swdistrict

Waren Barkalow, VP
REmanuel (Manny) Butera, DDGER
Jack Fistori, Trustee

Peter DeLucia, District Author

 
 
 

SWD Government Relations Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:

Stanley Reynolds (2457)
email:
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phone: 609-548-0761

Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egype #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

(open)
Karen VanBrunt
Mark A Nebbia
Vacant
Anthony R Cammarata
Helen Williams
Jack Fistori
Roberta Freck
Dorothy Morrison

 

Committee Meeting Schedule

For meeting dates, times and locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.


Special Events and Reminders

(to be supplied)


 

SWD Americanism Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:

James Sharpe (2085)
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Phone: 609-947-4560

Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Thomas J Tully
Howard Davis
Jeffrey Bernas
James Sharpe
Ken Schulte
Gina Mellon
Jeanne Ritts
Barbara Horowitz-Rigg
Marie Sadler

Committee Meeting Schedule

The District Americanism,  National Veterans Service (NVS) Committees have decided to merge operations so as to provide a better program for our lodges and improve participation in district-sponsored events. Lodges are free to continue with separate chairs if they so desire, with both chairs attending district meetings.

Meetings are generally on the third Thursday of the month and begin at 7:30PM unless otherwise specified. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR!! For specific information and meeting locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.


Lodge and District Events


Mission of Honor

Bordentown Lodge #2085 is asking all Lodges to help them in support of Mission of Honor. This organization is dedicated to locating unclaimed cremated remains of veterans in New Jersey and ensuring that these heroes obtain the dignified final tribute and burial they deserve. Click here for more details.

Mission Statement of the National Veterans Service Committee

The National Veterans Service Commission has served the interests of America's veterans since World War I. Today the Commission operates a range of programs designed to improve the quality of life of our veterans as well as salute their service to the country.

SWD Membership Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:

Louis Gamba (2085)
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phone: 609-638-8966

Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Joan Siwy
James Hall
Sandee D'Abbraccio
Mary Piccone
Jacqueline Wahler
Stanley Sherman
Allison Fistori
Marian Johnson
Barbara Quidone

 

Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are generally on the third Thursday of the month and begin at 7:30 PM unless otherwise specified. For specific information and meeting locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.

 

Special Events and Reminders


 

A Message From the Chairman

 

Membership is crucial to our Lodges. If we do not have paid up members, Lodges must find alternate means of raising money.

All Lodges need to process their candidates in a timely manner. If a candidate is not initiated in a few months, there is a chance the Lodge will lose the candidate. If there is an unavoidable delay, make sure to contact the candidate so they know you have not forgotten them.

Our committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Please check the SW District Committee Meeting schedule on WWW.NJELKS.ORG.  Feel free to contact me by email or cell phone with any questions.

Lou Gamba, PER, PDD

Submitted 8/19/16

 

 

 

 

SWD Americanism Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:

Diana Matyas
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Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Vacant
Mary Miller
Lorraine Bernas
Sharon Sharpe
Ed Beideman
Gina Mellon
David Maytas
Barbara Horowitz-Rigg

Veronica Kelley

 

 

Committee Meeting Schedule

The District Americanism,  National Veterans Service (NVS) Committees have decided to merge operations so as to provide a better program for our lodges and improve participation in district-sponsored events. Lodges are free to continue with separate chairs if they so desire, with both chairs attending district meetings.

Meetings are generally on the third Thursday of the month and begin at 7:30PM unless otherwise specified. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR !!  For specific information and meeting locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.


Lodge and District Events

South West District Flag Retirement at Marlton Lodge October 4th 2pm

Americanism Essay Contest

The title for the 2015-2016 Americanism essay contest is: "What I Can Do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country" The deadline for local lodge submissions is December 18th, 2015.

Mission Statement of the Americanism Committee

The ambition and goal of the Americanism Committee is to quicken the spirit of American patriotism and to stimulate an awareness — a genuine feeling of pride and respect toward patriotism — so that we as Members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will become constant reminders to the people of our Nation that America truly means freedom and that Elks Care and Elks Share.

