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  • EXALTED RULERS MESSAGE

    Rocky Miclat

    AMERICA YOURE BEAUTIFUL Official Publication of Lompoc Lodge #2274 B.P.O.E.

    VOLUME 38 NUMBER 3 PUBLISHED MONTHLY JUNE 2009

    June is my month to have a sighof relief. Representing our lodge at theOntario State Convention in Maypresenting our Per Capita Check toGrand Lodge was an honor worthmentioning. June 14 is the Elksth

    Flag Day, a National Holidayoriginated by the Elks and awonderful ceremony worth attending. The month ends with a Lompoctraditional community event, the

    Queen Coronation, Debut and the Flower Festival.Before ending this short message, I want to mention how

    important it is to me to recognize all Elks for theircontributions to our Lodge. I am only a title and a servant toour members. It is you who make my year as Exalted Rulercomplete. I am fortunate to have the officers who serve thisLodge in countless hours on committees and events our Lodgerequires. I could not nor would I want to do this alone.

    I am personally awarding Elk of the Month recipients,during the first Lodge meeting of each award month and givingaway a meeting recognition award on the Initiation night tointerest members in attending the lodge meeting. It is alsowith a lot of personal pride to have witnessed the manyvolunteers who sacrifice their personal time supporting thehosting of the District Ritual Competition and preparationprior to the event cleaning and freshening up the Lodge itselfThere are the Elk members who installed our new ice machinein the ballroom bar area, the Past Exalted Rulers whoorganized, planned, and raised monies for our Safety Night forour community heroes and the individuals who planned,organized and supported Student of the Year Awards Banquet.And of course, the countless, faceless members and

    nonmembers who continue to serve and support the many moreevents I have failed to have mentioned here. I am continuallyhumbled and proud to be your Exalted Ruler because of yourpersonal time and sacrifices for the benefit of our Lodge, themembers, and Elkdom. Thank you!Rocky Miclat, Exalted Ruler

    My Elk of the Month for June is Jade Kirkland. Startingher campaign as the 2009 Flower Festival Queen CandidateChairperson back in January and finishing this month, Jadewith the assistance of a few other Elk members, courageouslyselected our current candidate, Andi Goodman. Jadeorganized an ambitious program to qualify Andi as our Queencandidate and a generous contribution to our lodge. Jade hasonly been an Elk member for less than a year. A streetbarbeque, dessert sales, root beer float sales, a 1st AnnualQueen Country Ball, spaghetti feed and golf tournament arejust a few events, Jade has spent countless hours successfullyorganizing, planning, and enlisting many volunteers includingthe other queen candidates from our community. Jade is alsoresponsible with her mom, Carol, in nurturing, educating andmentoring our candidate, Andi, in this formative time as apotential Queen Representative and a young adult. Her timehelping in the development and preparation of our youths inbecoming leaders of tomorrow through this Elk youth programis extremely important and an integral part of encouragingthem for future achievement proving once again how, ElksCare - Elks Share. I can only hope Jade will continue to serveLompoc Elks with her strong outlook and enthusiasm. Thankyou, Jade, the influence of your good deeds will continue

    forever.

  • Elks Memorial An Elk is

    Never Forgotten,Never Forsaken

    Edward L. Kenney #38(Charter Member)Born: January 26,1922

    Initiated: December 3, 1953Died: November 25, 2008

    Life Member: May 12, 1987Transfered to #2274: December 20, 1962

    Max Van Ausdal #518Born: February 16, 1918

    Initiated: November 18, 1964Died: May 2, 2009

    Life Member: April 14, 1998Proposed by: W. T. Leckrone

    James Escobedo #2730Born: May 10, 1939

    Initiated: June 28, 1983Died: May 8,2009

    Sponsor: John Gowenlock

    Figure 6

    Inputs Can Be Sent To:

    Sylvia Boynton 111 N. Third St.

    Lompoc, CA 93436

    Home Phone - (805) 735-1991

    Cell Phone(805) 570-9955

    PAGE 2 LOMPOC ELKS TALE JUNE 2009

    Sickness/Distress:George Hall is still in the Convalescent Care Center.Don Rameriz is in Rehab.Doug Woolever is now cancer free.Andy Goodman (Queen Candidates dad) has kidneyfailure.John Edge has prostate cancer.

    Sympathy:Max Van Ausdal passed away.James Esobedo passed away.

    PROSPECTIVE MEMBERSThe following candidates will be investigated by the

    Investigation Committee. Anyone knowing why a candi-dateis unworthy of Lodge membership MUST report thisinformation to Investigating Committee Chair, Hugh TwoFeathers Thompson, or the Lodge Secretary (preferably inwriting) before the balloting.

