Major Projects at work, AEA Youth Camp. Thanks for the show from Arizona where it is getting warm.

Posted 05/14/2010 at 12:25 PM


Joe Mclemore (jmjoegolfer63@yahoo.com)

from Cape Girardeau, MO, Lodge #639

Greeting from Cape Girardeau Lodge #639. Just wanted to say hello and enjoyed your site. Hope to get up there and see your lodge some day. Joe Mclemore ( PER )

Posted 01/09/2010 at 9:28 AM


George Wheeler PER (Wheels60@hvc.rr.com)

from New Paltz, NY, Lodge #2568

I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AT YOUR LODGE THE LAST MONTH BECAUSE FAMILY HAD CAR ACCIDENT AND YOUR LODGE TREATED ME LIKE I WAS A MEMBER. THANK YOU, YOURE LODGE AND MEMBERS AND WEB SITE ARE WONDERFUL HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Posted 12/05/2009 at 12:59 PM


Willie Rodriguez (grodgez@yahoo.com)

from Brooklyn Queensborough, NY, Lodge #878

Just noticed the messages in our guest book. Great looking web site nice photos of the Officers. Waiting to hear from my Bro in Staten Is. about the road trip up-state.

Happy Holidays.

Posted 11/17/2009 at 9:07 AM


John H. (hayduke215@yahoo.com)

Beautifully done web page. Very nice. I hope everyone at lodge 496 is doing well. Have a great Thanksgiving and holiday season; take care to all.

Posted 11/01/2009 at 3:20 AM


Chuck Masselli (jinx46@hotmail.com)

What a great web site! We travel in a motorhome and have visited 34 Lodges. Your web site is one of the best we've seen. We'll be visiting the Lodge and having dinner with you. Chuck & Val Masselli Lake Wales Lodge #1974 Florida

Posted 09/04/2009 at 7:15 AM


Mike Carroll (elk710mlc@aol.com)

I was viewing your web page. Nicely done! I am serving my second year as DDGER for Alabama Central West district. My Lodge, Blocton No. 710 is located in West Blocton, Alabama. We have a membership of 143. If ever in Alabama, look us up. We'll treat so many ways, you'll have to like one. Our Lodge is "Small Enough to Know, Large Enough to Serve".

Posted 08/21/2009 at 8:11 PM


Judy & Charlie (ckillmer@juno.com)

from Poughkeepsie, NY, Lodge #275

I own a home in Chaumont and look forward to the Friday night fish frys but especially the warm welcome that is provided to us by Debbie in the dining hall. She is so efficient and a real pleasure to know her.

Posted 07/20/2009 at 10:48 AM


Michael K Westcott (mkwestcott@comcast.net)

from Winthrop, MA, Lodge #1078

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winthrop-MA/Help-Hook-the-Cure-Derby/80401563109?ref=nf Hi there

Posted 07/18/2009 at 10:09 AM


Brenda Wallis (elks800@earthlink.net)

Hi Ed, Just thought I would return the favor and visit your web site. I love it...you wouldn't have managed to get any ideas from ours! I wish I knew how to do half of what you have done! I am but a secretary with way to little time to work on the web site! Have a great day! If you are ever in Marion, IL. stop by & I will buy you a drink.

Posted 06/03/2009 at 10:24 PM


Jim"Huntz"Hall PDD (huntz_hall@verizon.net)

from Mount Holly, NJ, Lodge #848

Hello Watertown.Just checking out your page.......verynice. Do you folks have a Army of Hope Committee in your state association or lodge?

Jim "Huntz" Hall Past State Chair NJ Elks Army of Hope MT Holly Lodge 848 MT Holly NJ

Posted 05/18/2009 at 5:19 PM


Gordon Philpot (Philkittle2@aol.com)

Thanks for signing our guest book, Scott. I crossed Lake Champlain on the ferry and went by Lake Placid a few years ago. Beautiful. If you're ever in Richmond, KY please visit.