Our NJ state Americanism chairperson Eileen Brennan-Watts would like the local lodges to participate in the Americanism activities which are listed on page "2" of the Americanism Manual. The manual is available on the members area of The Grand Lodge website under "manuals".Along with the utilization of the Grand Lodge website, she encouraged the use of email communication to and from local lodges with myself as the conduit for forwarding your local lodge activities and pictures. There will be a Facebook page for the state Americanism committee which will display those pictures and any reported information. The pictures will also be displayed at the Fall Conference and the Wildwood Reunion. An Americanism Committee patch is being planned, as well as a pin, which will be sold as an Americanism state fundraiser.The title for the 2015-2016 Americanism essay contest is:                 "What I Can Do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country"The deadline for local lodge submissions is December 18th, 2015. So please try to have the essays returned to your lodges by that date. Please submit the judged entries for submission to the district by January 30th 2016. Do not forget about Patriot's week in September and there is a Southwest District Flag Retirement planned on October 4th at Marlton Lodge. We are anticipating another great year for Americanism, and I would like to thank all of the past and present chairpersons as well as our joint committee, for their support. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Southwest District shines because of you!!!!

Thank You,David MatyasSouthwest District Americanism Chairperson

LODGE AMERICANISM PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

*Flag Programs

a) Fly Flag Day and Night

b) Flag-Flying Calendar

c) Present Flag (and/or Flagpole) to Community

d) Present Flags to New Residents of Community

e) Flag (and/or Flagpole) Dedication Ceremony

f) Present Classroom Flags to Every School

g) Flag Presentation to Boy/Girl Scouts

h) Flag Retirement Programi) Replace Worn-out Flags  

* Community Activities

a) Honor New American Citizens

b) Honor Citizens for Outstanding Service

c) Honor Award for News Media

d) “Get Out and Vote” Program

e) Cooperate with Local Service Clubs

f) Work with School Boards, PTAs, etc.

g) Flag History Display

h) Conduct Veterans Remembrance Program

i) Participate in Parades (4th of July, Christmas, Memorial Day, etc.) 

* Lodge Activities

a) Heritage Corner

b) Flag Day

c) Law and Order Night or Day at the Lodge

d) National Patriotism Week

e) Lodge Programs for Veterans in Hospitals/Nursing Homes 

* Publicity/Public Relations Activities

a) Distribute “Honor Our Flag” Decals

b) Distribute “About Our Flag” Booklet

c) Display “Honor Our Flag” Billboards/Placards 

* Americanism Contest

a) Grand Lodge Americanism Essay Contest (Reinstated in 2013-14)

b) Lodge Americanism Brochure Contest (Sponsored by District or State) 

* Other Programs and Activities

a) Other Displays for Community Special Days

b) Distribute “Citizens Rule Book”

c) Distribute “Flag Code”

d) Distribute American Flag Lapel Pins

e) Present Recognition Certificates for Flying Flag

f) Distribute Children’s Pledge Kits to Schools

g) Distribute Pledge of Allegiance Wallet Cards to Schools

h) Your Ideas to show that Elks are Leaders in Americanism

i) Your own programs/activities not listed

Don’t forget to check the District Calendar for other important Lodge, District, and State Events. Click here to jump to the calendar page.

Committee

January 2017

 

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

Americanism
/ NVS / Army of Hope
@ 7:30 PM

15th

Edgewater 2250

21st

Marlton 2514

18th

Hightstown 1955

 

15th

Hamilton 2262

 

20th

New Egypt 2457

17th

Mt Holly 848

no meeting

Auditing &
Business Practices

Convention

Drug
Awareness

19th

Edgewater 2250

16th

Trenton 105

No Meeting

 

 

20th

Trenton 105

 

 

20th

New Egypt 2457

 

17th

Mt Holly 848

 

No Meeting

 

 

18 - Drug Awareness

Committee Members

Chairperson:

Rebecca A. Castelize

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Phone: 609-712-7985

 

 Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Becky Castelize
Howard Davis
Wayne Varga
Anthony Gulotta
(open)
Keith Buckalew
Jack Fistori
Raymond Arndt
Peggy Schankin


Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are generally on the third Thursday of each month, and begin at 8PM unless otherwise specified. For specific information and meeting locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.


Lodge & District Events

Watch here for information on district and lodge Drug Awareness events.

Mission Statement of the Drug Awareness Committee

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program strives to teach all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and prevent the abuse of legalized and prescription drugs. As the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States, the program relies on state, district and Lodge volunteers to promote a drug-free lifestyle. By taking pride in America’s communities and youth, the program takes action against youth drug use through education and inspiration.

