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I would like to begin our new year as your Exalted Ruler by thanking everyone for their support in electing me to this position. It is a great honor and I will do my level best to serve you in this capacity. A big thank you to Tracey Austin for doing a tireless job as Exalted Ruler this past year. I would like to congratulate our new slate of Officers who are as follows: Lou Langnehs, Leading Knight; Ron Brown, Loyal Knight; Wayne Harrell, Lecturing Knight; Bob Kohler, Tiler; Jan Thorburn, Esquire; Tracey Austin, Chaplin; Carol Dobson, Inner Guard; Tom Walden, Secretary; Ralph Ferrell, Treasurer; Harry Symons, 5-year Trustee; Keith White, 4year Trustee; Don Coker, 3-year Trustee; Lee Fish, 2-year Trustee; and Denise Mick, 1-year Trustee. Its hard to believe that it is already April 1 . Things have been really busy during the month of March. I would like to say "Thank You" to all those who volunteered at Natural Bridge. It appears that it was a big success for all parties concerned. From the cooks to the serving crew, we showed up as a team, and did an excellent job serving all the folks at the Battle of Natural Bridge Reenactment. April is going to be another busy month with the Childrens Easter Party, another Candlelight Dinner, and all of the other ongoing events we have at the Lodge. I would like to take this opportunity to invite all Elks to come to the meetings and share your ideas and concerns to make this a better Lodge; a great place to socialize and have fun while working toward our goals to support Elkdom. Fraternally yours Bob Thorburn, Exalted Ruler



In March, the lodge voted to remit the assessments of members of our lodge who are in the military. Those members are Reeves, Buckley; Oglesby, Yates; Sample McDonald; Ponder, Broom as well as candidates Canzonari and Heidelberg. The two candidates are anticipated to be joining our membership in April. If you have not yet mailed in your dues for the current year, send in a check and get that item taken care of. If you would like a spouse card, please let me know and I will prepare one. Tom Walden, Secretary


In Memoriam: Donald Gill Jack Whiddon, Life Member For Reinstatement: Dennis Clyde Visage Propositions for Membership: Mike Canzoneri, proposed by Mark Oglesby Donald Dobson, proposed by Carol Dobson Roy E. Estrill, proposed by Harry Symons Blake Heidelberg, proposed by Mark Oglesby Jonathon Miller, proposed by Lou Langnehs Balloting on April 5 : Mike Canzoneri, proposed by Mark Oglesby Donald Dobson, proposed by Carol Dobson Initiation on April 19th (if election is favorable) Mike Canzoneri, proposed by Mark Oglesby Donald Dobson, proposed by Carol Dobson


FRIDAY NIGHT DINING ROOM VOLUNTEERS April April April April April 1 8 15 22 29 Bobby & Jan Thorburn & Tracey Austin Tom Walden & Karla Jones Helen & Bryce Thornton Lee & Linda Fish Bobby & Jan Thorburn & Tracey Austin

April April April April April April 5 12 15 19 25 26 Balloting House Committee Meeting Indoctrination Initiation PER Meeting Trustees Meeting


2 6 8 9 13 14 15 16 Hart, Raymond Fish, D. Lee De La Bruyere, Judith Southall, Arthur W. Thorburn, Robert H. Ferrell, Max T. Parris, Buster .Beene, William R. Ferrell, Julia Montford McKenna, Mary Faye Bennett Sr., Philip S Brown, Bill 18 20 21 22 26 28 30 Kalinosky, Dorothea Nettles, Stanley R. Cooper, M.D., Charles L. Spencer, Eddie Coker, Kimberly Ann Jansen, Jeffrey L. Pumphrey, Donald A. Brown, Ronald T. Winslow, Jr., George A. Bayes, Betty C. Watterson, Gary A. Wheeler, Gordon Lee

For the month of February, our Wishing Well collected $393.00 for the Harry-Anna Trust Fund to help support the major projects funded by the Elks of Florida. Additionally, the lodge received another paid up $5,000.00 Certificate for our continued donations to the trust fund. The lodge continues to appreciate the generous donations of our members and our Bingo players.



