A Fraternal Organization


TIFFIN, OHIO (419) 447-2818

Established September 12, 1888

February 2019
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Hello to my Elks family!

Good/bad news to report. My Exalted Ruler (ER) successor and current Leading Knight, Katie Lang, has taken a job opportunity in Avon, Ohio. We will still see her at the club on some weekends, but she has decided to pass the torch to her next in line, Michele Upton, to be next ER.  I will miss Katie very much but I can already tell that Michele is up to the task! I will step down as ER in April and will take over as secretary and replace my lovely wife, Laura.

We are happy to announce that the Harold J. Fraley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 128 have decided to make the Elks room on the 2nd floor of our lodge their home!  They will also hold regular meetings in the ballroom and most have become members to be able to enjoy our bar and activities.

Special thanks to the Cub Scout Troop leaders for helping clear the sidewalk! 

Nominations for lodge officers will be held on Thursday, February 7 with the election following Thursday, February 21. All nominations will be read on the floor in February. Please see a Trustee or Officer if you have any questions. We hope you will attend one of these meetings.

Forever in Elkdom,
    Branden Johnson, ER


The countdown to the new lodge year has begun!  Expect to see membership invoices in your mailbox in the coming month.  If you still haven’t paid for the last lodge year, you have a few more weeks until we drop you and you lose a membership year and have to pay a reinstatement fee to be an active member again.

This month we are so happy to welcome the Harold J. Fraley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 128 to our membership and building.  During a special ceremony on January 13th, we initiated 16 FOP members to the Elks, and will soon initiate another 20 in the coming month or two.  We also initiated another two members during our regular meeting this month- Denny Lofay and Gene Thompson. Be sure to give any new faces a warm welcome to our lodge!

Respectfully Yours,
    Laura Johnson, Secretary


February Events

  • February 02: Build a Burger
  • February 03: Super Bowl Party
  • February 13: Oven Roasted Chicken Meal
  • February 22: Flat Iron Steak Meal
  • March 02: Build-a-Burger
  • March 13: Dinner at the Elks
  • March 16: St. Patty's Day Dinner
  • March 22: Dinner at the Elks
  • March 23: Ladies Night!
  • April 06: Build a Burger
  • April 10: Dinner at the Elks - Ribs or Eggplant Parmesan
  • April 13: Awards Party!
  • April 20: New Elks Officers Installation Ceremony
  • April 26: Arbor Day Benefit Dinner at Elks
  • May 04: Build-a-Burger, Derby Party
  • May 11: Build your own Pasta Dinner
  • May 15: Brisket Dinner
  • May 22: Italian Buffet
  • June 12: Chicken Dinner
  • June 15: Flag Day Ceremony
  • June 15: Clouse Dog Night!
  • June 19: Martin family's South of The Border Meal
  • July 17: BBQ Ribs Dinner
  • August 03: CornHole Tournament
  • August 03: Build-a-Burger
  • August 17: Golf Tournament
  • August 18: The Regatta
  • September 11: First Responders Prime Rib Dinner
  • October 05: Build a burger
  • October 05: BAND: The Cover Story
  • November 13: Dinner: Beef and Noodles
  • November 16: Elks Gun Raffle
  • December 06: Hot Chocolate
  • December 07: Build a Burger
  • December 14: Elks Kids Christmas Party
  • December 14: Hoop Shoot
  • December 24: Tom and Jerry party
  • December 26: Annual Martini Party
  • January 29: Club open
  • February 01: Build a Burger
  • February 02: Superbowl Party!
  • May 19: Patio Open!
  • May 20: Patio Open!
  • May 21: BBQ Dinner
  • May 22: Club Open!
  • May 22: Club Open!
  • October 17: Annual Gun Raffle and Adventure Package Raffle

We are excited to announce the return of regularly scheduled dinners starting in February. The newly formed kitchen committee has diligently cleaned and organized the kitchen and is now ready to serve the membership. Their goal is to have at least two regularly scheduled meals per month in addition to build a burger. The regularly scheduled meals will also offer accommodations for dietary and vegetarian restrictions. They just ask that you make them aware beforehand so they can prepare. They are also open to menu suggestions for both regular and special meal options. Feel free to send those suggestions to srubigern@yahoo.com or just stop by during a meal.  

Here are the meals planned for February:

  • Saturday, February 2nd will be Build-a-Burger from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.
  • Wednesday, February 13th will be Oven Roasted Chicken.
  • Friday, February 22nd will be Flat Iron Steak.

On Sunday, February 3rd we are hosting a Super Bowl Party starting at 4:30 pm. There are $25 squares available at the bar (see flyer). We have plenty remaining so stop by and get your chance to win some $$. Purchase of a square is not required to attend the party. Bring a dish to share.

Ladies Night - Third Saturday of the Month

Saturday, February 16.

Drink specials for the ladies. Come down and bring your friends for a fun night at the lodge. Remember, we grow only if you ask someone to join. Friends are welcome to visit three times.

Lodge meetings for February 2019: 7th and 21st at 8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Congratulations to Rustic Flair and Brush for a successful event. The ladies who participated enjoyed the art and the lodge benefitted from the funds. Thank you to Kerry Jones for planning the event.

The Tiffin Elks Lodge is offering advertising opportunities on its social media network and monthly newsletter. This is a great way to promote your business or service to hundreds of people and organizations.

The Tiffin Elks Newsletter and Facebook page has an audience of over seven hundred individuals. The Facebook page and website are visited by members and non-members on a continual basis. The newsletter is a monthly publication for members, as well as many other Elks lodges in our district. This gives you a much wider reach than local advertising alone.

Monthly Newsletter rates are listed below:

  • Business Card $100/year
  • ¼ Page Ad $200/year
  • Banner $500/year

Your Facebook and website presence are included in the cost of the Newsletter. The Facebook page and website are continually updated and attracting new visitors.

If you would like to receive additional information, or are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact Bill Nordholt at 419-618-2654 or by email at billn@hghandling.com

Respectfully Yours,
    Your Trustees


Your Tiffin Elks Lodge #94 has a long standing tradition of benevolence by supporting local Seneca County Charities through donations. These donations are provided through the B.P.O.E. #94 accounts with the Tiffin Community Foundation. As required by the State of Ohio, 25% of our gambling revenues are directed to the Elks fund with The Tiffin Community Foundation. We also supplement these funds by holding numerous and varied activities and fund raising events throughout the year. Please join us in this cause by channeling some of your annual charitable contributions to:

Tiffin Community Foundation
68 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Please include a note that your donation is to be deposited into the BPOE Tiffin Lodge #94 Account. Upon request, the Foundation will send you a receipt for your Tax Deduction purposes. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Branden Johnson Exalted Ruler
Katie Lang Leading Knight
Michele Upton Loyal Knight
Jennifer Kahler Lecturing Knight
Laura Johnson Secretary
Jim Eckelberry Treasurer
John Kahler Esquire
Mary Kate Hayes Tiler
Bob Kissel Chaplain
Mike Looman Inner Guard
Kylie Mathias Organist
Chuck Jones Anne Clouse
Christine Corgan Tyler Shuff

February Birthdays

Be sure to come down and get your FREE birthday dinner on February 13th!!

03 James Felton 05 Joseph A Cleveland 05 Bill Schriner 08 Jeffrey D Shawberry
14 Richard L Brodman 14 Allison C Sendelbach 15 Charles Massi 16 Steve Rhoad
17 Leverne Burns 17 Brian Cooper 18 Louis Lee 18 Jim Lemmermen
19 Andrew Newman 22 Albert N Copp 22 Michael Lonsway 25 David A Gottfried
28 Dennis Lofay