A Fraternal Organization


TIFFIN, OHIO (419) 447-2818

Established September 12, 1888
February 2020
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Dear Tiffin Elks:

Thank you for coming together for the special meeting on Sunday, January 26, to support your lodge and its future. There is a plan in place to cover the open evenings in February and March with volunteers. The schedule for open times is on our Facebook page, and the lodge calendar,  

If you would like to plan an event, just let Chuck Jones know. We are encouraging all members to invite your family and friends to the lodge to see how it supports our community and gives back. 

This is how we are able to give back:

Ohio Elks Association

The Ohio Elks Association provides financial aid to established Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centers. Every year Ohio Elks lodges around the state raise tens of thousands of dollars to aid CP Treatment Centers who help patients and their families manage Cerebral Palsy.

Elks National Foundation Scholarships and Grants

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2020 contest.

Emergency Educational Grants provide undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000.

The Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarships are $26,000 scholarships offered to Elks scholars (current or alum) entering their first year of medical school.

Starting with the 2019-20 grant year, we are debuting our newest grant offering, the Spotlight Grant! Every Lodge will have the opportunity to use this $2,000 grant to shine a light on two important issues facing nearly every American community—family literacy and homelessness among our nation’s veterans.

Every Lodge is eligible to apply for a $2,500 Beacon Grant! Grants serving veterans and military members must focus on an area of increased need: Employment, Homelessness and Housing, Military Families, Health, Educational Support.

Gratitude Grants must be used to support local, charitable activities such as hosting a community clean-up day, purchasing supplies for a homeless shelter, or organizing a school literacy fair. Every Lodge that met the GER’s per-member-giving goal in the prior fiscal year is eligible for a $2,000 grant. Additionally, Lodges in which more than 15 percent of its members donated at least $10 to the ENF in the prior fiscal year (per the ENF Membership Support Report) will be eligible for a bonus of $500. This bonus will be automatically added to your Lodge's Gratitude Grant application, and you will have the ability to request up to $2,500.

Promise Grants are $2,500 grants available to the first 300 Lodges that apply for an eligible charitable youth activity.

Impact Grants are offered to Lodges working to make a significant and meaningful difference in the community through a charitable project. These competitive grants of up to $10,000 inspire Elks to dedicate themselves to service and volunteerism.

In 2019-20, the Elks National Veterans Service Commission awarded $2,000 Freedom Grants to 325 Lodges to hold projects that are serving veterans and active-duty military members. Grants were awarded on a rolling basis to the first 325 Lodges to submit qualifying projects that serve a population in need.

All grant applications are open April 1 and close December 31 every year. These are how we can give back to our community and create ways to come alongside a current project or develop a solution to a need you see in your family and friend’s lives.

You can read more about these great opportunities on the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks website here

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



If you are interested in giving some of your time to help this club stay afloat reply to this email!



Respectfully Yours,
    Branden Johnson, Secretary



February 1st, Build a Burger open at 3pm, kitchen opens at 5

February 2nd, Super Bowl watch party open at 5pm

February 12th, Dinner by Sharon at 6pm

February 26th, Dinner by Sharon

We will also be open for Lodge meetings the first and 3rd Thursday of the month.

The club will be open other days throughout the month based on volunteer bartenders so please be on the lookout for email and social media postings about hours.

Thanks everyone for understanding!

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

February Birthdays

Be sure to come down and get your FREE birthday dinner on February 1st!!

03 James Felton 05 Joseph A Cleveland 05 Bill Schriner 08 Jeffrey D Shawberry
14 Richard L Brodman 14 Allison C Sendelbach 15 Charles Massi 16 Steve Rhoad
17 Leverne Burns 17 Brian Cooper 18 Louis Lee 18 Jim Lemmermen
19 Andrew Newman 22 Albert N Copp 22 Michael Lonsway 25 David A Gottfried
28 Dennis Lofay

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Tiffin Elks 94 · 106 E Perry St · Tiffin, OH 44883 · USA