Scrambled Eggs Sausage Pancakes Hash Browns Orange Juice Where: When: Time: Cost: Eggs to Order Sausage Gravy French Toast Fruit Milk Elks Dining Room Sundays 9:00-12:00 pm $6.50 per person + tax Bacon Biscuits Grits Sliced ,,maters Coffee


The 7oclock Bingo Crews need your help on Wednesday nights and are calling for volunteers. Please contact Bobby Thorburn if you want to be added to the schedule or write your name in on the schedule on the Bulletin Board in the Lodge. We need your help!

If you are bringing a crowd of eight or more, please call the lodge and alert the kitchen so we can be ready to serve your family and friends when you arrive.


Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Ben and Regina Balding Joe Bednarz Carol Bosenberg Charles and Annette Hurst Charles Johnson, Jr. Chuck & Mary Anna Mohr A.J. and Annette Lee Bruce Peck Carol Peck Edith Perrella Jack Shoemaker


The Childrens Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2011. Activities start at 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM. Hot Dog Meal Hamburger Meal Hot Dog/Hamburger Meal $3.00 $4.00 $5.00

If you would like to be a patron and help offset the cost of the newsletter, it is only $20.00 for the entire lodge year. Please see Tom Walden for patron donations.

The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 12:30 PM Sharp! Bring your Children or Grandchildren for a great time! For more Details See Denise Mick.


Would like to thank all Elks and Elketts for donating and supporting our Silent Auction on March 4, 2011!!! I believe a good time was had by all and for good causes!


On Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th, our Lodge was the only food vendor for the Natural Bridge Historical Societys reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge. This was our second year participating in the reenactment. Last year we had a lot of fun doing this and we had a great time this year! We received some great Community exposure, and helped another non-profit Organization and, provided a little income for the Lodge. Nanci Longman was the volunteer coordinator for this event. She scheduled several crews so that no one person had to work until he or she keeled over! Our cooks put in many extra hours and did a great job! We would like to thank all the volunteers who gave up their valuable time to make this event a success. We look forward to doing it again next year!

A very big thank you following donors & businesses:

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Karla Jones Tom & Joyce Dunaway Lee & Linda Fish Lou & Barbara Langnehs Charles Johnson Sage by Bonnie White Tom Bliss Connie's Hams Jim Berlin Publix Gary & Patty Close Walgreens Ede Wilson Bath & Body Works Kim & Don Coker Judy de la Bruyere Yayo Kahl Magic Nails Chuck & Mary Anna Mohr Tracey O'Malley Moore Cornerstone Tool & Fastener, Inc. by Ron Foltz Peckham Construction by Rick Peckham Hillaman Golf Course by Coach Peck Ruby Tuesdays by Ed Holgan Miller Ale House by Donnie Traylor TGIFridays by Jesse (our bartender)


Is it a Spring Fling? Or is Summer Comin'? Mark your calendar for another fine dinner on the second Friday in May. The menu is not definite, so watch for next month's newsletter for that menu. The important thing to note is that Carina is cooking again and you want to be sure to make a note on your calendar to plan to attend.


Another Candlelight Dinner is planned for Saturday, April 16. Tickets are $15 per person and will go on sale March 27th in the lounge, and remain on sale until April 13th or when sold out, if that occurs first. If you are interested in attending, put the event on your calendar. Find some folks who would like to join you, and put together your own reserved table for four or more persons. Remember that all the food is homemade in the lodge kitchen. The menu is: Minestrone Soup Salad Greens with Pomegranate dressing Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Pesto Sauce Roasted Vegetables Crescent Rolls Grilled Pineapple Sundae


There were rave reviews for the St. Patricks Day Dinner held at the Lodge this year. The green was everywhere and the hats were out of this world. Who had the biggest hat? Keith White must have kissed the Blarney Stone as he was eloquent in his meal presentation. He received many compliments on his Corned Beef and Cabbage. Carolyn Ball was given great compliments for her making of the Irish Soda Bread. The Officers of the lodge were there to help raise money for the trip to Orlando for the Ritual competition. They worked the register, served drinks, cleared and reset tables, and whatever other chores were needed that evening. We even had the assistance of Carol Dobsons husband Don and he did a great job. Thanks to all for such a great time.


