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    News & Views

    A Publication of the Hendersonville Elks Lodge 1616, Hendersonville, NC December, 2016

    Merry Christmas Elks Lodge #1616 Ho Ho Ho! The Christmas season is upon us again! I love getting them big ole presents

    every year, all the cool lights, the pine needle ropes draped on the stuff, and the beautiful

    tree in the lobby (that the prettiest girl in the world decorates). My favorite part of

    Christmas has to be all the generosity of people during the holidays. People step up for

    other people at Christmas time. As an Elk you do your part too. Just by paying your dues you are helping

    support the efforts of our Christmas charities program. Together we help 130 families in need, our neighbors,

    have a wonderful Christmas too. Everyone’s generosity throughout the year also makes it possible to continue

    the amazing effort, year after year. All the fun stuff we did this spring, summer, and fall, raised a good portion

    of the incredible amount of funds needed to achieve our goals. Continue to support the effort and be proud to

    do your part in giving back. Charity is the crowning virtue of an Elk.

    The Veterans dinner on the 12th was awesome!! The lounge was packed with proud Veterans and Elks. Thank

    you Veterans, and thank you to all who showed up to support them too. They are our real heroes that laid it on

    the line so we could be free. YES! This is what it’s all about!

    The Christmas Kickoff party was over the top! The band almost rocked the lodge off the hill. The food was the

    best I’ve ever had at the lodge, hands down! Hats off to all the kitchen staff and volunteers. That was incredi-

    ble!!! One of the best times I’ve had. This event alone raised almost $3000 in support of the charitable activi-

    ties of your lodge. Way to go everyone!

    Please join us at the Memorial Service on December 4th to pay tribute to the Elks we’ve lost over the year. The

    ceremony will take place downstairs in the meeting room at 1:00 pm.

    Don’t forget the Hoop Shoot on Saturday the 10th. This free throw competition is designed to promote sports-

    manship in America’s youth. Boys and girls ages 8-13 are invited to participate. Registration is at 9:30am at

    Hendersonville Middle School Gym, the competition will begin at 10am.

    We are also collecting the essays for the Americanism Essay Contest. The topic for this year’s essay is “Why

    Is It Important To Vote?”. I’m excited to read some of the entries this year. The opinions of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

    graders are very intriguing. I was impressed to see all the young people in America so involved with this elec-

    tion. Even the ones that aren’t old enough to vote are very opinionated, and have their own views and passion

    for the country. That is refreshing.

    Keep in mind we will not have a meeting on the 20th of December. The regular meeting schedule will resume

    on January 2nd. Our efforts will be focused on the Christmas Charity program. Check your hoof prints for dates

    and times to get involved in our largest charitable contribution. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas,

    and I’ll see you at the lodge. Merry Christmas everyone!

    Your ER, Shane Cook

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    HENDERSONVILLE

    ELKS LODGE # 1616

    2015-2016 OFFICERS

    EXALTED RULER.....................................................Shane Cook

    ESTEEMED LEADING KNIGHT…........................JJ Kilpatrick

    ESTEEMED LOYAL KNIGHT............................Connie Stewart

    ESTEEMED LECTURING KNIGHT.......................Cliff Bowie

    SECRETARY.................................................Blayne Turner, PSP

    TREASURER............................................................Greg Huskey

    TILER.........................................................................Patty Kitlasz

    ESQUIRE...................................................................Kevin Burns

    CHAPLIN...................................................................Scott Larned

    INNER GUARD................................................Frank Brady, PER

    ORGANIST........................................................Ray Snyder, PER

    TRUSTEES:

    5-YEAR....................................................................Kerry Blythe

    4-YEAR....................................................................Ken McCraw

    3-YEAR.............................................................Mark Roloff, PER

    2-YEAR......................................................Pat Parkhill, PDDGER

    1-YEAR...............................................Greg Hunnicutt, PDDGER

    LODGE TELEPHONE NUMBERS

    Office...........................................828-693-3424

    Lounge.........................................828-697-6186

    Pool..............................................828-513-1270

    Fax...............................................828-698-8086

    Email: elk1616@bellsouth.net

    Grand Lodge: www.elks.org

    OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm

    If you need to meet with the office manager

    outside of business hours, please call the office

    and schedule an appointment.

