Entries by Tony Bonacum

Helping VA Hospital with donations…

Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 is helping the Domiciliary and Psychiatric, unit at James A Haley VA Hospital which includes homeless veterans. Their immediate need was for T-Shirts and underwear for both men and women, and men’s athletic shoes. These patients come in to the program with nothing, and most are wearing shoes that are worn […]

Lodge Helping Vets in Lakeland -Donations

Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 is helping our local veterans at the Lakeland Veterans Center on Ariana. We have donated $575.00, of beverages, that includes: 20 cans of coffee, 12 cans of creamer, 2,000 packets of sugar, 12 cases of Gatorade and 15 cases of soda. These items are used by the veterans during counseling and […]

Veterans Day Ceremony and Fish Fry Success

Veterans Day Ceremony and Fish Fry on November 11th, was a huge success.  Speakers, Bill Norden and Boomer Bass, gave very heartfelt and moving speeches.  Garry Malone sang Hallelujah and Bob Decker of the Florida Bras Band performed taps. We had 5-6 Veterans from the James A Haley Out Patient Foster Program join us for […]

MFH Vets come to Dinner at the Lodge

Medical Foster Home Vets I am very excited to tell you that we have worked out details to host a small number of veterans, from the Lakeland Outpatient Foster Program and their caregivers,  on the second Wednesday of the month for dinner and socialization. Thanks Char These are Lakeland Community based Veterans, that James A […]

New Year’s Eve Dinners for our First Responders

New Year’s Eve for our First Responders We will be delivering New Year’s Eve dinners to our local fire stations and Lake-land Police department to show our ongoing appreciation for all that they do for our city. Date: December 31, 2017, Cooking starts at 10:00 a.m. Delivery times will begin at 3:00 We need volunteers […]

Veterans Committee Update Nov 2017

On Sunday October 15th, Lakeland Elks 1291, visited James A Haley Hospital. With 30 volunteers, we were able to cook and serve 600 meals, with about 425 of those going to veterans, the rest to staff. Mobile patients, enjoyed music and karaoke in the picnic are, along with their meal, while those who were not […]

Lakeland Elks Lodge Annual Fall Golf Tournament

Annual Fall Golf Tournament Members, Guests, and Ladies welcome!  The Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 will hold it’s Annual Fall Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Clevelend Heights Golf Course. A shotgun start will be at 1pm. Members and guests are invited. The cost is $60 per person. Dinner will follow at the […]