The annual Florida State Elks Association Convention will be held at Disney World May 26-29 at the Disney Coronado Resort. Information is available on the state association's website, that provides details for attending. All Elks and guests are invited to attend this convention. Orlando is a great place to visit and you can take a couple extra days for sightseeing if so inclined. Remember the Ritual Team will be representing Elks Lodge #937 at the Convention. They perform at 9:00 am on Saturday. Wish them luck!


Congratulations to Marilyn Tabanelli, Elkett President for 2011-2012. She graciously accepted this position for another year with enthusiasm and excitement. Also congratulations to: Vice-President: Secretary: Treasurer: 2-year Directors: 1-year Director: Annette Hurst Linda Fish Gloria Whitaker Rosa Villamar and Bonnie White Julia Ferrell

These officers together with new Elk officers were installed at a joint ceremony on Saturday, March 26, 2010. Please read your "Antlers" to stay updated on all Lodge activities and plan to participate! There is always something exciting happening--volunteer and be a part of it! There are many Elketts and Elks who need our prayers because of illness or loss of loved ones. Remember them with your prayers and continue to make phone calls, send cards and visit, if possible. April Birthday Wishes to:


For more information about the Grand Lodge Convention this year scheduled to be held in Phoenix Arizona, go to the internet link below which will take you to the Florida Elks Website that contains all the information you need.

April 4th, Thelma Nalls April 6th, Lee Fish April 7th, Yvette Reeder April 9th, Bobby Thorburn April 15th, Julia Ferrell & Faye McKenna April 23rd, Carina Beaudoin-Tate IMPORTANT DATES: Thursday, April 7--General Meeting Thursday, April 14--Board Meeting Submitted by: Joyce Dunaway


The Exalted Rulers Elect and Secretaries Elect descended th upon Tallahassee the weekend of March 18-20 . They were in the city for the annual seminar for the newly elected ERs and Secretaries. Our lodge was proud to host a banquet on Saturday, March 19th for the attendees of the state associations ER/Secretary seminar held here in Tallahassee. Two seminars were held this year - one in Orlando and one here - to help apprise the incoming Exalted Rulers and Secretaries of their responsibilities and duties as lodge officers. It was treat for our lodge to participate in this event to provide a great meal and to show off our Lodge. For many of those in attendance, it was their first visit to our Lodge. The Lodge Ballroom was again organized and well decorated by Carl and Dolly Ledig. They represent the Lodge and Elkdom every time they are involved with any event. Thanks to them once again!


The Harry-Anna Trust Fund, a perpetual earning investment fund here in Florida, is the primary source of funding for the two major projects in our state. The budget for each project, the Florida Childrens Mobile Therapy Program and the Florida Elks Youth Camp, is just over $2 million a year. This means more than $4 million is spent every year on these two worthwhile endeavors. You can make a contribution anytime. The trust fund accepts one-time donations of any amount and also sells certificates for as little as $100. The $100 certificate requires a $20 payment to start and then you are billed annually by the fund $20 for the next four years. An active certificate helps to provide revenue to help children and families in Florida and is a contribution everyone can afford. Buy a certificate today. Forms are available from Chairman Ron Brown or Secretary Tom Walden.


