Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
723 Liberty Street
Painesville, OH 44077
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Below, l-r Trustee Dan, volunteers Rich and Al, and Est. Loyal Knight Bob, serve up dinner for veteran Dave at our recent Nov. 11th Veterans dinner. Volunteer Skip helps out in background.
On Sept. 24th we had the annual District inspection, which is required by the Grand Lodge. These inspections review our finances, building condition, officers and general operation of our lodge and bar/grill, as a franchise of the BPOE Grand Lodge. Robert Essig, PER of the Ashtabula lodge is the current District Deputy whose job it is to oversee these inspections within our district. As in the past, our lodge came through the inspection with high marks thanks to our hard working officers and trustees. ER Duke Miller (PDDGER) and his officers and trustees did a great job!
Pictured below is our full contingent of officers and trustees, along with visiting members from other lodges and most notably, State Ohio Elks Association President Lance Knight and his wife Susan.
On September 10th, we hosted our Life Members to a dinner, followed by special recognition at the lodge meeting. Below, those LMs staying for the meeting are pictured (l-r) are Richard Patton, John Rintamaa (PER), John Hurley, Jerry Browning (PER), Lodge ER Geroge Miller (PDDGER), Michael Suydam, Roger Wiegman, Lodge Inner Guard Anrold Sukenik, Andy Lombardo, Steve Reho, and David Franko.
Below, ER Duke Miller and Est. Loyal Knight S. Robert Wright present the Madison Township Fire Department with equipment purchased with the $750 Ohio Elks Association Community Service Grant that we applied for and were awarded. Sometimes its the small everyday equipment that makes their jobs easier!
On behalf of the 2015 BPOE 549 Big Daddy Golf Outing committee, lodge officers and staff, thanks to you for another successful golf outing. Next year's Big Daddy will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
Thanks to those who helped carry our flag at the July 1st at the Fairport Mardi Gras Parade.
Thank you for the great turn out for the 2015 Memorial Day Parade!
Be sure to attend our Flag Day Ceremony on Sunday, June 14th, 1PM, at BPOE 549.
The guidelines are:
Topic: “What do I think of when I see our flag flying and what do I want the rest of the world to think of it when they see our flag flying and why are these things important to me”
Length: 400 to 500 words
Submission: Deadline is June 1, 2015
To: BPOE 549
ATTN: Nancy Kitson
723 Liberty St.
Painesville, OH 44077
See pictures of our 2015 visit from the
Easter Bunny on the Lodge Events tab.
Good Luck to our new corps of Lodge Officers!
The 2015-2016 BPOE 549 officers were installed by the Past Exalted Rulers of Painesville and Willoughby-Cleveland lodges. The installing PERs below (l-r) are John Felice PDDGER, Mike Felice PER, Michael Richner PER, Charles Imes PER, Warren Laurita PER, Jerry Browning PER, Cliff Wilson PER, and Larry Clement PDDGER.
The officers of BPOE 549 that were installed are (l-r) Lynn Dodds, Tiler; John Haught, Secretary; Kyler Daniel, Est. Lecturing Knight; Alan Sukenic, Inner Guard; George 'Duke' Miller, Jr. PDDGER, Exalted Ruler;Rod Schaffter, Esquire; Nancy Kitson, Est. Leading Knight; Thomas Keaty PER, Trustee; Robert Wright, Est. Loyal Knight; Pat Acker, continuing Trustee, Brian Waite, Chaplain; Dan Kitson, continuing Trustee.
We wish to thank the Past Exalted Rulers of both Painesville #549 and the Willoughby-Cleveland #18 lodges for acting as the Grand Lodge Officers during the installation of our new corps of Officers. And the best of luck to our new officers during this coming year.
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