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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 November 2019


Let me start out by saying WOW!!! What a great October it has been for the central district. Great job to youth activities district chair, Carol Bonura, and soccer shoot district chair Maureen Chapman! You both ran an amazing breakfast fundraiser at Edison Elks on October 20th. It was a huge success and raised almost $1,500 that will go into the district youth activity’s bank account. These funds will be very beneficial to use for all the youth programs, trophies, hospitality, etc. I would also like to thank all of you that have helped out with the fundraiser! Furthermore, thank you Edison lodge for hosting the event.

The central district soccer shoot was also underway on October 25th at Piscataway high school. District chair, Maureen Chapman, and staff did an amazing job with such a big event! There were a lot of happy kids and parents; also might I add some great talent from our competitors. Great job to all our place winners! I wish the champions luck in the state competition in the near future; I know that you will do great and our district will be proudly represented.

It’s November! Per usual we have tons of stuff coming up! It is our busy season, which I know for us Elks we are happy about. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at fall conference! One big reminder: the memorial service will be Friday night at fall conference. I urge you all that want to come to get there early that night (preferably around 6:45 -7:00 o'clock so you can get a seat). Exalted Rulers, please remember that the Saturday morning business session will start at 8:30 a.m, please be there on time for the session. As most of us know,  our Grand Exalted Ruler will be at fall conference,  let’s make his visit to New Jersey great! For all of those that would like to meet him, this is the time; come and show him how great our state association really is. 

Special needs children clothing drive is also ending November 18th. Please get all the clothes you can to Colonia Elks, that is the drop off location. With that all being said, I want to wish you and all your families a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. 

Central district keep rocking and rolling! Keep up all the amazing work that you all do. Remember we are the "Best of the Best" for a reason and that's because of all of you all.

As always may God bless our youth programs, our veterans and military, our special needs children, and may God bless the New Jersey Elks central district.

Fraternally,

Dan DeZaio Central District VP

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Message from the District Deputy GER – November 2019

Grand Exalted Ruler, Robert L. Duitsman, once again has proclaimed November as “Veterans Remembrance Month”.  This is also the time to acknowledge any member who supports the Armed Forces all year by nominating them for the “Veterans Volunteer of the Year Award”.  For more information you can log on to https://www.elks.org/vets/newsFromTheFront.cfm , complete the form and send it directly to State Chairperson Don Tonachio of Lacey Lodge and copy the Central District Chairperson, Jeff VanWoeart.

Membership is still an important concern.  There are currently 34 candidates awaiting initiation.  Please make every attempt to initiate these candidates.  Our District delinquent members is down to 8.6%, but this is still on the high side.  If not already done please send out the DD lapsed member letter and/or start making some phone calls.  The personal touch of a phone call goes a long way.  Reminder the November Membership report will be filed automatically at midnight on November 5, 2019.  I am asking each Lodge, when you are bringing in a new class, let me know. I would really like to witness your Lodges’ initiation of new members.

Finally let me remind you that GER’S per capita goal for Elks National Foundation is $4.75.  Six Lodges in our District have already met the requirement.  For the other Lodges, please keep working on these numbers. This year, as long as you made the per-capita last year, you can apply for the Anniversary Grant, so don’t waste that money!

If your lodge can, please don’t forget to make donations at the Fall Conference to Camp Moore, Miracle on the Mountain, Army of Hope, and Elks National Foundation.

 

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

Fraternally,

James A. Kopcho, DDGER

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