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HOLLEY-NAVARRE Elks #2787 2002 Elks Way Navarre, Florida 32566

PHONE (850) 939-2787

Page LODGE 2 OFFICERS 2013-2014 Exalted Ruler Est. Leading Knight Est. Loyal Knight Est. Lecturing Knight Secretary Treasurer Esquire Chaplain Inner Guard Tiler 3-Year Trustee 2-Year Trustee 1-Year Trustee

Tom Stevens Toby Griner Brian Feehan Lyle Cater Lou DiNicolantonio Kathy Schulte Allen VanDyk Robin Stevens Charlie Mussari Patrick Schulte Richard Hahn Donald E Helms Linda Griner

Appointed Positions Presiding Justice Mediator Lodge Advisor

Steve Guttman Bill White Jim White

Statutory – Grand Lodge Committees Auditing & Accounting Chairman Auditor Auditor

Ben Gray Kris Kane Walter Zilka

Activities Chairwoman

Robin Stevens

Community Projects Public Relations Hoop Shoot Drug Awareness PER Association Youth Activities

Ben Gray Ray Yantch Stacy Annese Rick Rheaume Allen VanDyk Lynn Glossop

Fraternal Chairman Americanism Elks National Foundation Flag Day Mother’s Day Memorial Day Membership & Lapsation Indoctrination/Orientation Investigation Lodge Activities Standing Relief Veterans Service Alternate to Grand Lodge

Government Relations Chairman Member 1 Member 2

Toby Griner

Hans Offenborn Linda Griner Allen VanDyk Tom Stevens Toby Griner Toby Griner Doug Garner Allen VanDyk Robin Stevens Top 6 Officers

Kris Kane Allen VanDyk

Jim Fix Ben Gray Paul Turner

STATE ASSOCIATION COMMITTES Elks Training Harry Anna Trust Inter-Lodge Visitation Lodge Reporter Officers Attendance Membership & Lapsation Charity Committee Youth Camp

Tom Stevens Hans Offenborn Lou DiNicolantonio Ray Yantch Lou DiNicolantonio Lou DiNicolantonio Tom Stevens Lynn Glossop

Special Lodge Committees Bulletin ’THE LOG’ Bingo Entertainment Web Master

Ray Yantch Patty Quinn Vacant Dan Hargraves

Lodge Major Projects Golf Tournament Food for the Hungry

Donald Simmons Lyle Cater

Tom Stevens


Fellow Members October was a busy month for the Lodge and our Northwest District as well. The District had the honor of hosting our State President, Brian T. Burns and his wife Mary Kay; Vice President at Large, Dan Tabor and his wife Rachel. They had a great time visiting our “Great Northwest District” and were welcomed with an awesome dinner at the Crestview Lodge, Winery visit in Dufuniak Springs, and a good ole fashioned cookout with a hayride to boot. Thanks to Northwest District VP Rick Lemke and the Crestview Lodge for their hard work organizing and hosting this special event. District Lodges have also been busy with the District Deputy visits. There are just two left to attend; Twin Cities Lodge #2747 on 21 November, and Fort Walton Lodge #1795 on 4 December. The social hour begins at 5pm, followed by the Lodge meeting at 6pm, and closing with a complimentary dinner 7pm. If you plan on attending, please let me know, so I can give the Lodge a head count for planning purposes. The Lodge participated at the Panhandle Butterfly house’s annual event. We showed our presence by cooking hamburgers and hotdogs, and raising funds for our Charity account. Thanks go out to Lyle and Sarah Cater and Charlie and Connie Mussari, and Clark Duarte for their hard work organizing and working this fund raiser. November has been designated as Veteran’s Appreciation Month. And of course, the Lodge will be participating in the Veteran’s Day Ceremony held at Navarre Park. I encourage you all to attend the ceremony, as it pays tribute to our Veterans. Our Lodge has several members who are also Veterans and I thank each and every one of you for your service to our Country. Remember the Elks motto for Veterans: “So long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them”. The Holidays are now upon us, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, there are many things we can all be thankful for. I personally would like to thank the Lodge Officers and Committee chairs for doing an outstanding job thus far. The Lodge is definitely going in the right direction, and you the members make that possible as well for inputs, participation and continued membership. We still have 5 more months till the end of the Elk year; so, let’s keep up the great work. I would also like to thank my wife, Robin who is also our Lodge Chaplain, and Lodge Activities Chairperson. She has done an outstanding job leading the planning and activities for the Lodge. I wish you all a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. And remember to check the calendar for monthly events. Take Care and see you around the Lodge, Tom Stevens, Exalted Ruler

