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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, We are half way through the Elk year, and the lodge has been extremely busy since the start, which makes the time just cruise right on by. September was certainly no exception. For the community, the Lodge handed over a $500.00 check to Peggy Gray for the Panhandle Butterfly House approved by the lodge. $250.00 was given to the Lodges’ Major Project; the “Food for the Hungry” Program chaired by our own Lecturing Knight, Lyle Cater and his wife Sarah. Congratulations go out to Linda Griner, our ENF Chairperson for hard charging the Grand Lodge per capita (member) goal of $4.60. Thanks to her, the Lodge exceeded the goal, and makes the lodge eligible to receive the $2000.00 Gratitude Grant; which is used to support the Billory Baptist Church’s “Food for the Hungry” program. This month has been really busy with activities around the Lodge. We just had our annual Oktoberfest. And those of you who missed it, you truly missed out; it was another great success. Special Thanks to Bill Adair and Rick Rheaume for chairing this fun filled event. Bill also donated a print of the Elk painting displayed at the entrance of the Lodge was raffled off the night of Oktoberfest to a very lucky winner. I and all our Oktoberfest committee wants to send out a great big thanks and great appreciation goes out to Jim Fix for supplying the beer. Thanks Jim, and great Job! And a great thanks to all those who helped put this together; supplying, and cooking the food. It was definitely a team effort, and look forward to another successful event next year. Dart Night has been huge fun since it started back up early September. The PER Shrimp boil was awesome and a great job by Allen, Bill, Rick, and Toby for putting on a great event. Over 60 members and guests were served the best boiled shrimp in town; with Jimmy Dale Peacock supplying the entertainment. The annual District Deputy Visitation was a great time had by District and State Officers, Members, and Guests. Our District Deputy and NW District Vice President were both very pleased with the inspection of the Lodge, and Dinner. I thank each and every Officer, Committee Chairperson, and Dedicated Member for doing such an outstanding Job. Your dedication has truly been unmatched. I salute all of you. I hope you all are taking the time to read over the Bulletin and seeing what wonderful things your lodge has been doing. Our community is definitely seeing the Elks’ great work around town, from the Food Shelf to the Butterfly house. We are truly making our mark this year. We are also reaching out to our local Veterans and Active Duty Military with many plans ahead; with our Veterans Services Chairperson Kris Kane leading the Charge. Our new Hoop Shoot Chairman, Stacy Annese has taken the reins and recruiting kids for the Local Hoop Shoot Contest. You will be notified of the time and date of the contest. Hans Offenborn and Joanne Connor are leading the Americanism Essay Contest. This year’s theme is “What does Veterans Day Mean to you”. Lastly, I would like you all to know, though the end of the Elk year is still six months away, there is only 4 months left for nominations and elections of officers. Now would be a good time for New and Veteran Members alike to start thinking about taking an Officer Chair; handing over the operation of the lodge to another generation of Officers. Remember, if there are no Officers, there is no Lodge to continue to do great things for our Community, Children, and Veterans. We need you to help keep it going. Remember to check the calendar for monthly events. Take Care and see you around the Lodge, Tom Stevens, Exalted Ruler

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Patty Quinn

10/10 Steven Bourgeois

Bulletin Boosters


Harold Burson

10/13 Richard Doty

Calvin Christensen 02/14


Robin Stevens


Judith Christensen 02/14


Wally Lord

10/19 Franklin Alvarado


Kenneth Laskowski 10/20 Sherill Donaldson

10/10 William Spain

Patricia Clark

10/30 Linda Griner

Dan Hargraves 12/13 Ray Yantch 01/14 Jim & Gloria Fix


Franklin Alvarado 02/14 Elk Membership Fellow Elks, we are about 6 months into our Elk year and we have added 11 new members as of September. Our current membership stands at 203. But, we also need new members because some of our members will lapse every year due to illness, death, moving, or other circumstances. Our membership goal this year is 28 new members to keep our lodge viable and growing. Any Elk can sponsor a new member. Invite your friends, relatives, and acquaintances to join the Elks and become a member of the Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge. If you know of a former member who has lapsed in previous years, urge them to reinstate their membership—once an Elk, always an Elk, so it is very easy to reinstate. Call me or any Lodge officer if you have questions about reinstatement or recruiting new members or if a prospective member needs assistance in submitting the application form. We currently have 27 delinquent members who have not yet paid their dues for this year. We hope you will continue as an Elk, participate in lodge fraternal activities and help support our efforts for community charities, needy children, veterans, and other worthy projects. If you have forgotten, just remit your dues—there is no late penalty! For your convenience, we can also accept dues with a credit card at the Club. If you have reservations about continuing your Elk membership, I urge you to contact me, the Exalted Ruler or any other Elk to help resolve any misunderstanding or solve any problems you may have encountered in your Elk membership.

Ewin F. Marris 05/14 Ed Bartee 06/14 Verz Jordan 05/14 Steve Owens 07/14

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

Help our lodge grow! I hope to hear from you, Toby Griner, Membership Committee, 939-3058, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Rocco’s Italian Bistro, Jim Fix and “The Shrimp Basket” for all the support they have given to our great Lodge and I hope our membership will continue to support them and help them become more successful.

