A Fraternal Organization


TIFFIN, OHIO (419) 447-2818

Established September 12, 1888

March 2019
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This is the end, my friends! At the start of the new lodge year, I will be changing seats from the ER to the Secretary. Thank you for all of your help over the past two years and for letting me serve the Elks in such a capacity. It was a challenge at times, but I certainly learned a lot. I hope to see you all at the bar for many decades to come!  

And now a message from your new ER, Michele Upton:

Dear Elks, we have BOTH the Leading Knight and Loyal Knight officer positions vacant. The description of the duties from our bylaws is here:

OF THE ESTEEMED LEADING, LOYAL, AND LECTURING KNIGHTS Section 3. Except as otherwise provided by Statute, it shall be the duty of the Esteemed Leading Knight, Esteemed Loyal Knight and Esteemed Lecturing Knight to assist the Exalted Ruler in the performance of his duties as stated above and to officiate for him in his absence, in the order of their rank named in the Constitution; and they shall each be invested at such times with his full powers and prerogatives, and subject to his duties. In the absence of the Exalted Ruler, the Officer next in rank shall organize the Lodge and designate the Members who shall fill the vacancies during the meeting, or until the absent Officers appear, when the latter must take their official places in the Lodge. They shall also perform the duties pertaining to their offices, as provided by the Laws and Ritual, and any other duties imposed upon them by the Lodge. The Leading Knight shall attend all officially called District Deputy Clinics for his Lodge unless excused for good cause shown to the District Deputy with jurisdiction.

I hope you will consider taking one of these positions to help facilitate the life of your lodge. You are needed!

Forever in Elkdom,
    Branden Johnson, ER


The invoices for the 2019 - 2020 Elk Membership dues have been mailed out. Remember you can pay your dues online at https://tiffinelks.com/pay-dues.cfm anytime. Included with your invoice are 3 raffle tickets for the Ohio Elks Charity Program, remember to fill them out if you choose to purchase them. The raffle is for multiple $500 prizes that will be drawn on April 6th at the state convention -- make sure you get them in before then! Please consider donating to the Elks National Foundation (ENF) and Cerebral Palsy (CP) Major Project- both are great charities!  

We are implementing a new policy at the club starting April 1st. If you have not paid your dues and you visit the bar after the 1st, you will have to pay your dues that night before you can make any purchases.

And with that, we have my last newsletter, ladies and gents!  It has been an honor to serve as secretary over the past two years.  But no worries! I will be helping Branden with all the duties as a part of Team Johnson.  You can’t get rid of me that easily :)

Respectfully Yours,
    Laura Johnson, Secretary


March Events

  • 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!

March is a month full of fun at the club!  And we hope to see everyone out enjoying all of our events:

  • Saturday, March 2nd will be Build a Burger!  February’s Build a Burger was our most successful ever!  That being said I will have plenty more for everyone to choose from so let’s break that record again!

  • Friday, March 8th will be a Fish Fry for the first Friday of Lent season. This dinner will be provided by the kitchen committee and volunteers.

  • Wednesday, March 13th Stuffed Pork Chops will be on the menu.  This event is also provided by the kitchen committee and volunteers.

  • Saturday, March 16th will be Ladies Night and St. Patty’s day fun!  Come enjoy the club and drink specials!

  • Friday, March 22nd there is a TBD dinner that will take place as well.  Keep your eyes out for upcoming communication.

Again there are plenty of fun things happening for all to enjoy!  Hope to see everyone throughout the month of March!

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

March Birthdays

Be sure to come down and get your FREE birthday dinner on March 2nd!!

01 Edward Hanley 02 Kip Kieffer 03 Randall Bendure 04 Contessa Shope
04 Jim Steinmetz 08 Timothy E Schultz 09 Dustin C Krupp 11 Karl-Fritz Smith
12 Nevin E Martin 12 John Riley 12 Fred Shelt 13 Cameron Cory
13 Jeremy A Feasel 14 James Schank 15 Brent Riley 16 Aj Wenn
17 Don Burner 17 Anna Horner 17 James Schreck 17 Gary Smith
18 Greg Ranker 18 Chris Schiefer 19 John Michael Reino 22 Nick Laibe
23 James Gucker 23 Tony Livoti 24 Tom Courtney 25 George A Freeman
28 Richard Ellinger 29 Steve Shuff 30 Anne Lange Devine 30 Shelby Kent