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HOLLEY-NAVARRE Elks #2787 2002 Elks Way

11/01 Jerry Champlin

11/19 Katherine Miller

Bulletin Boosters

11/01 Franklin Waters

11/20 Kitty Byers

Calvin Christensen 02/14

11/05 John Debusky

11/22 Charles Colon

Judith Christensen 02/14

11/09 William Hodge Jr.

11/22 Gail DiNicolantonio

11/09 Hans Offenborn

11/23 William Kimmell

11/09 Alvin Perrault

11/24 Bill Adair

Ray Yantch 01/14

11/11 David Nerger

11/25 Mark Eged

Jim & Gloria Fix

11/11 Russell Wilby


Susan Peluso

11/14 Barbara Kostopoulos


Deborah Miller

11/16 Amy Bridge


David Cranage

11/19 Robert Harlow


Randy Steele

Dan Hargraves 12/13


Franklin Alvarado 02/14 Ewin F. Marris 05/14 Ed Bartee 06/14 Rivera Jordan 05/14

“Elks Know” The following questions come from the “Auditing and Accounting Manual” dated 10/19/2009, can be retrieved from 25. The committee chairman of a fund raising committee must do what within two weeks of the event?

Steve Owens 07/14

Ref. Chap. 6, Para 6-104 & 6-105 Page 34

26. Yes or No. Is it required that payment for goods and services for guests

must come from the member? Ref.

27. Yes or No. Is it a good practice for Lodges that rent rooms for functions

to have two separate contracts?

Your Name here for $10 per year. Help defray the cost of the bulletin.

Ref. Chap. 10, Para. 3, Page 42.

28. Entertainment in the Lounge or Dining Room should never exceed: 5% , 6%, 10% ,15% , 16% Ref. Exhibit F, Club Management, Page 91.

From a profit and loss standpoint, which one of the following is considered one of the most controversial and potentially financially dangerous operations for a Lodge? Setting wages for employees. Exceeding the entertainment budget. Dining Room Service. Exceeding the 35% of sales to cost of goods. Ref. Exhibit F, Food Service, Page 91. All Florida Elks should know the answer to the following question. 29. What is the email address of the Florida State Elks web site? Answers to previous month’s questions 16. The Fraternal Committee, 17. The Activities Committee, 18. 4, 19. No, 20. No, 21. False, 22. The By-Laws, 23. No, 24. No

(850) 936-5227

Bulletin Articles are due by the 15th of this month.

November 2013 Sun






College Football every

Queen of Hearts every Wednesday

Monday Night Football


4 Activities




Dart Night Every Thursday In November




Planning Meeting 6:00PM



Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM Caller Tom

Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM

13 Ethnic


Food Night Membership 6:00PM Meeting at 7:00PM

18 Monday 19


Night Football

Thanksgiving Social 6:00PM

BOG/ BOD Meet 6:00PM



9 College Football

11 Veterans 12 Day


25 Monday 26



every Saturday

16 Lodge Hoop-Shoot

Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM



23 Wild Hog Roast 3PM

Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM



Night Football

30 College Football

Membership Meeting at 7:00PM

Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM

every Saturday

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Lodge Activities


Monday, November 4th @ 6:00pm: Activities Meeting – Come join in on the fun with Robin Stevens, our Activities Chairperson and committee members, planning future Lodge Events. Monday, November 11th @ 11:00am: Veteran’s Day: – There will be a joint ceremony with the local American Legion and VFW Posts at Navarre Park honoring our Veterans. The Lodge will be presenting a wreath. Kris Kane, our Veterans Services Chairman is asking for volunteers to be Flag Bearers. A signup sheet is at the lodge. Please come out to this special occasion as we honor our nations Veterans. Wednesday November 13th @ 6:00pm: Ethnic Night - Bring your favorite dish from the country of your choice. This will be a fun way to see and taste interesting dishes from different ethnic backgrounds. Come on out and find out what our ER is planning on bringing. Cost is $7.00 per person. Saturday, November 16th @ 10:00am: Lodge Hoop Shoot Tournament – Hoop Shoot – 16 Nov @ 1000, Navarre Youth Sports Association (NYSA) 8840 High School Blvd. Navarre. If you would like to volunteer to assist our Hoop Shoot Chairperson, Stacy Annese, please let her know.