 For more information, visit the Drug Awareness Program page at www.elks.org

SWD VP

Trenton Lodge #105 - meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays

42 Decou Ave. Ewing, NJ 08628

(609-771-0105)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire

Roger Chupik
 
Janet Moskus
Terri Haremza
James Castelize

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Louis F Siwy
Joseph Jones
Nancy Jakubowski
Ronald J Lacken

Chaplain
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year
Justice

Emily Reeg
Robert Habel
Tim Anderson
Edward Jarosz
Jennifer Keyes-Maloney

 

 

Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Robert B Lucas
 
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
Janet L Moskus
Jim Castelize
Lois Bennett
Todd Werkman

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

Rebecca Castellize
Henry B Rutkowski

Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
Patrick Marchetti
Louis W Eggert
Patrick Marchetti
Thomas J Tully


ENF
Lodge Activities


Patrick Marchetti
Janet L Moskus

Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Josephine Kosco
Lou Eggert
Robert Habel
Jim Castelize

Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
Donald Apai
Robert Habel
Todd Werkman
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Website www.elks105.org

 

Mount Holly Lodge #848 - meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
116 High Street Mount  Holly, NJ 08060
(609-267-0848)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire

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Lewis Jackson
 Edwin Matos

 Timothy White                   
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Stephen M Kraft
 Michael Donahue

 Howard Davis

Adam Buehler

Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year
Justice
Organist

Michael Hoan
Robert E Holmes
Stephen R Gray
Robert Ranken III
William Dougherty Jr
Lawrence Fisher
Ryan Peters
Vacant

 Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Lewis Jackson  
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
Stephen R Gray
Bessie Price
Karen VanBrunt
Don Pike

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

Howard Davis
Don Pike
Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
Robert Ranken
Mary Miller
James Hall
Howard Davis

ENF
Lodge Activities

Patricia Millinghausen
Stephen R Gray
Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Jen McHose
(open)
Ronald Mangone
William Dougherty, Jr
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
Walter J Tafe
Ronald Mangone
Don Pike
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Website www.mounthollyelks.com

 

Hightstown Lodge #1955 - meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

110 Hickory Corner Road Hightstown, NJ  08520

(609-448-9794)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire
Pat O'Brien
Lewis Gamba
Deborah Obst
Meaghan Benci
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Bill Lawler
 Sandee D'Abbraccio
 Lori Kelly
Anthony D'Abbraccio
Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year

Justice

Stacey Sanchez
Crispus Huling
Timothy Byrne
Rich Bloemeke
John Sanchez
Donna Vogt
(open)

 

Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Bob O'Brien
 
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
Maria MacLean
Thomas J McGeachen
Mark Nebbia
Samuel Badillo

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

Wayne Varga
Samuel Badillo
Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
Maria MacLean
Lori Bernas
Sandee D'Abbraccio
Jeffrey Bernas

ENF
Lodge Activities

Bob O’Brien
Maria MacLean
Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Steven Drake
Luella Scott
Pat O'Brien
Teresa Pycior
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
John Sanchez
Stacey Sanchez
Samuel Badillo
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Website www.elks1955.org

 

Bordentown Lodge #2085 - meets 1st and 3rd Mondays
11 Amboy Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609-298-2085)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire
Edward G Taddei Jr.
 Rich DeLucai

 Grason Jones
 Jessie Smith
 Danny Sholes PDD

Karl R Swanson PER
 Gerry Vaughan
 Joe Ratajczak
 Dave Wriggens PER

Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year

Justice

Bill Drapczak                

 Ken Jewell PER
 Carmen Adonizio PER
 Jack Becker PER
 Tom Pitcherello
Michael Desantis PER

 

Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Mickey Desantis PER

 


Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot

W David Rooney
 Vacant
 Michael Weckenbrock

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

Anthony N Gulotta
 Michael Weckenbrock
Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
James P Sharpe
Sharon Sharpe
 Mary Piccone
James P Sharpe

ENF
Lodge Activities

Dave Rooney PER
 Hank Elmer PDD
Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Kile Wisen
 Hank Elmer PDD
 Walt Papp
Anthony S Dilemme
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
Antonia Farrell
 Robert McVicker PER
Michael Weckenbrock
Webmaster Karl Swanson PER
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Website www.bordentownelks.org

 

Hamilton Lodge #2262 - meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays

1580 Kuser Rd. Hamilton, NJ 08619

(609-585-9610)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire

Rose Romaine
 Drew Kieffer

Drew Kieffer
 David McTamney

 
Harvey H Giebel
Robert Constantini
Anthony Cammarata
Timothy Murphy
 Brian Summers

Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year
Justice

William Turner
Ed Beideman
Bill Sabo
Manny Butera
Ken Schulte
Robert Schaffener
William Ryan Burns

 

Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Kenneth R Schulte  
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
John Krolikowski
(open)
Anthony Cammarata
Michael J Klim

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

(open)
Harry Schulz
Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
John Krolikowski
Edward R Beideman
Jacqueline Wahler
Kenneth R Schulte


