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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

Carol Bonura VP

Betty Bellanca 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 February 2019

     On January 6th, the District Hoop Shoot Contest was held at the So. Plainfield PAL.  Moving on to the State Hoop Shoot Contest on Sunday, February 10th are six contestants from our district. Good luck to all of our contestants and a great job done by District/Region l Hoop Shoot Chair Barbara Muller and her committee.  Come out and support our contestants at the So. Plainfield High School.

     I am proud to announce that the Central District Soccer Shoot contestants scored the most points, at the State Soccer Shoot Contest in reclaiming, the State Soccer Shoot Trophy. Congratulations to all of our district contestants, District Soccer Shoot Chair Maureen Chapman and her committee.  Congratulations to Eric Szaro, representing the Woodbridge Lodge #2116 for winning the U-8 Boy’s category, moving on to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition in March.

     Special thanks to the Piscataway Lodge #2414 for using part of the Freedom Grant to host a luncheon for the Veterans, at the Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home in Edison.  Fantastic

job done by Lodge Veterans Committee Chair Bill Kleeman, ER Jack Harkins, PER Kevin Krasnansky, Marie Kleeman and Maureen Chapman.  The Veterans were very appreciative and enjoyed the food and companionship.

     The Peer Leadership Conference will be held February 1st – 3rd at the Ocean Place Resort in

Long Branch. District Drug Awareness Chair PVP Dennis Kopik has done a great job organizing and holding an orientation for our district high school students.

     On Friday, February 15, 2019 the District Youth Activities Committee will be holding a Spaghetti Fundraiser at the Metuchen Lodge #1914 from 5 PM – 9 PM.  The cost is $10.00 per person and all funds raised are used for the Batter Up, Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot programs.  Come out and have dinner while supporting our youth programs.

     My second VP Clinic will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Edison Lodge #2487

with the meeting starting promptly at 7:30 PM.  All District Committee Chairs are asked to attend and submit a committee report.


VP Carol Bonura




Message from the District Deputy GER – February 2019

As you all know, my Official Visits have been completed.  All Lodges were well prepared and now that my team and I are conducting the follow up visits I expect nothing less.  My follow up visit gives me the opportunity to report to our State Sponsor, PGER Malcolm J. McPherson Jr, that all lodges are in compliance with all Grand Lodge Statutes and continue to perform the great works of the Elks.

Remember February 16th is our birthday.  We are 151 years old this year and continue going strong.  With the great works we have done and continue to do, the great Benevolent Protective Order of Elks with be going for at least another 150 years.

Currently our District has 44 candidates awaiting initiation.  I urge you all to get these members initiated as soon as you can.  Many of the Lodges have invited me to witness their initiatory ritual when they brought in new members and for that I am grateful.  There are a couple that have not done so yet, so please try to get them initiated and let me know.    We still have 213 delinquent members.  I encourage you to reach out, make a call and see if they are in need of help.  Let’s try to reduce this number and keep them interested in our Order.

Exalted Rulers – It’s time for nominations and voting of Officers for the next fraternal year.  Your PERs should submit the nominations at the first meeting in February and voting is to take place at the second meeting in February.  I have complete confidence that you will select individuals that will lead your Lodge and put in the necessary time required of this position.  Exalted Rulers, please let me know the dates of your Installation of Officers.  Per Grand Lodge Statute, it is required by the DD to preside at Installations – you must request, in writing, permission to have the Past Exalted Rulers perform the ceremony.

As you know, Piscataway Lodge #2414, will be representing the Central District for the Ritual Contest.  The contest will be held in Long Branch on February 23rd and 24th.  The schedule is not out yet, but as soon as it is, I will let you know so we can go and cheer them on.

The next District Deputy Clinic will be held on Thursday, March28th in Carteret Lodge #2235.  Hospitality will be at 7pm with meeting to follow at 7:30pm.  Attendance is mandatory for all Exalted Rulers, Leading Knights, Secretaries and Chair of the Board of Directors/Trustees.  All other Officers wishing to attend may do so also.

I am proud so say once again that ALL Lodges in the Central District received the Anniversary Grant.  Great job everyone.

God Bless our Troops, God Bless American and God Bless the Elks


Betty Bellanca, DDGER                                                      



VP Clinic will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Edison Lodge #2487

with the meeting starting promptly at 7:30 PM


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