Entries by Tony Bonacum

From the Corner #3

The view from the corner. #3 In 2001 I was assigned to the 020 Precinct on the upper west side of Manhattan.  I was part of the Anti-Crime Unit, working plain clothes in the precinct and was going to be eligible for transfer to an investigative unit in a few months to start working towards […]

2019 Scholarship Awards Banquet -Success

2019 SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET A SUCCESS  (Photo below) Approximately 80 people were present for the awarding of 12 scholarships totaling $13,750 at the 2019 Scholarship Banquet held on March 18 at our Lodge. Serving as emcee for the evening, Scholarship Chair Dave Norwine announced each student receiving an award and shared with the audience a recap […]

Veterans Committee Update April 2019

Veterans Committee As our Fiscal Elk Year comes to an end, we want to give you updates on our recent donations. We made a donation to the James A. Haley VA Hospital, specifically targeted to the homeless veterans that they serve. The immediate need was for athletic shoes, rain jackets, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap and […]

Tuesday Night Darts Clinic -NEW

Hi Everyone, Last night was our first Tuesday Night Darts Clinic.  Ten individuals attended and were thrilled with the coaching and mentoring received!  Thank you to our coaches of week one:  JC, Mac and Rick.  Coaches will change on a week to week basis. Darts Clinics are weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to […]

The New Blog, “From the Corner”

The view from the corner. What in heaven’s name will this blog be about?  Truth be told, I am not entirely certain myself.  Will it be a place to look to see what is happening at the Lodge?  Definitely.  Will it be a place to hear what is being planned and MIGHT be upcoming?  Probably.  […]

Lodge supporting Local Veteran Facility

Lakeland Elks 1291 Giving To Local Veteran Facility Lakeland Elks 1291 donated 40 cans of creamer, 1 box of sugar packets, 2 boxes of Splenda, 10 cans of coffee, 8 cases of water, and 15 cases of soda to the Lakeland Veterans Center. The facility does not have a provision for this in their budget.  […]

Veterans Committee Report (Jan 2019)

Veterans Committee  (Previously published in the Lodge Antlers magazine.) Happy New Year from the Veterans Committee. We kept busy in December. At the December 12th, spaghetti dinner we had 11 James A. Haley Foster Veterans and their caregivers. Once again, the committee was able to make a donation of $1,000.00 to the Outpatient Foster Care […]

2019 Lakeland Elks Scholarship Golf Outing

2019 Lakeland Elks Scholarship Golf Outing Once again we are hosting The John Necessary Memorial Golf Tournament as the primary fund raiser for our Lodge 1291 Scholarship Fund for area high school seniors. The Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Huntington Hills golf course. The format will be a […]