ENF
Lodge Activities


Frederick F Miller
(open)

Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Ed Adams
Ed Beideman
Jeffrey Hopf
Peter Ciszek
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
James E Brusgard
(open)
Michael J Klim
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Website http://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?lodge=2262

 

New Egypt Lodge #2457 - meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
105 Lakewood Rd. New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609-758-8700)

Officers:

 

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire

Carlton Lawrence
 
Michael Walsh
 Edmund F. Treadaway

 Rose Morgan

 
Loretta Walsh
Richard Young, Jr
 John Lippincott

 Gina Mellon

Lawrence Craver

Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year
Justice

Robert Lasky, Sr.
Donald Holmes
Stanley Reynolds
Robert Field
Warren Barkalow
Keith Buckalew
Stanley M Sherman Jr.

 Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting William Weller  
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
Carlton Lawrence
Carlton Lawrence
Helen Williams
Michael Walsh 

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

Keith Buckalew, Sr.
Michael Walsh
Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
Warren Barkalow
Gina Mellon
Stanley Sherman
Gina Mellon

ENF
Lodge Activities

Lawrence Craver
Edward Moore
Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Edmund Treadaway
Gina Mellon
(open)
(open)
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
Stanley Sherman
(open)
Warren Barkalow
Webmaster (none) Bulletin Editor (none)
Website (none)

 

Marlton Lodge #2514 - meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
426 Evesboro-Medford Rd. Marlton, NJ 08053
(856-983-3557)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire

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 Randy Yontz

 Jack Joyce

 Mary Beth Iannerella

 
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John A Roberts, Jr
 Vacant

 Carla Scott

 Darra Hansken

Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year
Justice

Kevin Fox
George Tencza
Allison Fistori
David Matyas
Paul Horbinski
Jack Fistori
(open)

 Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Vince Gallagher  
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
Paul Horbinski
Jason Patchel
Jack Fistori
James E Thum

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

Jack Fistori
James E Thum

Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
James Thum
David Matyas
Mark Walsh
Jeanne Ritts


ENF
Lodge Activities


Diana Matyas
Jason Patchel

Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
George Tencza
Jeanne Ritts
Jack Fistori
John Roberts, Jr
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
Jason Patchel
Charles Allbee
James E Thum

Webmaster (none) Bulletin Editor (none)
Website (none)

 

Edgewater Park Lodge #2550 - meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

315 Green St. Beverly, NJ 08010

(609-871-3231)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire
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 Donald Heal

 Donald Dahlman

 Colleen Arndt

 
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Bradley Edwards
 Theodore T Hines

 Timothy Geesaman

 Barbara Painter

Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year
Justice

Cathy Dahlman
Bruce Edwards
Pretence Partridge
Vince Smith Jr.
Aubrey W Painter
Barbara Horowitz-Rigg
(open)

 

Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Barbara Painter
 
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
Robert Sanchez
William Chappell
Roberta Freck
Robert Sanchez

Drug Awareness
Youth Activities

Raymond A Arndt
Robert Sanchez
Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
William H Chappell
Barbara Horowitz-Rigg
Marian Johnson
Barbara Horowitz-Rigg

ENF
Lodge Activities

Henry Freck
Colleeen Arndt
Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Heather Young
Robert Sanchez
Vincent Smith, Jr
Marian Johnson
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
Robert Sanchez
Vincent Smith, Jr
John McElwee
Webmaster Bulletin Editor
Website
         

 

Deptford Lodge #2708 - meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

733 Highland Ave. Deptford, NJ 08096

(856-848-7373)

Officers:

Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Secretary
Treasurer
Tiler
Inner Guard
Esquire

Dorothy Morrison
 Patrick Schoen
Andrew Pagano
Debbie Armstrong
Barbara Quidone

 Edward Houghton
 John Porter
 Deborah Vasopoppi
Michael Furphy

Chaplain
Trustee, 5 year
Trustee, 4 year
Trustee, 3 year
Trustee, 2 year
Trustee, 1 year
Justice

 

Frances Meagher
Jason Doty
Heather Spencer

Randy Hinkson
George A Abrams

Veronica Kelley
(open)

Chairpersons:

Auditing & Accounting Patrick Schoen
 
Activities
Community Projects

Public Relations
Hoop Shoot
Norraine Ernhart
Dot Morrison
Dot Morrison
Bob Arnoldy


Drug Awareness
Youth Activities


Peggy Schankin
Jami Saraulio

Fraternal
Americanism
Membership
Veterans Service
Edward Houghton
Marie Sadler
Barbara Quidone
Marie Sadler