Posted 05/07/2009 at 12:13 PM


Jeffrey Muehlfeld,PER (jmfeld@comcast.net)

from Miami, FL, Lodge #948

Big Ed, Thanks for signing our guest book. You can bet we'll stop in if we're in the area and of course the members of Watertown 496 are always welcome at Miami Lodge 948.

Hope you got some new ideas from our website.

All the best to your Lodge and it's Officer for a successful year.

Posted 04/23/2009 at 4:48 PM


John Lynch (jcjjlynch2@wat.midco.net)

from Watertown, SD, Lodge #838

Greetings From Watertown, SD

From ER Bobbie LaFramboise and all members,

Watertown, SD is the sportsman getaway in South Dakota. Hunting and fishing is a way of life out here. In the Glacial Lakes Area. Our snow is now gone it is time to get outside and enjoy what Mother Nature has given us. If any one is in the area please stop by and visit us.

John Lynch webmaster

Posted 04/22/2009 at 9:08 AM


Gordon Philpot (Philkittle2@aol.com)

Ed, thanks for signing our guest book. I've been close to Watertown, but don't recall going there. If I'm ever in the area I'll look for your lodge. Please vist us here in Richmond, KY. Small town, easy to find.

Posted 04/09/2009 at 11:59 AM


Jim Whitener (jwhitener@optilink.us)

from Chattanooga, TN, Lodge #91

Thanks for visiting our Guest Book. I would like to invite all of ya'll to visit the most friendly lodge just north of the gnat line. Southern Hospitality just off I-75 in beautiful Chattanooga TN. We have RV parking available just give us a call. Springtime is here and our pool will open soon and The Tiki Hut will be rocking. Come see us real soon. We will leave the light on for you !!!! PER Jim Whitener Chattanooga, Tennessee Lodge #91

Posted 04/08/2009 at 3:25 PM


Frank Rossi (pittsburghbanjoclub@earthlink.net)

from Allegheny, PA, Lodge #339

Ed, Thanks for visiting our site. If you and any of your members are in the Pittsburgh area to catch a Pittsburgh Steelers' or Pirates' game, stop by the Allegheny Lodge #339...we are only blocks away from both stadiums.

Best wishes to all our brother Elks. Thanks. Frank Loyal Knight/Cyber Assistant

Posted 03/23/2009 at 6:04 PM


Jim Rogers (rjimrog@comcast.net)

from Flint, MI, Lodge #222

Ed, Thanks for visiting our Web-site and leaving the nice message. I, too like to look at web-sites around the country and see how the other lodges are doing. You look like your one of the top web-sites. If I get the chance I'll make sure and stop by your lodge and say HI in person. Jim Rogers, Webmaster Elks Lodge 222

Posted 03/19/2009 at 11:33 PM


Rick Currie (rdcurriedawg@aol.com)

from Lockport, NY, Lodge #41

Hello Ed Becker and fellow Elks,

I had the pleasure of visiting your lodge in August 2006 with family in my RV while enroute to Lake Placid. Lodge was accomodated us very well and permitted us to park and provided power to our RV for the nite. Nice work on your VH page. I too look for ideas. Uploading of the Focus (Newsletter) has been well received. Members of your lodge looking for a nice road trip are invited to Lockport Lodge 41. Facilities for RVer's are great. Anyways thanks for your hospitality. Looking forward to visiting your lodge again soon. Take care.

Rick Currie Lockport Lodge # 41

Posted 03/15/2009 at 7:21 PM


Robert Jones (jonesy@rochester.rr.com)

from Wolcott, NY, Lodge #1763

I see on the web we have another jonesy. He was at jonesy@aros.net.

Posted 02/16/2009 at 8:58 AM


Debra J. Shuleski (debbuild34@hotmail.com)

from South Plainfield, NJ, Lodge #2298

WHAT IS THIS COUNTRY COMING TO ??????? I CHECKED IT ON SNOPES & IT SAYS: TRUE !

This should make your blood boil...it DOES mine!

ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS!