(850) 936-5227

October 2013 Sun





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



Queen of Hearts every Wednesday



1 Activity

2 All dinners 3Dart Night 4

Meeting 6:00PM

and events start at 6:00PM Wednesday


9 Southern 10Dart Night

Membership Meeting at 6:00PM






Night Every Thursday

Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM Caller Tom


16 Chili

17Dart Night 18

BOG/ BOD Meet 6:00PM


Every Thursday




12 State

President Visit Friday the 11th and the Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM 12th



Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM

24Dart Night Every Thursday

Membership Meeting at 6:00PM


Every Thursday


30 Taco Night

25 Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM

31Dart Night Every Thursday

Bingo Every Friday 6:00PM


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Lodge Activities


Tuesday, October 1st @ 6:00pm: Activities Meeting – Come join in on the fun with Robin Stevens, our Activities Chairperson and committee members, planning future Lodge Events. Wednesday October 9th @ 6:00pm: Southern Night – Come on out y’all, and bring your best dish representing’ the South. This will be a great time to showcase “What’cha got cookin.” Cost is $7.00 per person. Friday and Saturday October 11th and 12th: State President’s Visit – Florida State Elks Association President Brian T. Burns and his Wife Mary Kay along with their Delegation will be visiting our Great Northwest District. Crestview Lodge # 2624 will be hosting their visit. Several Activities are in store. There is a sign-up sheet at the Lodge if you plan on attending his visitation. Sign up prior to October 5th for a good head count. For more information, please visit October 16th @ 6:00pm: Chili Cook-off – It’s that time of year again to show off your best Chili at the Lodge’s annual Chili Cook-off. This is always a blast taste testing and voting for your favorite Chili. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Cost is $5.00 to enter. If not entering, the Cost is $5.00 to taste test and eat all the Chili you can endure. See you there! Thursday, October 30th @ 6:00pm: Taco Night – $1.00 tacos and $3.00 taco salads will be served along with all the fixins. Every Thursday Night: Our Thursday Night Inter Lodge Co-ed Dart League is back. Come out and show off your aiming skills, and have a great time to boot. The Dart League is open to all Members and Guests. 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 September. We had a very successful DD Visitation. I would like to especially thank Ray, Amy, Jody, Mary, Kathy, Linda, and Bill for your outstanding support. Our Annual Oktoberfest Event was a huge success thanks to Bill Adair and Rick Rheaume, and all of those who worked so hard to make it happen. A special thanks also goes out to Jim Fix for his support as well. Also, thanks to those of you participating in the planning of events. I couldn’t do it without you! Robin Stevens On 14 September the Holley/Navarre PERs had a shrimp boil with live country music from Peacock and college football games on TV. There was a great turnout of people. We sold over sixty dinners and raised over $600. The food was delicious, the entertainment was great and my college football team won, go NOLES. The bar also had a great day with lots of customers. We could not have asked for a better day. I would like to thank all the PERs (Allen VanDyk, Bill White, Toby Griner and even Rick Mase) that put this on and their spouses (Mary and Linda) that helped. I would also thank the ER (Tom Stevens) and his wife (Robin) for their help. I think we may have found a new celebrity bartender, Mary VanDyk. She sort of helped Lynn Glossop with the bar. I want to thank everyone for a successful event.

Allen Van Dyk

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Elks Activities


We want to wish a speedy recovery to Gloria Fix who is recovering from surgery, and praying for Gary Forester of a safe and successful hip surgery. October is ENF Month Our Lodge builds stronger communities using Elks National Foundation programs all year. Let’s take time during ENF Month this October to celebrate those successes! Lodges across the country will honor the good works Elks accomplish through ENF programs and will raise support through ENF fundraisers. What can our Lodge do to celebrate this October and build even stronger communities throughout the year? The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. The ENF fulfills this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow's leaders, our youth, with lifelong skills; honor the Elks pledge to never forget our veterans; help the state Elks associations accomplish their charitable objectives and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities. Like all Elks, the Foundation values the belief that charity is the greatest of all virtues and that by sharing and giving we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence. Donations to the Foundation help us fund programs that match our cornerstone values of knowledge, integrity and community.