ENF
Lodge Activities


Barbara Quidone
Norraine Ernhart

Special Children
Army of Hope
Convention
Scholarship
Nancy Large
Marie Sadler
(open)
Barbara Quidone
Gov’t Relations
Parade
Soccer Shoot
Ed Furphy
(open)
Timothy Armitage
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Website

SWD ENF Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:

Gina Mellon (2457)b
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Phone: 609-276-9476

Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Janet Moskus
Pat Jackson
Bob O'Brien
Shari Barrett
Fred Miller
Lawrence Craver
Alison Fistori
Roberta Freck
Barbara Quidone

 

Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings will be held on the third Thursday of the month, and will generally be held wherever the "big bunch of committees" is meeting.  We do not meet every month, though, so, click here for the district meeting schedule to be sure we're meeting.

Upcoming Lodge & District Events

It's a new Elk Year with new challenges! Watch this space for more info.

October is ENF Month - lodges should plan not only fundraising, but also AWARENESS raising activities.

The annual State "Biggest Heart Challenge" will start in January, 2016.

Marlton Lodge and Allison Fistori will be defending their title in the Bloody Mary Contest on March 6th, 2016.

Message From the District Chair

Last year was another great year, but now the dials are reset and we're all once again marching toward the annual per-capita and State Presidents goals (even before we know what those targets are!)  This year, it will be even more important that Lodges meet per-capita to take advantage of the Gratitude Grant, as that grant is being increased to $2500.  Beacon Grants will also be increased this year.

Please remember that Charity is our reason for being, and the source of our best press -- and it's ENF that makes much of that charity possible.

District Chairman's Challenges

Challenge #1: "I Know What I'm Talking About" Challenge
It's really difficult to convey the importance of the work that the Elks National Foundation does if you're not really familiar with it. So the first Challenge is designed to ensure that our ENF chairs are familiar with everything that ENF can do.
To meet this challenge, the Lodge Chair must...
...register online at http://www.elks.org/ENF/ENFChairmanRegistration.cfm
...earn the 2015-2016 chair certificate by taking the training (or refresher) online at http://www.elks.org/ENF/volunteers.cfm.
(You need to register as an ENF chair and log into elks.org before accessing this site!)

Challenge #2: "Lead From The Front" Challenge
It can be easy to fall into the trap of believing that the Elks National Foundation is the place where grant money comes from, but we forget that those grants are only possible because somebody is putting money in. It's not easy to explain the importance of donating to ENF if you're not leading by example. So the second challenge asks our Lodge leadership to do just that.
To meet this challenge, the Lodge Chair and all Elected and Appointed Officers should be recognized as active donors of at least $10 between April 1st, 2015 and March 31st, 2016.

District Challenge Standings

Here's where the Lodges stand with the District Challenges:

Lodge

Challenge #1

Challenge #2

Trenton #105

(no report)

(no report)

Mt. Holly #848

(no report)

(no report)

Hightstown #1955

(no report)

(no report)

Bordentown #2085

(no report)

(no report)

Hamilton #2262

(no report)

(no report)

New Egypt #2457

(no report)

(no report)

Edgewater Park #2550

(no report)

(no report)

Marlton #2514

(no report)

(no report)

Deptford #2708

(no report)

(no report)

Grand Lodge "Chair Challenge" Standings

The Chair Challenge contest recognizes Lodges for having a broad-based fundraising program in support of the ENF. We encourage Lodges and ENF Chairs to recruit new donors, retain last year's donors, and reactivate lapsed donors. Beyond these objectives, participation points reward additional goals. Comprehensive reports and standings aid ENF Chairs in tracking ENF support, identifying donors, and understanding strengths and weakness. For more information, go to the ENF Chair Challenge page.

Our own Mount Holly Lodge #848 finished the year with the #1 spot, and Bordentown Lodge #2085 was right behind in the #2 slot!  With Deptford Lodge #2708 (4th place), Hamilton Lodge #2262 (8th place), and Edgewater Park Lodge #2550 (9th place), our district held 5 of the top 10 positions in the state!.

Here are the final standings in the Grand Lodge/ENF Chair Challenge for the 2014-2015 Elk Year:

Rank

Lodge

Points

1.

Mt. Holly #848

134.759

2.

Bordentown #2085

118.600

3.

Deptford #2708

109.730

4.

Hamilton #2262

100.165

5.

Edgewater Park #2550

99.200

6.

Trenton #105

94.330

7.

Marlton #2514

84.364

8.

Hightstown #1955

46.250

9.

