Exalted Ruler Message

Hello everybody! I think the rainy season is here. We sure do need the rain. I hope this note finds everyone in good spirits and good health.

I would like to remind you that come August, the bulletin will be available online at If you do not have access to the internet and you still want a paper copy sent, please send us a written note with your exact mailing address and telephone number. There will also be a few of them available at the Lodge…you’re always welcome to stop in and pick one up.

We were approached by the Avalon Corporation a few days ago and during the ensuing meeting, they indicated they would like to buy our property or a portion thereof to create a larger housing development. We need everybody’s input on this matter. We want ideas and hopefully some good insight as to this offer. Negotiations have not started just yet but will soon. Please jot down any ideas or comments and send them to us or stop in and ask any of the officers for information. This could be a huge change for us as it is very exciting news.

In other news, the bids for the replacement of the A/C unit are in their final stages and the kitty for the new entrance door is at about $800.00. We anticipate needing approximately $2000.00 so if you would like to help out with a donation toward that project, we would greatly appreciate it. Make checks payable to Elks 2582 “door project”. Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

In closing, don’t forget there is only one meeting this month and it is on the second Monday at 7pm. 

Fraternally Yours,

Phil Rafferty E.R.

A Note from your Leading Knight

Greetings, fellow ELK members of Brooksville Lodge 2582. Hopefully by now you have had a chance to visit our Lodge and see all that has taken place. 

Many of you have visited and fallen in love with our new look; it is so good to see so many familiar faces return. The summer months are upon us now, the snow birds are gone north and things are slowing down a bit. Fear not for our House Committee is continuing to add as many activities as they can, so those of us full timers have things to do at the Lodge. So come on down and join us for good times, a great meal and some great entertainment. See all of you at the Lodge!!!!!!!!!! 

God Bless,

Rich Griffiths, Leading Knight

House Committee Message

God Bless,

Boy does time fly, another month has come and gone. The House Committee has been very busy trying to get some new and exciting things for all to enjoy, lots of new menus and some of your old favorites. We had our first fish fry and seemed to be a big success. By now we hope you have had a chance to get to know our new bartenders, Susy & Tiffany; they are doing a fantastic job!!

We have met so many nice new people lately and welcomed back some we haven’t seen in a long time. It is always a pleasure to see all of you and hope to see a lot more of you. July is going to be a busy month so please come out and support your Lodge. Everyone is working very hard for you to have a nice place to enjoy so bring your families and friends.

We have heard from several people that they are having a hard time getting through to make their dinner reservations. We apologize for that and will do our best to get that situation rectified. The Lodge does not open until 2:00 p.m. but you can call and leave a message with the name, how many for dinner and what your dinner choice is. We will get it and put you on the list! 

Don’t forget changes that take place as of July 1st.

1. As of July 1st all drink prices will increase by $.50 (fifty cents).

2. Dinner prices will remain at $12.00 per person providing you either buy or make your dinner reservations by Thursday of that week. If you don’t make your reservation the cost at the door will be $15.00, if food is available. (no guarantee) We need you to please do this so we can keep the cost of the meals low and to make sure everyone will be served.

3. Dance only price will increase to $5.00.

4. Per Hernando County Health Department: Due to the increase of Hepatitis in the county ABSOLUTELY NO Outside food or drinks allowed to be brought into the Lodge. This is mandatory!

5. We are moving all our Dinner / Dances to Friday nights. Starting at 6:00 p.m. Dancing from 7:00-10:00 p.m. We will try this new time for a while and see what happens. We are just not getting enough people on Saturday nights.

As always we are looking for more volunteers so if you like to cook or just help out in other areas we would love to have you. Have some fresh ideas, let us know, we are always open for suggestions. Keep your calendar handy so you don’t miss anything and we hope to see your smiling faces around the Lodge.

House Committee


Members:    Nora Hughson, Sherry MacKeil, Gin Poisson & Diane Hein

Secretary's Message


No Message this month.

Larry White, PER