Lancaster Elks Lodge 1625
240 East Ave. K.
Lancaster, California 93535

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Phone: (661) 948-1912
Lodge Office Hours:
Monday & Tuesday. 9am - 3pm
Thursday & Friday 9am - 3pm
Closed Wednesdays
Lodge Meeting: Tuesdays 7pm
Special Events
Memorial Day 2023

Pictured:left to right, Luis, Garcia, Oscar Sanchez, Anwar Caram, (wreath),
Marcy Simily, Sid Simily, Vern Gross, Purple Heart Recipient, Back Row, Mike Barnum.
Walter & Susie Sapp.
Walter is our Veterans Chairman

Mixed Bowling League
¯We have openings for our Fall Season. This is a Handicap, League. A team consists of 4 bowlers, 2 male, 2 female or 3 & 1 of the opposite sex.
WHEN: The Fall Season will start Thursday September 8th @ 6:30
WHERE: Bowlero Bowling Center, Sierra Highway, Lancaster Join us for our kickoff meeting Thursday 1st @ 6:30 pm at the bowling center.
Experienced and new bowlers are welcome. We will assign you to a team or bring your own team of 4 bowlers. You do not have to be a member of the Elks Lodge to join. If you want to enjoy an evening of fun and meet new friends this is the place to go! Bring your friends and family, everyone is welcome!
CONTACT: Beverly Kirkelie, President 661-236-7713
Mr. Simily, Vice President 661-429-4345
Marcy Simily, Correspondent 661-429-4344

Ritual Contest Winners!
At the Kern River Valley Ritual Contest Lancaster Elks Lodge took 1st Place!
Awards were handed out At the ER Steak Night & AVP Darin’s Homecoming July 16th. Ritual Team 2022-2023 PDDGER Warren Guest presenting Awards with AVP, Darin Combs, PER, Ritual Coach, Marv Smith, PER, Candidate, Ilona Smith, PER, Esquire, Jerry Mundell, Exalted Ruler, Anwar Caram, Loyal Knight, Nancy Jo Hatfield, PER, Chaplain, Bob Hancock, PER, Ritual Coach Bob Hancock, PER, Ritual Coach Jerry Mundell, Exalted Ruler,
Most Impressive Exalted Ruler, Nancy Jo Hatfield, Chaplain
Exalted Ruler, Jerry with 1st place Trophy for Lancaster #1625
Anwar Caram, Esteemed Loyal Knight 1st Place
Ilona Smith, PER, Esquire 2nd Place
Lancaster #1625
Ritual Team

Ritual Certificates to Marcy Simily & Willie Norman, PER


1625 Celebrates 82nd Anniversary!
Last Saturday (Oct. 2, 2021), our Lodge celebrated it's 82nd Anniversary with a great evening of friendship, food and music. Festivities began with cocktails, followed by a sumptuous chicken dinner. Much appreciation goes out to Debbie Driver, Josie Grey, Ronnie Norman and all who contributed to a delicious meal. ER Willie Norman also acknowledged the volunteers who contributed to a fun evening with thanks to attendees. The Band, Run Away Train got the diners up and onto the dance floor with a nice assortment of music. Much gratitude to all involved. Photos by Lodge Bulletin Editor Debbie Driver.

Father's Day Celebration
On this past Father's Day (June 20th), Lancaster Elks celebrated the day with an inspiring program and breakfast. Opening the program, Exalted Ruler Willie Norman welcomed the attendees, spoke briefly and then introduced featured speaker April Barr. A message of uplifting and loving qualities, April emphasized the importance of fathers in the family unit. Following, messages related to fatherhood were delivered by Esquire Darin Combs, Lecturing Knight Marcy Simily, Loyal Knight Glen Campbell and Leading Knight Jess Baker. Lodge Chaplain Nancy Jo Hatfield followed with a prayer and ER Norman closed the program. Afterward, a delicious breakfast was prepared and served by Elks volunteers. Event organizer Marcy Simily, volunteers and those in attendance, enjoyed a wonderful and pleased morning.
Pictured: L/R, Esquire Darin Combs, featured speaker (and Scouting Chairperson) April Barr and Chaplain Nancy Jo Hatfield.