Her email is A great membership showing from our Lodge at this tournament, to support our local youth would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there. Wednesday, November 20th @ 6:00pm: Thanksgiving Social - Come out to the Lodge and enjoy Thanksgiving, Elks style. You can show off your favorite side dish, as Turkey and Ham will be provided by the Lodge. There is no cost for this event, donations are always accepted. Hope to see you all there. Saturday, November 23rd @ 3:00pm: Wild Hog Roast – Jack Bright, a member from Fort Walton Beach Lodge is donating a Wild Hog to be slow roasted and smoked at our Lodge. Baked Beans, and potato salad (and whatever else might show up) will accompany the main course. Jimmy Dale Peacock will be providing the entertainment. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 7pm: General Membership Meeting – If you would like to know the business of the Lodge or if you have any suggestions, concerns, or events you would like to bring up, show up at the meetings and be heard. Initiations are generally held on the 4th Tuesday Night Meetings. Attendance is always encouraged. Every Friday Night: Bingo starts at 6:00pm, with a maximum payout of $250.00 and a winner take all game. Burgers and Hotdogs will be served as well. Cooks are always needed, so break out your tongs and apron. You can sign up to cook as you walk in the lounge on the wall to the right. Remember, Every Wednesday at 7pm is Queen of Hearts Night! Come on out and try and find that evasive Queen and win the Jackpot. Lots of Fun! Activity Chairperson, Robin Stevens Past Events I would like to thank everyone who helped with all of the activities we had in the month of October. Also, thanks to those of you participating in the planning of events. I couldn’t do it without you! Robin Stevens

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Elks Activities


Hans Offenborn is presently at Gulf Breeze hospital and has undergone foot surgery. He is scheduled to have more foot surgery over the next few

Volunteers Needed for Navarre Veterans Day Ceremony On Monday, 11 November, the VFW Spectre Post will lead the 2013 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Navarre Park. Your Veterans Services Committee Chairperson is looking for eight volunteers to continue our lodge tradition of displaying a series of U.S. flags at the ceremony depicting the progression from the very first “Tree Flag” to the current Stars and Stripes. If you are willing to participate, please sign up on the flyer posted just inside the doorway of the lodge Club Room or contact Kris Kane at 850-8302354, Please consider attending the ceremony even if you don’t want to be a flag bearer. This is great way to show Elks support and thanks for our country’s veterans, active duty members and military retirees. Kris Kane Chairperson, Veterans Services Committee

Support on the Home Front Returning home from deployment can be difficult for many members of our nation’s military. This transition is easier with a strong support system of friends and families, fellow soldiers and the Elks. We are proud of all those—young and old, men and women—who have served our country. Through Elks National Foundation programs, Elks are able to serve veterans throughout the year. Look at Kaukauna, Wis., Lodge No. 962. The Lodge used an ENF Community Investments Program Gratitude Grant to provide veterans living at a local home with commissary coupons, blankets and good fellowship. “Our Lodge was able to visit with many veterans living at the home,” says Project Manager Jerry Brien. “Each year, we also recognize these local veterans by sending them birthday and holiday cards.” During Veterans’ Month this November, honor the Elks’ pledge to never forget our veterans by encouraging the Lodge and the community to continue serving our nation’s veterans and military members. The Elks National Foundation helps Elks build stronger communities through programs that support youth, serve veterans, and meet needs in areas where Elks live and work. For more information on the ENF, visit ENF Chairperson Linda Griner