    Name Occupation ProposerPatti Signorelli Security Controller Tom HayesRickey Pepper Wastewater Collection K. urt Lingel Tommy Joseph Hayes Student Tom HayesLeRoy G. Thompson Retired Wendell MinyardPatricia Villardi Retired ReinstatementJoyce F. Moiha OSA III James OGuinTom Farrell Raytheon Harlin RainsEd Dimock Heavy Equip Op Tom HayesJoe H. Burciaga Retired Robert J PerezRobert Bak HVAC Mech (LMC) Carl Watkins

    Marc Townes PCA SB Farms Tom HayesDouglas Szymanski RetiredAssociate Mem (Ldg2504)

  • FROM THE

    SECRETARYS DESK

    Gene Schaefer

    ELK LADIES AUXILIARY

    PIGGY BANKDONATIONS

    Our thanks to the following members for

    the turn-in of their Piggy Banks in April: Jerry

    Agnelli, James McIntyre, Denise Miclat, Jackie

    Scanlan, Ervin Toler and the Ladies Auxiliary.

    Our thanks to the members donating to the

    serving line pig (Boomer) $218.20. Remember

    to bring in your Purple Pig to the Lodge office

    and receive your tax deduction receipt and help

    our children with disabilities.

    JUNE 2009 LOMPOC ELKS TALE PAGE 3

    At the general meeting on May 6 the following eventsth

    were discussed and scheduled to happen:June 5 , at 10:30 am we will need pushers to bring theth

    Ladies from the Convalescent Care Center to the Lodge forlunch.

    June 6 , the Yard Sale is scheduled from 7:00 am to 2:00th

    pm. The yard sale is open to all. You can bring your items forsale and rent a table for $10.00 or donate them to the LadiesAuxiliary for them to sell. For pickup of donated items, callJanet Russell 735-4144 or Ellen Neil 736-2706.

    June 18 , we will have an Ice Cream Dessert Bar inth

    conjunction with Jerry Hogans Taco Dinner DictionaryFundraiser.

    We have had the kitchen drawers rebuilt by SanfordRussell. The project is complete and the drawers look verynice. Thank you Sanford Russell.

    If any of the ladies want to help at the Flower FestivalFood Booth look for the sign in sheet or see Billy Beattie.

    Coming events:Saturday, Sept. 12 , Street BBQ at Walgreens Parking Lot. th

    Thursday, Sept. 24 , Fundraiser - Christmas Chicken Dinner. th

    Saturday, Oct. 3 , Plans in the works for anotherrd

    Melodrama(Playing is Scary Poppins)Next Ladies board meeting June 1st at 7:00 pm.General meeting June 3rd at 7:00 pm.

    Amy Davis, Public Relations

    We had a busy month ofMay, with the District Ritual,Mothers Day and the StateConvention. We survived andall the accolades go thevolunteers at each event. Junebrings on Flag Day, State V/Pvisit, Fathers Day and theLompoc Flower Festival. So itis going to be another busymonth. All of these eventsrequire Lodge support. So be

    sure to volunteer your services at any of the events thatyou can.

    With these events, you might think the Lodge is ingood shape financially. Wrong! To accomplish all ofthese events it takes a lot of volunteer help. The Lodgecannot maintain all of the activities without the support ofthe members. The Lodge itself depends on your dues formost of its revenue. The Club depends on meals, cateredparties, etc. for its revenue. If you attended theLodge/Club budget approval, you know there is notenough money for everything. It is a tight budget. Theonly way this Lodge is going to stay open is with Lodgemembers participation in Lodge events and volunteer tohelp in the Lodge. Otherwise you are going to see manyactivities discontinued. Members delinquent dues are agrave concern, the Lapsation list is approximately 125members, this is lost revenue to the Lodge.

    Remember if your dues are not paid youcan not enter the Lodge, nor can you be signedin as a guest.

    The Flower Festival is fast approaching and again theLodge will depend on volunteers to man the Food boothat the Festival and to prepare the Lodge Float for theparade. Sign up sheets will be posted on the Loungebulletin board. Dont forget to sign up and help.

  • ESTEEMED LOYAL KNIGHT

    DICTIONARY FUND

    William Boucher

    2008-2009 STUDENT OF THE

    MONTH PROGRAM

    PAGE 4 LOMPOC ELKS TALE JUNE 2009

    Let me start off by saying Im notsure I wished all the mothers a happyday on Mothers Day, but HAPPYMOTHERS DAY.. it was a great day,much food and happiness was had byall. The weather was great allweekend, and once again the Heart ofElkdom was throbbing and beatingvery strong. Of course June brings Fathers day.So lets not forget the man who raised

    you or even someone close enough for you to call father,which counts too. Anyway I wish all fathers a great day. Getout and play some golf or go to the park ,or just sit home andwatch a ball game, you deserve it. As far as entertainment goes, The Brian Faith Band was atthe lodge on May 22, for cook your own. They have alwaysbeen a lodge favorite, and I am writing this letter before theyperform, but I am sure they will have done well. I will bebooking another band again in June, to be announced shortly. I have also been approached about bringing back Karaoke. Iwill only do this if I get enough Interest, because the last fewtimes it hasnt lasted long, and not worth the hassle. Any Newideas for Lodge activities or entertainment are alwayswelcome. You can drop the Lodge a note and have themforward it to me. As always, I wish you all the best, and lets be the best Elkswe can be. Sincerely,Pete Boucher, Loyal Knight 2274

