About 18 months ago, we started the Elks first floor renovation project. Several weeks into the project I got a call from the general contractor, “We found a human bone in the old pool snack bar area.” I called HPD and they dispatched a police officer who then called the HPD forensic team. When they arrived, after careful examination of the remains, I asked, “Is it Jimmy Hoffa?” They said no, these bones were at […]
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Elks Lodge 616 brings so much more to the community than just a building, club or pool. We are a place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.
Aloha. Membership renewals are in full swing. Please return your statements to the Membership Office by March 31, or you can renew online @ www.elkslodge616.org. In addition to dues payment, there are several member service amenities offered, as well as opportunities to donate to our Elks charities. Please take the opportunity to give. If you have opted for the locker room or fitness center, your existing access cards will be updated. If not, or […]
Happy New Year! As we start this New Year, we have added a new member advisory group to support the Board as we are now responsible as the House Committee. The House Committee is now made up of four Lodge Officers and five Trustees with the presiding officer as the Chair. The newly created Recreational Facilities Advisory Group (RFAG) is made up of ten volunteer members. The group was formed to vet any requirements, policies […]
Born and raised in Ecuador, Chef Diego Pacuruco moved to the U.S. in 2004. His humble beginnings in the restaurant industry began with a stint as dishwasher at a notable Italian restaurant in New York City. However, due to his obvious culinary talent, he moved up the ladder quickly, and was promoted to pasta maker and then to chef, in a short span of time. Soon after that, Pacuruco was hired by Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by […]
With the recent California Camp Fire, the Order has sent $25,000.00 to aid those in distress. If you would like to provide assistance, please send your donation to the Elks Disaster Relief Program, Incorporated. Upon which and requested, those donations will be sent to the California-Hawaii State Association Disaster Relief Fund who is administering all assistance to those in need. Thank you, in advance, for your donation thus proving that we all are “Working Together to Make […]
WOW! Attended six events for Veterans Day. All memorable in their own way. Now we gear up for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on 7 December and a parade in Waikiki. I am hoping the Elks has a trolley in this parade once again. The Scouts and Kupuna did an outstanding job with decorations in years past. Remembrances for the Somalia Campaign beginning 5 December 1992, the end of the Iraq War on 15 December 2011 […]