The Santa Rosa Kids’ House is having its Fourth Annual Festival of Trees celebration Saturday, November 23 at the 100-year old Imogene Theater in Milton. This is a great event for the whole family. The daytime activities include free craft activities for kids, a visit from Santa and Gabby the clown. Everyone can visit the holiday room filled with beautiful trees, wreaths and table decorations. Also there will be a marketplace with a variety of vendors selling all kinds of products for yourself or for gifts. Tickets for the evening event are $50 per person, and delicious appetizers and beverages will be served. The holiday decorations will be auctioned to our guests at 10 pm, and the party continues until midnight. It will be an elegant evening, a great time to dress in your best evening attire, enjoy friendly conversation, and get into the holiday spirit. Tickets are limited and cannot be purchased at the door. If you would like tickets, please call me at 939-0680 or send an email to . Visit our website to view trees and wreaths from last year’s festival at: Along with the Festival of Trees the Kids’ House is having an exciting fundraiser drawing for a BOTE Paddle Board valued at $1,200! This beautiful board was donated to us and your tickets for $10 each will give you a chance to win this Paddle Board. I also have tickets for the BOTE Paddle Board. The drawing will be held at 3 pm the day of the festival at the Kids’ House, and the winner will be announced! Please see the attachments which provide more information about the Festival and the BOTE Paddle Board. By participating in these two fundraisers, your support will help the Santa Rosa Kids’ House provide a safe environment and long term assistance towards the road to recovery for our neglected and abused children of Santa Rosa County. Liz Simmons Santa Rosa Kids' House Board of Directors 939-0680

Leo Allen Stacy Annese Pearl Baker Bruce Birdwell Jesse Brosig Lyle Cater Calvin Christensen Terry Clark Gail DiNicolantonio Louis DiNicolantonio Sherill Donaldson Harry Daub Clarke Duarte James English Brian Feehan James Fix Benjamin Gray James Gschwind Robert Harlow Philip Harmon

Daniel Hargraves Terrence Harris-Inman Ronnie Holladay Kristina Kane Arthur Kent Wally Lord Richard Mase Scott Mathieu Francis Marshall Charles Mussari Jessica Otten Howard Owens Steven Owens Joseph Palio Mitchell Robbins Patrick Schulte H Seale Benjamin Stermole Thomas Stevens

Allan Swagart Robert Szarek

Jeff Vaughn William Ward William White

It is with great pride and gratitude that I want to introduce our Holley-Navarre Lodge #2787 veterans. We are honored to have these people who have served this great nation with pride and dignity and are now members of our great lodge.

Russell Wilby Walter Zilka Powell Bedgood

These members service cover ever branch of the military, Air Force, Navy,

Paul Turner Allen Van Dyk

Army, Marines, and Coast Guard. They have served proudly and bravely in conflicts such a World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, and The Gulf Wars, so if you meet them at the bar buy them a drink and thank them, because without there service we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. A sincere thanks from me Ray Yantch editor.

Elk’s Caring, Elk’s Sharing and Elk’s Having Fun!

On Friday October 4th 2013 and Saturday October 5th, the Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge #2787 ran a very successful concession stand at the Navarre Butterfly House. The results of this project provided gross sales amounting to over $600.00 and these proceeds will provide needed help to the Elks charity account. The funds from our venture will go directly to charity programs benefiting local Holley/Navarre area residents and food banks. Many thanks go to volunteers Ben Gray, Lyle Cater, Sarah Cater, Tom Stevens, Connie Mussari, , Charlie Mussari, Sherill Donaldson and Clarke Duarte. Lyle Cater I would like to welcome all our new members that where sworn in the month of October, from left to right in the front row are, Chris Morie, Alicia Hansen, Cecilia Connelly, Elaine Mack. In the back row left to right James Hansen, Roy Brees, and Richard Tremor. It is great to see our lodge attracting new members so let’s make them very welcomed and hope they become very active members. Great food, Great fun, Great People, is all I can say in my “Log Jogger” and this news letter. Here are some pictures from our Chili Cook-Off and to say the least is that it surpassed our expectations. We had a large turn out with a variety of chilies to meet everyone's taste and geographic backgrounds and the winning chili had corn in it. We had chili entries from Wick Fowlers Two Alarm Chili to a tasty white chili and all different chilies in between. The winners where Betty Champlin third place and a three way tie for second place where Charlie Mussari, Lou DiNicolantonio, and Ray Yantch. The first place winner and returning champion was Robin Stevens with a spicy little number that included corn, but was still very tasty even for this tried and true Texan.

November 2013 log  
November 2013 log