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

May Message From the Exalted Ruler

Brother and Sister Elks,

We kicked off the new Elk year with several activities in April. Rusty and Emma put on a fantastic payday cafe featuring grilled chicken and we had another great Pay Day cafe put on by our Lecturing Knight, Desiree featuring homemade spaghetti. We can always use new faces to put on Pay Day Cafes. Your officers and experienced kitchen volunteers will help you put on a successful event so please don't let it intimidate you. We won't let you fail.

We also had a great presentation by a relatively new local Veterans group called Healing America's Heroes out of Tierra Amarilla. This local group (not affiliated with a former nationwide group by the same name) provides a peaceful environment for Veterans to reconnect with other Veterans, bond with horses and participate in other activities such as fly fishing. We were very impressed with their compassion and commitment to our Veterans and I expect we'll explore avenues to provide financial help to HAH.

Of course, April would not be complete without our Easter events. Troy and Rena put on an ever growing Easter Egg coloring night. Ben along with the help of many volunteers spearheaded the Easter Egg Hunt events. Barbara Venturi, NMEA President and the First Gentleman, Joe were on hand to see 20,000 Easter Eggs disappear in less than a minute and a half. The Easter Bunny and Elroy the Elk even received a LAPD Police escort and were brought front and center into the hunting grounds. Special thanks to Bill Gregory for playing Elroy the Elk and a very special thanks to Sue Cummings for her 17th year as the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny sat and visited with local kids for well over an hour. It was a great event and one that I am especially proud of our volunteers. Thank you Ben and the rest of the Easter team! You all did a fantastic job.

May brings more events with Pay Day cafes, Mother's Day Brunch, Bike Nights (May 16th) and Memorial Day services. Mother's Day Brunch makes a long awaited return on May 12th. Robyn Vargas is the POC and volunteers are needed. On May 25th, the Albuquerque Lodge is providing food, discounted Isotopes tickets and rides to/from the stadium. There are hotels in very close proximity to the Albuquerque lodge so come out, enjoy a good afternoon and don't worry about driving. Feel free to contact Troy to coordinate plans with the rest of us. This is a kid friendly event so bring your children or grandchildren.

On other fronts, I am actively working with the new American Legion Commander (Dan Mack) and the VFW Commander(Roger Anaya) to facilitate cooperation amongst our organizations. Our goal is to coordinate efforts amongst our charitable organizations and support one another in more effective ways. Coordination amongst our organizations will help everyone achieve success and ensure the greatest charitable impact to our community.

As I close out this message, please don't forget about Cerebral Palsy (CP) Tickets. Bill Gregory has plenty available so step up and get a chance to take home one of the four available $5,000 cash prizes. CP now encompasses Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and with many returning Veterans and first responders suffering from TBI, our efforts will help even more people in need of treatment. Hint, hint - When you come in for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, pick up 12 tickets for $10 and let's push our Lodge to the top for CP this year. Finally, have you thought about my challenge to bring in one new member this year? Let's get going and start bringing in those applications!

Fraternally Yours,
Tim Haight
Exalted Ruler

There currently are no sickness and distressed.

Click Here For The May 2019 Antes

Due to limited availability or interest by members to rent tables and sell their wares in the community garage sale, we have determined it is better to gracefully bow out. If anyone is interested in renting a table still, I spoke with Jaime Clabo at the American Legion and they still have tables available for rent. They are charging $20.00 a table and will welcome you to participate with their group. Additionally, for anyone who was hoping to donate their unwanted goods to the Lodge table, you can still donate to the Legion. They will have a table of donated goods that they will attempt to sell as a fundraiser for their club. I encourage you to donate to that table if you want and support our fellow community organization. You can either deliver them directly to the American Legion or drop them by the Lodge by Thursday and we will get them to the Legion in time for the Saturday event.

Upcoming Events:

May 4
Kentucky Derby
Watch for Flyer

May 5
Cinco de Mayo
Watch for Flyer

May 6
PER Meeting
6 p.m.

May 9
Pay Day Cafe

May 12
MD Brunch
Watch for Flyer

May 13
Lodge Meeting
6:30 p.m.

May 16
Bike Night
Food, drinks and music
5 p.m.

May 18
Community Garage Sale
8 a.m.-noon

May 20
BOD Meeting
7 p.m.

May 23
Pay Day Cafe

May 27
Memorial Day
(Service hosted by VFW)

May 28
Lodge Meeting
6:30 p.m.

BPOE #2083 Easter 2019 Photo Album

Coverage of the Annual Egg Hunt
in the LA Daily Post



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


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