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Issue 1213 Volume 05

A Fraternal Organization Serving Livonia for Over 50 Years

November 2012

2012 Lodge Officers Exalted Ruler .................................. Vacant Leading Knight ................................ Vacant Loyal Knight ............................ Ernest Otter Lecturing Knight ............... Karl Swieczkoski Esquire ........................................... Vacant Chaplain ................................. Kevin Kokko Secretary ....................... Dave Fisher, PER Treasurer .................. Joe Antonishek, PER Inner Guard .................................... Vacant Organist ......................... Martin Testasecca Tiler ................................................ Vacant Trustee 1 Year ......................... Tina Culver Trustee 2 Year ................ Heather Morrison Trustee 3 Year ....................... Darrin Brown Trustee 4 Year .......................... Greg Ross Trustee 5 Year ........... Gary Rushford, PER Committees & Chairpersons Accident Prevention .................. Tina Culver Americanism ................... Dave Fisher, PER Auditing ....................... Mike Brennan, PER Bone Marrow/Organ Donor ......... John Mark Bugle Editor .............. Ernie Otter/Greg Ross Calendar ................................... Tina Culver Community Activities ....... Dave Fisher, PER Drug Awareness ........ Joe Antonishek, PER Elks Training ........................ Gary Rushford Entertainment .... Greg Ross & Darrin Brown 50 Uppers ....................... Dave Fisher, PER Flag Day ..................... Gary Rushford, PER Govt. Relations ................Marty Testasecca Hoop Shoot .................... Dave Fisher, PER House Committee ....... Ron Lang/Bob Szaal Investigation ........................ Charlie Hopps, Russ Lantz, Kevin Kokko Indoctrination .................. Dave Fisher, PER Lapsation ............................. Lodge Officers Lodge Activities.................... Lodge Officers Lodge Manager................................ Vacant Major Projects.................................. Vacant Membership ......................... Lodge Officers Memorial Service ........ Gary Rushford, PER National Foundation ... Geno Grabinski, PER Public Relations ......... Geno Grabinski, PER Ritual ................................... Lodge Officers Scholarship ...................................... Vacant Soccer Shoot .................. Dave Fisher, PER Veterans ................... Velinda Stenson, PER Visitation ......................... Dave Fisher, PER Youth Activities .......... Geno Grabinski, PER The Bugle Call is published by Livonia BPOE Lodge No. 2246, every two months. Next Newsletter Deadline: November 20th TO CONTACT THE EDITORS: email: bugle@livoniaelks.org phone: (734) 425-2246

Photo: John Truskowski, Rubin Carullio, June Carullio, PER Dave Fisher & Loyal Knight Ernie Otter

Michigan Major Projects @ Work! On October 18th, Michigan Major Projects Commissioner John Truskowski and officers from the Livonia Elks Lodge presented Rubin Carullio with a brand new iPad. Rubin, a special needs student at Franklin High School will make use of this iPad during school and at home. The iPad was provided with special software that will help Rubin have better communication with his teachers and family and help with his school work. The purchase of the iPad was possible through your donations to the Michigan Major Project Fund. Please keep those MMP Banks coming in!

From the Secretary’s Desk As of this writing we have 31 members who have not paid their 2012-2013 lodge dues. The delinquent list is posted on the lodge bulletin board. I am requesting that each member review the list and if you sponsored one of these members please phone him/her and encourage them to renew their membership. The following members are being proposed for life membership into our lodge. Minimum Requirements – Age: 65; Years as an Elk: 35; Consecutive Years as a Member of this Lodge: 10 Robert Catanzarite Kenneth Thornton Please contact the Secretaries Office if I have omitted any qualified member. A lodge vote will be taken at the January 22, 2013 meeting. Dave Fisher, PER Lodge Secretary dfisher2@peoplepc.com or 734.425.2246


In Vain we Call....There will be vacant chair. The chimes of memory will be peeling forth the friendly message, "To Our Absent Members." Joseph Gietzen Deceased 6/26/2012 Larry Meloche Deceased 09/07/2012 Life Member Art Kaiser Deceased 9/22/2012 Walter Mosden Deceased 9/23/2012 PER John McQuade Deceased 10/8/2012

Our lodge will be hosting some gaming nights at Doc’s Sports Retreat in October and November. We are still in need of some retirees that can run these events during the day! Proceeds to benefit our lodge. November 7-10th November 14-17th November 23-26th

November 24th is the date of our Chili Cookoff. Member John Brooks will be coordinating this event. Please bring your favorite recipe down to the lodge no later than 6:30 pm. Judging will be at 7:00 pm. John is requesting that the chili entries not be made too spicy, as they will all be combined for the meal afterward. Folks may then add hot sauce and spices to their own bowl to suite their personal preference.

Spaghetti Dinner Success!

Looking for Some Help

Our October spaghetti dinner was an awesome time, Leroy and his group of volunteers out did themselves! The spaghetti was fantastic and everyone had a great time with a sold-out crowd to boot.

It is time to decorate the lodge room for the holidays! We are looking for some volunteers to come join us on November 24th. We will be beginning work at 9:00 am. Please stop in and join us!

