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David MurphyExalted Ruler
Welcomes you to
our Lodge
Upcoming Events

3/5 - Bingo

3/9 - Blood Drive

3/10 - Auxiliary Meeting

3/11 - BoD & Lodge General           Meeting

3/13 - Friday Night St. Patrick's       Day Dinner

3/23 - Blood Drive

3/25 - Lodge General Meeting

3/26 - Comedy Night w/ 

   Uncle Floyd

3/28 - Officer Installation

3/29 - Breakfast w/

   the Easter Bunny

Click HERE for additional         events details

Friday Night Dinners

Offering delicious dinner selections the third Friday night of every month from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

Committee Chair Linda Murphy  will be trying to schedule dinner dates for upcoming months.

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer to help, or you have an idea for a Friday Night Dinner, please contact Linda at: 609.605.6694

Monthly Breakfasts

All you can eat breakfasts are held the last Sunday of every month from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.(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 Childrens Committees.

The next Breakfast will be Sunday, January 26th, 2020


Change. It’s that time of year again. By the time you read this a new Exalted Ruler will have been selected for the Elk year 2020-2021. I’m sure the new ER will make a few changes, nothing major that I am aware of. Change is funny sometimes. As we get older many of us don’t like change. Why should we, were used to doing certain things certain ways and it works so why change?


Let’s take cell phones for example. Twenty years ago, how many of us had a cell phone? Forward to today and I’ll ask that same question. The cell phone has without question changed our lives. Some for the good, like sending a picture to my sister in Chicago of my new granddaughter in seconds. Some not so good, we’re often always tethered to the phone with the expectation of many for instant availability.


As I look back at the changes made in the last few years at the Lodge, most were made at the suggestion of long-time members. Some were made as they needed to be made but were more difficult due to the circumstances. Often people did not understand why a change was made and instead of asking, speculated among themselves often leading to condemning the change without reason.


However, with the exception of one, when I was asked about any change and had the opportunity to explain, the response was always either, “oh, I didn’t realize that, that makes perfect sense” or “it’s about time.” So, the point is if you see a change and don’t understand why it was made or disagree with it, ask. You may be pleasantly surprised. If you want to know about the one exception, please ask, I’ll be glad to explain.


We should have all joined the Elks for the same reason, to give back to those less fortunate for whatever reason and support our fellow mankind. We all took an oath that in part says, “The faults of our members we write upon the sands.” We sometimes lose sight of that part of our Obligation. It’s too bad that


I wish the new Exalted Ruler the best of luck, renewed support and health in the new Elk year.


                                                                                      In brotherhood:
                                                                          David Murphy, Exalted Ruler

April 2020 Issue of the Elk's Tale