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Elks National Fund

Breakfast Fundraiser

On Sunday October 1, 2023 the Lodge hosted a Elks National Fund (ENF) fundraising breakfast. There where 60 members and guests that attended and raised $600 for the Lodge’s ENF account. This money is donated to the Grand Lodge and is returned in the form of Grants for Hoopshoot, scholarships, Veterans Events, and much more.

Taco Squad & Friends

Celebrates Kay’s Birthday

On Tuesday night, September 26th, the Santa Clarita Elks members and friends,  joined the Taco Squad in celebrating Kay Easley’s 85th Birthday.  Kitchen Chairwoman Missy Handy arranged to surprise Kay with a cake and brownies by Lee Urqhart, and a card signed by many of the members that spend a lot of time with Kay each week.  It was a fun special night for the lady that means so much to our lodge.  Kay’s daughter Katherine, and her husband, made their first surprise visit to the lodge to help celebrate.  Thank You Kay! Happy Birthday!

Car & Bike Show

Chili Cook-Off

Kirk Lee Best Paint
Jeff Argazoff Best Bike Runner Up
Todd Towne Best Bike in Show
Richard Seeder Mayor’s Choice
Steve Kaplan Best Low Rider
Karen Asellano Best Classic Car
Dan Seeder Best Hot Rod
Gary McDonald Best Paint
Jerry Salinas Best Engine
Randy Ammerman Best Truck
Chris Lerma Most Likely to be Pulled Over
K. J. Miller Best Car in Show
Mayor’s Choice
Hot Dog Team
Boutique
Boutique
Bake Sale
Chili Cook-Off

Labor Day Potluck

Labor Day 2023 Potluck was a good turnout. The Lodge Barbeque Team prepared Tri-tip, Chicken, and Pork Ribs. Members brought their favorite dishes and desserts. Before we dined there was a prayer and flag salute.

Santa Clarita Elks 2379 support Family Fun Night, at the Santa Clarita Child & Family Center.

Supplies that went into each backpack
15 Volunteers packing backpacks
Supplies ready to be packed
Once Delivered
Wall of Honor at Child & Family Center
Santa Clarita Elks long time supporter
Stacy with VP Cheryl Jones at Child & Family Center
Nikki Buckstead
Stacy McKenna, Nikki Buckstead CEO, ER Glenn Daniel, Frist Lady Laura Daniel
Volunteers setting up for the Meal.
Frank Webster on Grill Duty

A Beacon Grant was used to host the annual Family Fun Night, at the Santa Clarita Child & Family Center. Earlier in the day members under the direction of Elks Member Stacy McKenna prepared 300 backpacks filled by Elk members with School Supplies. The Elks lodge provided and prepared dinner for the participates.

Ritual Team Makes the Final Four and will perform on Monday July 3rd.

7/2/23 All teams have completed the first round of the 2023 Grand Lodge Ritualistic Contest. The final four by scores are as follows. (Unofficial based of photo)

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Ohio Kenton #157

California Santa Clarita #2379

New Jersey Lake Hopatcong #782

New York Carthage #1762

98.2560

97.7330

97.7114

97.1461

Ritual Team has arrived at Grand Lodge, Minneapolis

The Ritual Team preparing to break bread at pub with family and a couple of friends too! Practice in the morning! Wow that Candidate is pretty quick on his feet.

Competition Schedule
Team right after a 97.7 at Grand Lodge
In the Race with three team to perform.

Thank you Mary Tyler Moore show! Past CHEA President Jay Larkins found this statue of Mary Taylor Moore near their accommodations. Also a photo of the Ritual Competition Schedule prior to performances. Santa Clarita Elks 2379 scheduled to perform at 3 PM on July 1, 2023.

7/1/23 Update. Our Team right after scoring a 97.7 at Grand Lodge. At time of results second with three to go. More updates tomorrow.

Metropolitan District ER/Knights Association meeting Hosted by Santa Clarita on 6/25/23

Santa Clarita ER Glenn Daniel leads the Metropolitan District ER/Knights Association meeting on Sunday morning 6/25/23.

ENF Fundraiser in Lancaster

On Saturday June 24, 2023 we gathered at Bravery Brewing Co. in Lancaster for a late lunch before attending the Pecos League Baseball Game at The Hanger in Lancaster. The Lancaster Sound Breakers hosted the Vallejo Seaweed. The Sound Breakers were the victorious, scoring 4 to 3. The purpose was to raise funds for the Elks National Foundation (ENF) by selling tickets online. We sold 34 tickets to the baseball game, with proceeds going to the ENF. A great time was had by all those that attended. Thanks for attending Lodge Adviser and Metro District Leader Greg Peale and wife Charlene, Burbank ER Naomi Roman, PER Anthony Roman, Santa Clarita PER Steve Graham (ENF Chairman) and First Lady Lauren, Treasurer Judy Delaney, Chaplain Danise Davis, Webmaster Michael Angulo and wife Kathleen celebrating their twenty ninth Anniversary, and many other members.

