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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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 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

Dan DeZaio VP

James A Kopcho 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 January 2020


Happy New year!!! The Central district certainly finished the year off strong. Once again, very informative meetings were held and hard work was accomplished in December helping to get us ready for a busy new year. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season with your family and loved ones as well.

Moving forward on January 5th will be the Central District hoop shoot at the South Plainfield P.A.L. Volunteers are always welcome to come and help out to ensure that the hoop shoot goes as smooth as possible. Also, on January 5th there will be a TAM class at East Brunswick Lodge starting at 9 A.M.  As a Reminder it's $10 for a renewal and $15 for a new certification. 

In January there are a lot of other important events coming up in addition to our usual district meetings. Let's all do our best to have a great turnout to some of the following events: Peer Leadership Orientation on January 26 at East Brunswick Lodge starting  at 2 P.M.  Drug Awareness meeting at Colonia lodge on January 27th, and the Meet the Candidates Night to meet the individuals that are running for State President for 2020-2021 on January 31st at Metuchen Lodge at 6:30 PM. 

Central district, continue to keep up the great work. 

Keep the great momentum that each and every one of you have going. We are the premier district in our great state and I commend you all for that. Lastly may God bless you all, our youth programs, our veterans and military, our special needs children. NJ Elks central district "The Best of the Best"".


Dan DeZaio

Central District Vice President


Message from the District Deputy GER – January 2020

 I’m hoping that everyone had a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, also I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Membership is first and foremost at the top of this year’s list of things that need to be worked on.  We have three months to get our delinquent members to pay their dues.  Our district is at 7.1%, which is below the state average of 9.3%, keep up the good work.  We now have 30 applications waiting to be acted upon, please let me know when you bring in a new class of members and if I can, I will be there.

Hoop Shoot is one of our Grand Lodge programs and the Central District will be holding their District Shoot on Sunday January 5th at the South Plainfield PAL, 1250 Maple Ave, South Plainfield, NJ from 8am to noon.  Please make every effort to come out, show your support and come out to help the District Chair.

The State Soccer Shoot is January 11, 2020, please see the report from our district chair for all the details. If you can, please come out and help and support our district representatives (winners). 

We are now running our district fundraiser for the Pearl Harbor Memorial, please remind your members of the canisters at the bar.  ER’S please have either your House or Veteran chair collect the funds by opening the canisters from the bottom count the funds and turn them over to the lodge secretary.  The funds should be recorded as donations, then a lodge check can be made out to ENF and note on the memo line “Pearl Harbor Fund”.  Just one last item, please keep a record of all such donations and send the record to me.

Our ENF goal of all 11 lodges in the district reaching the Grand Lodge goal of $4.75 member only needs 3 more lodges, let us make it 11 out of 11 and work on your ENF donations.

May God protect our Troops, First Responders and our members and especially God Bless America.


James A. Kopcho, DDGER



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