YESTERDAY THE BRASS AT ABC NEWS ISSUED ORDERS FORBIDDING REPORTERS TO WEAR LAPEL PIN AMERICAN FLAGS OR OTHER PATRIOTIC INSIGNIA. THEIR REASONING WAS THAT ABC SHOULD REMAIN NEUTRAL ABOUT 'CAUSES'.

SINCE WHEN IS SUP P ORT FOR PREVENTING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION SOME SORT OF A 'CAUSE'? SINCE WHEN IS PATRIOTISM TO BE DISCOURAGED?

I URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT ABC AND ITS SPONSORS AND AFFILIATES. WE ARE SLOWLY LOSING EVERYTHING OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR AND EVERYTHING OUR MEN AND WOMEN FOUGHT AND DIED TO PRESERVE!

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN. THIS HAS BEEN VERIFIED THROUGH: http://www.snopes.com/rumors/noflags.asp

Exalted Ruler Debra J. Shuleski

Posted 01/13/2009 at 7:44 AM


Betty Brock-Porter (rochesterelks24@yahoo.com)

from Rochester, NY, Lodge #24

Nice site and have a question - if someone can email me back. We have a group of Elks ~ including an E.R.(my husband) a trustee and 5 other Elks Members who will be coming to Watertown to do some road work for a couple of weeks - what hotel/motels are CLOSEST to your lodge? Thanks a bunch and hope to hear back soon - we arrive in town next Sunday evening.

Posted 06/22/2008 at 10:19 AM


Patti (Horth) Phillips (paddywgn@comcast.net)

from West Palm Beach, FL, Lodge #1352

Very nice website. Will be in town first couple weeks in July, and look forward to visiting the Lodge. My Dad, Rile Horth, is one of your absent members; he passed away in 1973, but always valued his Elks membership, and the camaraderie he enjoyed in the old Lodge rooms.

Enjoying my year serving as Loyal Knight here in sunny West Palm Beach, FL, but always cherish my vacations on Guffins Bay. See you soon.

Posted 06/19/2008 at 1:26 PM


Janice Fetterly (jlfetterly@hotmail.com)

from Liverpool, NY, Lodge #2348

very nice website, coming up to the bowling tournament this weekend and this is very helpful....Janice

Posted 04/18/2008 at 7:39 AM


Thomas Hubbard (angiehubbard@insightbb.com)

from Noblesville, IN, Lodge #576

Nice site! Great to see such an active lodge. If you get a chance check out our lodge #576 where we're very proud of over 100 years of Elkdom. Please sign our guestbook and if your ever in Indy call and stop by. Thomas

Posted 02/14/2008 at 11:43 AM


lolly malone (rem4561@twcny.rr.com)

from Oswego, NY, Lodge #271

Just wanted to say Hi. A special hi to tim Kelly.lolly

Posted 10/26/2007 at 2:01 PM


Mike Shea (ima.goob@gmail.com)

from Calvert, MD, Lodge #2620

I'm an "in-process" member, I guess that would be right. My wife and I are waiting to inducted this December. I just wanted to sign your guest book. I remember going to the Elks Lodge in Watertown when it was near the town square I believe. My grandfather Ernest Haley was a member for most of his life I think. I noticed John Gaffney as an officer. I wonder if he is related to the Gaffneys that lived on Haley St. many years ago? I used to spend many summers as a kid staying on Haley St. and playing ALL the time with the Gaffney kids that lived there. Wow, great memories. Some of my best! I'll have to stop by the next time I'm up there.

Posted 10/24/2007 at 1:08 PM


Donald L Reid (donaldleesreid@hotmail.com)

Surfing in from Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland and was interested in what the Elks Lodge was all about. We have Masonic Lodges in Scotland and it may well be that the Elks are a similar type institution. I am a local author on Ayrshire and write the Beith column for the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald. As a local historian, I get lots of requests for family history research from all over the world BUT I am generally unable to assist in such matters. Kindest regards to all in the Elks.

