A Fraternal Organization


TIFFIN, OHIO (419) 447-2818

Established September 12, 1888

September 2019
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Dear Fellow Elks,

Congratulations to the Regatta committee for another successful year of music, food, and barely floating boats! I am looking forward to next year already.

The next big event is the Tiffin Heritage Festival, September 20-22. The Lodge will be hosting  Kid’s Korner from 12-4pm Saturday after the parade with these events:

Laser tag

Furry Friends, build your own bear for $20

Mini manicures

Hair colors

Face painting

Slime station

Sand art

International Day of Peace project, sponsored by the International Cultural Center with TU and Heidelberg international students volunteering.

We need volunteers to help man the tables during the afternoon. Any time you can give to our community would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

I would like to bring to the member’s attention an exciting opportunity to restore the balcony railing and two of the doors on the second floor. We are approved for up $10,000 in grant money from the City of Tiffin to repair the balcony railing and refurbish two of the four doors on the front of the building. In order for the project to get started, we need the full amount up front. At completion, we will be reimbursed half of the out of pocket cost up to $10,000. We expect the project to be between $16,000-$20,000. This means we will be reimbursed between $8,000-$10,000. If the project isn’t completed by December 2020, we lose the grant funds. Our lodge is one of the first ten built specifically for the purpose of holding a BPOE. We are significant to both the history of the Elks and to our own city. We are positioned along the entryway to downtown Tiffin and contribute to our city’s historical and elegant architecture and rich history. I am delighted that we can take this opportunity to restore her to her former glory so that she will continue to be a blessing to Tiffin.

If you need more information or are interested in helping make this project successful, please contact me at 479-883-0768 or uptonm12@gmail.com.

Forever in Elkdom,
    Michele Upton, ER


We still need many additional officers to meet Elk standards. This includes the successor to the Exalted Ruller and yours truly the Secretary, who will be retiring in April. It is very rewarding to be an officer at the Elks and I, for one, have enjoyed my time serving you. If you ever wanted to make a difference in the community or have a vacancy in your life that you want to fill, reply to this email and let me know you are thinking about joining the team at the Tiffin Elks!

Respectfully Yours,
    Branden Johnson, Secretary


Welcome to the start of fall.  We continue to fill our schedule with events for our members to come and enjoy the club.  We will not have Build a Burger in September.

For Patriot Day, September 11th dinner will be Prime Rib for $20. The cost will include your dinner and sponsor a dinner for a first responder.  We will also offer an option to sponsor other first responder meals as well if you would like to. Please RSVP so we can ensure we have enough to provide for everyone!  This is a great cause and Thanks Mike for the idea!

Friday, September 20th brings Heritage Festival back to downtown.  Friday we will only be open regular hours for members and guests.  Saturday will start with Free breakfast and Bloody Mary bar before the parade.  10:30 am the parade starts and feel free to watch from the club. We are again hosting Kids Corner starting after the parade till 5 pm.  The Buzz Anderson Project will take the stage at 7 in the Lot to keep the party going! Any and all volunteers are encouraged to sign up to help one of these events!

Special Thanks to Bill and Craig for another awesome Regatta!  Thanks to all the volunteers for both the Golf Tournament and the Regatta!  Without your assistance events like these would not happen!

Be on the lookout Gun Raffle tickets will be in the mail!  Our Date for this year’s event is Saturday, November 16th!

Respectfully Yours,
    Your Trustees

Cub Scout Pack 471 has 45 active scouts, and we have recently become part of the Tiffin Elks 94 who is our new charter organization. We strive to train the youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through a wide range of outdoor activities, education programs, and helping with local community organizations. 

The Scouting experience from elementary to college and everything in between, the Cub Scouts build knowledge that instills confidence in those who may find themselves without the necessary tools to make successful strides towards a promising future. As we look for vitality in our communities, we must be willing to put forth the commitment to ensure that we do not lose our most precious resource, our children. 

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

September Birthdays

Be sure to come down and get your FREE birthday dinner on September 14th!!

01 LaVerne Keefe 01 Anthony Reser 02 Bryan Bryant 02 Bruce Powers
04 Patricia Adams 04 Charles Christensen 04 Drew Hanley 05 Raymond J Krupp
07 Kenneth E Canode Jr 08 William Eberly 12 James H Getz 12 Robert Shreiner
13 Thomas H Eastlick 13 Dale W Griffis 16 Meagan McBride Klein 18 Deborah S Weilnau
19 Chad Fitzgerald 20 David J Claus 24 James Deats 24 Tony Paulus
24 Ralph C Smothers II 26 Dana L Eblin 30 Jason E McClaflin