New Egypt #2457

40.863

 


Southwest District ENF Donations as of 03/31/2015

All of our Lodges met the new Grand Exalted Ruler’s goal for 2014-2015 of $4.60 per capita. Eight out of nine went on to meet the State President's Challenge of $5.75 per capita. Congratulations and thanks for all the hard work!

Rank

Lodge

Members

Donations

Current
Per-Capita

1.

Edgewater Park #2550

155

$4,3612.00

$29.75**

2.

Mount Holly # 848

407

$6,209.90

$15.26**

3.

Marlton #2514

137

$1,560.00

$11.39**

4.

Hightstown # 1955

165

$1,719.00

$10.42**

5.

Trenton # 105

295

$2,809.50

$9.52**

6.

Deptford #2708

802

$6,648.40

$8.29**

7.

Hamilton #2262

702

$5,281.00

$7.52**

8.

New Egypt #2457

306

$2,210.00

$7.22**

9.

Bordentown #2085

865

$4,229.00

$4.89  *

 

Total

3,834

$35,328.80

$9.21**

** - denotes Lodge that has met both GER's goal of $4.60 and State President's challenge of $5.75
*  - denotes Lodge that has met the GER's goal of $4.60

As reported on www.elks.org/enf

Resources for District Chairs

The National ENF office makes many resources avaailable on its website for Lodge ENF Chairs.  Once particularly valuable resource is the collection of recorded Webinars covering a range of topics. Registered ENF chairs are sent email giving them the opportunity to "attend" these webinars in person, but since they're mid-day/mid-week, that's not always possible. But they are recorded so a Lodge Chair can still get the valuable information offered.  Webinars can be found here: http://www.elks.org/enf/webinars.cfm


Mission Statement of the Elks National Foundation

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow's leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning; 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.

SWD VP

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Warren Barkalow SWD VP

New Egypt Lodge #2457
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Cell 609 462-5864

 

 

Secretary to the District Vice President:
Gina Mellon
 
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cell phone / text: 609 304-5410
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September 2016

My Brothers and Sisters,

 

As district Vice President, I will aspire to encourage all Elks in our lodges, to remember the great deeds of the past and encourage their continuance in the future. Our lodges have already distinguished themselves in Wildwood with 100% parade participation, state parade awards, and committee/individual awards for Americanism and Veterans. The district has held a wonderful Flag Daycelebration and assisted our Veterans and active military heroes.

We have experienced an increase in our membership for the first time in many years and are prepared to “Kick the Door Down” for an even larger increase in the future. We had a wonderful visit to Camp Moore as our SCC committee continues its great work, and are helping our students through scholarships and athletic competition. Every lodge has met their ENF per capita and are applying for grants to strengthen their presence in our communities. Drug Awareness is looking to have an eventful year also.

 

Remember, as Elks, we can only accomplish all of these good deeds by helping each other as a T.E.A.M. Together Elks Achieve More.

 

Fraternally Yours

 

David S. Matyas SWD VP

 


 

 

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SWD Government Relations Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:

John Sanchez (1955)
email:
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phone: 609-819-5673

Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egype #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Donald J Apai
Walter J Tafe
John Sanchez
Donna Pelehaty
Jim Brusgard
Stanley Sherman
Jason Patchel
Robert Sanchez
Ed Furphy

 

Committee Meeting Schedule

For meeting dates, times and locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.


Special Events and Reminders

Your Charity Records are important – they’re what help the Elks maintain their non-profit status. While your Lodge Secretary is responsible for keeping the CLMS2 Charity Records up to date, that can’t be done unless every Committee and Activity Chairperson provides the information needed!

Mission Statement of the Government Relations Committee

The purpose of the Elks Government Relations Program is to help protect our Order’s right to exist as a private organization. Legislative bodies at the National, State, and local level often consider legislation which would negatively impact our exercise of this freedom. Additionally, there are areas where fair and appropriate legislation would enhance our community and charitable work. To effect this, Elks need to be aware and need to establish positive relationships with their legislators — local, state, and national.

-      Government Relations Manual, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, © 2004, reprinted 2008

 

SWD Special Children Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:

Barbara Quidone (2708)
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phone: 609-280-9551

Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mt. Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Robert McGuckin
Jen McHose
Steven Drake
Kyle Wilson
David Perry
Edmund Treadaway
George Tencza
Heather Young
Andy Pagano

 

 

Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically held on the second Monday of each month and begin at 8PM unless otherwise specified. For specific information and meeting locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.


Special Events and Reminders

Planning for the Annual District SCC Charity Ball has begun. Watch this space for details.