Lodge 1625 celebrates Chea VP Visit!
On Tuesday (June 15), our Lodge was proud to host CHEA Vice President Rose Marie Johnson from Hesperia Lodge #2646. The visit which was comprised of presentations of Lodge Chairpersons and a delicious pork dinner prepared by Lodge Desert Elk Editor, Debbie Driver and served by volunteers. An enjoyable evening was had by all in attendance.
Pictured Top Photo) l/r: AVP Rose Marie Johnson, Lodge First Lady Ronnie Norman and Exalted Ruler Willie Norman.

Mother's Day
Our Lodge celebrated Mother's Day 2021 with a touching and moving tribute, with a nice size size group in attendance. ER Willie Norman presided over the ceremony which featured speaker Jerry Mundell referring to motherhood as the traditional cornerstone of the family. We could relate and appreciate Jerry's talk whether our mothers be living or deceased. On a more uplifting note, potted floral plants were given to attending mothers who were the youngest, oldest, having the most grandchildren and who traveled the longest distance to attend. The success for this program must also recognize organizers Lecturing Knight Marcy Simily and Debbie Driver, Lodge bulletin editor. We are also thankful for the outstanding kitchen crew which prepared and served a delicious breakfast. Debbie Driver, Lodge bulletin editor along with dedicated volunteers, were responsible for the beautiful setting in the Trophy Room where a delicious breakfast was served. Lecturing Knight Marcy Simily and ER Willie Norman, the principals responsible for the success of our Mother's Day program along with an outstanding group of great volunteers.


Elks Lodge #1625 Clean-up

Thank You from KJ Miller If when driving on Ave. K and turning into the Lancaster ElKS lodge, you might notice that it appears a little cleaner, the trees a little better shaped, the grounds are void of dead leaves and the only sign of all the tumble weeds is the black burn spot in the dirt. Then you might notice that all the weeds in the storage lot and all around the campgrounds are gone and the whole area was completely raked and cleaned of hunks of concrete, stones and various types of twigs and branches. It has been several years since the lodge has looked this neat and clean and you can thank BOB HANCOCK for putting together a yard cleaning work party. He had 25 to 30 volunteers show up on that first Wed., with each member bringing their "at home tools" which consisted of rakes, shovels, hoes, chain saws, weed wackers and even a tractor with a brush hog attachment for cutting 6 foot tall mustard plants. Not to forget a Bob Cat that had a big claw on the front loader to pick up big piles of branches. One would think that 15 or more folks could do all that cleanup in a day, but the more we cut and trimmed the more we found to do. What started out to be a one Wednesday work party turned into a 6 Wednesday work party. At a glance, the yard work doesn't look like a big deal, but several trees had to be trimmed and cut back so that the bigger rigs could get into the camp spots. After the weeds were cut we found years worth of dead leaves which had to be raked up, rocks, bottles, paper, concrete chunks, asphalt, and just general trash. To all the members that gave the lodge their time, a simple Thank You does not seem to be enough. With that being said, here is a list of members that faithfully showed up each Wednesday morning until noon or later. I had three people make up a work list and these are the folks that helped out. If I have missed anyone, I am truly sorry. Thanks to the following Members. Bob Hancock for putting this together, Lori Hancock, Steve Crowell, April Barr, KJ Miller with tractor and brush hog, Eric Alfonso, Jerry Higgs, Jerry Mundell, Sid Simily, Bill Ryan, Al Hernandez, Cliff Rhym, Jim LaRue, Pat Lynch, Jay Jenkins, Don Lingren, Dave Supin, James Temple, Monty Meeks, Pat Meeks, Barney Williamson, Wanda Olson, Willie Norman, Cynthia Brehm, Ivan Mihaljevich with his bobcat, Jess Baker, Lori Smith, Duane Svoda, and Lenny Guerra. Thank you doesn't seem quite enough but it is all I can offer. KJ Miller

Elks Lodge 1625
Casino Night
On February 22nd, Lancaster Elks had a festive evening as the lodge hosted its annual Casino Night fundraiser. This fun event was very well attended and everyone from amateurs to "card sharks" seemed to have a great time. Event chairperson Bee Wright is to be congratulated for organizing such a successful, fun-filled event.