District No. 0520

Club Actvities

The Vagabonds RV Club  

RV Club meets the 2nd Wed of the month Lunch at 12 and meeting at 1 PM. Club sponsors monthly outings usually within 150 miles. Enjoy Happy Hour and appetizers around the campfire, pot luck dinners, 4 wheel off road adventures, Golf and other activities,  

Vagabonds News 

We have had a busy year with a number of trips throughout the year. Beginning in June we are dark for the months of June, July and August. Even though we don’t have any official meetings, many of our members meet for lunch at noon, the second Wednesday of each month. Our regular meetings begin in September.

Our first scheduled outing will be in September in Williams. Those dates are September 11th to the 15th at the Railside RV Ranch. If you don’t already have your reservations, you should do so right away as this is a very well attended campout. If they are full, ask to be put on the waiting list. They make every effort to accommodate our group. By September everyone is ready to escape our summer heat.

We do have several campouts scheduled for next year. We will be doing Wickenburg in May, Sundance on the California side of the Parker strip in October and a dry campout at Needle Mountain in February. Let us know if you have ideas where you would like to go. We count on our members to pick the RV parks and host the campout. It is very easy to host. All you really have to do is let us know what there is to do in the area and coordinate times for happy hours and pot lucks. Once this is done, an agenda is made so we all know what the schedule is. We all contribute to having a successful campout as we have a great group of people. Our campouts are normally close by – usually no more than 150 miles from home. We typically have golf, off-roading, shopping and happy hours enjoying a few adult beverages.

Our club continues to grow with 160 members. Welcome to Orville & Mary Ann Ratliff, John & Gail Williams, Bob & Valarie Orcutt, and Chuck & Eva Fox. We look forward to camping with you and getting to know each one of you. For those of you who travel in the summer, have a safe and fun summer. For those that stay around and enjoy our beautiful lake, for sure you will have a fun summer. I look forward to seeing everyone at our September meeting, which is September 11th .

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Christmas party, which is December 8th .

Marti Johnson Vagabonds Secretary

Remember – BPOE – Best People on Earth

The Yacht Club News

On May 5th we had our opening day boat celebration. Our host was Ro Fifer. Ro had a piñata contest for woman only. It was stuffed with little bottles of spirits. After quite a few hits from the lady members Sherry Hetzer did the final blow to finish the piñata and open its contents.

We had a true 50/50 Don Silver won. There was other games members where playing and having fun. The theme being on the 5th of May was Cinco de Mayo. We had a contest for the best decorated boat that had a Mexican theme. The winner of the best decorated boat went to Butch Jones. He won a bottle of tequila from Mexico that had not only one but two worms at the bottom of the bottle. Everyone that came had a great time. Thanks again to Ro Fifer and her helpers Nancy Humphrey and Shirley Salisbury and Mae Swartz you lady’s made Opening Day Boat Celebration a day to remember.

May 19th was our Champagne Brunch. Did I mentioned we had Champagne? It was a members only event. Steve Wayman was there entertaining us. Usually a bottle of champagne is given to the last table that is called to get food. Being there were 11 members sitting at that table, Commodore Vito asked if they wanted the champagne bottle or a drink token for all 11 members. No need to guess what they wanted. With a wonderful champagne brunch that was prepared by the chefs at the lodge and great entertainment, everyone had a great time. I want to thank Sandy Bigham for hosting yet another great event.

On June 11th a bunch of EYC members with their boats, kayaks and Sea Doos helped the Havasu Stingrays swim team swim across the lake by safely escorting then. Commodore Vito would like to personally thank everyone that came. It’s was wonderful to know that our members where able to help.

Commodore Vito

Fishing Club

The Club’s General meeting is held at the Lodge on 2nd Saturday, of the month at 1:00 PM.  Want to join the Elks Fishing Club? Applications are located on the Fishing Club bulletin board in the bar.  Any questions, call Jerry Boyce @928-208-1073. 

The dates for the May Derby’s are Wednesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 22th from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Weigh-in is at Windsor Beach South with scales open from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at the Lodge following the fish cleaning process.