Posted 11/08/2006 at 4:14 PM


Bob Gillis (bob.gillis@yahoo.com)

from Winthrop, MA, Lodge #1078

Greetings from Winthrop MA. Lodge #1078, If your ever in our area be sure and stop in. You can also click on over check out our web page and sign our guest book. Our Lodge is minutes from Boston, in 2007 we are celebrating 100 years of Elkdom.

Bob Gillis, Lodge Historian

Posted 09/27/2006 at 3:38 PM


Andy Wolke (awolke1@optonline.net)

from Smithtown, NY, Lodge #2036

Greetings from Smithtown NY Lodge #2036 If your ever in our area be sure and stop in. You can also click on over check out our web page and sign our guest book.

Andy Wolke #2036 Web Master.

Posted 08/29/2006 at 6:59 PM


Howard Jones (jonesy@aros.net)

As the new Webmaster for my Lodge I've been learning a lot. I enjoyed your webpage and got a few ideas. Thanks, Howard Jones

Posted 07/29/2006 at 7:51 PM


Michele Fantini (mf18@blueline.mg)

Destroying ignorance is destroying the idiotic astonishment !!! A brother live in Madagascar. www.symbolic-collection.com

Posted 04/27/2006 at 12:07 PM


Bob Baldwin (bobbaldwinjr@yahoo.com)

from Fayetteville, NC, Lodge #1081

As Webmaster of our Lodge, I am visiting all VHP's for new and creative ideas.

Thank you!

Posted 04/12/2005 at 10:51 AM


Suzanne Wells Henderson (walkpath@hotmail.com)

from Lodi, CA, Lodge #1900

Greetings from a new Elk, new Tiler and just past First Lady from Lodi Lodge #1900, California. I am a Watertown daughter, born at the House of the Good Samaritan, 1952, lived in a very old stone house that was just outside of town..THEN... Just wanted to say HI to my "first" Home Lodge; I enjoyed your History.

Best and warmest regards from now-sunny Lodi; come visit our web page (I am the real virtual assistant)!!.

Posted 04/05/2005 at 2:42 AM


Ed O'Brien, Secretary (bpoelks1977@aol.com)

from Endicott, NY, Lodge #1977

Looking forward to stopping at your lodge this weekend.....weather permitting

Posted 12/06/2004 at 7:35 AM


Theresa (membership@sbcglobal.net)

from El Cajon, CA, Lodge #1812

Just looking for ideas for our own page.

By the way also looking for lodges that have pins. A couple of our members are collecting lodge pins.

Posted 08/11/2004 at 6:09 PM


Gerry Singer (gnsbear@texhoma.net)

Hi there Elks. I just wanted to welcome you from the Duncan Lodge #1446, home of Mr. James Beyl the Oklahoma Elks State President for 2004-2005. Stop by and see us for a round of golf and dinner. Check out our webpage at www.duncanelksclub.org.

Gerry Singer Esquire Duncan Lodge #1446

Posted 05/19/2004 at 7:35 AM


Rock Anderson (rock@prescottelks.org)

from Prescott, AZ, Lodge #330

Greeting from You are invited you to visit our web site prescottelks.org We have a page listing all know Elks Lodge Websites: Elks Lodge Web Sites Across America Please let us know if your Elks Website is not listed.

Posted 03/28/2004 at 12:29 AM


Tim Kelly PDDGER, SR (Elkpddtim@aol.com)

from Watertown, NY, Lodge #496

Nice job Ed, keep it up

Posted 03/27/2004 at 11:22 PM


Duncan Elks Lodge #1446 (elksdgcc@cableone.net)

Duncan Elks welcome you to the the VHP! We are proud to be the first to sign your guest book. Please check us out as Lodge #1446 and sign our guest book, also visit our home page at www.duncanelksclub.org. We have a beautiful facility and are always happy to have visitors. Our brothers and sisters in Elkdom are always welcome.

Greetings Elks Of Watertown, NY Lodge #496 From Duncan, Oklahoma Lodge #1446

Sam Amerson

Chairman - Board of Trustees

Posted 03/04/2004 at 10:15 PM


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