Watch this space for information on the 2018 Visit to Camp Moore

SWD DDGER

Manny Butera 2018

                                               Emanual "Manny" Butera

   Hamilton Lodge #2262

37 Bear Meade Dr.

                                                                                                     Hamilton Nj 08691

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Cell - 609-731-2909 Home -

 

Secretary to the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler:
Jack Fistori

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 Cell - 609-784-2751 Home -

 Marlton #2514

 

Esquire to the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler:

Timothy Dickson

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Cell - 609-577-1088 Home -

Hamilton #2262

 

Auditor to the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler:


 Richard Young Jr.

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Cell - 609-712-8864 Home -

New Egypt 2457


 


 Message from the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler

October 2018

Pre-visits and Official Visits by me and my team are half complete.  All Lodges are doing well so far.  

The ENF goal is $4.75 per member.  You are not eligible for Grants until you reach $4.75 per member.

An active Lodge is a successful Lodge.

“Working together Makes a Difference”

November is Veterans Remembrance Month, Thank a Veteran.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Fraternally,

 

Manny Butera, DDGER

 

 

 

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LODGE

TIME

August 29, 2016 Monday

Edgewater Park #2550

Repast 7 pm

Clinic starts 7:45 pm

January 30, 2017

Monday

New Egypt Lodge #2457

Repast 7 pm

Clinic starts 7:45 pm

April 24, 2017

Monday

Bordentown Lodge #2085

Repast 7 pm

Clinic starts 7:45 pm

 

District Deputy GER PRE VISIT AND OFFICAL VISITATION DATES

     

Lodge

Pre-visit  7:30 pm

Offical Visit Meeting Time

     

Deptford #2708

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

Tuesday Sep 6, 2016

     

Marlton #2514

Monday Sep 12, 2016

Tuesday Sep 13, 2016

     

New Egypt #2457

Monday Sep 26, 2016

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016

     

Trenton #105

Tuesday Oct 4, 2016

Wednesday Oct 5, 2016

     

Edgewater Park #2550

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016

Wednesday Oct 12, 2016

     

Hightstown #1955

Monday Oct 17, 2016

Tuesday Oct 18, 2016

     

Hamilton #2262

Wednesday Oct 26, 2016

Thursday Oct 27, 2016

     

Mount Holly #848

Monday, Nov 14, 2016

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016

     

Bordentown #2085

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Monday, Nov 21, 2016

     
SWD Lodge Activities Committee

Committee Members

Chairperson:
Ron Mangone (848)
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phone: 609-668-5242

Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #848
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Janet Moskus
Stephen R Gray
Maria MacLean
Robert Lenhardt
(open)
Edward Moore
Jason Patchel
Colleen Arndt
Norraine Ernhart

Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically on the 4th Friday of a month, and begin at 8PM. A light repast or refreshments are typically provided by the host lodge, and spouses/guests are invited (encouraged, in fact!)

For specific information and meeting locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.


Special Events and Reminders

SWD Lodge of Sorrow

Our Absent Members Who Have Passed in 2015

From Trenton Lodge #105…



 

From Mt. Holly Lodge #848…


 

 

From Hightstown Lodge #1955…


From Bordentown Lodge #2085…



From Hamilton Lodge #2262…



From New Egypt Lodge #2457…



From Marlton Lodge #2514…

 

 

From Edgewater Park Lodge #2550…

 

From Deptford Lodge #2708…



 

Their memories have been written upon the Tablets of Love and Memory

 

Welcome to the Southwest District

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New Jersey State Elks Association

Benevolent and Protective Order or Elks


Honorable Paul D. Helsel, PGER, Grand Lodge Sponsor
Honorable Malcolm J. McPherson, Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
Ron Mangone, State President
Richard Bard, District Sponsor

Emanuel (Manny) Butera, Southwest District District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
Warren Barkalow, Southwest District Vice President
Jack Fistori, Southwest District Trustee

 

 

   

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I AM THE FLAG

 

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I am the flag of the United States of America.

I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.
There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.

My thirteen stripes alternating red and white,
with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue,
represented a new constellation, a new nation
dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind.


Today fifty stars signal from my union,
one for each of the fifty sovereign states
in the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known.


My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.

My red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and boys
and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American mothers and daughters.


My white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.

My blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.

I represent these eternal principles: liberty, justice, and humanity.

I embody American freedom:
freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press,
and the sanctity of the home.


I typify that indomitable spirit of determination
brought to my land by Christopher Columbus and by all my forefathers -
the Pilgrims, Puritans, settlers at James town and Plymouth.


