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( Click on the Lodge for more information )

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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 ENF Donations by State


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Prayer for Meetings


State Calendar


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District Leaders

Francis J. Decibus PSDGER

Stephen J.Terrible PSP Peter D. Smith PSP

District Dignitaries

Jeff Van Woeart VP

Dan Larsen DDGER

 Patrick McDonnell CDST



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




Vice President message for September 2020

Congratulations DDGER Dan Larson on being invested of your jewels. Watchung Hills #885 and installing officers were very impressive during the ceremony. It was a pleasure to see a nice turnout for the Army OF Hope Golf Outing,Under the conditions the committee ran a successful event to support our Active Military and their families.

I have visited several lodges for their outdoor hospitality and dinning and all are managing very well thru the restrictions.Keep in mind not everyone is aware of your Lodges outdoor schedule, We can all help each other by putting your schedule in this News letter and adding it on the District Calendar.

Youth activity Chair John Gaven is holding the District Batters up on Sunday September 6'th in Metuchen, John has worked out the details with Little league officials. We are aware its a Holiday Weekend but must take what's available under the circumstance. Please reach out to John if you are available to help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I am happy to report The District had 100 percent reporting for Government Relations.

Thank you to all the District Chairs for their hard work and dedication.

Fraternally Yours

Jeff Van Woeart Central District VP



Message from the District Deputy GER – September 2020

Hello Central District, We are still under Governor Murphy’s quarantine restrictions but able to function at a reduced capacity. Currently indoor activities are restricted to 25 people with no serving indoors, which certainly allows for meetings, initiations and special ceremonies.

Membership is critical, The Elks on a National level recently experienced a plus in membership for the first time in decades and New Jersey in particular was number one in the nation! the current conditions have introduced a greater challenge we have ever faced, but I know the ELKS – we have always found a way, our resiliency has always led to greater accomplishments, greater goals and together we will continue to make strides in membership in charitable donations and community support, it is what we do as Elks.

Please contact Me with any questions – issues – or problems do not contact our State Sponsor or Grand Lodge without contacting me first, I should be your first line of communication when issues arise please allow me to assist when stuff goes out the window .

Please place my contact info prominently in your lodge so any members can reach out if they have a situation – Thank You

Times will get better – we will get through these tough times and life will return to our New Normal and we will be able to rise above our current situations and be the Elks that we joined to be, extend the charitable traditions of our order and once again resume the number one charitable organization in this country the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America

Danny Larsen DD Central District




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