We are honored to have you visit our website. We hope that you will take the time to explore the site and to gain an understanding of what it is to be a modern member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Find out who we are, what we are, what we do and how you might join our charitable fraternal organization!
The Order of Elks is distinctly American. It is a national, charitable organization founded on the principals of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Here in Oregon our two primary children's charities are the Camp Meadowood Springs and the Elks Children's Eye Clinic, part of the Oregon Health and Science University. Through the Elks National Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Order, we offer local and national scholarship programs. We also offer other Youth Programs such as the Teenager of the Month Awards, Elks Drug Awareness Program, and the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest. Our Veterans are very important to the Elks. The BPOE Elks offer services to our veterans, such as the Elks National Veterans Service Commission, and grants to maintain the Elks Veterans Memorial in Chicago.
Our Lodge here in the Parkrose district of Portland is just one of many across the State of Oregon, ,and across our great Nation... all of which are committed to the same goals. As a member of the Order, you are welcome in any of the over 2100 such Lodges in the contiguous 48 states, Hawaii, and Alaska. A definite plus if you're traveling for business or pleasure as Elks tend to treat each other like extended family.
We hope that after viewing our site you may have a better understanding of today's Elks and you may even be interested in joining our Order and helping us with our worthy causes. And lest you think we are all work and no play, take a look at our Photo Gallery, our Lodge Calendar and our Entertainment Section! And check back often! The site is on-going and new photos and articles will be posted frequently.
If you're in our area, please drop in and ask for a tour of our Lodge. Visitors are always welcome. And if you're anywhere else in the country, check the phone book and contact the Lodge nearest you.
Lodge, Committees, and Charities!
Gateway Elks Lodge #2411
Officers for the Year 2013 - 2014
Esteemed Leading Knight
Esteemed Loyal Knight
Esteemed Lecturing Knight
Archie the Elk Says . . .
May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!
Greeters ~ We Need Help
Would you like to meet people? Would you like to make new friends? We have just the way to do just that. We need singles or couples to greet our members and guests coming into the Lodge. Please call Bobbie Boyko at to sign up or for more info.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS TO MEMBERS
BUSINESS PLAN: At the December 13, 2013 Lodge meeting, the Board of Directors presented the Lodge Business Plan that has been developed for approval by the Members of the Lodge. Per instructions from the Steering Committee it is being made available to the members by notification in the Gatepost, placing the plan in the Lodge, and via the Website. Be informed! Be proactive! Your voice matters! Please sincerely take the time to download the Business Plan here and read it. It will be put on the floor for voting by all members on January 23, 2014. Please attend this meeting, as this is about the future of YOUR Lodge.
To learn more information and greater details about this, please CLICK HERE.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~REVISIONS TO LODGE BY-LAWS: In the members section there are details on changes to the Lodge By-Laws. Please click here and you will be re-directed to that section. This information is also printed in the February 2014 Gatepost.
Please note that you will need to log into the member's section to view both of these announcements. If you don't remember the log in, please email and Deborah Plance will email it to you.
The 2014-2015 Membership Dues Notice is now available to you for download. Please click here to take you to our Member's Home Page to view and print your form.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Lodge Secretary, Judy Veazey.
Please note that this is in the "Member's Only" section of our website. To find out how you can become a member, please click here ... or ask one of our officers! Stop by our Lodge during normal business hours (Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm) to take a tour!
Coming Your Way This Month !
Unless noted otherwise, all Lodge events are
open to Elks and their guests only.
PER's ROAST THE ER!!
This is the time the year we would like stop, take
a breath, and say thank you everyone for all your support, donations,
energy, and help. In November we took all of our hats to Doernbechers
Because we are not restricted in using just Gateway Lodge for the social we have the pleasure of going out into the community and getting help. Thank you Cherrywood Retirement center for allowing us to use your facilities and thank you to the residents for all your donations and time.
We have also been blessed by a donation from Pat Standish who is affiliated with the Portland Lodge.
Joanne Spina' daughter and granddaughter have been joining us. We also have had some new members joining us. As always anyone is welcome to come. If you have any questions, or would like to donate some yarn please feel free to call me at the number listed below.
The Gateway Elks Betty Hise knitting and crocheting social provides yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and someone to show you what to do with all this. This is for those that wish to help with making the hats that get donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We also accept donations of yarn. If you are interested in attending this knitting social just to learn to knit or crochet, we do that too! We even have a collection of easy knitting and crocheting patterns that you can borrow along with some that we will give to you. All we ask is that you bring your own knitting/crocheting tools… as those we do not supply. You also are not required to make hats at this knitting social. You are very welcome to work on your own projects.
The Gateway Elks Lodge knitting social provides yarn to those that wish to help with making the hats that get donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital. We also accept donations of yarn here too. If you are interested in attending this knitting social just to learn to knit or crochet, we do that too! We even have a collection of easy knitting and crocheting patterns that you can borrow. All we ask is that you bring your own knitting/crocheting tools…as those we do not supply. You also are not required to make hats at this knitting social. You are very welcome to work on your own projects.
For more information please call Mary Gast at .
Donations of acrylic or cotton yarn and fleece fabric is greatly appreciated.
You don't have to be an Elk or an Elkette to attend. Anyone may attend and all are encouraged to bring friends along as guests. There are no fees for this social and you may bring your own projects. Beginners are always welcome! Help with knitting and crocheting is available.
Donations of acrylic or cotton yarn and fleece fabric is greatly appreciated.
Tuesday Quilting Social
Over the past several months, we have begun to piece together a group of quilters at the lodge. We meet every Tuesday in the upper dining room area and are looking for more interested individuals to join us!
We work on both charity quilts and our own projects. Don't know how to sew? No problem. We have many experienced members who can help you. Hands not up to cutting the fabric? Again, we have people who can help you with that.
We have made quilts for the Veterans and could use some help getting quilts done for the Elks Casey Eye Clinic.
We are still in need of a couple of older sewing machines, so we don't need to bring the ones from home. Those old Singers and Kenmores (the really heavy ones) hiding in the back of your closet are great for piecing quilts.
The Tuesday Quilting group has donated many quilts over the last year. In August, they donated a lap size quilt for the Meadowood Auction. They also gave one to the Veteran's committee that was raffled off at the Veterans Party on November 10th. And in November, one was raffled off at the Turkey Shoot.
We have many more quilts in the works for the eye clinic and other needy organizations. Come join us! Sewing is not required.
Drop by any Tuesday from 11-3. We would love to show you what we are working on.
Every Wednesday Night!
Message from the Bingo Committee: Hello all, the Bingo Committee has an appetizing deal for you! When you purchase a dinner on Wednesday night for $5 or more, bring the receipt to Bingo and we will give you a great specials during BINGO! it is good only on the night of the food purchase. you can even bring your meal, and drinks from the bar, downstairs and play. So come on down and have a good meal and some fun playing Bingo!
Friday Night Dinner
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The "Game Room Jukebox" is just that, it's the jukebox located in the Lodge Game Room. Plug a buck in,
play some FREE pool, order up a cold one, and have a fun night with your friends in the game room.
You're even welcome to dance!
Whether you are a casual player or a fanatic, you'll find what you need! For your enjoyment, the Lodge has:
Our facilities are particularly suited for scheduled activities like:
Guests are always welcome but must be accompanied by a member.
Click here to find out how to become a member
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