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Carteret 2235 | Colonia 2282| East Brunswick 2370 | Edison 2487 | Metuchen 1914

New Brunswick 324 | Piscataway 2414 | South Amboy 784

South Plainfield 2298 | Watchung Hills 885| Woodbridge 2116

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District Leaders

Francis J. Decibus PSDGER

Stephen J.Terrible PSP Peter D. Smith PSP

District Dignitaries

Dan DeZaio VP

James A Kopcho DDGER

 Patrick McDonnell CDST

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About our Site

We would like to welcome you to the Central District web site, the most read website in the State. Here you will find information on what's going on in the District. From District meetings, Lodge meetings which are on the links above, to when the next Lodge event is. If there is a Lodge event you would like to post on the calendar, just click on "District Author". Or if your e-mail is not setup to do that, no problem; here is my e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Note: make sure you put your event in subject field of your e-mail so I know its for the website.

Thanks for visiting our website.

Central District Author Scott Dunham PER

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Vice President message for September 2019

With summer winding down and your Lodge meetings and fall programs starting up again, we are all preparing for a productive and busy September.  With all the picnics and events being scheduled, let’s try our best to show our support for our district lodges.  In addition, as a reminder when there's an event being planned at your lodge, please email our District Website Author Scott Dunham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that it can be added and publicized on the district calendar.

Before we move forward to the events that are scheduled for September, I would first like to thank all of the District Chairs for their hard work and dedication through their August Meetings.  Lodge Committee Chairs, Exalted Rulers, or Leading Knights, please do your best to attend the various upcoming district meetings this month.  This month’s scheduled committee meetings include the Scholarship meeting at South Plainfield Elks on September 9th, Training at Carteret Elks on September 10th, Veterans on September 12th at Edison Elks, and Auditing on September 26th at Piscataway Elks.

There are also several other important district events scheduled for September. September 14th is the Americanism Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Menlo Park Veterans Home.  The 11 o'clock Toast and Flag contest will be at Woodbridge on September 16th. Please support your Exalted Rulers as they compete to represent the Central District.  In addition, my Vice President’s Clinic will be on September 24th at Watchung Hills Elks. 

September is also a busy month for the Youth Activities Committee.  The State Tee It Up Program will be kicking off. For more information, please see the Youth Activities section of the newsletter below.  In addition, the Soccer shoot will be underway. District chair Maureen Chapman will have all the information also in her newsletter below as well. Let's try our best to get as many participants as possible. Finally, it’s been very exciting to see that our youth tournaments is starting to grow again, Great job to district chair Pat McDonnell!

Finally, The NJ State Elks Association Army of Hope is on Sunday, September 8th at Lacey Elks.   The picnic is to honor, express thanks and support to the families of the nation's fallen heroes, wounded warriors and members of the military from New Jersey for their dedication and sacrifices in defending the nation's freedoms.  It’s always a moving day and I hope to see everyone there.

In closing I hope you all had a great summer. Now let's look forward to having an even better fall.

Fraternally,

Dan DeZaio Central District VP

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Message from the District Deputy GER – Septemer 2019

As we turn the page on our calendars to September we must stop and reflex on the past few months.  A great amount of work has gone into the great charitable work we do as member of the BPOE.  The members of the Central District have been busy as we made three visits to Camp Moore, two Veterans picnics, Youth Activities held their Batter-ups program, we held many fund raisers just to mention a few events that took place over the summer. 

Now that September is here my team and I must start our review of each and every lodge in our district.  Please look at these visit as I do, we are verifying that each lodge is following the rules set down by the Grand Lodge and the laws of New Jersey and the United States.  We are just another set of eyes checking that every “I” has been dotted and every “T” has been crossed.  That you are maintaining your building and grounds to keep your members and quests safe for harm.

Membership is very important and our Grand Exalted Ruler is asking every lodge to have a plus 1 in membership this year.  To do this we must keep the member we have, so please send out letters and make phone calls and get your delinquent members down below 2% OR BETTER.

You also grow your membership with new members so please ask all your member to ask a relative or friend to join your lodge.  Please let me know when your bring in new members I would like to be present – you know I love the Ritual.

May God Protect our Troops and First Responders

James A. Kopcho, DDGER    

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