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 to help cook and/or deliver dinner to 8 locations. Donations to cover the cost are also VERY much appreciated.

Contact: Sandy Fuschetti (863)944-2903 or sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board at the lodge.

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 had their meal delivered to their room. We would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped make this trip a huge success. Their hard work and dedication, made the event flawless.

We were once again able to provide numerous toiletries and comfort items for the veterans, along with an additional gift of $1,000.00, in gift cards to Wal-Mart and various restaurants that are within walking distance to the hospital. This was made possible with your support and generosity through our fundraisers, therefore, another huge thank you to all that have donated, supported and volunteered.

November 11th, at 11am. Veterans Day. All I can say is wow! If you missed our ceremony this year, then you missed a great one. Our speakers, Bill Norden and Boomer Bass, gave very heartfelt and moving speeches. Garry did a phenomenal job with singing Hallelujah. We need to give a special thank you to Dan Gilbert for his donation of the Patriotic booze basket. Also, a special huge thank you goes to Andy Haynes’ mother for making and donating the quilt. It was a beautiful quilt, done in a Patriotic theme, and she did an amazing job on it. The quilt auctioned for $805.00. We cannot thank her, and Andy and April, enough, for making this happen, a true example of Elks Care, Elks Share. It was a great day. To honor and pay tribute to all that have served, or is serving our country is our num-ber one priority as Elks!

One last reminder, our visiting veterans will be returning the second Wednesday in December, the 13th, for spaghetti dinner. They truly enjoy their time at our lodge, so please come and get to know them.

Char and Kristen

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 Lodge.

All proceeds help support the general expenses of the Lodge.

Price includes Green Fees & Cart, Range Balls plus a Chicken Parmigiana Dinner at the Lodge. Extra dinners are $10.00 per person. Dinner served at 6:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the Lodge.

Hole Sponsorships are available for $100.00

Registration forms are available at the Lodge,   on the website,  (see Below)  or they can be printed HERE.

Fall Golf Outing – Reg. Form 17

Brotherhood Ride Fundraiser (Update)

The April Brotherhood Ride fundraiser was a huge success. The Lodge raised $4655.00. A check for that amount was presented by the Lodge ER, Bob Fuschetti to Jeff Morse of the Brotherhood ride at the State Convention in Orlando. (photo)


Golf League 2017 July-Dec Schedule Posted

The Lodge Monday Golf League schedule for the second half of 2017 has been posted on the Monday Golf League page.

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


July through December, 2017


NOTE: Our play begins with a shotgun start. Players are expected to be at the course 30 minutes before tee time so teams can be arranged and scorecards made out.


3 Schalamar Creek
10 Huntington Hills
17 Bartow
24 Wedgewood
31 Sandpiper


7 Huntington Hills
14 Bartow
21 Wedgewood
28 Sandpiper


4 Wedgewood
11 Huntington Hills
18 Bartow
25 Sandpiper


2 Schalamar Creek
9 Huntington Hills
16 Bartow
23 Wedgewood
30 Sandpiper


6 Huntington Hills
13 Wedgewood
20 Bartow
27 Sandpiper


4 Wedgewood
11 Bartow
18 Sandpiper
25 Merry Christmas! – No Golf


Lodge Awards Students $12,000 in Scholarships

Our Lodge awarded $12,000 in scholarships to 10 area high school students at an Awards Dinner on Monday, March 27, 2017.

(photo) L-R: Aneesha Katri, Lindsay Henderson, Olivia Dunbar, Mark Daniels- Lodge ER, Kaitlin Smith, Sebastian Almeida, Lauren Latimer, William Smith, Madison Pistoria, Mikenlyn Cain, Dave Norwine -Lodge Scholarship Chair, Hailey Ostwalt