<![CDATA[​Massapequa Elks ​<br />Lodge #2162​ - Lodge News]]>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:09:47 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Massapequa Elk Members go Christmas Caroling to our Stay at Home  members]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:08:36 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/massapequa-elk-members-go-christmas-caroling-to-our-home-bound-members]]><![CDATA[On Dec 9, 2018 Massapequa Elks # 2162 held a Ginger Bread Making contest to raise money to send care packages to active troops.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:38:36 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/on-dec-9-2018-massapequa-elks-2162-held-a-ginger-bread-making-contest-to-raise-money-to-send-care-packages-to-active-troops
<![CDATA[On Nov 11, 2018 Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 Holds their first Holiday Fair and hands out over 50 drug awareness coloring books and book marks.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:37:44 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/on-nov-11-2018-massapequa-elks-lodge-2162-holds-their-first-holiday-fair-and-hands-out-over-50-drug-awareness-coloring-books-and-book-marks<![CDATA[Massapequa Elks Lodge donate 60 Life Vacs to each family at our Annual Cerebral Palsy Christmas Party  This yearly event serves many local community organizations such as Carmen's Road BOCES of Massapequa Park, Hagedorn Little Village School of Seaford,]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:34:36 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/massapequa-elks-lodge-2162-donate-over-60-life-vacs-to-families-with-children-with-special-needs
<![CDATA[We are now on FaceBook]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:27:12 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/we-are-now-on-facebookPicture
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<![CDATA[Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 Help Raise Drug Awareness]]>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:34:11 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/st-patricks-day-dance
​From left:  Margaret Motis, Board of Trustee and Event Coordinator, Adrienne LoPresti, LCSW R Associate , from Yes Community Counsel Center, Steve Monty, Director of Security from St Joseph Hospital, Jade Michaels, Drug Awareness Committee Chairman, Pete LaRosa, Exalted Ruler, Frank Hunt, District Deputy of South East District, Brian Steckler, Drug Awareness chairman of South East District.
On September 26th 2018 Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 held a Drug Awareness Seminar in partnership with YES Community Counsel and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition.  There were over 65 attendees which included Elk Members, Members of the Massapequa community as well as neighboring towns. Massapequa Elks Exalted ruler Pete LaRosa opened the seminar speaking about the Elks Commitment to our community and the need to raise awareness about the Opioid epidemic. Drug Awareness Chairman of the South East District Brian Steckler spoke on the importance of bringing the Elks and community together with Elk programs such as the Red Ribbon Week.  Adrienne LoPresti, LCSW R Associate Director at YES Community Council center delivered an engaging presentation on opioid abuse, overdose, and prevention. She also provided Narcan training for all in attendance. Each attendee was given a Narcan kit to take home.  Narcan Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.  Steve Monty Elk Member and Director of Security at St. Joseph Hospital spoke about the opioid epidemic and the amount of overdose patients that are seen in the emergency room in his hospital. The Program was very educational and informative.    
<![CDATA[THE SECRETARY’S DESK]]>Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:32:53 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/the-secretarys-desk
​Congratulations to Daniel Jackson, Michael Harman & Michael Riggi for receiving the recognition they justly deserve for their heroic and lifesaving actions at our recent “Oktoberfest”. On November 21st they were honored by Massapequa Lodge, Grand Lodge and the community as well. You three really showed that Elks care. 
<![CDATA[Lodge Hosts Annual Memorial Service for Our Absent Members]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:40:35 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/lodge-hosts-annual-memorial-service-for-our-absent-members
​You have heard the tolling of 11 strokes.
This is to remind us that with Elks,
the hour of 11 has a tender significance. 
Wherever Elks may roam, 
whatever their lot in life may be, 
when this hour falls upon the dial of night, 
the great heart of Elkdom swells and throbs.
It is the golden hour of recollection, 
the homecoming of those who wander, 
the mystic roll call of those who will come no more.
Living or dead, Elks are never forgotten, never forsaken.
Morning and noon may pass them by, 
the light of day sink heedlessly in the West,
but ere the shadows of midnight shall fall, 
the chimes of memory will be pealing forth
the friendly message,
"To our absent members."

Our Absent Members
May They Never Be Forgotten

​History of The Toast

Since Mondays meant going back to work (or because some legitimate gathering spots opened at the stroke of midnight), the meetings would break up around eleven. Any leftover food would be consumed or sent off to the unemployed performers along with the charitable collection.

​This left the beverages and brought about the first ritual to be transplanted into Elkdom. All would fill their glasses and drink a toast to those whose misfortunes had made them absent from the gathering, after a custom Vivian relayed from the English Order of Buffaloes in commemoration of the eleven o'clock curfew imposed by Eilliam of Normandy after the Battle of Hastings.

The same prayerful sentiment for friends at risk out in the world in 1066 was appropriate for those who were absent from the circle of friends in 1867. Thus came into existence both the Jolly Corks eleven o'clock toast - from a tradition spanning 8 centuries - and a few months later the Elks eleven o'clock toast to deceased or distant Elks. By the time the Corks met on Delancey Street in January of 1868, this custom was informally but well established.

<![CDATA[Massapequa Elks #2162 Buy a Brick Fundraising Program]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:39:54 GMThttp://massapequaelks.org/lodge-news/massapequa-elks-2162-buy-a-brick-fundraising-program
3 Lines 17 Letters Each Donation of $50.00

3 Lines 10 Letters Each With Logo Choice Donation of 60.00

Elk logo & Dove Logo available 

Order Forma Available at Lodge Bar  - 
Please bring Payment to the lodge 

​Any questions please call Gina Munsey cell {631} 742-2260 or Lodge {516} 798-2162