Dunkirk, IN 1776

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MARCH & APRIL NEWSLETTER 2023 - Provided by ER Vicky May

Dunkirk Elks Newsletter 
March and April 2023 - SCROLL DOWN! 
   Hello all! Spring is coming, but don’t put your coats away just yet. LOL!  Dunkirk Elks has been a fun place to be the last couple months with the BB Shoot and the Canvas painting.  Kyle Odom was the BB shoot winner congratulations. Everyone was a winner with the canvas painting.  My picture looked like a 1st grader did it but I still enjoyed it.  I was
so happy to hear everyone talking about the next time, I think that’s positive.  Big thanks goes out to Mike & Cindy Shepherd & family, Bob & Tammy Ford, Joe & Sue Sommers, Barry & Doris Barger, Afton Hines.  Thanks to George Lopez for providing music.  We also got to enjoy our PER James Fulks singing with them which is always nice.  I think James missed his calling.  The lodge looked great; the food was delicious.  To all the cookie makers they were a great added touch and yummy.  Thanks to everyone who bought & sold tickets we will be able to send a nice donation to
IU and Purdue Cancer Research. 

   We are looking for ideas to raise money to update the dining room.  We feel that we could rent the room for income more often if that could happen.  The ceiling needs to be painted, and the walls could use a coat or two of paint and it would be fantastic if we could replace the floor.  Please let us know if you have suggestions on this project.  PS does anyone happen to have an Electric Fireplace that they would like to get rid of?

   We are in the process of getting the frames on the doors  around the back side of the building repaired as they were rotting away.  Barb Irelan made a generous donation of $500. for this project.  Thanks Barbie!

   March 11th is the Kids Easter Party.  Food, games, and the Easter Bunny is coming  with an Easter egg hunt.  Party starts at 3pm to 5pm bring your kids or grandkids and enjoy.

   March 11th is also the monthly drawing & we will draw for the Fishers Meat Bundle 7PM.  Once again, we need to thank Joe Sommers and Barb Irelan for covering the cost of the Meat.  Thanks to Steve and Jo Metz for preparing and purchasing the tickets.  The proceeds from this will be divided between Cancer Research and Scholarship.  Thanks everyone.

   March 16th will be Installation of Officers at 7pm if you would like to attend.

   April 1st is another Breakfast 8am to 10am if you haven’t come out for this you are missing out.  $8.50 + tax all you can eat.

March Menu                                                               April Menu

7th    Baby Back Ribs & wings                             4th   Cheezy Chicken Spaghetti

14th  Mini Meat Loaf                                                11th  Lasagna, Chicken Alfredo                              

18th  Baked Pork Cube Steak                              18th  Beef & Noodles

28th  Taco Salad & Burritos                                  25th  Taco Salad & Burritos

See you at the lodge, ER Vicky May

Tuesday MARCH 28th - TACO SALAD and/or BURRITO DINNER - and Dessert $9.00 plus tax - Serving 5 PM to 6:30 PM - Public Welcome! - Dine In and Take Out Available - Call (765) 768-6134 - Doors open at 4:00 PM. - 

Biscuits and Gravy, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patties, Orange Juice,
Milk & Coffee - $8.50 + tax Come Join Us! - Serving 8:00-10:00 AM Eat In or Carry Out. 

Saturday APRIL 1st - "ELKS 2023-2024 MEMBERSHIP" - DUE TODAY! 


Thursday APRIL 6th - NEXT LODGE MEETING 7:00 PM Please plan to attend!                    -- HOUSE COMMITTEE meets 6:00 PM the FIRST THURSDAY of the MONTH before Lodge Meeting -- TRUSTEES meet 6:00 PM the THIRD THURSDAY of the MONTH.  

Installation of Officers for the upcoming Elks Membership Year was held at the 

Dunkirk Elks Lodge BPOE #1776 on Thursday evening, March 16th, 2023.

Your new slate of incoming Lodge Officers for 2023-2024 are as follows:
Exalted Ruler Vicky May                                                            Five Year Trustee Gil Brandenburg           
Leading Knight Barry Barger                                                   Four Year Trustee Bob Weekly
Loyal Knight Dana Fuller                                                          Three Year Trustee Joe Sommers
Lecturing Knight Barb Irelan                                                   Two Year Trustee Dan Watson
Lodge Secretary Bob Ford                                                       One Year Trustee Butch Cook
Lodge Treasurer Bob Rawlings
Lodge Chaplin Steve Fennig

PHOTO Left to Right:                  
Bob Weekly
Gil Brandenburg 
Bob Rawlings
Barry Barger
Barb Irelan
Bob Ford
Vicky May
Joe Sommers
Steve Fennig
Dana Fuller