Lodge Officers
Exalted Ruler: John Ventolo
Leading Knight: Greg Scarlato
Loyal Knight: Mike Reddington
Lect. Knight: Chris Maher
Esquire: Matt Ventolo
Chaplain: Thom Quinn
Tiler: Ron Van Alstyne
Inner Guard: Juan Flores
Secretary: Connie Cantwell
Treasurer: Jerry DeToro
1-Yr Trustee: Fred Tilton
2-Yr Trustee: Peggy Berry
3-Yr Trustee: Sal DePaola
4-Yr Trustee: Mike Pasnick
5-Yr Trustee: Nick Tsoukalis
 
Americanism & Flag Day

Committee Chairman Americanism: Mike Pasnick

Committee Chairman Flag Day: Pete Borucki

The ambition and goal of the Americanism Committee is to quicken the spirit of American patriotism and to stimulate an awareness — a genuine feeling of pride and respect toward patriotism — so that we as Members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will become constant reminders to the people of our Nation that America truly means freedom and that Elks Care and Elks Share.

The Grand Lodge Americanism Committee annually sponsors the Americanism Essay Contest for school children in grades 5-8. This very important Patriotic Contest gives school children the opportunity to express their views on America and what being a patriotic citizen means. If you are interested please contact the Howell Elks Lodge 732-458-2515
Flag Retirement

Wondering what to do with worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair American Flags? According to the Flag Code American flags should be retired in a respectful and dignified manner. The most important factor is showing respect to the flag during its disposal. To properly dispose of your worn or tattered flag please contact the Howell Elks Lodge at 732-458-2515.

How to fly your flag at Half Staff

What sort of flag pole are you using?

When raising the flag to half staff on a vertical pole, always raise it briskly to the top of the flagpole for a moment before lowering it. When taking it down for the night, raise it to the top of the flagpole again & lower it to the bottom.

With a telescoping flag pole it is acceptable to put the USA flag on the second set of rings instead of the top set. In this case the top set would be left empty.

When the United States flag is flown at half-staff, State & other flags should be removed or flown at half-staff too.

For flags that can't be lowered, such as those on many homes, the American Legion says that attaching a black ribbon or streamer to the top of the flag is an acceptable alternative. The ribbon should be the same width as a stripe on the flag and the same length as the flag.