As the Holiday season approaches, we often get so caught up in the Christmas rush that Thanksgiving seems to almost get overlooked. With Christmas ads and all the hype that goes along with it, it is easy to forget that Thanksgiving time used to kick off the season. I would like to pause and reflect for a moment, not only what Thanksgiving means for us person- ally and for our families, but to focus on […]
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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.
Elks Renovation Update. Out with the old and in with the new. The big equipment with the tractor ram-hoe are gone and new cement floors, plumbing, electrical walls are going back in. We did come across two pieces of human bone remains. It appears the bones were in place be- fore the Castle Home was built. The State was notified and we engaged the services of a archaeologist/osteologist to work with the State and our […]
Aloha Ke Akua: An ELK is never forgotten, never forsaken… On DECEMBER 3rd Sunday, all Elks and our Elks Ohana will live this vow to honor our Elks who have left our world this past year. We will gather in the Lodge at 2:00pm to celebrate their lives and Elkdom. Officers and Chairs please attend wearing our Elks attire and assist our Exalted Ruler, Bud Lush in this most sacred Ritual of remembrance of our […]
‘SERVICE OVER SELF ‘is exhausting! We’ve sped from Halloween, into the Navy’s and Marine Corps birthdays’, through Veterans Day, and eaten our way through Thanksgiving. All of these great events where we shared outstanding food; fantastic comradely and the sharing of memories and toasts with many comrades for our absent companions. We’ve improvised, adapted and overcame obstacles as this long awaited renovation began. Veterans Day was scaled back this year; quite a bit, but the […]