A special thanks to Leroy for coordinating food and volunteers, to John for a wonderful salad bar, cooks Denise and Bill who toiled in the kitchen all night (I hear it is a lot of fun back there). Also, thanks to Heather for greeting everyone for the evening and to Gail and Jack our servers. Finally, thanks to Boy Scouts Zach, Kyle and Sully for their assistance in clean-up (we wish they could do the dishes like that at home!) Leroy’s next dinner will be a Tamale Dinner on November 29th. Look for the sign-up sheet on the activities bulletin board outside the lounge.


We were sorry to loose our leader and founder of the "50 Uppers" club John McQuade. Our sympathy and condolences go out to wife Bea and their families. He will be sorely missed at our meetings and various functions. The Butcher Block Bingo was a successful evening. Everyone enjoyed the Sloppy Joes and had fun with the games. We were able to turnover $500 to the lodge. During the October meeting we discussed the 50 Uppers Christmas party scheduled for December 13th. Jeannette Dougherty suggested that this year we pay for the dinner for our active members from our treasury. Leonard Loriaux made a motion and it was supported by George Culley. Motion approved by the membership. More information will be forthcoming at our next meeting. Lorraine Martin is still in rehab recuperating from surgery for her broken ankle. November Birthdays: Del Fox 11/3 Mary Brooks 11/17 Katherine Culley 11/26 November Anniversaries: Wayne & Lil Raylean 11/5

This past summer, Troop 732 celebrated their 5th birthday. A group of parents from McKinley Elementary School approached the lodge officers five year ago seeking some support and a meeting place for the new Troop. While it was established as a new troop, we had learned that another Troop 732 had been chartered in the early 1960’s at the Livonia Elks Lodge. For the folks reading this issue on-line, Click Here to read more about the Troop’s history. The Troop currently supports 30 scouts and camps every month and attends summer camp every summer. We have produced 12 Eagle Scouts, several of these Eagle Projects have directly supported our lodge. The latest Eagle project, and soon to be Eagle Scout #13 was Sullivan Otter’s project to clean-up the back parking lot and restripe the parking lines with fresh paint. The funding for this project came from our members. (a donation jar for Eagle Projects is in the members lounge) and many of our lodge members pitched-in to help out. Thanks to the following members for their support: John Mark, Bruno Manni, Karl Swieczkowski, Bob Stempek, Ernie Otter, Dave Fisher & Robb Stempek.

Our next meeting is scheduled for November 14th, hope to see you there. Katherine Culley

Troop 732, Chartered by the Livonia Elks Lodge #2246


Big Buck Calendars on Sale

The 2013 Elks Big Buck Calendars are now on sale at the lodge. Your $20.00 donation will aid the continuance of many programs of our organization including: Youth, Special Needs Children, Seniors, Veterans, Drug Awareness and Scholarships. Fill-out the registration card and you will be entered to possibly win—based on the daily drawings from the Michigan State Lottery. If your number matches on a weekday draw, you will win $50.00. If your number matches a Saturday draw, you will win $300.00!


November 2012 Sun

Mon

4 Football @ Noon Bingo 6:30 pm

11 Football @ Noon Bingo 6:30 pm

18 Football @ Noon Bingo 6:30 pm

25 Football @ Noon Bingo 6:30 pm

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

2 Fish Fry Dinner 5:00—8:00 pm

3 Football @ Noon

8 Boy Scout Food Drive Ends

9 Veterans Lunch

10 Football @ Noon

14 Bingo 6:00 pm

15

16 Fish Fry Dinner 5:00—8:00 pm

17 Football @ Noon

22 Thanksgiving Lodge Closed

23

24 U of M vs Ohio

5 Scout Night Lodge Closed

6 Election Day

12 Scout Night Lodge Closed

13

19 Scout Night Lodge Closed

20 Next Newsletter Deadline

21 Bingo 6:00 pm

26 Scout Night Lodge Closed

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28 Bingo 6:00 pm

29 Tamale Dinner 5:00—8:00 pm

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Wed

Thu

Fri

Lodge Membership Meeting 7:00 pm

Lodge Membership Meeting 7:00 pm Denneland Meeting

7 Bingo 6:00 pm

Dinner w/Chef Janel –Cancelled

Chili Cook-off! @6:00 pm

December 2012 Sun

Mon

Tue

Sat

1

Hoop Shoot

9:00 am Livonia Rec Center 2 Memorial Sunday 1:00 pm Bingo 6:30 pm

9 Bingo 6:30 pm

16 Bingo 6:30 pm

23 Bingo 6:30 pm

30 Bingo 6:30 pm

3 Scout Night Lounge Closed

4

5 Bingo 6:00 pm

6

7 Fish Fry Dinner 5:00—8:00 pm

8 Elks Children’s Christmas

10 Scout Night Lounge Closed

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12 Bingo 6:00 pm

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14

15

17 Scout Night Lounge Closed

18

19 Bingo 6:00 pm

20

21 Fish Fry Dinner 5:00—8:00 pm

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24 No Scouts Lounge Closed

25 Christmas Day Lodge Closed

26 Bingo 6:00 pm

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28

29

Lodge Membership Meeting 7:00 pm

31 No Scouts Lounge Closed

Livonia Elks Hours of Operation Lodge office open by appointment Lounge Hours: Tuesday—Sunday 3:00 pm—9:00 p.m. Lounge will remain open later if three or more members are present.


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