    Put this date on your calendar June 18 as we areth

    going to have a Mexican Dinner at the Lodge. The menu willbe Tacos, beans, rice and salad for seven dollars. Dinner willbe served from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    This will help to start the fund for next yearsdictionaries. We have to order them by mid-June so that theycan be distributed to each third-grader by the first week inOctober.

    The Ladies Auxiliary will also have a dessert bar thatnight.

    I would like to thank everyone who made a donation tothe dictionary fund in memory of Marian Hurd. Thanks toJohn and his family for making it happen. With all thedonations we will be able to make our goal for this year.Thanks for your support.Jerry Hogan, Chairman

    Well, Summer is here ready or not. I hope we have niceweather for the Flower Festival as we did for the Spring ArtsFestival.

    This is a hard time for me with the Vets Push, because alot of you go on vacation. So if you can spare 2 hours on the3 Friday of the month, come to the Lodge from 11:30 AM tord

    1:30 PM and help me push the Vets over for their monthlyFish & Chips Luncheon. It will make your day. Remember itis on June 19 .th

    I will be having my annual raffle soon, so look for that. I have some very nice prizes this year.

    Aluminum cans are still coming in great, so thank you forthis. I am still laminating cards and any thing else you mightwant to preserve.FraternallyJohn Hurd, Vets Chairman

    Hello again fellow members, On April 27, 2009 the following freshman were chosen aswinners in the student of the month contest in recognition forthe months March and April 2009. From Cabrillo HighSchool - Males: Zachary Trevino and Joseph Janacek,.Females: Morgan Salm and Stacy Harmon. From LompocHigh School - Males: Joshua Zebley and Shannon Smith, Females: Ruby Mora and Megan Lemmon. We would liketo congratulate all winners. Our yearly banquet was held on the 4th of May, and was agreat success, with $1300 given away to our scholars.Congratulations to Zachary Pecyna of Cabrillo High Schooland Katilin Munoz of Lompoc High School, our Students ofthe Year. I would personally like to thank all persons involvedwith making this event a success. We already have a BBQplanned for August 15 for the year 2009-2010. But for nowth

    lets take a break and see you again in the fall.William Pete BoucherChairman, Student of the Year Program Elks lodge No. 2274

  • California-Hawaii Elks Major

    Project 2009 Theme Child,

    Mia Burton

    JUNE 2009 LOMPOC ELKS TALE PAGE 5

    Mia made her debut into the world in

    Redding, California two months before her

    mom, Christinas due date. She was a

    welcome addition to the family, which

    includes her dad, Stanley and her big sister,

    Hailey, who was five years old at the time.

    Mia was also welcomed by her loving

    grandparents, Warren and Nancy Stephens.

    Mia weighed four pounds, 15 ounces

    at birth. Complications were initially few.

    She required a feeding tube for a few days

    until she was able to coordinate her sucking

    and swallowing. She stayed in the

    Newborn Intensive Care Unit for one week and was then discharged

    to go home.

    Initially, all appeared well. After several months it was obvious

    that there was a problem with Mias left arm and leg. Her left hand

    remained tightly fisted. When she kicked, her left leg remained stiff.

    She was able to use her right hand well, but was unable to pick up

    toys with her left hand and when she began feeding herself, it was

    with her right hand only.

    Despite these differences, Mia was very active. She

    encountered challenges with some motor skills and skipped some of

    the vital components, such as crawling on her hands and knees.

    When she began walking, she was up on her toes. Because of

    tightness in her calf muscle, Mia had problems dragging her toes and

    tripping frequently.

    Mias doctor informed her parents that most likely, Mia

    suffered a stroke before she was born. The doctored ordered physical

    and occupational therapy funded by a state agency. This helped Mia

    until services were abruptly discontinued when she turned three years

    of age. It was vital that therapy be continued. Her family was at a

    loss until Mia was referred to the California-Hawaii Elks Major

    Project for help.

    Grandpa, who is a member of the Redding Elks Lodge, called

    Denise Wilson, Physical Therapist. He explained Mias problems

    and was eager to resume physical therapy for Mia. Since Mias

    parents work full time, she stays with grandpa and grandma during the

    day and they coordinate Mias therapy and other appointments.

    When Denise evaluated Mia she was surprised that Mia had not

    been referred to an orthopedic doctor. Mias calf muscle was

    extremely tight and because of this Mia continued to trip and fall.