A Message from the Grand Exalted Ruler Hon. Michael F. Smith To All District Deputies, Exalted Rulers, Officers and Members: A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for accepting the challenge to take a leadership position and accept the challenges of our Order. Your membership has invested their trust and confidence in your ability to improve their Lodges, communities and Grand Lodge programs. With your budgets prepared and objectives set, it is time to make your year a benchmark of accomplishments that others will follow. You have a great opportunity to play an integral part in the Future of Elks. It is essential that you and your Lodge Members focus on membership. As I visit each state, I find a common denominator regarding membership. Each Lodge indoctrinates and initiates new Members and then, for the most part, we abandon them. We found in the survey done by Edmonds for our Order, that approximately one-third of delinquent Members would consider reinstating; however, they were never contacted personally. In my own state we did a similar survey and the findings were similar. Perhaps your Lodge could form a "mentor" committee whose sole purpose is to stay in contact with the newly initiated/reinstated Members for the first six or nine months. We must give our Members a reason to be a Member and welcome them into our Lodge. I hear of Lodges using greeters; however, after the person walks in, they are alone. One Lodge I visited has a proven way to combat this that I recently implemented in my own Lodge. When new Members come to the Lodge, they are asked to wear a small name badge so that the other Members can introduce themselves and make the new Members feel welcome. (What a simple but great idea! Thank you, Mesquite, NV Lodge No. 2811.) Your committees should be at full speed in accomplishing their objectives. Hopefully each Officer is a current member of the Elks National Foundation. You accepted the leadership role and your guidance and Passion will determine the success you, your Lodge and Grand Lodge achieves. Rekindle the spark in you, and the people around you will respond. Be PROUD...BE LOUD...and BE VISIBLE. It is your obligation to "Promote Elks Passion" throughout your communities.


My Fellow Elks, Julia and I were recently the guests of our friends in the Georgia Elks Association at their annual Spring Convention. After having attended several of their meetings and committee sessions would it surprise you to learn they are facing some of the issues and problems with which we are dealing in our own association? Partly for that reason, it would seem appropriate that we continue and enhance our communications and collaboration with their organization as well as some of our other geographically close states. This month I wish to especially commend and express appreciation for one very successful program currently available to many of our lodge members around the state. Under the leadership of PDD Leonard "Lenny" Smallacombe, the Presidential Memorial Certificates (PMC) program has been vigorously promoted as a way to recognize the devotion and duty to country exhibited by our many veterans. Lenny has spent a considerable amount of time and energy advertising and guiding the program. His efforts and devotion to this task are an example of how just one Elk can really make a difference and positively affect the lives and bring comfort to a large number of our members as well as other individuals in our respective communities. Please go to the State Association Website to learn more about this opportunity to honor a deserving deceased Veteran. I strongly endorse member's participation. Our Homecoming Visitation to the Northeast District held at the St. Augustine Elks Lodge last month was truly inspiring. Julia and I are extremely grateful for the large attendance which included many Elks from other districts. Again, I extend my congratulations and best wishes to all newly elected Lodge Officers for a successful year. I am looking forward to attending several of the Installations. Thank you once more for the many expresses of support and kindness this year. My final message posted on the Website in April will of course be for the May Lodge Bulletins.


James E. Hurst

FSEA State President

April, 2011






FRI 1 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 12:00 Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 9:00

SAT 2 Lounge Open 11:00 ­ 8:00 Saturday Lunch

3 Lounge Open 1:00 ­ 7:00 Elk Breakfast Volunteers Needed 9:00 ­ 12:00

4 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00

5 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Elks Meeting Balloting 7:00 pm

6 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Bingo Cooks Foltz's Crew

7 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Thursday Lunch Elketts General Meeting Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 8:00

8 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 12:00 Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 9:00 Friday Night Buffet

9 Lounge Open 11:00 ­ 8:00 Saturday Lunch

10 Lounge Open 1:00 ­ 7:00 Elk Breakfast Dan McWilliams 9:00 ­ 12:00

11 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Monday Night Burger Deal

12 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 11:00 House Committee Meeting 6:30 pm

13 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Bingo Cooks Cook's Crew

14 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Thursday Lunch

15 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 12:00 Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 9:00 Friday Night Buffet Indoctrination

16 Lounge Open 11:00 ­ 8:00 Saturday Lunch

Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 8:00

Candlelight Dinner

17 Lounge Open 1:00 ­ 7:00 Elk Breakfast Tom Walden 9:00 ­ 12:00

18 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Monday Night Burger Deal

19 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Elks Meeting Initiation 7:00 pm

