Daniel J. Petitt, Sr.
Exalted Ruler
2020-2021
Welcomes you to our Lodge
Upcoming Events

Every Monday the Elks Lodge sponsors a Blood Drive from 1pm to 7pm.

Appointments are accepted as well as walk-ins.

You can schedule your donation through the NY Blood Center (tel # 800-933-2566 or log onto www.nybloodcenter.org)  

 

All Covid-19 safety protocols are enforced



 

Friday Night Dinners

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all indoor events have been cancelled until

further notice.

Monthly Breakfasts

All you can eat breakfasts are held the last Sunday of every month from 8am - 12pm (except July, August, and December) 
 

The cost is $8.00 per adult, $4.00 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 are free.

All proceeds benefit Special Needs Children's Committee.


The next Breakfast will be Sunday, February28th, 2021.

Fundraising

Exalted Ruler's
Message

Well, this has been a very special year for the Flemington Elks. The year started off with a bright future ahead, a full complement of Officers participating in improving the Lodge, and a lot of room rentals on the books. Then the dastardly virus named Covid-19 reared its ugly face. Most of us were ‘in the dark’ about this virus as it raced across the United States striking down so many people in its path with illness and death.

 

The Lodge went into lockdown and all events were cancelled as were the Regular Lodge meetings and especially the Grill Room was closed. The financial losses began to mount and we couldn’t raise any funds to continue the support of our community. It also became evident that we couldn’t pay the bills for the upkeep of the lodge. The Board of Directors took actions that reduced our monthly costs such as shutting off unnecessary electrical appliances and keeping off the building lights and reducing the cost of the cable TV.

 

It was ‘nip & tuck’ during the Summer as we watched the Lodge Bank Account slowly decrease and waited for a word from the State Governor and our Elks State Advisor that we could re-open the Lodge. The restrictions were eased somewhat in August and, through the efforts of some Lodge volunteers, the Grill Room and kitchen were able to welcome the membership back home after a thorough inspection by the Raritan Township Fire Inspector and the Hunterdon County Board of Health. We were also able to re-establish our Sunday breakfast event and our beloved volunteers returned to cook and serve the best $8.00 breakfast in Hunterdon County.

 

As of now, the Lodge is still on shaky ground, but we are hoping that the New Year of 2021 brings an end to the Covid-19 virus as well as peace, hope, joy and prosperity to the Lodge and all of its members and families.  And, of course, I must remind everyone that a mask must be worn while inside the Lodge and that we still follow all social distancing and safety protocols.

Happy New Year!



                                                                                      In brotherhood:
                                                                                         Fraternally,
                                                                          Daniel J. Petitt, Sr., Exalted Ruler

February Edition of "The Elks Tale"

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