    Elk of the Month

    Phil Childs & Tim Norton

    The dinner you guys prepared at the Christmas kick off dinner was 5 star. Thanks so much

    for all the great food. Get yourselves a cold one on the

    house, ya’ll killed it!!

    Sickness & Distress

    Prayers and Concerns

    Jack Freeman

    Barry Schell

    Emil Franco

    Mark Poczontek

    Charles Dufner

    Tuesday, December 13 @ 7pm!!!

    It’s always the 2nd Tuesday of the Month!

    From the Secretary’s Desk

    New Applications: Michael Donecho, Arden Avery New Members: Kurt Becker, Michael Vesely, Crystal Corn, Scott Estremera, Jim Miller, Nicole Baumann, Elizabeth Duffey, Brian Davidson, Brian Goble, Chris Taggart, Jamie Guay

    We will be voting on the following for

    Life Membership.

    December: Ray Snyder & Ron Wag-

    ner

    In January: Lawrence Parmele &

    Mike Strange.

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    ...From the House Committee The Holidays are here and it’s a great time to visit “My Brother’s Place” and catch

    up with old friends. We just had the first ever Dinner/Dance to support our

    Christmas Charities project. It was a big success! If you ever have the chance to

    see the band “Crocodile Smile” do it! They were great and kept the dance floor

    packed all night long!

    Here is the schedule of events for the month:

    Sunday December 4th– “ Elks Memorial Service”

    Join us in the downstairs meeting room for a short service to honor those

    members who have passed in the current year.

    Sunday, December 11th - “Egg Nog Party”.

    Join us from 1pm– 4pm for appetizers and Egg Nog. An excellent opportunity to

    buy your Christmas Charities Raffle Tickets!

    Saturday, December 31st-

    We will have a great evening planned for you, no matter what your tastes are! The

    main dinning room will be decked out in white for an upscale menu with some

    choices not normally available! Check Facebook and email for this menu which

    will be published 12/15. We will be accepting reservations for this room, Call

    Club Manager Scott Larned at 606-2256 to reserve your table. The Lounge will

    host those wanting to watch the College Football playoffs. We will feature a

    lighter menu and welcome in the New Year as the Fiesta Bowl concludes. Come

    on up and join us to ring in 2017!!

    Each Tuesday: “Chop House Tuesday”

    Enjoy specials featuring center cut chops and pork tenderloin. $6.95 “Smothered Hamburger

    Steak” (smothered toppings rotate weekly!) The last Tuesday of each month will feature at least

    4 Blue Plate Features for $6.95.

    Each Wednesday: “Comfort Food Night”

    All your favorites and no mess in your kitchen! Dinner served 5-8:30pm

    Each Thursday: “Wing Night”

    Enjoy our wings for $0.50 each. Minimum order of 6 & dine in only for the tastiest wings in Hen-

    dersonville!

    Each Friday: “Prime Rib & Seafood Specials” Dinner served 5-9pm

    Each Saturday; “Low Country Specials” Dinner served 5-9pm

    As we close the year out, the staff at “My Brother’s Place” want to wish you and your

    family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    See you at “My Brother’s Place”!

    Scott Larned, Club Manager

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    Hoop Shoot When: Saturday, December

    10th Time: Register @ 9:30 am

    Shoot Starts @ 10 am Where: Hendersonville Middle

    School

    Volunteers and Kids that want to Shoot are encouraged to

    come. Kids do not need to be family to a member, so kids

    bring your friends and have a great time.

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    ELKS LODGE CHRISTMAS CHARITIES

    The Hendersonville Elks Lodge Christmas Charities Committee is seeking assistance

    from fellow Elks, their families, and business sponsors for contributions to our Elks

    C