Midyear Convention 2013 Midyear Convention Florida Hotel and Conference Center Orlando November 7-9 It is now time to make your plans to attend the Midyear Convention of the Florida State Elks Association! Everyone attending the convention, including spouses, guests, FLOE delegates, etc. is asked to preregister online at where you will also find the convention agenda and hotel reservation links. Come and enjoy: 50’s themed reception and dinner dance Ladies activities Harry-Anna Gold promotion Florida Mall shopping I would like to thank everyone that came out for our Elks National Foundation dinner. The dinner was a great success because we made $320.00. Congratulations to Robert Harlow, the winner of the ENF basket of cheer. We made over $300.00 from the tickets we sold for the basket of cheer. All monies are being donated to ENF. If you purchased a meal, the money will be donated in your name to ENF. ENF Chairperson Linda Griner

“Elks Know” 16. What committee is responsible for implementing the Lodge Activities Program? Ref. Chap. 13, Sec 13.022, Page 117. 17. What committee is responsible for identifying one program that is solely identified as Elks-sponsored and for developing community projects that emphasize the charitable works of the Order? Ref. Chap. 13, Sec. 13.021, Page 117. 18. How many Lodge committees are recognized by the statutes? Ref. Chap. 13, Sec 13.010-13.040 Pages 115-119. 19. Yes or No. If the widow of a member has a spouse card and she remarries, does she get to keep her card and visiting rights? Ref. Chap. 14, Sec. 14.140, Opinion 05, Page 131. 20. Does an identification card for a non-member permit the holder to purchase goods and services? Ref. Chap. 14, Section 14.140, Opinion 06, Page 131. 21. True or False. The governing body of the social parlor or club may hold closed Executive Sessions for matters including employment, discipline, pricing of goods and suspensions at the request of the accused. The voting on these issues is also closed. Ref. Chap. 16, Sec. 16.040, Decision 10, 21, Page 149 22. If there is a conflict between the By-Laws and the House Rules, which one prevails? Ref. Chap. 17, Sec 17.060 Opinion 04, Page 158 23. Yes or No. Each Lodge shall have House Rules for its own local guidance. However, can these rules be enforced without approval of the Committee on Judiciary? Ref. Chap. 17, Sec. 17.050, Page 157. 24. When voting is done by the sign of an Elk and a member abstains and does not vote, is it considered a yes or no vote? Ref. Appendix I, Sec. C, F, an I, Page 193 and 194. Answers to previous month’s questions 9. No, 10. Loyal Knight, 11. Yes, 12. Yes, 13. If it is authorized in the Lodge Bylaws, 14. No, 15. No Elk or Treat! When Elks are trick-or-treating during ENF month this October, they will come home with the best treat of all— stronger communities. Throughout October, Lodges celebrate their sweet success in using Elks National Foundation programs to serve others. Here’s a few ways Elks promote ENF programs during ENF month. ·

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Lodges hold ENF fundraisers to help meet the GER’s per-member-giving goal to be eligible for a Community Investments Program Gratitude Grant. The month ends with the announcement of Lodges who will serve their communities with 2014 Impact Grants of up to $10,000. Elks engage with ENF scholarship recipients by inviting local Elks scholars to the Lodge to speak and connect with members. Local Hoop Shoot competitions continue, encouraging youth to be active and get involved in their communities. As a part of the Drug Awareness Program, Lodges observe Red Ribbon Week by encouraging a drugfree lifestyle. Elks gear up to celebrate our nation’s heroes during Veterans’ month this November.

No tricks here! Visit to learn more about the ENF and how it helps Elks build stronger communities this month and throughout the year. 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. ENF Chairperson Linda Griner

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

Army of Hope Picnic Thanks to everyone who helped with this year’s Florida Northwest District Army of Hope picnic. Our lodge had a good turnout for volunteer workers and overall attendance – 14 Lodge #2787 Elks if I counted correctly. Despite threatening storms early on, good weather prevailed and a fun time was had by all. Event proceeds for the Elks Army of Hope Fund, which supports our Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, totaled $3,705.39. I appreciate your commitment to serving our nation’s veterans and look forward to working future Veterans Services Committee projects. Kris Kane Veterans Services Committee Chairperson Tom Stevens, Exalted Ruler of Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge #2787, presents a check for the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH) to PBH Treasurer Peggy Gray. "The Elks mission is to be involved with and support our local community. As an education and entertainment venue for the youth of our area, tourists, and local adults, its award winning ‘Kiderpillar’ classes, beautiful butterfly gardens, and vivarium with living examples of local butterflies, the butterfly house is in total harmony with that mission. We are proud to support such an outstanding local attraction!" Tom explained. Peggy commented "The PBH is an all volunteer 501(c)3 charitable organization. It is through the support of folks in our community like the Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge and our visitors that we can offer our various programs and sustain our gardens and butterfly vivarium." The House is open from mid April through the Saturday before Labor Day each year and then again in October for Monarch Madness in celebration of the Monarch butterfly’s long annual journey. "This year we are pleased to have the Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge join us at Monarch Madness with a food concession selling cold drinks, water, hotdogs, hamburgers, trimmings and snacks in support of their other local area charities.” Peggy stated. Monarch Madness will be open to the public on October 4th & 5th from 10 AM to 3PM on the butterfly house grounds and in their parking lot at Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge. The Panhandle Butterfly House is a venue of Santa Rosa County's Beaches to Woodlands Tour. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission to Monarch Madness is always free but donations in support of the PBH are encouraged and greatly appreciated. For information on all the exciting activities at Monarch Madness visit and for information on Holley-Navarre Lodge #2787 and their charitable activities visit

October 2013 'The LOG'  
October 2013 'The LOG'  

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