Massapequa Elks Drug Awareness Committe Award Scholaships to two Massapequa High School students from the SADD Club
Massapequa Elks Drug Awareness Committe Deliver Drug Awareness Coloring Books and Bookmarks To Local Libraries
A Massapequa Student won the Elks Drug Awareness Poster contest at the Lodge, District and State Level. She went on to compete nationally and her Poster will be put in the Elks Drug Awareness coloring book that will be distrubuted to children thoughout the United States.
Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 partnered with Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, YES Community Council and the Nassau county police, 7th precinct for our a spring drug take back. 90 Lbs of expired and unused pharmaceuticals were collected to be disposed of properly.
Massapequa Elks held a Murder Mystery event to help raise money for Elks Major Projects. Money raised by the Massapequa Elks will be sent to United Cerebral Palsy and a portion will be set aside to hold our annual Christmas Party for children in our community with United Cerebral Palsy. This years event was a huge suceess and raised over 11,000.00. Murder Mystery Manhattan that performed at the nights event brought many followers to support the Elks and make this event so sucessful. Many thanks to our sponsors, Life Vac, Arthur Lih, Universe, Kate Powell and Angela Testa, Signiture premier properties.
Massapequa Elks Lodge gave a $1000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior at the Massapequa High School. Funds were raised by Elk members Tom and Kathy Harringon, at a Golf Outing held in August. In addition two other scholarship was given out for $250 each by our drug awareness committe to two graduating students from the SADD Club. These students have gone above and beyond in preventing and educating the community on the dangers of drug addiction. The SADD club has partnered with the Elks Drug Awareness Chair, Margaret Motis, MTA and Yes Communtiy Counsel to reach out to parents in our community during Safe Halloween, and in the classrooms during Red Ribbon Week in October. The Massapequa Elks donated Drug Awareness coloring book, and bookmarks for these events. The Drug awareness committe raised money for this purpose during their Halloween Party and the Elks Holiday fair.
Massapequa Elks held a Drug Awareness poster and essay contest in the Massapequa School district. The theme was the best me is drug free. Students who won at lodge level received a $30 gift card to fun stuff toys. Two of the student went to compete at state level and won at state level.
Massapequa Elks Drug Awareness Committe Hold a Community and Cars event to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.
Massapequa Elks work with Yes Community Counsel, Massapequa Takes Action, and Nassau County Police Department, 7th Precinct in a Drug Take Back Event held at the Massapequa High School. 150 pound of pharmaceuticals were collected. The Elks and Yes Community handed out tote bags with literature for all ages pertaining to drug awareness. We had a visit from our assemblyman Michael Durso and his wife as well as our South East District State Vice President Brian Stekler.
Massapequa Elks Lodge Drug Awareness Committee partners with Yes Community Counsel, Massapequa Takes Action, and the community to clean up the preserve.. Elk members Dennis Hearn, Dr. Lisa Brody, Al Motis, Ann Hearn, Arthur Lih.
Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 held its 6th annual PDDGER Richard T. Smith Golf Outing at Timber Point Golf Course in Great River, NY. Event Chairman Tom Harrington (Lodge Treasurer) and Co-Chairman Kathy Harrington hosted the outing. Lunch back at the Lodge with chef Exalted Ruler Richard Milhaven. We had another successful event and awarded “The PDDGER Richard T. Smith Scholarship” of $1000.00 to a local High School senior toward their college education, as well as $500.00 to N.Y. Major Projects.
Massapequa Elks 2162 Collected non perishable items at their Halloween Party Fundraiser. Every person that walked in the door with a donation recieved a free raffle ticket for a door prize. Our lodge took in $450 dollars worth of food. The food will be donated to the local food pantries.
On Thursday September 19, Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 Veterans committee went to Northport VA hospital to make Halloween crafts with the disabled women’s group of disable Veterans. Crafts were purchased with funds raised through out the year.
Massapequa Elks lodge 2162 partnered with Massapequa Takes Action and Yes Community Councel to provide drug awareness material for Massapequa High School Safe Halloween Event. Massapequa Elks 2162 donated 900 Drug Awareness coloring books to be put in tote bags that will handed out to children in grades k-3 by Massapequa High School's SADD Club
For Red Ribbon Week Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 held a Halloween Party Fundraiser to help raise funds for their drug awareness program. Members made Red Ribbons and gave them to each guest with literature about Red Ribbon Week. Massapequa's Drug Awareness chair, Margaret Motis asked all attendees to wear their ribbons proudly to help spread the word to our families and friends about the dangers of opioid abuse. She stated "If we save just one person then all our efforts were worth it " . There were 91 people in attendance including members, friends and family, Frank Hunt Past District Deputy and members from New York Lodge 1 also attended to show their support. . Even their skeletons wore their ribbons for the event.
