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Membership Status
Total Members as of 4/1/2014—221
Increases in Membership since 4/1/14 as follows:
New Members by Initiation—5
New Members by Affiliation—0
Reinstated Members—1
Sub Total—6
Decreases In Membership since 4/1/14 as follows:
Members Dropped—1
Members Transferred Out—1
Members Granted Absolute Dimit—0
Deceased Members—6
Sub Total—8
Total Members as of 12/31/2014—219
Gain/Loss— -2
Current Paid Dues—201
Members not in Good Standing—18
Lapsation—8.14%
Proposition for Membership by Initiation:
Lisa Gonzales - Proposed by Jaime Brophy
Resides in Jemez Springs, NM; Occupation — LA County Clerk
Raymond Gonzales - Proposed by Jaime Brophy
Resides in Jemez Springs, NM; Occupation — Research Technologist LANL
MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR THE ELK YEAR OF 2014 - 2015 ARE DUE NOW!!!
BPOE 2083
Attn: Eppie Trujillo
1601 Trinity Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
A Fraternal Organization
Please welcome our newest members who were initiated at our meeting of December
8, 2014: Anesia Cope, Gerald McCoy and Scott Wilkinson and our reinstated member
Wilfred Griego.
You are reminded that if your dues are not paid by April 1, 2014, you do not have the
privileges of the Club or Lodge facilities until paid.
NEW KEY CARDS for paid members may be picked up from the Bar starting April 1
MEMBER DELINQUENT LIST as of 12/1/2014
These members will be dropped from our roles if they do not pay their dues before March
31, 2015. If you see someones name who you proposed, is a friend, neighbor or work
associate, contact them to encourage them to remain an Elk in good standing in the
Lodge.
Ben Aragon, Robert Clanton, Cynthia Gray, Matthew Harlow, Bryan Harris, Irving Johnson,
Joeseph Peltier, Flora Riemer, Bryant Roybal, Kenneth Sinclair, Mark K. Smith, Patricia M Smi
th, Tracy Smith, Keith Spolar, Wayne Vieira, Clint Waldrop, Eden Weinbrecht, Kurt Whyte, Reine
Williams
Members: I am still trying to update our database with the birth dates of the
spouses and widows and also anniversary dates for those married members. These
will then be included in our newsletter. Please send this information to me at
[email protected]
—Eppie Trujillo, Secretaryr
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Los Alamos Lodge No. 2083
1601 Trinity Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
“The Antes”
January 2015 • Vol 57, No. 10
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Annual Light
Parade
The Los Alamos Elks #2083
participated once again in
the Annual Holiday Lights
Parade held December 6
as part of MainStreet’s
WinterFest Weekend. This
year’s theme was “Frozen.”
Thanks go out to Randy and
Gina Smith for donating
the truck, materials, and a
ton of time to make the float
possible.
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Following the Elks Memorial in December, the
Lodge held a Flag Retirment Ceremony. Above
left, Eppie Trujillo, Lodge Secretary, and Bob
Villa, PER, display an old flag that is ready to
be retired.
At right, Exalted Ruler Craig Taylor properly
disposes of an old flag.
Photos by Ben Bouman
January Trustees Report . . .
My apologizes for missing last month’s Antes. November and December saw a lot of great work done around
the Lodge and hopefully I can cover it all in the follow message.
Facility Exterior / Grounds: Alan Woodward
The drainage upgrades to the north and east side of the Lodge was mostly complete in November. There are a
few finishing items to be done but we are holding off on them until we get the new wall built on the north side
to begin the new porch. I want to thank all members who helped with the crews on the drainage and I know
if I try to remember all the names I will probably miss a few. Please accept my thanks to all who worked and
hopefully I was able to give my personal thanks to you over the two days we worked. It was an outstanding turn
out and if you missed the opportunity you will get a new chance in the spring when we being the work on the
porch area.
These roles nicely into my next subject the porch design. Troy Calloway has graciously moved into a leading
role for us in the design work. We have engaged an engineer to develop our plans and in the coming weeks you
should see the design posted in the Club area. We are looking for feedback from our members, so please feel
free to talk to any BOD member if you have suggestions or questions. Our hope is that as soon as the weather
permits we will be beginning the work and have this area ready for use by the summer. Personally I am very
excited about this new area and I think it will be a great addition to our facility.
Facility Interior: Natalie Dimitruck
Natalie has been busy with the Elk’s Christmas Tree program for the last couple of months and understandable
has had to pull back a bit from the interior issues at the Lodge. If you see her please give her a huge Thank You
for all the planning and coordination she has done for us. We have been able to support 90+ kids and I believe
at least one family. You should be proud of the work our membership does for the community, especially during
this holiday season.
You will also notice if you come into the Lodge that the flooring in the club and lodge room have been freshly
polished and look outstanding. Again a big thanks to TSAY Corporation for the work they do for us each year at
this time. Please be aware during the winter months as you enter the Lodge to remove as much dirt/snow/mud
as possible before coming on to our club and lodge flooring to give us as much lifetime as possible from this
work.
