Entries by Tony Bonacum

Brotherhood Ride receives check for $7000

On May 26th, Vicki Baker, Lodge ER , presented a check for $7000 to Jeff Morse of the Brotherhood Ride at the Florida State Convention. These funds are a result of fundraising efforts this past year from the members of the Lakeland Lodge. Lakeland Lodge is proud to be the Home Lodge for the Brotherhood […]

4th of July Picnic Fundraiser

Lets celebrate the 4th and support our Vets. Wednesday July 4, 1-3pm (Food served at 2) “Dunk” Tank! Brats, Burgers & Dogs with Homemade coleslaw & pasta salad, corn on the cob, watermelon, & cake. Contact Char Fisher or Kristen Franks to volunteer to help out.

Lodge Gratitude Grant to be awarded June 13

This year the Lodge will use it’s Gratitude Grant to support the Strings in Need Charity. Wednesday, June 13, we will be presenting a check for $2000.00 to the local charity Strings in Need.  These funds are from the Lodge Gratitude Grant. Strings In Need will have two of their students playing for our entertainment […]

May News

Elks 1291 has been helping local veterans. We received a request that a disabled veteran in Lakeland needed a ride to Bay Pines Medical Center to finish submitting his disability paper-work. Duke Schneider graciously gave his time and made this happen. Another request was received from the James A Haley Outpatient program. They received a […]

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 […]