20 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Bingo Cooks Tully's Crew

21 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Thursday Lunch Elkett Board Meeting Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 8:00

22 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 12:00 Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 9:00 Friday Night Buffet

23 Lounge Open 11:00 ­ 8:00 Saturday Lunch Easter Egg Hunt

24 Lounge Open 1:00 ­ 7:00 Elk Breakfast ER's not volunteering, just filling in crew 9:00 ­ 12:00

25 Lounge Open 4:00 - 10:00 PER Meeting 6:00 pm

26 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Trustees' Meeting 6:30 pm

27 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Bingo Cooks Henley's Crew

28 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 10:00 Thursday Lunch Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 8:00

29 Lounge Open 4:00 ­ 12:00 Happy Hour 4:00 ­ 9:00 Friday Night Buffet

30 Lounge Open 11:00 ­ 8:00 Saturday Lunch

Tallahassee Elks Lodge 937 Officers

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Exalted Ruler Leading Knight Loyal Knight Lecturing Knight Esquire Chaplain Inner Guard Tiler Secretary Treasurer Trustee (5-year) Trustee (4-year) Trustee (3-year) Trustee (2-year) Trustee (1-year) Lodge Advisor North District VP North District DDGER Lodge 937 Programs Adopt-A-Road Antlers Bingo Community Activities HATF Investigation Lapsation Lodge Activities Membership Parliamentarian Publicity & Public Relations Relief Committee Social & Community Volunteer Coordinator [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Robert Thorburn Lou Langnehs Ron Brown Wayne Harrell Jan Thorburn Tracey Austin Carol Dobson Bob Kohler Tom Walden Ralph Ferrell Harry Symons Keith White Don Coker Lee Fish Denise Mick Larry Henley, PSP Carl Ledig Carol Cruce (850) 345-7693 597-7091 224-6756 212-1684 339-9852 556-0297 445-8592 877-4418 877-9110 926-2902 508-5208 510-6831 508-0702 383-7560 524-0689 422-3507 212-7397 584-3482

The Antlers is a Monthly Publication of the Tallahassee Elks Lodge 937 276 NORTH MAGNOLIA DRIVE TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32301 VOLUME 13, NUMBER 4

National Programs Accident Prevention Americanism Auditing & Accounting By-Laws Drug Awareness Elks National Foundation Elks Memorial Flag Day Government Relations Hoop Shoot Indoctrination July 4th Memorial Day National Foundation Scholarships National Veterans Service Scouting Soccer Shoot Sports

Tom Walden Wayne Harrell David Ward Wayne Harrell Ron Brown Jeff Jansen Tracey Austin VACANT Ken Carlton, Jr. Larry Henley, PSP Tom Napier Robert Thorburn Wayne Harrell VACANT

877-9110 212-1684 879-0451 212-1684 224-6756 877-3639 556-0297 322-1370 422-3507 508-7339 345-7693 212-1684

Visitation (Sickness & Distress) Visitation (Inter-Lodge) Youth Activities Marilyn Tabanelli ­ Elkett President Club Manager ­ John Holgan RV Park ­ Rick Peckham LOUNGE Dining Room FAX

Don Coker Lou Langnehs VACANT Stan Nettles Karla Jones Lou Langnehs Jan Thorburn Lou Langnehs VACANT Robert Thorburn Lou Langnehs Ron Brown Lou Langnehs Lou Langnehs Karen Peek Max Ferrell Ron Brown Robert Thorburn Lou Langnehs Robert Thorburn Lou Langnehs Barbara Langnehs Ron Brown Robert Thorburn

508-0702 597-7091 562-1737 216-2336 597-7091 339-9852 597-7091 345-7693 597-7091 224-6756 597-7091 597-7091 410-3132 567-7796 224-6756 345-7693 597-7091 345-7693 597-7091 597-7796 224-6756 339-9852 545-9183

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