A Fraternal Organization


TIFFIN, OHIO (419) 447-2818

Established September 12, 1888

July 2019
Visit our website: www.tiffinelks.com & Like us on Facebook!


Dear Fellow Elks:

I want to thank all of those that have helped prepare the food bags for the local children. These food bags give our community’s children enough food for several days and contribute to the wellbeing of the families in need in our area.

I am very proud that our lodge is part of such a great work that directly affects the health and contributes to the stability of each receiving household.

We will be hosting the Heritage Festival Kid’s Korner again this year on Saturday, September 21, from 12-4 pm, following the parade. There will be sand art, face painting, coloring pages, Build-a-Bear ($20), putt-putt golf, mini-manicures, and colored hair gel. Spread the word and then plan to bring your families and friends down for the huge Heritage Festival this year. 

The Heritage Festival committee consists of over 20 individuals working to plan the most exciting event possible. The committee chair is one of our own as well! There will be great food, a parade, a pageant, vintage market, car show, the popular “Relationship Game”, and authentic German food, music and games, including a stein race! You won’t want to miss it!

Go to the tiffinfestival.com website and Facebook page at TiffinSenecaHeritageFestival for the most up to date information.

Are you getting ready for this year’s Regatta? What will your team try to race on the water? If you are not putting a “boat” (I use the term VERY loosely) in the water, then make plans to watch the funniest spectacle of the summer! Boats made from one sheet of plywood tend to behave hilariously when you add water. Bring your stamped registration form to Lowe’s and receive a discount for your supplies.

Registration starts at 11:00 am, Sunday, August 18, at the Bel-Mar Landing (also known as the Tiffin Yacht Club). 

The “boats” and teams will be judged as follows:






There will be a live band, food, and beer available. The beneficiaries for this 3rd annual event include the NOAH Foundation along with the Summer Food Program for Kids.

If you haven’t considered sponsoring this event, you still have two (2) weeks to contribute. What a great way to give back to our community!! You can give your sponsorship funds and receive a tax-free donation receipt from Bill Nordholt or Jim Eckelberry.

Go to https://tiffinelksregatta.wordpress.com/ to register your team and see photos from the previous events.

Have you gathered your golfing buddies together for the annual Tiffin Elks Golf Tournament? Saturday, August 17, at 8:00 am, the golf course is TBD. Lunch follows immediately at the lodge with steaks!!

It’s BBQ ribs season and we will be serving up a heaping plate full at the lodge on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:00 pm. Take the night off and let us make dinner for your family and friends.

The Pinewood Derby is coming up quickly on Saturday, July 27, at 6:00 pm. Registration forms and derby car kits are available at the lodge for just $20. Thank you to the Cub Scouts for allowing us to use their state-of-the-art electronic derby track. Early check-in and inspection will be held the night before on Friday, July 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Enjoy celebrating your Independence Day with your loved ones!! 

Elks Motto: “The faults of our members we write upon the sand, their virtues upon the tablets of love and memory”

Forever in Elkdom,
    Michele Upton, ER


Thank you to Dave and Carla Thompson for the new outdoor bar chairs on the patio!

The Tiffin Elks Regatta Committee wants to thank all the volunteers that have helped bag food bags for the “Summer Food for Kids Program”.  225 food bags are assembled each week to help feed hungry kids in our community. Bagging usually takes place on Thursday evenings around 6 PM and takes about an hour.  We will continue filling food bags for the next 7 weeks. Volunteers to help bag are welcome. Come see how the proceeds from the Regatta sponsors are helping those in need.

REMINDER: The Elks now have a nightly bar menu. Check it out here. This means anytime you want to go out you can have dinner at the Elks!

Respectfully Yours,
    Branden Johnson, Secretary



The club will be closed for the holiday

  • We will also not due Build a Burger in July because of the holiday weekend.

  • Wednesday, July 17th dinner menu will be BBQ Ribs

  • Saturday, July 27th Adult Pinewood Derby!  See attached flyer and posting at the club!  Check in soon so we can ensure enough participants to meet our goals.

Mark your calendars for The Golf Tournament, August 17th and The Regatta, August 18th

Respectfully Yours,
    Your Trustees

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

July Birthdays

Be sure to come down and get your FREE birthday dinner on July 17th!!

01 Joseph P Hudok 02 Craig Pattee 05 Steve Corthell 05 John Kobelt
06 Daniel Mathias 07 John Eichhorn 07 Mike Kerschner 08 Tony Paradiso
10 Charles Dell 12 Aaron Johnson 12 Ronald M Schumacher 13 Eric England
13 Anthony C Sangregory 17 Anthony Klepper 17 Bronn Laughlin 17 Cory Miller
19 Valerie Zeno 22 John Carrigan 23 John Elchisco 24 Tim Holt
24 Laura Taylor Johnson 24 John Schultz 26 Chris Kiefer 27 Jerry K Buccilla
27 Andrew Mathias 30 Glenn Gray 31 Kim Fisher 31 David Thompson