Dunkirk, IN 1776

Dunkirk, IN Lodge No. 1776

LODGE OPEN:  Tuesday and Thursday 4 to 8:00 PM -AND- Saturday's 5 to 9:00 PM.
Tuesday AUGUST 9th - HOMEMADE BEEF & NOODLES DINNER - with Sides and Dessert - $9.00 - 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.  Click Here:  https://www.elks.org/sharedelksorg/lodges/images/1776_1776_AUGUST2022-DINNERforMONTH_1.jpg
NEXT MONTHLY DRAWING - Saturday, AUGUST 13th - 7:00 PM ... The JULY Monthly Drawing was "Number 30" won by PER Bob Ford (not present) gets half - $330 JUNE Monthly Drawing was won be PER John Peterson.  Come to the Lodge and sign-up by Thur. July 28th for the AUGUST 13th, 2022 Monthly Drawing.   The drawing will be held on the second Saturday of every month at 7:00 pm.  The cost is $20.00 each month.  The monthly money is due on the last Thursday of the month.  Please refer to the Monthly Drawing Rules... GOOD LUCK !!   Click here for  MONTHLY DRAWING RULES:   https://www.elks.org/sharedelksorg/lodges/files/1776_1776-MONTHLYDRAWINGRULES.pdf 


LODGE MEETING:  Thursday, SEPTEMBER 1st - 7:30 PM Members Please plan to attend HOUSE COMMITTEE meet before Lodge Meeting at 6:30 PM -- TRUSTEES meet the 3rd THURSDAY of the Month at 6:30 PM.  Welcome to our New Member, Mary Thomas (Initiated July 7, 2022).  The August Initiation of Newly Elected Elks Members was held on the evening of 04 August 2022.  Before the Elks Altar were presented the following three new Elks Lodge inductees:  Robert Fair Jr. - Jennie Nemeth - Bob Weekly.  All three were inducted into the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, with full pomp and circumstance.  When you see our three new Elks, be sure and give them a warm welcome and extend the hand of fellowship to them.  Also, at the Lodge Meeting last evening (on 04 August) an In Memoriam speech was given by The Exalted Ruler , Vicky May, and was entered into the Lodge meeting minutes, for the late Cindy Quirk.  (The August 4th information was provided by PER James Fulks -- THANK YOU!)


Saturday, September 3rd - All You Can Eat BREAKFAST BUFFET $8.50 - Serving 8 AM to 10:00 AM Public Welcome!  We plan to have Breakfast every month the 1st Saturday of the month.  It's a great way to start your day.  https://www.elks.org/sharedelksorg/lodges/images/1776_1776_AUGUST6th2022-BREAKFAST001.jpg


On Saturday, July 30th, 2022 the Dunkirk Lodge hosted the Union City Elks Lodge, as a stop on the Cancer Research Charity Benefit Poker Run Below are photos of the event.  The Lodge presented the traveling entourage with a donation of $100.00 to assist with their effort.   (Information and pictures provided by Dunkirk Elks PER James Fulks.)



Dunkirk Elks 1776 Newsletter - JULY and AUGUST 2022 - SCROLL DOWN  

June 14th was flag day; it was really hot and so we had a short ceremony with our dinner guests.  With the assistance of Joe Sommers, we read the meaning of the Pledge by Red Skelton and did the Pledge of Allegiance.  It was short but nice and never forgotten.

“Meeting the Challenge” our motto and message from Grand Exalted Ruler, T. Keith Mills.  I had the pleasure of meeting him and his lovely wife at the State Meeting in June 5th, 2022.  Thank you for sending me, it was refreshing, and I got updated on changes of our order.

Once again, I am happy to tell you our Gratitude Grant was excepted, and we will receive $2,000 for Community sharing.  I will let you know when we will be passing out checks.  Whoop!  Whoop!

Elks National Foundation is still a great thing to be a part of, because of the donations made by our membership we were able to receive the above donation.  Go to ENF website and get more information about donating.

July 2nd BREAKFAST All you can eat for $8.50.  We plan to have Breakfast every month 1st Saturday of the month.  It's a great way to start your day.

July 7th and August 4th will be the only meetings for the next two months.  The House Committee and Trustees will meet at regular times.   Please plan to attend as we need your input.

July 5th will be Indoctrination for our new candidates coming in on July 7th.  Dinner between 5pm and 6pm, indoctrination at 7pm.  Please Sponsors come with your candidates.

July 7th Initiation at 7:30 pm. We have 5 new candidates.  Officers, please freshen up on your parts in the initiation.

July 16th Long time members Bob and Jennifer Brawn will be cooking for us Hamburgers and Hotdogs.  Please come out and enjoy your  lodge and fellowship.  Rumour has it Doris is working on a Corn Hole tournament.  Check in the lodge for more information.  Thanks Doris!

July 30th Union City Elks will be here between 3 and 4 pm as we are a stop in their poker run, please come out and show your support in this membership.  It will be fun and probably short lived but for a good cause. (Cancer Research) Elks Care And Elks Share.

Folks we are cooking dinner every Tuesday 5pm to 7pm or when we run out.  Thanks for your support.   We have had great turn outs and we have some great cooks.  (Beginning in August, our Tuesday Dinners will be served 5pm to 6:30pm, please note the change.)  There are lots of people to thank, 1st thanks Jo Metz for doing our advertising and promoting us.  Thanks to the shoppers who make sure we have the supplies we need to cook these meals.  Thanks to the people prepping for the dinners, the cooks for cooking it.  Thanks to those bagging the silverware and stocking the to go supplies.  (We do lots of “to goes”).  Thanks to the people who help in each area when needed.  Thanks to the dish washers and the folks sweeping the floors in preparation of the next time.  We are fortunate enough to have members who want to help by donating money for the food which makes our profits go up, we are all keeping our lodge alive.  Thank You!  Thanks, Barry, for cutting down the trees and JB for trimming the hedge, Bob and Tammy for mowing.  The Lodge looks Great.

We are working on another Gun raffle come to the lodge and see what’s going on.

In Closing, please have a Safe and Wonderful 4th of July.

Vicky S. May     Exalted Ruler 


August 2    -  BAKED TENDERLOIN with Sides and Dessert   -  $9.00
August 9    -  HOMEMADE BEEF and NOODLES with Sides and Dessert   -  $9.00
August 16  -  SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS with Sides and Dessert   -  $9.00  
August 23  -  BURRITO'S / TACO SALAD with Dessert   -  $9.00 
August 30  -  HAM and BEANS with Sides and Dessert   -  $9.00
(The Tuesday meals are subject to change with price and the actually meal itself due to ever increasing food prices as well as the availability of the food itself.)

We are cooking on the grill most Saturdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Please check out "A Few Very Notable Items Worth Mentioning" - provided by PER Jim Fulks.  You can find Jim's article on the News Tab at the Elks Website:  https://www.elks.org/lodges/NewsStory.cfm?StoryID=133235&LodgeNumber=1776


CLUB OPEN - HOURS:  Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 to 8:00 PM AND Saturday's 5:00 to 9:00 PM. - TUESDAY DINNER MEALS 5 to 7 PM We are cooking on the grill Saturdays from 5:00 to 6:30.