Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 is celebrating 94 years of service in Ticonderoga and the surrounding communities, while celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Recently we met with Richard A. Nadeau, Past Exalted Ruler (P.E.R.) and Exalted Ruler Peggy Lamb to learn more about this observance. Peggy is the current Exalted Ruler at Ticonderoga Lodge #1494, has also served as Chairman of the Elks National Foundation for the last 12 years and is a recipient of the Leadership Award for last 12 years from the Elks National Foundation. Richard is a Past Exalted Ruler (P.E.R.), has served as Treasurer and Promotional Coordinator. Both of these respected members are deeply involved with the Elks organization, and invested in continuing the work that the Lodge has done in our community for nearly a century.
The Ticonderoga Elks undertakes a number of charitable programs and events, providing money and support for many causes. From a Kids Fishing event dedicated to the late John Ives, a long time Elks member and local youth advocate, to an annual Dictionary Project, to their support for countless other causes and organizations, their presence is felt strongly throughout our community year round.
Ticonderoga Elks Anniversary Celebration
To commemorate this historic anniversary, the Lodge will be holding an open house on February 17, 2018. This fun Calcutta night will include cash prizes, and commemorative Souvenirs for the first 100 attendees.
Did You Know: Ticonderoga Lodge #1494 FAQ’s
Although the Elks organization and its members are a familiar presence in Ticonderoga, there are some facts that you might not know!
- On March 15, 1923, application was submitted to apply for a charter collage in the village of Ticonderoga.
- At the time of the application, the Lodge was expected to serve homes in southernEssex County, northern Washington County, Hague, Silver Bay, and Sabbath Day Point in Warren County.
- The initiation of the Ticonderoga Lodge #1494, BPOE Elks, took place on July 1, 1924.
- The first Exalted Ruler of Lodge #1494 was Charles A. Hunt
- Since the founding of the Local Lodge 94 years ago, the Elks have donated $1,255,755 to our local an
- The mission of the benevolent and protective order of Elks of the USA:
“To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice,Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate a good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States Of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that “Elks care – Elks share”.
The Elks presence is steeped in tradition and a culture of service, but they work hard to maintain and grow their contemporary presence and reach prospective new members. As part of their initiative to remain strong and vibrant presence in the local community, they recently hosted a Monthly TACC “After business mixer” at the Lodge, where they presented to the group and received a number of new applications.
For more information on the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494, call (518) 585-2277, or visit their Facebook page. You can also learn more about the Elks organization by clicking on the images below. (Click on image to enlarge)
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