    She will soon receive serial castings, which will progressively

    lengthen her heel-cord tendon. She will then be fitted for a brace.

    This will prevent her from going up on her toes and tripping as much.

    In the meantime, Mia continues with stretching and strengthening

    exercises. The exercises are tailored for her age and abilities and her

    home therapy program is adjusted as needed.

    Mia is a bright and delightful preschooler. Mom describes her as a

    girly girl who loves all that entails. She enjoys dolls, playing dress

    up and make believe.

    Ron Bishow 2T. Norman Hardy 2Bradford S. Kennedy 2Nils Lindman 2Lisa Mallory 2Joseph A. Marck 2Richard P. Osberg 2Domenico Signorelli 2Ray Cunningham 3Alan Marquez 3Robert Parmelee 4Johnny L McCandless 5Michael Prentice 5Rudy Rosas, Jr. 5William Miller 6Troy Sutton 6Joe H. Valencia 6Richard C. Flynn 7Harold L. Moore 7Denise M. Young 7Clinton L. Liss 8Robert E. Sherman 8Gene R. Travis 8Ronald R. Fairbanks 9Garland D. Austin 10M. Margaret Flack 10Frank Haralson 10Allan Isaac 10Dale A. Lardy 10Derril W. Shiflet 10Christina Marie Tonoli 10Billy L. Evans 11Dena Lara 11James E. Turri 11Joseph W. Costa 13Hugo Galante 13Morris G Gary 13Vincent W. Sanford 13Chester C. Waite III 13Javier Ybarra 13Angela Brooks 14Tim Costa, Jr. 14Dean Sleigh 14Alfred F. Perry 15Joaquin Viramontes 15

    Russell Harrison 16Melvin J. Barthel 17Frederick Bond 17Duane A. Hahn 17Donald Nyswonger 17James C Robb, Jr 17Edwin Brockett III 18Jeff Edwards 18Lynn T. Hedrick 18J. Howdy H. Spicer 18Danny Jimenez 19Derrin Livesay 20Benny Aguilar 21Pierre F. Chaldu 21James Montejano 21Robert K. Donald 22Anthony Yatsko 22Lori Baker 23Eric W. Berard 23Lee P. Shourds 23Dwight Kirkland 24Jamess McIntyre 24Robert H. Rogers 24Chester Wedgeworth 24Raymond F. Down, Jr. 25Steven Logsdon 25Daniel R. Smith 25Tony A. Bettencourt 26Greg Packham 26David R. Poorbaugh 26Lloyd V. Spear 26Thomas 0. Engelhardt 27Michelle M. Packham 27Alan Brewer 28Carl A. Watkins 28George P. George 29Reese E. Gibbons 29Edwin R. Key 29Kirk Romain 29Duane Schuyler 29Lannie Vercher 29Randall Beattie 30David Miley 30Randy A.Tillman 30

  • MEMBERSHIP REPORTApril 1 , 2009 1043st

    Initiated 5Transfers in 0Reinstatement 1Total Added 6Stricken from Roll - Non Payment 0Expelled 0Transfers out 1Absolute Dimits 0Deceased 1 Total Dropped 2Total April 30 , 2009 1047th

    Applicants waiting Investigation 8Candidates waiting Vote 0Candidates waiting Initiation 0

    CLUB MANAGERSCORNER

    YOUTH ACTIVITIES

    PAGE 6 LOMPOC ELKS TALE JUNE 2009

    Welcome Summer! and Congratulations toall the Graduates. I hope your futures fulfill all

    your dreams.As the Flower Festival will be at the end of the month, I

    would like to say Congratulations to our QueenCandidate, Andi Goodman. Over the past fewmonths, Andi has shown herself to be dedicated tothe cause and stayed true to herself. I believe thepersonal growth she has experienced with last a lifetime. Thank you to Jade and Carol Kirkland for all their longhours wonderful events, and creative thinking that made thisQueen Candidate special. It has been a fun ride and Andi, youare an amazing young lady. Please remember you are alwayswelcome to help decorate the float. It will be located in theElks parking lot on Friday June 26, all day

    Its back! The Chili Peppers will reunite for another TacoDinner fundraiser to benefit the Youth Activities,

    Dictionary Fund. Mark your calendars: THURSDAY JUNE 18, 2009. 6-7:30 pm.

    As many of you know this is a good dinner, ata great price of only $7.00 a plate, so come hungry.The Elks National Youth Week was a great success. I want toThank everyone that helped out in so many ways. This weekwas a time to recognize all the kids that haveworked hard in their high school studies andthe elementary reading programs. On Friday5/8 we hosted our annual hot dog party at theBoys and Girls Club. I appreciated the Lompoc P.A.L. forbringing down the rock wall, which the kids always enjoy, andalso the Rape Crisis center for bringing their Child Safeprogram, and of course the Elks Drug Awareness was alsothere. The kids love to color and this is a great way to get our

    message out. The volunteers that showed up to helpwith this day were wonderful. I could not do theseevents without you, so THANK YOU!, You truly

    are an example of Elkdom.I will be submitting the events binder for the Youth Weekcompetition. Wish me luck, and it will be on display when thejudging is over.There will be no Kids Knight in June because of Graduationsand Flower Festival. Have a great summer and see you in thelodge.Tarry Hetzel, Youth Activities Chairman

    Lunches have been picking up and everyone seems to likeknowing what one special will be on a daily basis.

