Exalted Ruler Message


I can't believe it is already November. This year has gone by fast and a lot of great things have happened at the lodge. I would like to thank all the officers and members who have helped with all the work around the lodge and also all the great events that have been done this year so far.

We are starting this month to get ready for the foster kids’ Christmas party on the 15th of December. I would like to ask if any member would like to donate either a new toy or a cash donation. Please do so by the 1st of December so we know that we have enough toys for the kids. This month not only is there Thanksgiving but there is also Veterans’ Day.  Please remember all the Veterans who have given so much for this country. Some have given their lives to defend our great nation. Please say a prayer for all of them and if you see a Veteran this month in your travels just say thank you for your service. They do appreciate that. 

The floor is now done and the bar soon will be also. Please come down and see all the great things we have done to your lodge to make it nicer for you. Everyone have a great and safe month and Thanksgiving holiday.

Larry White, P.E.R.

A Note from your Leading Knight



Hello everybody, I trust you have weathered these blistering temps these past few weeks.

This will be a short message but boy is it sweet! We finally got our permit from Hernando County to actually build the bar. As of this reading, the electrical, the plumbing and the framing inspections have passed! AND, since then, the front of the bar has been erected, the sub top has been installed, the bar floor is nearly complete and the people that install our squirt guns for pop and other soft drinks is about to start installation.

Woo hoo! Soon, folks, soon! Donations are still a large part of this project so please, if you can help out financially in any way, we appreciate it. We still have stools, beer coolers, finish product items, the new A/C unit, concrete pad, cement blocks, mortar, and the copper wire and electrical components to purchase for the new convection ovens we want to install in the kitchen. Please make checks payable to Brooksville Elks Lodge – 2582 – “building fund.”

In closing, please remember to make reservations early for dinners and events and, don’t forget to sign up for the New Year’s Eve party this year. It’s going to be a blast. Tickets are $30.00 per person, Prime Rib OR Cornish hen with potato and veggie and dessert.

One last note, I am running for E.R. this year and would love to have your support in February. Thank you in advance for all of your support in everything we do here.

Fraternally yours,

Phil Rafferty E.L.K.

House Committee Message

Greetings from the House Committee. 


As we roll into November, there are a few things we want to remind you of.  Saturday, Nov 3rd, is our visitation luncheon. All members are welcome. The cost is $10.00. Lunch will be served at noon. 

The lodge and bar will be closed for business on November 6th.  We will be open that day, however, for voting from 7a.m. to 7 p.m. 

On November 10th, we will be having a Veterans’ day breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Veterans eat free. The cost for others is $6.00. Please come out and show your support for our Veterans and for your lodge.

On November 16th, we will be having some fun  Trivaoke is coming to our lodge!  For those who have no idea what that is, it is a game of trivia. Teams of 2-8 people.are allowed.  General knowledge questions are asked, with a music round in between. The game starts at 7:30, and afterwards there is actual karaoke. This is a lot of fun to play, and is open to the public, so please bring your friends and come out and have some fun! ! Come early, as food will be available. Once you try it, you will want to play again! If this gets a good response, we would like to have it here at least once a month. Please come out and give it a try!

On November 17th, along with steaks, we will be serving turkey with some traditional trimmings!  As always, PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS WELL IN ADVANCE.   We ask this for all dinners or events. It's a simple phone call to the lodge. It is extremely helpful to the people who volunteer in the kitchen to know how much food to purchase and prepare. We also want to thank our trustee Dennis Craven for grilling the steaks on steak night! He does an awesome job!

We want to thank all those who came out to support our Wreaths Across America fundraiser.  We are sad to report though, that the attendance this year was dismal. The folks who did attend had a nice time, though. We want to thank our fashion models Cindy, Tammy, Joan, Dianne, and Christina! You gals were awesome! 

In closing we just want to say always be kind to others, for you know not their struggles.  It takes more facial muscles to frown than it does to smile! As Elk members, we try to lift up people, not bring them down!


The House Committee

Donna Felker, Cindy Griffiths, Diane Hein, Joan Volkorez, Jennifer White