Los Alamos Elk's Lodge #2083

Lodge Hours:
3:00-9:00 p.m.
2:00-9:00 p.m.
2:00-7:00 p.m.

1601 Trinity Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 662-5611

January Message From the Exalted Ruler


December was a very busy month for our Lodge.

A late decision to participate in the Los Alamos Light Parade had crafty members pulling late nights painting candy lollipops and tying and gluing and whatever else could be done to create a candyland wonderland. A huge thank you to Randy Smith from Los Alamos Home Improvement
for the donations of wood and supplies and the use of his trailer. Dave Sarnowski was a steady hand at the wheel of the towing truck—not an easy feat with crazy kids swarming! He was supported by Randy King driving his purple Thing. Robyn Vargas, Heather Woodward and Sue Cummings were the artists/crafters/ worker bees who made sure our lollipop themed trailer was a show stopper. Of course, there were dozens of
other volunteers who helped put it all together. Without exaggeration, the whole thing hinged on the woodworking magic of Ryan Stothard, who, in the middle of December’s first snow storm built a sturdy frame strong enough to hold the weight of hundreds of lights and fake candy. Thank you, Ryan!

The Light Parade was followed by our annual visit from Santa Clause—a delight for our Elks families and friends. Thanks to Richard Sisneros for enduring the evening.

On December 8th, Rena and Troy Calloway hosted a roaring night of ugly sweaters and gift giving among our members. About 40 people showed up to exchange gifts, some great and some not so, cheer the holiday season, and show off their ugliest holiday wear. Sadly, we have such a stylist bunch of Elks that the ugly sweaters were few and far between—hopefully next year will be uglier.

On December 15th, we had a rousing night of Jazz and Cajun food, with all proceeds going to support Los Alamos Schools’ music programs.

On December 22nd, all the wonderful gifts donated by our members to the Giving Tree were transported to a grateful community at the Pojoaque Catholic Church. Elks heard heartbreaking tales of hardship in our Northern New Mexico communities. They were so thankful for our Lodge’s continued support and generosity!

One final Christmas toast was hosted by our Bar Manager on Christmas Eve with the annual Egg Nog toast. It was a great opportunity to give final holiday hugs! 2018 ended with a snowy bang.Steve Remde, Tim Haight and their team put tougher a New Year Luau feast fit for a Hawaiian King. With poke (tuna) and pulled pork, tiki drinks and Hawaiian shirts, our Lodge rang in the New Year in tropical bliss, despite the 30+ inches of snow piling up outside!

Fraternally Yours,
Brett Ray, Exalted Ruler

There currently are no sickness and distressed.

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Upcoming Events:

January 7
PER Meeting
6 p.m.

January 14
Lodge Meeting
6:30 p.m.

January 17
Stu Crowley Dinner
Hosted by the PERs

January 21
Martine Luther King Jr. Day
BOG Meeting will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m.

January 22
BOG Meeting
7 p.m.

January 28
Lodge Meeting
6:30 p.m.


Elks participate in Light Parade.

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Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk's #2083
1600 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
(505) 662-5611


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