    I would like to thank Betty Williams, Bonnie Braithwaite,Lil Blackwell, Liz Woodward and Rosie Vasques for cleaningthe windows in the atrium, along with Gene Schaefer and PhilHager (that cleaned the hallway cabinets) so our Lodge wouldlook great during the Ritual Contest.

    The kitchen staff and I would like to thank the LadiesClub for donating money to have the kitchen drawers replaced.Sanford Russell made the new drawers, Janet Russell paintedthem and Phil Hager helped with picking up the rollers.THANK YOU!

    Mothers Day Brunch was a huge success with manyvolunteers helping to make it happen. The list is too long toname all the volunteers, so THANK YOU TO ALL THEVOLUNTEERS!

    Fathers Day Brunch is June ~ and we are lookingforward to having another great turn out.

    If you have any questions in regard to the operation of theClub, please come and see me.Susan Batastini-Scanlan, Club Manager

  • JUNE 2009 LOMPOC ELKS TALE PAGE 7

    Eight rigs arrived at Lake Cachuma for the Maycampout. After setting up their rigs some membersenjoyed playing cards, while others sat and talked andtook in the beauty of the lake. We had the pleasure ofBonnie Peters camping with us again this month. Wewere sad to see her go back home to Oregon, but we keepin touch.

    Dinner was prepared by Bill and Patsy Miller withhelp from the Osborns, they prepared hamburgers, potatosalad and chips, with cupcakes and apple crisp for dessert.

    With Arnie busy with another weekend activity we didnot have a campfire and boy we sure missed it.

    Saturday morning we had our usual Pigout breakfastafter which we enjoyed each others company. A fewshowers in the afternoon did not disturb the BBQer Billas he prepared a Santa Maria BBQ with strawberryshortcake for dessert. Larry and Joyce from WashingtonState joined us for dinner and had their introduction to thefamous BBQ.

    A big thank you for all the hard work the Millers andOsborns did to make this a great campout.

    Our meeting was held Sunday morning with deliciousmuffins to share.The following birthdays were celebrated, Judy Jenkins,Patsy Miller, Margaret Gibson, Richard Osborn and DotCollar. Our next campout will be June 5 7 at Pismo Sands. Trail bosses will be the Almcrantzs with the Ramrothsassisting.Jane Northrup was the judge and levied fines on a fewpeople, but we all donated,Bev Kennedy, Secretary

    Origin of Flag Day

    History reveals that the first Flag Day ceremony,written by a Wisconsin school teacher, was conducted byhim on June 4, 1885, commemorating the Flags originaladoption by Congress on that date in 1777.

    In 1904, San Diego Lodge held the Elks first Flag Dayobservance, and in 1907 the Grand Lodge encouraged allLodges who had not done so already to follow suit. Thiswas followed in 1911 by the requirement for mandatoryobservance in all Lodges, thus making the Elks the firstorganization in the United States to officially do so.

    As a consequence of our Orders efforts and others,President Wilson in 1916 proclaimed national observanceof Flag Day, and on August 3, 1949, President Harry S. Truman (himself an Elk) proclaimed June 14th as theyearly official day for nationwide observance.

    The Elks also take great pride in the fact that the lateJoseph Vrtel, an Elk from Florida, was the designer of ourcurrent 50-star United States Flag.

  • NEW MEMBERSApril 28, 2009

    PAGE 8 LOMPOC ELKS TALE JUNE 2009

    Fred Foster, June Linden, Tom Akins,Mike Grindell and Steve Hodges

  • Santa Maria, WCCD #1 Ritual Team

    WEST CENTRAL COAST DISTRICTRITUAL CONTEST

    Bob Scanlan 2 Place Chaplainnd Jenise Stallion 3 Place Esquirerd

    JUNE 2009 LOMPOC ELKS LODGE PAGE 9

    Pete Boucher 3 Place Loyal Knightrd

  • PAGE 10 LOMPOC ELKS LODGE JUNE 2009

    CALIFORNIA HAWAII ELKS PRESIDENTLEON A. KARJOIA

    The Honorable Leon A. Karjoia was initiated into the Longview, Washington Elks Lodge No. 1514in 1968, just three days after his 21 birthday. He later transferred his membership to the Eureka,st

    California Lodge No 652 in 1985, where he served on and chaired various Lodge Committees, includingthe Board of Trustees between 1986-1990,the last two as their chairman, and served as Exalted Ruler in1991-1992.