I am as old as my nation.

I am a living symbol of my nation's law:
the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.


I voice Abraham Lincoln's philosophy:
"A government of the people, by the people, for the people."


I stand guard over my nation's schools,
the seedbed of good citizenship and true patriotism.


I am displayed in every schoolroom throughout my nation;
every schoolyard has a flagpole for my display.


Daily thousands upon thousands of boys and girls pledge their allegiance to me and my country.

I have my own law:
Public Law 829, "The Flag Code" -
which definitely states my correct use and display for all occasions and situations.


I have my special day:
Flag Day. June 14 is set aside to honor my birth.


Americans, I am the sacred emblem of your country.
I symbolize your birthright, your heritage of liberty purchased with blood and sorrow.


I am your title deed of freedom, which is yours to enjoy and hold in trust for posterity.

If you fail to keep this sacred trust inviolate,
if I am nullified and destroyed,
you and your children will become slaves to dictators and despots.


Eternal vigilance is your price of freedom.

As you see me silhouetted against the peaceful skies of my country,
remind yourself that I am the flag of your country,
that I stand for what you are - no more, no less.


Guard me well, lest your freedom perish from the earth.

Dedicate your lives to those principles for which I stand:
"One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


I was created in freedom. I made my first appearance in a battle for human liberty.

God grant that I may spend eternity
in my "land of the free and the home of the brave"
and that I shall ever be known as "Old Glory,"
the flag of the United States of America.


If you want your event to be published in this district calendar and in the Southwest Monthly Newsletter,
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District/State Events are highlighted in Blue

Monthly Lodge events are highlighted in Red

Special Lodge Events are highlighted in Purple

Click on any event for additional details, including location.

A GoogleMaps link is usually available to help you find your way there!

Don't forget to check the State Calendar as well.

When Scheduling a Lodge Event, please try to avoid District Event Dates!

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SWD National Veterans Service Committee

Committee Members

District Chairperson:

Stan Reynolds (2457)
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Lodge Chairpersons:

Trenton #105
Mount Holly #838
Hightstown #1955
Bordentown #2085
Hamilton #2262
New Egypt #2457
Marlton #2514
Edgewater Park #2550
Deptford #2708

Terri Haremza
Howard Davis
Jeffrey Berbus
Hank Elmer
Edward R Biedeman
Stan Reynolds
Jack Joyce
Robert Sanchez Dorothy Morrison

 

Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are generally on the third Thursday of the month and begin at 7:30PM unless otherwise specified. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR !! For specific information and meeting locations, click here for the district meeting schedule.

Lodge and District Events

The Annual Army of Hope Picnic at Lacey Lodge will be held on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 Please plan on being there.

There will be a large school bus leaving from Mt Holly 848 at 10:45AM on the day of the picnic. It will return at 5pm (as soon as picnic ends). Anyone wishing to ride it will only be $5.00 pp. Please advise Jim Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 609-610-2240.

 

 

A Message from the National Veterans Service Commission Army of Hope

The “Army of Hope” was implemented to provide support to the families of our military reservists and guardsmen who were called up for active duty during our country’s war on terrorism. Although originally conceived for reservists and guardsmen, there is nothing that would prevent Lodges from offering support to the families of servicemen and women serving regular military duty.

The first step is to contact the Members of your Lodge and see who is interested in supporting this program, their availability, and what skills they have to offer. Create a call list broken down by skills. The Lodge may have to evaluate funding resources for certain projects if the need should arise (i.e., gasket, paint, etc.).

The second step is for someone from your Lodge to make contact with your local reserve or guard units. Most of the time, this can be handled by a simple telephone call to the unit’s headquarters. You need to speak to someone in authority (usually the Public Affairs Officer) and explain to them who you are and what the program is about. You may also offer to join in with them on their own support group or even another organization. Not every Lodge will be able to offer all the support necessary, but you should try and do what you can.

Once contact is made with your reserve or guard unit, make sure your Lodge office staff of Lodge helpers know about the program and can forward questions to the correct individuals.

Information articles in your Lodge newsletter can help keep the “Army of Hope” Program in the forefront of your Lodge and community service activities. The “Army of Hope” also fits perfectly with our efforts in the Blue Star Program. What better way to recognize our servicemen and women than presenting a Blue Star Flag to their families?

As you work with the families of our service people, please report your activities to Mike Manning who is located at our Chicago office. Additionally, your activities should be recorded in the Lodge Annual Charity Records Booklet.

Fraternally,

Roger R. True, PGER, Member Elks National Veterans Service Commission