It's that time of year again!
It's time to pay your Dues.
Dues are required to be paid prior to April 1st!
Anyone who's dues are not paid by that date,
will have their Key Card shut off!
No Dues - No Entry!
Members Dues: $75.00
Life Members/Honerary Life Members: $40.00
Locker Rental: $15.00
Make a Donation to: Elks National Fund (ENF)
Our Annual Veterans Dinner to Remember Our Hero's.
Thursday November 7th
at 5:00pm in the Main Hall.
All Veterans eat for free.
All others are $9.00
Besides a great dinner, we have an amazing speaker this year.
Chief Edward V. Mitchell U.S. Navy (Retired)
He is the Executive Director of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill.
This is to celebrate all of our Veterans and their branch of service.
Tickets will be sold at the bar in the Members Lounge. Get yours now and bring a Vet.
All proceeds will be used
Three Card Cover for Scholarships:
Three Card Cover for Scholarships is
back from Summer vacation!
Join us on November 2nd and 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 - November 23rd!
The fun Starts at 1:30pm
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 tiimes a year. All of these Grants are the possible through the hard work of Rick Restivo and his crew if helpers.
Come win some meat!
Lunch will start again on
Starts at Noon!
Members price is $3.00
Non-Members price is $4.00
Join us October 25th for a spooky good Adult Halloween Party!
3 Prizes for Best, Funniest and Most Original Costumes.
Snacks on tables, Basket Raffle, DJ and Dancing. Come on down and have some fun.
Tickets $5.00 ea.
See one of the Officers to get yours!
New 50/50 Format!!!
On Summer Break for now!
A Limited Number of Tickets will be sold for each Drawing to Guarantee a Richer Payout!
Get your ticket from the Bartender,
Biff Moriarty or Frank Allen.
Join us for the DRAWING every Saturday between 4pm and 5pm.
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. Donna Higson!
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 true compassion and love.
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 hygene 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 Elementry School Sneaker Grant. This is where we puchase 60 to 70 pairs of sneakers from the New Balance Company at an amazing discount to help us give away, to these less fortunate elmentry 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?