    Lee has served on numerous District and CHEA Elks Committees, including Jamboree Chairman,Government Relations, Ritual Contest, Bequests and Living Trusts Committee and was a qualified RitualJudge for 10 years.

    He served the Grand Lodge as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the Great Northwest Districtof California in 1995-1996, as a Member of the Grand Lodge Committee on Judiciary for six yearsbetween 1996-2002, the last two as its Chairman, Grand Lodge Parliamentarian in 2000, as a Member

    of the Pardon Commission in 2001-2002, Chairman of the Grand Lodge Pardon Commission in 2008, as Justice of the GrandForum from 2003-2006, and Chief Justice of the Grand Forum in 2007-2008. Lee served as the First Vice President of theCalifornia Hawaii Elks Association in 2008-2009.

    Lee married his high school sweetheart, Cindy, without whom he freely admits he could never have accomplished all thathe has done in and out of Elkdom. They have been married for 40 years, and they have two sons, both Elks, and two grandchildren whom Lee is certain will become Elks.

    Lee graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1969, the University of Montana witha Master of Arts in 1970, and Western State University with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1975. He is presently engaged in thepractice of law in Eureka, California where he is a member of both the Local and State Bar Associations.

    Lee has been involved with and donated countless hours to community service, serving as a Member of the Mayors BlueRibbon Committee on Law Enforcement, serving on various Local and State Election Campaigns, becoming a Life Member ofthe California Waterfowl Association and the National Rifle Association, serving our youth by donating his time as a LittleLeague Baseball Coach, a Pop Warner Football Coach, and as a sports fan rarely missing his two sons baseball, basketball,football, and soccer games, by being active in the Untied States Jaycees, becoming a Regional Director in1977, and by beingan Exchange Club Member and its President in 1986.

    Lee is an avid hunter and fisherman. Most falls he can be found on the Columbia River in his jet boat, fishing for salmon,or in the rice fields of California hunting for pheasant with his family and dog.

    Finally, to relax in his spare time he models wooden ships and an N gauge railroad.

    W.C.C.D. STATE VICE PRESIDENTLANCE ERICKSON

    Lance was born in Jamestown, New York on December 21, 1948. He graduated from High Schoolin 1966 and joined the U.S. Navy. During his time in the Navy, he served as a Plane Captain at NorthIsland Navel Air Station and Oceano Virginia Naval Air Station. He was promoted in 1967 and servedaboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga as an Aircraft Support Supervisor and Master of Arms Officer. Whileon the Aircraft Carrier, he was stationed in the Tonkin Gulf during the 1968 Tet Offensive. After beingdischarged from the Navy, he attended Glendale College and the University of Redlands where heobtained a B.A. Degree in Personnel Management.

    Lance was sworn in as a California Highway Patrol Officer on April 1, 1970 and attended theHighway Patrol Academy in Sacramento. His first duty station was the Glendale Area where he rodemotorcycles for four years. During his career Lance served in several positions including VehicleTheft, Environmental Crimes, and K-9 Narcotics Supervisor. In 1983 to 1985 Lance was part of the1984 Olympics FBI Intelligence Task Force. After 32 years in State Service Lance retired as an

    Vehicle Theft Sergeant from San Luis Obispo, Coastal Division.Lance and Karen were childhood sweethearts and have been married for 43 years. They have four grown children, two boys

    and two girls and have ten grandchildren.In retirement Lances hobby is growing grapes and making wine. As a home winemaker he has won several awards in the

    Various County Fairs including Mid State Fair and State Fair.Lance was initiated into the Elks at Santa Maria Lodge #1538 in 1994 and transferred to Atascadero Lodge #2733 in 2004.

    During the past 5 years he has served on several committees within the lodge. He worked his way through the Lodge Chairs andwas elected Exalted Ruler in 2007. Lance has recently served as the first CLMs Coordinator for the District. He is presentlySecretary for the second year.

    Leon A. Karjoia

    Lance Erickson

  • HAVE YOU READ YOURELKS TALE?

    WINNERS & LOSERS COMMITTEE CHAIRS

    JUNE 2009 LOMPOC ELKS LODGE PAGE 11

    April 28, 2009Allen Stewart (3275) was called for $50. Absent. Perry West (4431) was called for $250. Absent.Gary Adams (1791) was called for $90. Absent.

    May 5, 2009Larry Jacinto (4618) was called for $60. Absent.Corey McIntyre (4334) was called for $250. Absent.Allan Brewer (3784) was called for $100. Absent

    May 12, 2009No Meeting - State Convention. #4522

    May 19, 2009Tony Miranda (1543) was called for $70. Absent George Taylor II (1017) was called for $250. Absent.Steven Thomas (2672) was called for $110. Absent.

