Event News


Welcome to summer! The triple digits, and monsoon downpours-only in Arizona. Our Fathers Day potluck was delicious! About 25 of us gathered to celebrate the wonderful men in our lives. Everyone who brought food did a fantastic job, and the food was enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the day fun. 

We have some fun times scheduled for the next two months-for those of us who stick around for the summer. 

We kick off the fun with Karaoke on Friday July 6th. Come on down, bring a friend and join the fun at 6:30-right after the Q of H drawing. And, because it’s sooo fun, we will have Karaoke again on Friday July 20th. Check it out, it’s really a good time. Texas Hold ‘Em is happening on two Sundays n July and two Sundays in August. Dates are: July 8th and July 29th . August dates are Sunday the 12th and Sunday the 26th. Please sign up in the lounge so we know how many tables to set up. Games start at 1:30. Bingo is set for Sunday July 15th and Sunday August 19th. The fun starts at 2:00. Come join us for some laughs. 

We have an awesome party planned for Saturday August 18th . We’re having a Beach Party themed evening, playing fun music to dance and sing along to like the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett and other tropical selections. Night Hart is the entertainment for the evening. The menu us a summer picnic type menu with BBQ chicken and all the fixin’s. The cost is $15.00 per person. The sign-up sheet will be in the lounge-please sign up and pay in advance. You can wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or Mumu, or not, but we will have a blast. Cocktails at 5 PM, dinner at 6 PM. Then the fun begins-dancing ‘til 9 PM ?? Please join us for a good time.  


Judith Humitz


Hi Fellow Elks! 

Well June seemed to fly by and we were busy the whole month. With Kathy’s Crazy Shirt day (see below), Bar Taco Tuesdays, Wednesday dinners and Queen of Hearts Friday food we had a wonderful time and with lots to eat. We also had Texas Hold’Em and Bingo, which will continue throughout the summer. Crazy shirt day in which Gunny certainly out did himself! We celebrated Fathers’ Day with a Potluck on June 17 th. The array of food was outstanding with all kinds of appetizers, salads and hot food. Below is a couple of groups socializing after dinner with full tummy’s. 

In July and August, we’ll continue our monthly doings such as our Wednesday night dinners that will have now include soup and salad with all entries. After talking to some of the attendees we have come up with menus we hope will satisfy all. We’re starting the month with the most asked for dinner of Breaded Pork Chops, scalloped potatoes and of course soup and salad. You’ll see the menus for both July and August published elsewhere in the Bugle and on the calendar. We also will have our monthly Karaoke and Bingo, weekly Queen of Hearts and Bar Tacos, and twice monthly Texas Hold’Em. On August 18th. we are hosting a Beach Party with Night Hart for the entertainment. The menu will consist of BBQ Chicken and all the fixings. Cocktails will start at 5pm with dinner being served at 6 pm. Hope you will come and join us for a fun night in air conditioning. 

Coming event in September - no matter what team you cheer for remember we have six large screen TV’s waiting for you Sundays starting in September for Fantasy Football. There will be a food signup sheet in August, in the lounge, so signup to bring your favorite football snack. Hope you all have a fun and safe summer!  

VETERANS COMMITTEE by Belinda Waller, Bob Kielsa

WOW!! What a busy fun month!! Have you heard the saying “ask and you shall receive?” Well, we ask and did we receive!! Thanks to all for the donated clothes during for the month May. Veterans committee volunteers actually had to make two trips to the VA last month (due to the amount of clothing and books). First load 5/10 a total of $3737. Second load 5/21 a total of $2,598 of clothing/toiletries was delivered. Grand total for May donations $6335!!! 

I had someone to ask me what we were going to do with all of that money. We do not actually receive money. We receive credit from the Grand Lodge for all charity and community activities performed by the Catalina Elks. June activities-Vet clothing count occurred 

June 13th and again we had a tremendous amount of donations $3,259. Thanks Again!!! 

Hope you had a chance to attend the, Catalina Elks-Flag Day Ceremony, held on June 14th. I always love hearing and seeing the history of our flag! If you missed this year, plan to attend next year!!! 

Veterans from our area will participate in the “Wheel Chair Veterans, Olympics”. Scheduled to be held in Orlando Florida starting July 30 and will last for a week. The Catalina Elks Lodge sponsors a few of the vets by assisting in providing, equipment, travel, or hotel cost. And for all of them: New Shirts, a sendoff lunch on July 21 and a Celebration lunch August 11 so we can see their medals. 

Our next collections dates are Wednesday,July 11th and Wednesday, August 8th at 1 PM on the back patio. Have a Great Summer!!  


150 Years of Benevolence!

It was 150 years ago when the Jolly Corks changed their name and their mission. The history portion of the Grand Lodge web page says, “When one of their members died shortly before Christmas in 1867, leaving his wife and children destitute, the Jolly Corks decided that in addition to good fellowship, they needed a more enduring organization to serve those in need.” And they labeled themselves as “Benevolent and Protective.” It seems the welfare of the children of the newly deceased Jolly Cork weighed heavily on their minds  It could have been different; some members wanted the order described as “Antediluvian.” It is an odd word meaning either “prehistoric” or “ridiculously old fashioned.” The Founding Fathers of Elkdom made the right choice. And now, inspired by destitute children, benevolence is still the order of the day.  

Arizona Elks Major Projects was mandated by the Arizona Elks Association to help children in 1992, when the UofA Steele Children’s Research Center became the primary focus of the AEMP. In 2007 the Arizona Elks Youth Camp was added to the mission.  

2018 Mid-Year Raffle

Win a John Deere Gator with a 14’ Big Tex trailer! Get tickets at your Lodge or www.elks4kids.org Get a few extras and sell them to you friends. Or watch for them in your mail in July. Drawing is in October.