Welcome to Manchester Elks Lodge 1893
Celebrating our 60th year in Elkdom!
30 Bissell Street, Manchester, CT 06040
Lodge Phone - 860-646-9262
Lodge Meeting- Second & Fourth Wednesday at 7:30PM
House Committee Meeting- First Wednesday of the Month 7:00PM
LODGE HOURS OF OPERATION:
|Sunday||11 AM-10 PM|
OFFICERS FOR 2014-2015:
|Exalted Ruler||Gerry Gallo PER|
|Esteemed Leading Knight||Lorin Falvo|
|Esteemed Loyal Knight||Lisa Berthiaume PER|
|Esteemed Lecturing Knight||Henry Engle|
|Secretary||Phillip Stender PER|
|Chaplain||Tom Oppelt PER|
|Inner Guard||Joan Leal|
|Trustee 5 Year||Michael Vassallo|
|Trustee 4 Year||Tom Waldo|
|Trustee 3 Year||Richard Berthiaume PER|
|Trustee 2 Year||Kim Small|
|Trustee 1 Year||Kevin Corcoran|
|House Committee Chairman||Phil Stender PER|
DIRECTIONS TO OUR LODGE:
On Sunday November 10, members of the Rockville & Manchester Lodge of Elks Color Guards participated in the Talcottville Congregational Church Veterans Day Sunday Worship. The ceremony was highlighted by guest speaker Kenneth White, a combat medic Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. His speech was very moving. Members of the Color Guard shown (L-R) are David Lee, Barry Houser, Kory Marvasti, Gerry Gallo and Carl Schaefer. On Monday November 11, the Color Guard participated in the Rockville Fox Hill Centers’ Veteran’s Day Service.
Connecticut's Major Project – Connecticut Children's Medical Center Safe Kids Day 2013
This year CEA's Major Project Safe Kids Day 2013 was held at the Mayberry Elementary School in East Hartford on May 2. Once again, Manchester showed tremendous support for this annual event.
Over 375 children, grades K to 6th, received safety information at each of the safety stations, which include sports safety, pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, and many others.
Safe Kids CT started hosting Safe Kids Day in 1997. Safe Kids and the Elks have been partnering on this event since 1999, the year that Safe Kids CT became the CEA's Major Project.
2013 Poster and Essay Award Breakfast – Manchester Theme: “The Choice 4 Me is Drug Free”
On Sunday, May 5, the Lodge held an awards breakfast for the winners and their families of the annual Drug Awareness Poster and Essay Contest. This year's theme was “The Choice 4 Me is Drug Free”. Winners of the Lodge contest received a certificate, gift cards and a DAP basketball. Also noted are those students who won or received an honorable mention at the state level winning additional certificates and gift cards.
The breakfast was well attended by most of the winners and they're pictured here:
Front Row: from left to right, Lyla R.-3rd Grade-3rd Place & Honorable Mention @ State for 3rd Grade, Ava A. - 3rd Grade-2nd Place, Marielis R. - 3rd Grade-1st Place & 2nd Place @ State for 3rd Grade, Eva H. - 5th Grade-3rd Place, Christopher B., 3rd Grade-Honorable Mention.
Back Row: from left to right, Stephanie W. - 6th Grade-1st Place & 2nd Place @ State for Grade 6, Lana H. - 4th Grade-2nd Place, Rafiq C. - 7th Grade-1st Place & Honorable Mention @ State for Grade 7, Madison T. - 7th Grade-3rd Place & 1st Place @ State for Grade 7, Gabrielle S., 7th Grade-2nd Place.
Not pictured: Caileen F., Grade 4-1st Place, Aislinn Gara G., Grade 4-3rd Place, Natalya D., Grade 4-Honorable Mention, Corinthia S., Grade 5-1st Place, Thaiyebo M., Grade 5-2nd Place.