Father’s Day Breakfast

Lots of Dad’s and Volunteers at the Lodge for Father’s Day 2023. Many smiling faces helped make it a special day for the Father’s in attendance.

Flag Day Ceremony and Retirement


CHEA President & First Lady Ted & Jeanie Talbot
AVP Lady Sharron Robinson & AVP Rudy Lujano
Ritual team with President, First Lady and CHEA Champions Trophy
Flag response by Inner Guard Ilia Piedra
Elks officers, Scouts and Young Marines and President and First Lady
CHEA President Ted Talbot
CHEA First Lady Jeannie Talbot
Chris V on Hot Dogs

On Jun 9, 2023 the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379 performed the Flag Day Ceremony that includes a procession of the many flags of our nation that resulted on our Stars and Stripes. See in the photo library all the people and activity needed to properly retire Our Flag.

Left to right: Exalted Ruler Glenn Daniel, Santa Clarita First Lady Laura Daniel, PSP/DL Skip Henke, CHEA Past First Lady Karen Henke, AVP Rudy Lujano, AVP Lady Sharron Robinson, CHEA First Lady Jeanie Talbot, CHEA President Ted Talbot, PSP/PGT Hugh Scanlon, Past CHEA First Lady Dale Scanlon, Past CHEA First Lady, Ginger Larkins, Past CHEA President Jay Larkins

Memorial Day Flag Planting Event

And Memorial Day Celebration

ER Glenn Daniel USMC Salute at Memorial Day Ceremony
Keynote Speaker Vietnam Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Bill Hutton
Memorial Day Ceremony Flyonver
Santa Clarita Elks First Lady Laura Daniel, Exalted Ruler Glenn Daniel, Emblem 459 President Simone Swanson, Past President California, Hawaii, Nevada State Association of Emblem Clubs
PSP Jay Larkins and Past Mayor Bob Keller, President SCV Veterans Committee
PSP Jay Larkins and Congressman Mike Garcia, US Navy Veteran
Elks 2379 Members listed
Elks 2379 Members listed

Saturday prior to Memorial Day Elks Lodge 2379 volunteers prepare Hot Dogs, Chips, cookies, soda, and water for all the volunteers that place flags for all the Veterans interred at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary. Here are some photos of the volunteers from the Elks Lodge, the participants in the flag placing ceremony, and winners of Hoop Shoot basketballs, and recipients of Elks Drug Awareness Program pamphlets.

Memorial Day Ceremony photos added to this gallery.

CHEA Winning Ritual Team Santa Clarita Elks 2379

Our Officers competed in the Ritual Finals on Friday 5/19/2023 at the CHEA State Convention. They had the highest score as shown above in the Division round to move into the Finals. It was learned Saturday 5/20/2023 that they won the finals and now moving forward to Minneapolis for Grand Lodge.

Our team had five All State performers, Glenn Daniel, Exalted Ruler, Wayne Edward, Leading Knight, Scott Bickle, Lecturing Knight, Jay Larkins, Esquire, Ilia Piedra, Inner Guard.

Well done Corp of Officers 2023-2024 lead by Glenn Daniel, Exalted Ruler. Click to see the Corp of Officers

On Saturday 6/24/2023 the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379 will be gathering for a pregame tailgate at Bravery Brewery that will offer pizzas, charcuterie and craft beers at 3 PM. Moving to The Hanger in Lancaster for a 6:35 PM start to watch the Vallejo Seaweed being hosted by the Lancaster Sound Breakers. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds will benefit the ENF. Click ticket site above and “Add to Cart” Ticket sales require PayPal account to complete the purchase. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Steve Graham. His phone number will be included in an email blast from Ted Olson. See you there.

Mother’s Day Brunch 2023

Santa Clarita Elks 2379 Ritual Team Winners

Santa Clarita Elks 2379 Ritual Team wins Metro District competition at Burbank Elks 1497 with outstanding performance on 29 April 2023. (Photo taken on March 22, 2023 at Santa Clarita Elks 2379 , Installation of Officers) Click to see the Corp of Officers

2023-2024 Corp of Officers
2023-2024 Ritual Team
Teams Special Citation