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State Chairman
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Co-Chairman Region I
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Co-Chairman Region II
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Advisors

Thomas Zisa, PSP

Richard Bard, PSP


New Jersey State Elks Association

The Antlers Are Back!

The newest program in Elkdom is an old one! Yes, it is the Junior Elks Program called “the Antlers.” It is a chance for young people in our communities to get involved with the Elks in the many service-related projects our Lodges sponsor.
The program was initially organized in the late 1930’s and went well for several years as an active arm of the Elks. However, by the 1960’s interest in the program had waned and was ended. Recently, a few Lodges have restarted the program with great success.
The Antlers of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America has as its major objective the following:
* To quicken the spirit of American Patriotism;
* To teach respect for parents and love of home;
* To inculcate the fundamentals of good citizenship;
* To aid in a worthy cause;
* To establish foundation of character;
* To promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members;
* And to respect the conviction of others in the matters of worship and religion is true
Americanism.
The Members of Grand Lodge at the convention in St. Louis overwhelmingly voted in support of renewing the program. Membership in the organization is open to any individual who has passed their twelfth and not yet reached there twenty-first birthday, who is a citizen of the United States of America, of good character and who believes in the existence of God.
Is your Lodge ready for “the Antlers”? For information regarding the “Antlers” Program, you can contact me.
GARFIELD LODGE # 2267 SPONSORING LODGE

Nico Mckinnley - President
Kathy Andreano - Advisor
MARITON LODGE # 2514 SPONSORING LODGE

Joseph Winkelspecht - President
V.L.Jack Jackson, PER - Advisor
BOONTON LODGE # 1405 SPONSORING LODGE

Megan McKinney - President
Ginny McKinney - Advisor

LYNDHURST LODGE # 1505 SPONSORING LODGE

Courtney Williams - President
Ann Doris Manzari, PER - Advisor


 

SPARTA LODGE #2356 SPONSORING LODGE

AMANDA ZAORSKI - President
ANTHONY ALFONSO - Advisor


PENNS GROVE LODGE #1358 SPONSORING LODGE

ROBERT LAMOTTE, III - President
Robert Lamotte, Jr, PER - Advisor


THE ANTLERS’ TEN O’CLOCK TOAST   

Twilight, and then the hour of ten,

That brilliant point on the dial of time

Which, with Antlers, is the setting

For the most precious of all gems,

The jewel of parenthood.

  

If our parents are living,

Endeavor today to see all that they are,

And have been to us,

And let them know of it.

Be kind to them while you may.

If our parents have passed from this world,

Venerate their memory

In your every action and thought.

  

At this sacred hour for Antlers,

Let each of us breathe

The sweetest sentiment of all,
To our Beloved Parents.

MANAHAWKIN LODGE #2340 SPONSORING LODGE

RALPH MOSCATO - President
Cathi Landers, PER - Advisor


SUSSEX LODGE #2282 SPONSORING LODGE

RYAN WHITE - President
Dawn Singh - Advisor


LACEY LODGE #2518 SPONSORING LODGE

RICHARD JOHNSON - President
Michael Adamski, PER - Advisor


NEWARK/BLOOMFIELD LODGE #21 SPONSORING LODGE

MATTHEW DOHERTY  - President
Kevin Doherty, PVP - Advisor

 


 

BRICK LODGE #2151 SPONSORING LODGE

LAUREN NATHENSON - President

William J. Pelitier, PDD - Advisor

 


 

LAKE HOPATCONG LODGE #2109 SPONSORING LODGE

DANIEL HERDMAN - President
Bob Corcoran - Advisor