Upcoming Meeting Dates:
May 24th (Surf and Turf dinner meeting/new member initiation)
Meetings begin at 7:30pm. It is vital to our lodge that we start getting members upstairs to meetings. This is where we can voice our opinions on what goes on around the lodge.
Sign up for our new text/email service
We have signed up for a text/email blast service. This will be used to send out messages to remind you about big events, if the lodge is closed, etc. You will not be spammed from us or from the company we are using. To sign up for text alerts text oselk271 to 84483. To sign up for email alerts, go https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php… and enter your email. You will receive a code that you will need to enter in the second step of the sign up. You can sign up for both services; you just need to sign up separately. If you have any questions, drop an email to email@example.com.
We are now on Instagram
Feel free follow along at instagram.com/oswegoelks271.
New Ontario District Website
We have a brand new website for events and news throughout our District. Be sure to visit ontariodistrict6300.weebly.com and support our fellow lodges!
American Patriot Plaque Ceremony
Sunday, May 27th at 1:00 in Huckabee-Manor Hall
Please join us as we remember Veterans from the Iraqi and Afghanistan War and living World War II Veterans. There will be a luncheon after the ceremony. The public is invited to attend. This is a great way to spend part of your Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28
Join us as we lay wreaths at local cemeteries in the morning, then march to Veterans Park for the annual Memorial Day parade.
PER Ken Ellsworth Roast
Friday, June 8; cocktails at 6:00 w/dinner to follow at 6:30
Join us as we toast Ken. Dinner is filet mignon. Sign up in the bar.
Craft Brew Night featuring Build Your Own Burger Bar
Friday, June 8.
Delicious burgers and tasty beer ... what more could you ask for?!
PER and Old Timer's Night
Thursday, June 14 at 6:30pm
Come enjoy a roast beef dinner with our established members! All PERs and members with 25 years or more of membership will receive a complimentary ticket. For all others, dinner will be $10.00/person. There will be a lodge meeting immediately following dinner.
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, June 16 at 12:00 inside Fort Ontario
All are welcome. Officers should be in gray jackets. If you have old flags to donate, there is a box in the foyer.
Elks Family Picnic
Sunday, July 8 from 12:00-4:00
Come one, come all! This annual event is always a lot of fun for everyone. Bill Fatiga will host the games for adults, and there will be games and crafts for the kids. And of course, there will be delicious food throughout the day. Tickets are available at the bar. Prices are $8.00 for adults, kids 6-12 are $3.00 and kids under 5 are free. Volunteers are needed to make this event run smoothly. See Linda Sawyer to volunteer.
Running with the Elks 5k run/walk
Friday, July 20, Cold Springs Rd. Baldwinsville, NY
Join the Liverpool Lodge 2348 and fellow district members as they raise funds for Syracuse Honor Flight. Our lodge has two Honor Flight participants and this is a great opportunity to show our support for these veterans. Sign-up and more information can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Baldwinsville/RunningwiththeElks
Homecoming Picnic for DD and SVP
Saturday, July 28, 1-5pm at Camillus Elks Lodge, $15.00/person
Join us as we honor our 2017-18 DD Tom Kanaley and SVP Jim Roe. Reservations are due no later than July 21 to either Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jim (email@example.com). Menu is hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, salt potatoes, beer/wine/soda.
Bingo workers needed!
Many of our workers head south for the winter. If you'd like to lend a hand, contact Bill Kerfien at
Searching for the Queen of Hearts
Drawings every Saturday night at 9:00pm in the bar. Tickets are $1.00
If you would like an Elk shirt, please see Jen Longley or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are hundreds of color and shirt options available!
Free rides are available Monday-Friday for Oswego County Veterans to the Oswego VA Clinic. If you need a ride, call 315-729-7634.