INTO THE BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS (B.P.O.E.)
TRENTON LODGE #105
by TOM PETRO PER
for your application, and
congratulations for having passed the
investigation step... you are
may or may not have been voted on yet,
however your next step in joining us, is
to be INDOCTRINATED...
put, this is to explain to you what we
are all about and our major Charitable
works and State Project... or what Elks
is required BEFORE we can initiate you
into the Fraternity... and is very
important... imagine joining a Fraternal
Organization and not having any idea what
they do, what they stand for, or how they
impact the community !
new Elk candidates were brought into the
lodge for a "slide show" and "question and
answer" period... but much has changed
since those early days, and many
candidates for membership were unable to
free up an additional evening from family
or work to attend the indoctrination.
My name is Tom Petro, and I am a Past Exalted Ruler of the 105 Lodge, and developed this "on line" indoctrination for your pleasure in gaining the knowledge required to be an Elk... please review the information, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask via email, phone, or in person.
Indoctrination is one of the things very important to Elks... knowing what we do and a bit about the Lodge etc. and National Fraternity.
Here is the most important indoctrination information... it is all below...
Please look over it... watch the ENF video... and if you have ANY questions do not hesitate to contact me or any of the officers.
The night of your initiation
usually you are asked to arrive no later than
OUR LODGE... TRENTON 105 (actually in Ewing Twp)
This is a link to our Lodge Activities book which covers last year, one of my years as Exalted Ruler of the Trenton 105 Lodge.
Lots of pictures... and quite a bit of the years activities are recorded in this book...
I think you will enjoy looking
thru it and because of all the pictures it is a
large file so please give it a little bit of time to
|E.N.F. = ELKS NATIONAL
Please watch these short videos on the Elks National Foundation... it will give you basic information about what the ENF is about.
The E.N.F. is the major charity of the Elks National Organization.
They do good works in the community thru scholarship programs and sports programs for youth...
also involved in community affairs, and offer grants for use in charity within the community.
THE ENF IN THE COMMUNITY:
DONATIONS AT WORK: http://vimeo.com/elksnationalfoundation/review/74130848/6dcb202038
YOUTH PROGRAM RECIPIENTS: http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/news.cfm?StoryID=86087
Elks national web site
This is a link to the Elks National Web Site... http://www.elks.org/
look over the ENF information on the page here are
some quick links:
N.J.S.E.A. = NEW JERSEY STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION
We are part of the New Jersey State Elks association... N.J.S.E.A.
Our highest charity in the State of NJ is our Special Children and Camp Moore.
Here is a link to Camp Moore with lots of pictures etc.
Each year we go up to Camp Moore as the district, and assist for one day with a picnic for the Children.
The N.J.S.E.A. (N.J. State Elks Association) is made up of various districts around the state...
We are in the South West District...
The South West District is made up of the following 9 Lodges...
Bordentown 2085 | Deptford 2708 | Edgewater Park 2550
Hamilton 2262 |Hightstown 1955 |
Marlton 2514 |
Mount Holly 848
Next please take a quick look at the District calendar of events for the South West Elks District... that’s us:
This will show you what is going on at all of the lodges in our district... and when the meetings are... dinners... dances... events.
For example, District meetings are held MONTHLY at a different Lodge in the district.
and it is where the information is distributed to the Chairs of each of the Lodge committees.
it is six meetings in one night in one place... at the same time...
and all Elks are welcome to join... Committee Chairs are required to attend.
You can sit 5 min in one meeting then move on to another if you want to see if there is one that is of interest.
The meetings are as
Americanism / National
Veterans Service / Army of HopeDrug Awareness
This is the head line page for our South West District and contains more detail about the District.
OUR ELKS 105 WEB LODGE WEB SITE
Please take a quick look at our 105 Lodge web site...
It is easy to navigate and has links to all of our Bulletins, Elks of the month, Social Functions, history and pictures...
|ELKS 105 LODGE on FACEBOOK
TRENTON ELKS 105 FACEBOOK - MAIN PAGE
|Our Fraternal History... from the Grand Lodge Web Site...|
SURVEY... what would YOU like to do at our Lodge ?
Last but not least... attached is a “time and talent” survey... please look it over, and as you read it... look at it as something to think about...
It is designed to give an oversight of what goes on at the lodge... you may find something that is of personal interest which you might want to become involved in.
These type of surveys are used at the lodges in California, and I believe they are a great way to introduce what kinds of opportunities are at the Lodge, so I use them too.
We can talk about all of this stuff... and as always if you have questions, I will answer to the very best of my abilities...
if I do not have the answer... I will get it for you !
The indoctrination of all new members is a requirement prior to the initiation ceremony... so please review the information.
I trust that you will find the information interesting and enlightening and I look forward to assisting you into your transition to Elkdom !
Sincerely and Fraternally yours in Elkdom...
Tom Petro ER / PER Elks 105
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IS A LINK TO MORE INFORMATION AND NEWS ARTICLES
ALL ABOUT THE YOUNGER ELKS ORGANIZATION...
MUST READ STUFF ! ! !