    SOMEWHERE in this bulletin, a member's number ishidden and it may be yours. It is preceded by a # sign. Ifyou find it and it is yours, bring in your bulletin alongwith your current membership card and show them to the

    Secretary. If you are a winner,he will be happy to present youwith a meal voucher good for$5.00 towards any Lodge mealduring the current month. Thenumber for May was #928 -Michael Monasterio and wason page 16. Good luck this

    month.

    Accident Prevention Manager Wayne Duncan 717-4023Aid to Local Handicapped Jim Braithwaite PER 736-1835Americanism John Coutley 733-4833Auditing John Sams 878-2741BBQ Catered Joe Gonzales 735-7081BBQ Traveling Joe Vasques 735-1273Bequests & Living Trusts Gene Schaefer 736-8450Blood Bank Phil Hager 733-1071Building Maintenance.Business PracticesCHEA Major Project Jack Woodfin 735-5100Community Activities Jim Braithwaite PER 736-1835Drug Awareness John Davellia 717-0357Elks National Foundation Jack Woodfin 735-5100Elks Tale Editor G. Davis 733-2308Elks Training Liz Woodard 735-1009Fathers Day Bob Scanlan 735-1567Flag Day Rocky Miclat 736-4258Flower Festival Booth Bill Beattie 736-4022Flower Festival Float Rose Isaac 736-2853Flower Festival Queen Jade Kirkland 705-4740Government Relations John Coutley 733-4833Historian G.Davis 733-2308Hoop Shoot Rocky Miclat 736-4258Indoctrination Bob Scanlan 735-1567Investigation Hugh Thompson 588-1320Kids Christmas Party Karen Starbuck 735-4299Lapsation Lori Baker 742-0282Lodge Activities Jim Braithwaite PER 736-1835Lodge Liaison Jim Braithwaite PER 736-1835Lodge Mediator Jim Hall 737-7177Lodge Membership Rocky Miclat 736-4258Memorial Day Pete Boucher 735-9641Mothers Day Charles Bishop 742-0212PER Assn Presiding Officer Don Kraus 736-9788Photographer Michelle Packham 736-3607Popcorn Christina Tonoli 448-4134Presiding Justice Jim Huseman 736-6567Public Relations Amanda Nerell 478-4894Ritual Training Richard Lane PER 736-0179Scholarships Pete Boucher 735-9641Scouting Bob Murray 733-4500Sickness & Distress Sylvia Boynton 735-1991Soccer Shoot Tarry Hetzel 736-0860Student of the Month/Year Pete Boucher 735-9641Veterans John Hurd 736-3514Ways and Means Phil Hager 733-1071Youth Activities Tarry Hetzel 736-0860

    These Committees are very important toour Lodge. Without them we would not beable to do the things we do for our youth andfor our community. Please volunteer to assistin any area that you can.

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    EDITOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Davis

    HISTORIAN. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Davis

    LODGE PHOTOGRAPHER. . . . . . . . . Michelle Packham

    PUBLIC RELATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Braithwaite PER

    LODGE OFFICERS

    EXALTED RULER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rocky Miclat

    ESTEEMED LEADING KNIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Bishop

    ESTEEMED LOYAL KNIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .William Boucher

    ESTEEMED LECTURING KNIGHT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Hiedlebaugh

    SECRETARY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gene Schaefer

    TREASURER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Braithwaite PER

    TILER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hurd

    ESQUIRE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenise Stallion

    CHAPLAIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Scanlan

    INNER GUARD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Packham

    ORGANIST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    TRUSTEE 1 YEAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Duncan PER

    TRUSTEE 2 YEAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Larsen

    TRUSTEE 3 YEAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Young

    TRUSTEE 4 YEAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Martin

    TRUSTEE 5 YEAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Hager

    PAST EXALTED RULERS OF LOMPOC LODGE #2274

    GEORGE HILLIN*. . . . . . . . . . 1963ROBERT C. LILLEY*. . . . . . . . 63-64WILBUR C. LECKRONE*. . . . 64-65HENRY B. MARCOTTE.. . . . . 65-66KENNETH STILLMAN*.. . . . . 66-67JOE A. MACHADO*.. . . . . . . . 67-68JOHN D. HUYCK. . . . . . . . . . . 68-69KEITH R. WRIGHT.. . . . . . . . . 69-70JOHN F. DITMAR. . . . . . . . . . . 70-71NORMAN J. ASHBRIDGE*. . . 71-72LOUIE M. DALCERRI. . . . . . . 72-73JOHN W. FRENCH*. . . . . . . . . 73-74RALPH R. WETZEL SR.*. . . . . 74-75

