"So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."
Welcome to Culver City Elks Lodge #1917
located in the Heart of Screenland at
11160 Washington Place, Culver City, CA 90232-3995
Paul Casillas - Exalted Ruler
the Proud Home of
Robert L. Duitsman, California-Hawaii Elks Association Past State President
Robert L. Duitsman, Past Grand Exalted Ruler
Robert L. Duitsman, Past Grand Exalted Ruler, Honorary Chief Justice of the Grand Lodge Forum
Noe Saenz, California Hawaii Elks Association Past Trustee
C. Michael Melton, South Central Coast District Past DDGER & Past CHEA Chairman for Membership/Lapsation
If you are new here & or looking for some basic information on who we are, check out our About page
Blood Drive at the Lodge every Month!
1-7PM, all on the Last Thursday each month!
This month January 26
You can safely give once every 2 months
You can hold the power to save lives in the palm of your hand with the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text “BLOODAPP” to 90999 or download it from the App Store or the Google Play store today!
We are getting Birthday Cards!
A little while back we were approached by a Girl Scout Troop that is sponsored by the Santa Monica Elks Lodge. As you probably know Scouts need to develop activities to support their community. This Troop offered to produce Birthday Cards for our members and we mail them out. Some of you have already received them, including my wife Day!
If you have not yet paid your dues:
You can still mail them to the office
You can go to the office Monday - Thursday 9-1 and pay there
You can pay at the bar during operating hours
You can Click on the Venmo image below to pay with Venmo
All Events that require Lodge Space or Advertising:
Must be submitted ASAP to the Office firstname.lastname@example.org
For posting on our Google Calendar to avoid double booking.
This includes Rentals, meetings, Cubs Scouts, any event
All Events that are to go into the Call need to be sent to the Lodge Secretary
All events that are to be on the website &/or Facebook should be sent to the High and Mighty Webmaster
From Veteran's Chair Louie Santiesteban:
On Dec. 20th Roy Chamberlin contacted me and told me that the Culver Classic Cleaners on 5409 Sepulveda Blvd. was closing the business and had some unclaimed clothes that he wanted to donate to the homeless veterans. So Roy and I went to the cleaners and loaded my truck with the clothes. We called the WLA VA and the US Vets to see if they wanted the clothes. We got called by the US Vets saying they would take them. The clothes are cleaned, pressed, and wrapped in plastic. On Jan. 3rd 2023 Sam Arrieta, David Echavarria and myself delivered the clothes. There was at least 300 items of clothing with dress shirts, dress pants, suits, fancy womens dresses, and coats. The clothing that we donated clearly was over $7,500. worth. Thank you, Sam, Roy, David and Louie.
From Leading Knight Rocky Yeh:
A photo of Loyal Knight Van Beer and other Elks working on this years Elk Float for the Rose Parade. This is the 1st time in 30 years that we have a Float in the Parade!
You can see a nice video of the float and a great interview by KTLA of our Past Grand Exalted Ruler Bob Duitsman HERE
From Lecturing Knight Samantha Arrieta:
The Children's Christmas Party was a great success. We had a record number of 137 kids and their parents attend the party. A great time was had by all!! We served pizza, sandwiches and snacks.
The party would not go on if not for the dedication, commitment and teamwork of those who volunteered. I appreciate everything you've done!
A Special Thank You to Culver City Elk's #1917 Elves:
|Alexandria Sinai||Fernando Aquino Luan||Michelle Loredo|
|Amy Beer||Gennie Santiesteban||Norma Casillas|
|Angela Gomez||George Aceves|
|Aremi Franco||Hector Santiesteban|
|Becky Casillas||Joe Callo|
|Cindy Amy Garcia Zepeda||Karla Cruz|
|Cynthia Perez||Kelly Oschack|
|David Echeverria||Lance Hudson|
|Day Hudson||Maria Benavidez|
|Eddie Meza||Maria Blanco|
|Edward "Rocky" Yeh||Maria Gonzalez|
Very Special Thank Yous to:
Adriane Barnard and Carol Crespin for donating hundreds of dollars of toys!!
Lou Alcala for donating two kids razor scooters to be raffled as door prizes!
Nancy & Chito Contreras for donating a lazer toy gun to raffle!
Tony Galvan for being a wonderful Santa and Oscar Reynoso who played the trusty Elf!
Bingo is Back!
2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays
Next Game January 11!
This Week at the Lodge
Tuesday January 10
Chili's Fundraiser for the Purple Pig!
Wednesday January 11
7:00 Bingo, Hot Dogs and Brats!
Friday January 13
6:30 2nd Friday Fish Fry! $20-
8PM Did you know that the Queen has an Expensive Purse?
Every Sunday during the season
10AM - 8PM Football!
Monday - Thursday 4PM until Closing
Bartender retains the authority to close early if it is slow.
Club Manager is Lisa Pellett 310-839-1917
For Rentals call Lisa Pellett 310-839-1917