The Board of Director’s will meet at the Lodge on Monday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. All members are welcome to attend. The Club’s General meeting will be held on Saturday, May 11th following the Pot Luck lunch. **Special Note: The Pot Luck lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday the 11th of May with the meeting to follow. Members are requested to bring the following: Last names beginning with A through H – Salads. Last names beginning I through R – Desserts and last names beginning with S through Z are requested to bring a main dish. The Club will provide broasted chicken to supplement the main dishes. At this function, the Club will be adding several restaurant gift certificates to the 50-50 raffle. In addition, there will be a separate “free” drawing for our ladies with several gift certificates for pedicures and manicures.

**Remember, our last Board of Director’s meeting before summer will be held on Monday, June 3rd, the last General Meeting on Saturday, June 8th, and the last Derby on Wednesday, June 5th. We will resume Club activities on Saturday, September 14th. Due to Labor Day falling on Monday, September 2nd, our Board will meet on Monday, September 9th. There will be no Fishing Club Report in the Wapiti for June, July, or August.

The February 27th Derby was won by the team of Al Withall and Gary Visconti with 10 fish weighing 29.2 lbs. Gary also had the Big Fish of the Derby with a 4.27 lb. striper. Second Place went to Dale and Roy Bremenour with 7 fish weighing 15.58 lbs. Third Place was won by Joe Evans and Dave Fanning with 2 fish at 3.71 lbs. Due to high winds, the March 13th Derby was run on March 20th and was won by the team of Joe Evans and Dave Fanning with 8 fish weighing 17.01 lbs. Second Place was won by Al Withall and Gary Visconti with 3 fish weighing 6.17 lbs.

The March 27th Derby was won by Jennie Robertson and Cippy Evans with 9 fish weighing 19.75 lbs. Second Place went to Joe Evans and Dave Fanning with 2 fish weighing 5.09 lbs.

New members, if you have not met with our Indoctrination Chairman, Dave Lehmann, please see him at our Club meeting or call him with any questions at 505-5948.

New shirt orders are being taken by Al Withall (406) 270-6303. Before he can submit the re-order, he will need at least 30 orders to submit to the T-Shirt shop.

Want to join the Elks Fishing Club? Applications are located on the Fishing Club bulletin board in the back of the room next to the bar. After filling out the form, place the application in the blue box. DO NOT turn it in to the office. Any questions, call Jerry Boyce (928) 208-1073 or email me at




Elks Bowling Club

The great games continue on. 

For information on the Bowling Club contact Chairman Garry Dearen 928-855-7250  

Wow, bunch of great games so far this Year

Week 24 - Bill Klootwyk was top male bowler this week with a 254, followed by Chuck Guibord with a 224 and Jeff Melvin with a 210 - Karen Richardson won the top honors for the women with a 209, Pattie Pannier had a 194 and Linda Higenell had a 183

Week 25 - Steve Shirley led the pack with a 258, John Bravata rolled a 226 and Bill Surga followed with a 225 - Linda Higenell had a 202 for top women of the week, Lois Engle and JoAnne Burrows each had a 191

Week 26 - This week’s top honors for men goes to Jim Bishop with a 258, followed by Tom Bradford with a 220. Jerry Downing and Dan McNulty tied with a 212 - Karen Richardson bowled a 231 for the top game, Lois Engle followed with a 223 and Debra Porte had a 202

Week 27 - The high game this week was rolled by Steve Shirley with a 247, Bill Surga was right behind with a 246 and Eddie Walker rolled a 234 - Linda Higenell had a 245, Lois Engle had a 197 and Karen Pockrandt rolled a 184 this week

Week 28 - Chuck Guibord had a 278. John Bravata had a 227 and George Littler had a 206 this week - Linda Higenell rolled a 245, Carol Sigler had a 212 and Patti Pannier rolled a 199 Good Intentions won the 2nd half of the season. Roll off for League Champions will be next week between Fast and Furious and Good Intentions. Good luck to both teams.

Carol Sigler


The Golf Club

Golf Club News:

At the writing of this note members are enjoying their rounds of golf in St. George. Hope everyone had a good time. As the summer season progresses, we wish all of those away for the summer a joyful and safe time. A quick reminder, we continue to start at 7 A.M. until the fall.

 The next big away outing will be in August in Williams. Look forward to seeing as many as possible at this event.

We will continue to go back and forth between the East and West courses throughout the summer as the maintenance on the two courses continues.

For those of us still playing this summer, I am glad to see the number of players staying consistent. Good luck and see you on the course.

 Scott Brown Golf Club President




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