Dart Season 27, to start Jan 16

Attention all Lodge members:

Just a reminder and confirmation that we will be having our meeting on Thursday Jan 9th at 6:30 pm. The meeting is not mandatory but as always we encourage everyone to attend. League play will start the following week on the 16th.
We will be seeing some new faces, finalizing our rosters and going over a few proposals for rule changes for the upcoming season. If you know of anyone interested in playing who is not on this email please invite them to join us for the meeting or they can contact JC, Shannon or myself.
If you have not confirmed or let us know whether or not you are playing, playing with a new partner, or searching for a partner please reply to me before the meeting if possible. This will give us better idea of what our season will look like regarding the schedule and division placements.
Thanks to all and hope to see you next week.

Merry Christmas and a happy New year to everyone!

Our winter dart league is starting in January. Are you ready? Please let me, JC  or Phil know if you are playing in the next league.  RESPOND to me only or let any of us know. If you know of any new folks that want to play, there will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board between the bathrooms tomorrow (thanks David Bell). Also if you need a partner sign up!

As soon as we find out how many teams, we will work on a start date and schedule.

Here’s a to 2020 and Art and I playing better!


Shannon aka She

Elks Riders to Ride to Tavares -Jan 12

The Lakeland Lodge Chapter of the Elks Riders will Ride to Tavares on Jan 12, 2020.

Starting point will be the End Zone at 8:30 am for a departure at 9:00am.

Contact and Elks Rider member at the Lodge for details.

Dec/Jan Issue of the “Antlers” is ready for reading…

Check out the latest issue of the Antlers Newsletter, December, 2019/January 2020. Click HERE

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

Golf League 2019 July-Dec Schedule Posted

The Lodge Monday Golf League schedule for the second half of 2019 has been posted on the Monday Golf League page. Go to that page to print a copy of the schedule.

All golfers are welcome – skill is not a requirement. The League plays a quota points system that evens out skill levels. Come out and have some fun with a stick and a ball.

Golf photo

Golf League Fall Schedule 2019

2019 Scholarship Awards Banquet -Success


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 of that student’s accomplishments including their community service, their school and community involvements, leadership positions held, and honors and awards received.

Receiving $1,000 Lakeland Lodge Legacy Scholarships were Adele Barski, a senior at Johnson Ferry Christian Academy in Marietta, Georgia, who is the granddaughter of Lodge member Ed Barski; and Lauren Musselman, a senior at George W. Jenkins Senior High School and the granddaughter of Lodge member Janet Bentley.

Receiving $1,000 Lakeland Lodge Scholarships were Hannah Womersley from All Saints Academy in Winter Haven, Abby Branham from Lakeland Christian School, Demetrius Rasmussen from Mulberry Senior High School, and Gabrielle Snyder from International Baccalaureate at Bartow Senior High School.

Receiving $1,250 Lakeland Lodge Scholarships were Jasper Montgomery from International Baccalaureate at Bartow Senior High School, Parrish Westmoreland from Bartow Senior High School, Anthony Amato from Winter Haven Senior High School, Jacquelin Flores from Mulberry Senior High School, and Olivia Potthast from Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School in Winter Haven.

Elizabeth Gonzalez, a senior at International Baccalaureate at Bartow Senior High School received a $1,500 Scholarship from our Lodge.

At the close of the Awards Ceremony, Norwine announced that five of our 2019 recipients – Gonzalez, Potthast, Flores, Amato, and Rasmussen – made it through district judging to the state, but, unfortunately, were not selected to receive national awards.

Featured speaker for the evening was Nicole Welch, a Lakeland Mental Health professional who has dedicated her life to teaching and showing others how to use their Godgiven instincts and emotions combined with her field tested strategies to connect quickly, influence at a higher level and achieve more in any interpersonal encounter. Nicole spoke to the students and all in attendance about the importance of Mission & Motivation in life. She encouraged everyone to seek a mission and let it be your guiding light. She also advised the students that as they go off to further their educations they will need to learn how to “parent” themselves. This is where motivation becomes important in the development of selfdiscipline in order to “do what needs to be done.”

Exalted Ruler Vicki Baker welcomed the students being honored and their families to Lodge 1291 and reviewed for them the scope of the Lodge’s other charitable activities (Veterans programs, Boys & Girls Club programs, and sponsorship of the Brotherhood Ride). Vicki also presented each of recipients their certificates and awards.

In closing the evening’s program, Norwine acknowledged the school administrators and counselors present and thanked the students’ parents for all their support, encouragement and sacrifice that enabled our scholarship recipients to have distinguished and service oriented high school experiences.

2019 Recipients

Back Row L-R : Dave Norwine, Scholarship Chair; Demetrius J. Rasmussen. Mulberry Senior High School; Parrish A. Westmoreland, Bartow Senior High School; Abby G. Branham, Lakeland Christian School; Gabrielle L. Snyder, International Baccalaureate Bartow High School; Anthony M. Amato, Winter Haven Senior High School;

Front Row L-R: Hanna D. Womersley, All Saints Academy, Winter Haven; Jacquelin Flores, Mulberry Senior High School; Lauren A. Musselman, George W. Jenkins Senior High School; Olivia M. Potthast, Chain of Lakes Collegiate Senior High School; Elizabeth Gonzalez, International Baccalaureate Bartow High School; Jasper L. Montgomery, International Baccalaureate Bartow High School; Vicki Baker, ER.

(Unable to attend: Adelle R. Barski, Johnson Ferry Christian Academy, Marietta, GA.)


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 8:30 pm with the exception of meeting night (third Tuesday of the month).  There is NO CHARGE, simply BYOQ (Bring your own quarters).  Coaching is available on a first come, first serve basis and no sign up is required.
Would you like to learn from the experts?  Don’t let your skills get rusty after the season ends!  If you are interested in being a coach/mentor, please let me know!  Next week Denise will be joining JC and Mac as a coach and sharing her tips and tricks for topping the darts charts.  I had the opportunity to benefit from her dart knowledge last night so C-League, watch out!
If you have any questions, feel free to email, call or text me!  Spread the word to the newbies or those who would like to play darts but don’t know how as well.  The Darts Clinic goals are to assist those who would like to play better and teach those who don’t know how to play.
We also had quite a few spectators in the lounge, so check it out on Tuesday of next week!  I hope you can join in the fun!

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.