Veterans Day – Please read

Dear Members of Carmichael Elks Lodge 2103:

On Saturday November 11th we will be celebrating Veterans Day, a national holiday that was created in 1919 by then president Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the ending of WWI, “The War to End All Wars”.  It was originally named Armistice Day, to symbolize peace in the world.  From history we know that some 22 years later World War II occurred and 6 years after that the Korean conflict started. During both of those wars the Unites States experienced the largest deployment of our military soldiers. In recognition of this, in 1954 Congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.  Since then we have experienced the war in Vietnam along with many other conflicts that have put our military soldiers in Harm’s Way. The purpose of Veterans Day is to not only honor fallen soldiers but to honor all of those who served in the United States Armed Forces that are still alive today.

As members of the Carmichael Elks Lodge we understand that honoring our military Veterans is a core tradition that has been followed since our Lodge was formed.  This is evidenced by the Veteran’s memorial that graces the front of our lodge. We are very fortunate to have the freedom we experience today as a result of those brave men and women who have served.

I am writing this letter to invite all members, both old and new, along with their family and friend to take part in our upcoming Veteran’s Day Celebration and Dinner Dance.  At the dinner dance event on the evening of Saturday November 11th you will have the opportunity to celebrate all of our Veterans along with our own special honored guest and lifetime lodge member, Mr. Charles “Chuck” Shumate.

 Many of you know Chuck as our lodge organist who provides the music at many of our Lodge events including the member initiations. Chuck is a member of what is referred to by many as the “Greatest Generation”.  Chuck proudly served in the Army during WWII. What makes Veteran’s Day extra special this year is that Chuck will be celebrating his 100th birthday that same day. 

As Chairman of the event, I am inviting all of our patriotic Elks members to help us celebrate this momentous occasion and wish Chuck a Happy Birthday as well.  Tickets for the dinner dance are $30.00 per person and it is scheduled from 5pm -9pm.  Each ticket includes a Teriyaki Chicken/ Roast Pork loin dinner and the dancing entertainment provided by Moonlight Swing Living History Big Band who recreates the sights and sounds of the Glenn Miller Army Air Corps Band of WWII. Tickets can be purchased through noon of Nov. 9th by phoning the office at 916-489-2103 or by coming into the office during regular business hours.

Thank you all for your anticipated cooperation in making this historical day a successful and memorable event that will be a lasting part of the history of Carmichael Elks Lodge 2103.

All the Best,

Larry Sikorski, Event Chairman

Monday Night Dinner Ideas

Looking for Monday Night Dinner Ideas, come on down to the Lodge. We offer Monday Night Spaghetti a couple times a month and on the other Mondays we are offering Monday Night Specials. For the Monday Night Specials you will will need to RSVP so be sure to check the dates before it is too late. Click here to go to the Monthly Events page.

Carmichael Elks Lodge #2103

Located at 5631 Cypress Avenue – Carmichael, CA 95608

Lodge Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 5:30 pm; 1st Sat of the Month 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Telephone: (916) 489-2103 (Lodge & Office)
Email: [email protected]

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