    RICHARD C. LANE. . . . . . . . . 75-76WILLIAM MOSBY. . . . . . . . . . 76-77RON WILLIAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . 77-78HARLAN LARSON.. . . . . . . . . 78-79GEORGE P. GEORGE.. . . . . . . 79-80EDWIN R. EWEN*. . . . . . . . . . 80-81FRANK READE*. . . . . . . . . . . 81-82BILL MARTIN.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83DAVE EMMONS. . . . . . . . . . . 83-84BOB DALE*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84-85WOODY RISENHOOVER*.. . . 85-86RAY FULLER*. . . . . . . . . . . . . 86-87DALE DOTY*. . . . . . . . .87-88,89-90

    DAVE FORT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88-89DUNCAN E. WALKER.. . . . . . 90-91DON KRAUS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91-92BERYLE FARMER. . . . . . . . . . 92-93WAYNE HUDSON. . . . . . . . . . 93-94JOHN COLEMAN. . . . . . . . . . . 94-95RON BARROWS.. . . . . . . . . . . 95-96JOE POOLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96-97MIKE CURRY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97-98DEAN KAYS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-99COY CHRISTMAS. . . . . . . . . . 99-00RANDY TILLMAN. . . . . . . . . . 00-01RICHARD KROEMER. . . . . . . 01-02

    ROBERT SCHRUM. . . 02-03,06-07SYLVIA BOYNTON. . . . . . . . . 03-04ROBERT BARRETT. . . . . . . . . 04-05JAMES BRAITHWAITE. . . . . . 05-06VICKI DUERR.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 07-08JOE VASQUES. . . . . . . . . . . . 08-09 *DECEASED

    By Affiliation:LEE BRACKIN. . . . . . . . . . . . .74-75WAYNE E. DUNCAN . . . . . . . .92-93

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    The Elks Tale is the official publication of B.P.O.E. No. 2274. The purposeof the Elks Tale is to provide a ready means of communication within theLodge. Contributions of interesting and pertinent reading material andphotographs are welcomed. The deadline for receiving all material for publica-tion is the 15th of the month. All material submitted for publication should betyped and double spaced in capital and lower case letters. Addresscommunications to: The Elks Tale, B.P.O.E. #2274, 905 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436.

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EXALTED RULER’S MESSAGE Rocky Miclat AMERICA YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL Official Publication of Lompoc Lodge #2274 B.P.O.E. VOLUME 38 NUMBER 3 PUBLISHED MONTHLY JUNE 2009 June is my month to have a sigh of relief. Representing our lodge at the Ontario State Convention in May presenting our Per Capita Check to Grand Lodge was an honor worth mentioning. June 14 is the Elk’s th Flag Day, a National Holiday originated by the Elks and a wonderful ceremony worth attending. The month ends with a Lompoc traditional community event, the Queen Coronation, Debut and the Flower Festival. Before ending this short message, I want to mention how important it is to me to recognize all Elks for their contributions to our Lodge. I am only a title and a servant to our members. It is you who make my year as Exalted Ruler complete. I am fortunate to have the officers who serve this Lodge in countless hours on committees and events our Lodge requires. I could not nor would I want to do this alone. I am personally awarding Elk of the Month recipients, during the first Lodge meeting of each award month and giving away a meeting recognition award on the Initiation night to interest members in attending the lodge meeting. It is also with a lot of personal pride to have witnessed the many volunteers who sacrifice their personal time supporting the hosting of the District Ritual Competition and preparation prior to the event cleaning and freshening up the Lodge itself There are the Elk members who installed our new ice machine in the ballroom bar area, the Past Exalted Rulers who organized, planned, and raised monies for our Safety Night for our community heroes and the individuals who planned, organized and supported Student of the Year Awards Banquet. And of course, the countless, faceless members and nonmembers who continue to serve and support the many more events I have failed to have mentioned here. I am continually humbled and proud to be your Exalted Ruler because of your personal time and sacrifices for the benefit of our Lodge, the members, and Elkdom. Thank you! Rocky Miclat, Exalted Ruler My Elk of the Month for June is Jade Kirkland. Starting her campaign as the 2009 Flower Festival Queen Candidate Chairperson back in January and finishing this month, Jade with the assistance of a few other Elk members, courageously selected our current candidate, Andi Goodman. Jade organized an ambitious program to qualify Andi as our Queen candidate and a generous contribution to our lodge. Jade has only been an Elk member for less than a year. A street barbeque, dessert sales, root beer float sales, a 1st Annual Queen Country Ball, spaghetti feed and golf tournament are just a few events, Jade has spent countless hours successfully organizing, planning, and enlisting many volunteers including the other queen candidates from our community. Jade is also responsible with her mom, Carol, in nurturing, educating and mentoring our candidate, Andi, in this formative time as a potential Queen Representative and a young adult. Her time helping in the development and preparation of our youths in becoming leaders of tomorrow through this Elk youth program is extremely important and an integral part of encouraging them for future achievement proving once again how, Elks Care - Elks Share. I can only hope Jade will continue to serve Lompoc Elks with her strong outlook and enthusiasm. Thank you, Jade, the influence of your good deeds will continue forever.
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