Our Lodge and Our Activities
Congratulations to the Chili King--Dave Dalton!
Bulletin Distribution via email
January starts the email
distribution of our bulletin. If you do not receive emails from the
lodge, we probably don't have your email address. So if you'd like to
still receive the bulletin, and via email, please send your name and email
address to Don Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Bank Elks spread holiday cheer
Annual holiday visit to the Lyons Veteran's Hospital (above) and donation of toys in Asbury Park
Red Bank Elks Honor Veterans
On Sunday November 11th, the Elks joined the town in honoring all those who have served their country. There Elks in attendance showed their support to Mike Rodriguez who spoke at the service, and joined in with the town council and other attendees to sing patriotic songs including America the Beautiful and The Star Spangled Banner.
Red Bank Elks Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims
We collected lots of clothing, blankets and other needed items for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Thank you to all who contributed.
Below you can see some Elks dropping off the items at the Long Branch Elks Lodge.
Congratulations Tom Spagnoli!
In October, Tom won the national volunteer of the week award for all he does at the lodge, and with ENF!
Red Bank Elks Clothing Drive Donation
Thank you to everyone who donated clothing for our clothing drive--it greatly helped! We collected 2 garages full of items. And special thank to Tim Martinsen and Mike Bevacqua for loading the truck for distribution.
Red Bank Elks continue to honor 9/11 heroes and victims
Exalted Ruler, Ginny Maio joined the town of Red Bank, other Elks and the Chorus of the Atlantic in honoring those who perished on 9/11, including 2 Red Bank residents. It's been 11 years, and the Elks will never forget that day. Thank you to The Two River Times who provided the pictures below: Below is an excerpt from Ginny's speech at Riverside Gardens Park on September 11th:
"Reflecting on that day, we always think of courage. Courage in its purest form — spontaneous, unselfish, uncompromising. The courage of all those that lost their lives: citizens, first responders, soldiers, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters. The courage of those that fought the attackers high in the skies over Pennsylvania that ensured others would live. The courage of those often forgotten who struggled to overcome horrific injuries sustained during the attack. And finally, the courage of all of us, collectively, as citizens, to respond to and recover from the events of those days."
Giving back to those who protect us!
The Army of Hope is an Elks organization that financially supports families of those that have been called to services. The Red Bank Elks recently providing $250 to help the organization.
Red Bank Elks supports the local Marines and other organizations
In July the lodge donated $1000 to support the Marine;s 6th Motor Transport Battalion Reserve Unit of Lincroft. The money will go towards supporting personnel while on deployment. Pictured here left to right are Gunnery Sgt. Jack Santelli, Lt. Col McNulty, Elks Exalted Ruler Ginny Maio and Esteemed Lecturing Knight Tom Spagnoli, and on far right, Lt. Col Mahoney. Picture above, Exalted Ruler Ginny Maio and Tom and Elba Spagnoli of the Red Bank Elks, presented Gwendolyn Love, Executive Director of Lunch Break with a $500 check to be used to do what they do best, serve hot meals to locals in need.
And pictured below, they made a stop at the at the Red Bank Boys and Girls Club, providing $500 to Christy Crank, Red Bank Unit Director, to help the club continue to provide a safe havenfor local children and help them realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Red Bank Elks Batter Up Competition. Held in June, local boys and girls competed for the most hits and a chance to represent the lodge in the district competition. Check out the pictures below:
Red Bank Elks awards over $10,000 to local youths for educational scholarships! Thank you to all who applied to our yearly scholarships and good luck to all in your studies.
We'd like to congratulate the following winners:
Kevin Crean, Red Bank Catholic High School
Gemma Ciabattoni, Red Bank Regional High School
Shelby K Frank*, Red Bank Regional High School
Eileen Merritt, Brookdale Community College
Andrew Grogan*, Henry Hudson Regional High School
*These 2 students also represented the Lodge
at the Peer Leadership Conference for our Drug Awareness Committee.
Congratulations to our new officers this year,
the Elk of the year, and other award winners!
On April 14th, our new officers for the year were
We also gave out many awards for those who demonstrated Elkdom in an exceptional way:
Elba Spagnoli, Elk of the Year (her husband Tom
won last year!)
Joe McGrath, Officer of the Year
Penny Skoog, Outstanding Member
Eileen Brennan-Watts, Outstanding Member
Kevin Blaine, Citizen of the Year