2019 Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet

Our Lodge’s Annual Scholarship Banquet will be held at the Lodge on Monday, March 18, with dinner served at 6:30 pm and the Awards Program to follow. Twelve high school seniors will be receiving awards this year, totaling $13,750.

Lodge members are welcome to attend this Banquet, however, the meal price is $8.00 and reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 13.

Here is a recap of our Scholarship Process. Students had a November 15 deadline to submit their applications online to the Elks National Foundation. On December 4, we received 28 applications from area high school seniors who selected our Lodge as the one to which they wanted their applications routed.

Our Scholarship Committee (Ed Carley, Vicki Baker, Chris Scott, and Dave Nor-wine as Chairperson) met on several occasions and exchanged numerous emails concerning accessing and evaluating the applications online. Each committee member proceeded to score each of the 28 applications, in the areas of community service, extracurricular involvement, leadership, awards and honors, employment, and an evaluation of an essay submitted by each student. In doing their scoring, the committee utilized guidelines set forth by the Elks National Foundation. As a result of our committee’s efforts, the twelve (12) high school seniors who will be receiving 2019 Lakeland Elks Scholarships were selected.

2018 Recipients

The Feb-Mar Issue of the “Antlers” is ready for reading…

Check out the latest issue of the Antlers Newsletter, Feb-Mar 2019. Click HERE

Remember; the Antlers pages are now in the  Members Only Section and are password protected. Contact the Lodge Secretary for the password.

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 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. 


Price includes Green Fees & Cart plus Prime Rib Dinner at the Lodge. Extra dinners are $20.00 per person. Dinner served at 7:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the Lodge, along with an auction to support our Scholarship Fund.

Registration forms are now available at the bar in the lodge and on the Lodge website. (Click Here) Additional dinners are available for $20.

All registration forms along with the money for the outing are due at the lodge no later than Monday, February 13th.

Hole sponsorships are also available for $100.00. If interested in being a hole sponsor, sponsor forms are available at the Lodge.

Non-golfers are welcome to support the Lodge’s Scholarship Program by making a donation to the Lodge Secretary and designating it for the Scholarship Fund.

Thank you for your anticipated support.

Dave Norwine, Golf Outing Coordinator


We have 28 slots available for this year’s event. The first 28 Teams to return both a Registration Form & payment will secure a slot in the field.

Dart Season Starts Jan 10

Attention all Lodge members:

The next dart season starts in just two weeks on Jan 10th. I am sending an email out to all that have played in the last 4 years or so that might be interested in playing in our Fall 2019 Season.
I have some info on new players and existing team changes. If you played last season and are playing this season there is no need to respond.
If you are rejoining the league, new to the league, have changes to your team, or are not playing next season please respond to me only. Also if you know of anyone that did not receive this email and might be interested please forward the email and my info to them.
If you are interested in playing but don’t have a partner or have any questions please respond to me only as well. We should be able to find you a partner. I plan to have a final roster established in the next week. I will send out a confirmation email of players next Thursday and have the start of our 2019 schedule done by Tuesday the 8th.
I do not know what the rosters will look like yet but it is likely we will continue with the 3 division format that we used last season.
Because we are not having a pre-season meeting please feel free to send any comments/complaints, suggestions or recommendations to me. We will do our best to address each issue appropriately before the start of next season.
We are looking forward to a great season.  Good luck to all.



Update: The date for submitting applications has passed. Selection is now taking place. Good luck to all.

Both the Elks National Foundation’s and our local Lodge1291’s Scholarship Programs are underway. To access both of these programs, high school seniors should contact their school ’ s guidance counselors and work with the guidance staff in  completing their applications for the 2019 Most Valuable Student  (MVS) Scholarship Program.

All applications are to be completed online by accessing them at enf.elks.org/mvs. Within the body of the application,  students can select which of the five (5) closest lodges to their home address they want to receive their applications. PLEASE INFORM ANY STUDENTS YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN YOUR FAMILY, TO DESIGNATE LAKELAND LODGE 1291 TO RECEIVE THEIR APPLICATIONS. The deadline for making application to the MVS Program is November 15, 2018.


If any member of Lakeland Lodge 1291 has a child or grandchild who is a high school senior planning to attend a college or university next year (2019), please have them complete a MVS application as explained above. I am also asking that you let me know that your child or grandchild is applying by dropping me an email at djnorwine@gmail.com. If your child or  grandchild attends a high school outside the Lakeland area, please let me know that as well because special provisions need to be made to get a  “hard copy” of their application to our local Scholarship Committee for consideration. In addition, children and grandchildren of active Lakeland Lodge members can also apply directly to the Elks National Foundation (ENF) for a Legacy Award. THIS IS SEPARATE FROM AND IN ADDITION TO THE MVS PROGRAM AND OUR LOCAL LODGE’S PROGRAM. Legacy applications are also done online at enf.elks.org/leg and the deadline for Legacy applications is February 1, 2019 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.

As our Lodge’s Scholarship Chairperson, I am very willing to discuss the various Elk Scholarship Programs with any of our members and answer any questions you might have. Again, my email address is djnorwine@gmail.com


Dave Norwine, Lodge 1291

Scholarship Chairperson

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Buy a Pink Ribbon

Support the Elks supporting October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pink ribbons, only $5.00 on sale now at our Lakeland Elks Lodge. See Sher or your bartender.

SOLD OUT– “Puttin’ on the Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness

4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event will be held at the Lakeland Elks Lodge, BPOE, on Harden Blvd. This event is Open to the Public.

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Elks Day at the Rays Bus Trip

11th Annual Elks Day at the Rays

RAYS vs. Baltimore
FIRST PITCH: 1:10 P.M.  Bus leave the Lodge: 10:00 A.M. – Return to Lodge 6:30pm.

Lodge Harry Anna Fundraiser $60 – (Deadline – must be paid by 8/27)

Bus ride to and from Lodge, Bus leaves 10am, – Elks tote bag or Rays hat, Lunch & Snacks – BYOB

This is a Harry Anna fundraiser for our lodge.  The rays donate $5 of each ticket we purchase goes to HA in our lodge’s name.
We need 25 to break even on the bus. Any more will be more money for Harry Anna.

Senior Orphans this years Gratitude Grant recipient

We are pleased to announce that this year our Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 has been given the Gratitude Grant. This Grant will be given to this year’s recipient—Senior Orphans of Polk County Florida. This is an organization that was founded over 25 years ago to assist those less fortunate. They provide to the neediest of seniors—those on a fixed income of no more than $600.00 a month!! They are faced with the choice of eating or buying much needed medications on a daily basis. As our Elks Lodge always does—we hope, with YOUR help, to do our best to add to this grant. For the entire month of August 2018, our lodge will be holding a drive for additional items and funds to assist them. Please, bring your donations to the lodge—that’s all you’ll need to do.

Our goal is to add an additional $500.00, be it in supplies or cash donations, to the Grant Funds.

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