The Lawrence Elks is closed until further notice per Governor Baker's Orders.
We have been mandated by Governor Baker, the CDC and President Trump to immediately close down our Members Lounge, Bar, Gym, Locker Rooms and all Functions until further notice. We will still be conducting the business of the lodge in our regular meetings via Zoom Video for everyone's safety.
Please, stay home if you can and help us all curtail the spread of the virus so we can eventually eradicate it and all get back to life as usual. All our members are very important to us and especially those with underlying health conditions. Stay safe, healthy and use the proposed "Social Distancing".
We will be looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.
God Bless you and God Bless the United States of America.
It's that time of year again!
It's time to pay your Dues.
Dues are required to be paid
prior to April 1, 2020!
Anyone who's dues are not paid by that date, will have their Key Card shut off!
No Dues - No Entry!
Members Dues: $76.25
Life Members/Honorary Life Members: $41.25
Locker Rental: $15.00
Make a Donation to: Elks National Fund (ENF)
Exalted Ruler - Tracy Turner
Esteemed Leading Knight - Rick Restivo PDD HLM
Esteemed Loyal Knight - Keyur Patel
Esteemed Lecturing Knight - Eric Machuca
5yr. Trustee - Rich Kenney PER HLM
Secretary - Katie Darwin
Treasurer - Sam Meas
We pray that all our members and families are safe and can avoid the onslaught of the Covid-19 Virus and will soon be able to rejoin our Members to again assemble together and enjoy our lodge and all its amazing amenities.
May God keep you all safe and pray we can get back to life as usual and as soon as possible.
This month we want to thank Alex Vannett and his daughter Christal for painting a lodge planter and planting Marigolds as Community Service. Christal is a recipient of a scholarship for college from the Lawrence Elks and wanted to show her appreciation for our help. Thank you, Christal.
Below is the list of the applicants, reinstatement (R) Demits (D) who will be voted on for Membership the March 17, 2020 Lodge Meeting.
Below is the list of the applicants, reinstatement (R) Demits (D) who will be initiated as Members at a future Lodge Meeting.
Welcome Our Newest Members
Christian Amparo Deidamia Brito
Ulissa Bayona-Deleon Luis Castro
Yerinson Cruz Carmen S. DeJesus
Scott Dukeshire Vanessa Espendez
Felix J. Gonzalez Martha Graciani
Iris Inirio Frederick J. McCarthy
Hiram Ortega Nelson Ortiz
Timothy Allen Bhavesh Bobby Pate
Come purchase some tickets and win some
amazing and fun prizes.
There will also be some music between games so you can get up on the dance floor and
"Shake Your Booty"
Don't be left out.
See all you Scallywags there!
Three Card Cover for Scholarships:
Three Card Cover for Scholarships is
back from Summer vacation, now on Saturdays after Saturday Lunch!
Join us every Saturday afternoon
in the members lounge.
1:00 pm start time.
The proceeds from these games fund our Scholarship Program to aid our students in paying outrageous college fees. We take all the proceeds collected and divide them between the students that fill out our
applications for assistance,
Every little bit helps to ease the accumulation of student loan debt.
Come down and play to help us raise the funds to give some relief to our over burdened students.
Held in the Members Lounge
The next Meat Raffle is:
Saturday - March 21st!
The fun Starts at 1:00pm
12 Prizes will be raffled off.
There will also be a 50/50 game.
For the first part of the year the proceeds of the Meat Raffle go towards the
ENF Fund (Elks National Fund).
Some of the Grants go toward the "Someone Cares Package Party" which gives less fortunate and homeless people a back pack loaded with snacks, personal hygiene products, hats and gloves etc.
Another Grant helps our keep our Veterans warm with hats and gloves and allows us to serve them dinners a few times a year. All of these Grants are the possible through the hard work of Rick Restivo and his crew if helpers.
Come win some me
Sports Night Dinners!
Saturday Lunch is suspended thru Lent, but please come on down to the Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays
You just can't buy
a meal like this anywhere,
for so little!
Come on down
enjoy a lunch with us,
at the Lawrence Elks!
New Scratch Tickets Format!!!
One Hundred Tickets at $10. each will be sold for the 100 - $5. Scratch Ticket Drawing!
Get your ticket from the Bartender,
Biff Moriarty or Frank Allen.
Join us for the DRAWING when all 100 tickets are sold.
Also, "DONATIONS" of any denomination
will be greatly appreciated.
Please, send in or drop off your donations in cash or check payable to: "Elks #65" with a notation:
Lawrence Elks #65
652 Andover Street
Lawrence, MA. 01843
Attn. Katie Darwin!
If you have never seen the good side of caring, loving, giving people, you should come to the upcoming Someone Cares Package Party. A movement imagined by a local Realtor, Deb Carberry Johns, who just wanted to give something back and to help some of the unfortunate people in our community. It started with her assembling some basic necessities in her office and has since grown larger every year, well beyond her wildest dreams. The party is now in its 7th year, and escalated to a point that it now requires a 7,000 square foot hall here a the Lawrence Elks.
Between the huge increase of donations and the ever growing band of Deb's Elves, the program has grown into a massive production line of people of all ages that give up some time to help pack thousands of back packs to be distributed to all the local shelters and less fortunate homeless in the area. Deb approached the Elks hoping to make use of some space and we happily hopped on board the party, donating the space and with a Grant from the ENF (Elks National Fund) purchased some of the gifts filling those packages.
We announced to our members that any help would be appreciated, and without pause, some of our own selfless volunteers jumped at the chance to pack these gifts of love. It does the heart good to see people of all ages sharing this experience. Whole families, and in my case, my own children and grandchildren took part to show their compassion and unconditional love for the less fortunate.
So, come on down to the Lawrence Elks on Sunday, December 11th and show your love, you'll be glad you did.
By: Rich Kenney
1. During the summer we hold a Veterans Outing and Cookout to give something back to our Forgotten Hero's and to help them feel appreciated.
2. For the past few years we have worked with Deb Carberry to purchase Misc. goods and products and to host the "Someone Cares Package Party" that gives backpacks filed with snacks, water, hats, gloves, and personal hygiene products to the needy and homeless. Please check out the Home Page of this Website and read about how and whom it helps, and check out the pictures in the Photo Gallery to see the Volunteers of all ages, in action, helping to assemble these lifesaving care packages. I will inform everyone thru this Website when the next party happens, so you too can come down and help, it will make your heart swell with joy.
3. The Elementary School Sneaker Grant. This is where we purchase 60 to 70 pairs of sneakers from the New Balance Company at an amazing discount to help us give away, to these less fortunate elementary students, a nice new pair of Sneakers for school. No one should feel ashamed of their clothing as a kid, no one.
4. This year we are also joining forces with the Nevins Library to help fund some of their amazing programs to help kids explore the world of education and knowledge.
A lot of hard work and planning goes in to pulling off these events and I want to thank Rick Restivo for all his hard work to write these Grants, to promote our Lodge's Benevolence and coordinating these many amazing events by getting volunteers like me to climb aboard the Giving Train. Wouldn't you like to come with us for a life changing ride?