Budget and other issues: Kirk Hollis
We will be looking at the budget in detail this month as we are at the ¾ mark of our year. I think we will only
need minor adjustment to set ourselves for the year end closing. Thanks to all of you who are supporting the
club and please continue so we can meet our budget for the club income.
As I will not get an opportunity to remind everyone of the PER dinner in January before the next Antes, please
look at the announcement in this month’s Antes for the date and time. As I have mentioned in the past year
the BOD has made it a priority this year to revive interest in the Memorial Trust that the Lodge has. We have
reinvested the funds this year to improve our return. In the coming weeks you will be receiving in the mail a
flier from the BOD with specific details on how you can become a part of this Trust. Please take the time to look
it over and if you have any question the BOD will be present at the PER dinner (or at any time) to answer any
questions you may have. We believe this Trust is a great resource for our organization and its future. Hopefully
you will feel the same and become an active part of its growth. On the first meeting in January the BOD will be
recommending to the floor the approval of $1000.00 to be added to the funds on behalf of all our members to
get this process started. Let’s see what we can all do together to begin to make this a resource for our Lodge.
The BOD’s wishes everyone a happy and safe Holiday Season. We are looking forward to the coming year and
are optimistic about the continued growth we hope to be seeing for our Lodge.
Kirk Hollis
BOD chairman
Lodge Officers
Exalted Ruler
Leading Knight
Loyal Knight
Lecturing Knight
Chaplain
Esquire
Inner Guard
Tiler
Secretary
Treasurer
Trustees
1-year 2-year 3-year 4-year
5-year January Birthdays
Craig Taylor
Alan Woodward
William Gregory
Ben Bouman
Frank Montoya
Herbert Fry
Vacant
Sue Cummings
Eppie Trujillo
Bobbie Harlow
Vacant
Brett Ray
Vacant
Natalie Dimitruck
Kirk Hollis
Members
1 Millard Edwards
13 Randall King
13 Marvin Murphy
13 Bryant Roybal
15 Sally Winn
16 Rick Wilhelm
16 Scott Wilkinson
17 Ben Bouman
17 Jesse Cheadle
17 T. Matthew Harlow
18 Neil Ward
19 James Meyer
19 Randy Smith
Lodge Committee Chairpersons
Accident Kirk Hollis
Americanism TBD
Auditing Kirk Hollis
Cerebral Palsy Trish Sandoval
Charitable-Benevolent Trust TBD.. .
Community Activities William Gregory
Drug Awareness Craig Taylor
Elks National Foundation (ENF)
Ben Bouman
Flag Day William Gregory
Government Relations Raymond Smith
Hoop Shoot Steve Fellows
Indoctrination Sue Cummings and
Alan Woodward
Investigation Trish Sandoval
Lapsation Eppie Trujillo
Lodge Activities
TBD
Membership Trish Sandoval
PER Association Mark Sandoval
Memorial Service William Gregory
Public Relations Denise Bjarke
Ritual Mark Harris
Scholarships Craig Taylor
State Major Project
Trish Sandoval
Veterans Service Steve Fellows
Visitation Vacant
Youth Activities Sue Cummings and
Richard Sisneros
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20
20
22
24
24
27
27
30
31
Wilfred Griego
Ted Weisgerber
Kurt Whyte
Rick Staroski
Kenneth Baltz
William Radzinski
Gary Hampton
Roger London
Thelma Gonzales
Anesia Cope
Spouses
14 Betty Smith
15 Gloria Frieberg
24 Sharon Medlin
28 Connie Fulgenzi Deceased 8/17/14
29 Eileen Trujillo
January
1 Andrew and Charlotte Stone
Contacts:
Bar Liaison: Steve Fellows
Bar Manager: Mark E. Smith
Kitchen Manager: Steve Remde
Maintenance: Doug Knutt
Antes: Denise Bjarke
Lodge Hours:
Monday – Friday: 3-10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2-8 p.m.
The Antes is the monthly newsletter of the Los
Alamos Elks Lodge, BPOE #2083. Articles, stories,
and pictures must be submitted by the 20th of the
month for the next month’s publication. Please send
your items to [email protected]
Address changes
If you have changed your mailing address, e-mail
address and/or phone numbers, please notify the
secretary at [email protected] so that the
membership records can be updated.
January 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
4
PER Meeting
6 p.m.
5
6
7
No Pay Day Cafe
8
Saturday
2
3
9
10
Annual
Stu Crowley
Prime Rib Dinner
6 p.m.
(See below)
11
18
25
12
Lodge Meeting
7 p.m.
Martin Luther
King Jr. Day
19
26
Lodge Meeting
7 p.m.
Gov/Dir
Meeting
6 p.m.
13
14
15
16
17
20
21
Pay Day Cafe 22
23
24
30
31
Menu to be determined
Music at the
Lodge
Open Mic at 7 p.m.
27
28
29
Annual Stu Crowley Prime Rib Dinner, Friday, January 9 at 6 p.m.
$13 for a prime rib dinner with baked potato, salad, and all the fixings (Sponsored by the PER’s).