Coolidge-Florence, AZ 2350

Coolidge-Florence, AZ Lodge No. 2350

Welcome to the Coolidge-Florence Elks Lodge 2350
2241 N. Attaway Road, Coolidge, AZ
Mailing Address:  PO Box 1033, Florence, AZ 85132
520-723-3832

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Our Lodge meeting nights are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.   

Lodge Hours

Monday-Thursday     3:00-7:00 pm 
Wednesday                 dinner served from 5:00-6:30 pm
Friday                         3:00 - 8:00 pm,
                                    dinner served from 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Saturday                    1:00 - 5:00 pm

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February Newsletter

2024-2025 Dues2024-2025  Voting Officers 2/20/2024
Notices will be sent out on 2/1/2024.

Amount:  $126 

    $2.50    Arizona State Elks Association
    $34.00 Grand Lodge Assessment fees
    $89.50 Coolidge-Florence Elks

Our new officers for 2024 will be 

elected at our meeting on Tuesday,

February 20th at 6:30.

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Lodge Activities    

St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Dance    

     Date:  Friday, 3/15/2024 
    Time:  5:00 - 8:00

    Entertainment:  Tommy Fontaine 

    Menu:  Corned Beef and Cabbage or 
    2 Piece Fish Dinner 

    Cost:  $17 members / $22 non-members 
    Open to the public

Make a reservation online or email.  

Include your meal selection when making reservations.

"Pot of Gold" Children's Fundraiser 

   Date:  March 1 - March 17

   Donate:  Shoes, Socks, Underwear

    Select a shamrock from the wall across from 
    the kitchen (by the office).

    Please leave donated items in the boxes provided.

    Questions?  Contact
    Teri Warda or Debie Neely



Bullets & Balls Tournament - Saturday, May 4, 2024

Proceeds to support the Lodge Children's Charity.

Shooting TournamentGolf TournamentShooting & Golf
Time7:30 AM Check In11:00 Check In
LocationCasa Grande Trap & Skeet ClubPoston Butte Golf Course
Cost*$100$100 (Limited to the 1st 120 Golfers)$175 for both
Details

- 4 Person Team

- 75 Rounds - 3 Stations

- Clay Targets

- Supply your own ammo

- 2 Person Scramble

- 3 Flights - Men's, Women's, Couples 

- Shotgun Start

- Green Fees and Cart Included

- Hole Contests & Prizes


QuestionsRobert HundleyChad Knutson

Tournament Entry Form:  Includes golf and shooting sign up.  Register and pay no later than April 21, 2024.

Sponsorship Registration:  Sign up to be a sponsor of the tournament. 

Donation Letter/Receipt:  The Bullets and Balls Golf and Shooting Tournaments are the largest fundraiser of the year for      Children's Charities.   We are grateful for monetary or product donation(s).  

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  Registration Fee includes: 

    Steak or Chicken at the Awards Dinner at the Coolidge-Florence Elks Lodge following all events.                                          

    Spouses of participants are invited to attend the dinner for only $25.

    Steak or Chicken at the Awards Dinner at the Coolidge-Florence Elks Lodge following all events.  Spouses of participants          are invited to attend the dinner for only $25.

    Dinner Event includes a 50/50 Raffle, Gun Raffles and Silent Auction.

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See the Calendar for additional events.       

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February Dinner Specials

Reservations can be made online or send an email.  Please include your dinner choice when making your reservation.

Wednesday's                                                        Friday's (Wear Red)*

2/21  Chicken Fried Steak                                           2/23:  Lobster Fest*
2/28:  Barbecue Ribs                                                  
                                                                                     *Wear Red on Friday Monthly Drawing ($25 Gift Certificate)                                                                                                            
January Winner:  Congratulations Karen Edwards!

*A standard menu is available on Wednesday's or Friday's when there is not an band or event.  

$10 Birthday Coupon Come in 2 weeks before or after and receive a $10 coupon.

See the Calendar for additional events.             

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CAN YOU FIND THE QUEEN OF HEARTS?  

 Tickets:  $5 Each                                                    Queen of Hearts: 60% of the pot
  Drawing:  Thursdays at 6:30                                  Jokers:  $200
                                                                                  Face Cards or Aces:  $100
                                                                                  All Other Cards:  $30

 Current card carrying Elks, Spouses, or Widows are eligible to play.
 If you are not present at the drawing and your name is called, you are eligible for 50% of your prize.
                           See additional rules on the display next to the Queen of Hearts board.

                                                        Congratulations to our latest winner:  Roy Lampsa!

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CASH BINGO IS BACK!

Bring a friend and get ready to B I N G O !!!    Bingo is open to all members and guests.  Guests must be signed in.   Bring your own lucky dauber, but Elks lucky daubers will also be for sale for $2 at the door. 

Dates:  February 12 and February 26.   (2nd & 4th Mondays)            
Registration5:00 Games begin at 5:30:00  Games begin at 5:30
Cost:  $10 buy-in to play 3 card for 10 games.  Payout divided equally between each game.                                                     $5 for 1 card for the final game - Blackout (separate from the 10 games)

Food:  $10 Burger Basket and a drink (well, domestic beer or soda)                                                                                             

75% of all proceeds divided into payouts, 25% of all proceeds goes to Elks Lodge Patio Fund 

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Our Patio is Getting a Makeover!

Work continues now that the holiday season has passed.

  • Fence posts for stage and bar in place.
  • Extended patio area with pavers being done.
  • Electrical service work in progress.
  • An order for stage materials being placed soon.

We are back in full construction phase.

As much of the work on this will be completed by Elks volunteers to defray costs.  If you have a few hours to spare to become part of the crew, contact Mark TarjeftLodge Manager.

We are hoping to make this a fun place to hang out, have outdoor entertainment and just create a fun space.  All of this work will be completed through donations and fundraisers.  Any and all donations will be accepted and appreciated towards this great project.

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The Veterans Memorial Project 

The area to the north side of the lodge is being developed as our new Veterans Memorial Garden.  It will be the perfect way to remember and honor our veterans.  Plans include beautiful landscaping, memorial pavers and/or bench that can be purchased with the veterans name on it.  Pavers can be purchased at $100 each that includes 3 lines of text to memorialize your veteran.  For more information contact Janet Hayes, Veterans Chairperson.

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Community Support

Become involved in Coolidge-Florence Elks.  There are many activities throughout the Lodge and within our community that you can lend a hand!  Our hope is that you see something that you can support!  

  • Elks Feeding Empty Little Tummies
  • Daves Kids Christmas Event
  • Drug Awareness
  • Veteran's Assistance
  • Flag Day
  • Hoop Shoot
  • Soccer Shoot
  • Bullets and Balls
  • Lodge Volunteer

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Ways For You To Volunteer at Your Lodge! 

Bartenders, Event Security and Dining Waitstaff are Needed!

Volunteers are needed for these positions.  It takes many, many people each month to operate our bar and dining room.  You can help out once a month, or multiple nights each month.  

If your are interested, please contact:

Kitchen:    Angie Schenk
Bartender:  Chad Knutson
Security:     Richard Moline 
Lodge Maintenance:  Mark Tarjeft

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Maintenance Committee

If you have current or past work experience with any mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, construction, and/or other services, your assistance is needed on the Maintenance Committee.  This committee will work to maintain and make improvements to our lodge.  Hands on not required to be a part of his group.  We need your knowledge and expertise.  Please contact the Lodge Office, or talk to any officer.

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