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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

Jeff Van Woeart VP

Christine Sauer VPE

Dan Larsen DDGER

Barbara Muller DDD

 Patrick McDonnell CDST

Jim Kopcho CDSTE



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 June 2021


As my term as Central District Vice President begins in June, let me express what a privilege and delight it will be to serve our organization in this capacity. A special thanks to all the District Chairs who agreed to stay on, thank you to those who retired for all their hard work, and those members who picked up the gauntlet and accepted a Chair this year. I personally cannot express my gratitude to all of you. A particular thanks to our District Advisors, PDD’s, and PVP’s, outgoing VP Jeff Van Woeart and soon to be retired DD Dan Larsen for their unwavering support and guidance.
As the Wildwood Reunion approaches, I anticipate it will be different than other years due to the pandemic, which truly tested not only our organization, but us personally as well. There is not one faction of life that was not untouched by the challenges this pandemic presented to all of us. However the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and particularly the Central District of NJ worked hard in revamping how things were done and prevailed in the continuance of supporting our numerous charitable works as well as the undying devotion to our communities. Countless examples of providing take away dinners to towns, support of our EMS workers, Veterans, the use of ENF grants to lessen the blow of the pandemic are only a few of the many wonderful examples of what Elks do. The Central District year 2021-2022 will be a start back to normalcy and I am confident that we as a District will hit the ground running in order to make this year a banner year.
Congratulations to East Brunswick Lodge #2370 and South Amboy Lodge #784 for placing fifth and eleventh place respectively state wide in the All American Lodge Contest-under 300 members, and to Woodbridge Lodge #2116 for placing fourth place state wide in the 301-500 member category. This is certainly an accomplishment, and you make our District proud.
I wish all of you health and happiness, and good luck for the upcoming year.

Chris Sauer VP



Message from the District Deputy GER – June 2021

We all look forward to the social aspect of the Convention in Tampa, please remember there is important work to be done, the Resolutions that were sent out to all ER’s and Secretary’s will be voted on and will impact the future of our Order, I encourage each of you to familiarize yourself with the resolutions, present them to your membership and be prepared to vote on them in Tampa.
It has been an unusual year but it looks like we made it, we have survived an unprecedented chapter in the history of our Order and our lives, they say: What doesn’t kill you makes you Stronger, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is filled with incredibly Strong-Creative-Compassionate individuals that all share a common purpose to serve and promote the benevolent programs of our Order and demonstrate that Elks-Care Elks-Share.
I would like to Acknowledge and Thank our State Sponsor
Malcolm J. McPherson, Jr., PGER
I would also Like to Thank our District Advisors for their support and Leadership:
Francis J. Decibus, PSDGER
Pete Smith, PSP
Steve Terrible, PSP
And Thank You to all of the Past District Deputies that have offered their wisdom, direction and encouragement over the past year.
I would like to wish Vice President Jeff Van Woeart all the best in his future endeavors it has been a pleasure working with him.
Thank You Exalted Rulers and Lodge Officers for your support and cooperation this past year, it has been a difficult year, but it has had its rewards. It has been an honor to serve and support the Central District, the Greatest District in the Great State of New Jersey.

Danny Larsen
DDGER, Central District




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