Massapequa Elks Invite Families And Concerned Community Members for Drug Awareness Seminar and Narcan Training
Our Drug Awareness Committee held a seminar on the Dangers of Vaping, Opioid Abuse and Overdose prevention along with Narcan training. Margaret Motis, Massapequa’s Lodge Drug Awareness Chair and her co chairman Steve Monty brought in guest speakers from St Joseph’s Hospital, Nassau County District Attorney office, and Yes Community Council for this informative presentation. Every family received Narcan training and a free kit. There were over 68 people in attendance ranging from ages 15 years old thru adult. South East District Deputy John Nuzzi and Past District Deputy Frank Hunt came to the seminar in support of the program. The Drug Awareness Committee Nancy Parente, Julie Argueta, Margaret Keogh, Nancy Black, Edgar Shepherd, Annmarie Brown, Dean Brown, Dan McCann, Joann McCann, Lisa Donohue, Eileen Sabella and Danny Rendina greeted members of our community and handed out goody bags with cookies and drug awareness material. Refreshments and bottled water were served and donated by its members.
On July 11th Members of Massapequa Elks Lodge honor our nations Veterans by attending the funeral of five Veterans that had no families or were homelss. The funeral was held at the Long Island National Cemetary. These veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our country and deserve to be honored.. We are grateful to be able to do our part in honoring our nation’s veterans during their funeral service. It is our way of giving back to those who have put their lives on the line to defend our freedom.
On June 20,2019 Members of Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 went to the VA Hospital in Northport, Members Kathy Harrington and Margart Keogh Lecturing Knight met with the female veterans during their monthly meeting at the Community Living Center to create Forth of July decorations. The lodge provided the crafts from funds raised throughout the year.
For the year 2018-2019 Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 was awarded second place in the state in membership gain. Our lodge brought in 22 new members through out the year. Award was presented by John M Nuzzi Sr, DD Elect to our Lodge Secretary James Justice PER and Pete LaRosa PER
For the elk year 2018-2019 Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 acheived over $10.00 per person for major projects (Cerebral Palsy) per capita. Award was presented to Peter LaRosa PER by John M Nuzzi Sr, DD Elect, Frank Hunt District Deputy and William Schmidt Past DD
Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 members collected and put together care packages for its Adopted Active Troops. Six boxes were shipped out to our "adopted" Active Duty Troops containing items that they specifically requested - coffee, laundry detergent, chocolate bars, Girl Scout Cookies and Cup O Soup!
June 7th was a very busy day for the Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162. James Justice, Lodge Secretary attended Boy Scout Eagle Award Ceremonies in both Wantagh and Massapequa. Margaret Motis, Trustee and Margaret Keogh, Lecturing Knight attended the Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony in Massapequa. Our officers presented Certificates of Honor on behalf of our Exalted Ruler Richard Milhaven and the Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162.
Nancy Parente presented three Gold Awards recipients from the Wantagh/Seford association wiith a Certificate of Honor from Exalted Ruler Richard Milhaven on behalf of Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162. The Girls Scout Gold Award is the highest achieved award in Girl Scouts The Eagle and Girls Scout Gold Award is the highest achieved award in Scouting. It was our pleasure to attend these ceremonies in recognition of these scouts
Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 celebrated flag day at Birch Lane School in Massapequa . The Students, school band and the orchestra participated in this event. The Elks represented the flags through the ages from the pine tree flag carried by the continental forces in the battle of Bunker Hill to present day. Participating Elk Members were Dan McCann, Eileen Sabella, Greg Vogel, Art McQuillan, Edgar Shepherd Jr., Candace Shepherd. Joe Russo, Kathleen Harrington, Tom Harrington and Frank Delaney. In additon to the Birch Lane celebration the lodge had a flag day celebration at our members meeting in honor of Flag Day.
Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 reaches out to Community Libraries to help raise awareness about drug prevention. Our Drug Awareness Committee brings 100 Drug Awareness coloring books and 100 book marks to Wantagh, Seaford, Plainedge, Massapequa, Amittyville and Copiague Libraries for their summer reading programs. In addition to the color books and book marks Massapequa Elks gave educational material about opiod abuse, dangers of vaping, drinking and driving to the copiague library for their parent section.