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
 
Veterans

Committee Chairman: Sarge

Email: sgt8t5@yahoo.com


The link below provides a virtual tour of the Vietnam wall.

First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city where you went to high school and look at the names. Click on the name and it will give details of the person's death, a picture or at least their bio and medals.

Vietnam Wall
click on link for an inspirational video

Vets Video
The National Veterans Service Commission has served the interests of America's veterans since World War I. Today the Commission operates a range of programs designed to improve the quality of life of our veterans as well as salute their service to the country.

National Veterans Service Commission

Our Programs

Wounded Warrior Project According to the Department of Defense, more than 34,000 service men and women have been wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). When these warriors return to their communities, their adjustment to civilian life is complicated by injuries, both physical and psychological. For many, their problems can be overwhelming and lead to desperation, loneliness, and depression.

The Elks/Wounded Warrior Project helps them to realize that they can still perform their favorite recreational activities. Sharing their experience with comrades in arms and Elks will lessen their sense of isolation. Giving them a sense of accomplishment may help them to face and overcome other difficulties relating to home, career, and their community.

Army of Hope In February, 2003, the Elks National Veterans Service Commission announced a program of mobilizing an “Army of Hope” to assist the families of Military Reservists and the National Guard who have been called to active duty during this time of crisis. The response from our members and non-Elks has been overwhelming. Our elected government officials at the local, state and national levels are greatly impressed, and have responded favorably to our initiative.

Student/Veteran Volunteer Program This innovative new program allows us to fulfil our committment to America's youth while continuing to serve our nation's veterans.

Adopt-a-Veteran Program Like an army of hope, Elks everywhere are living up to their pledge to hospitalized veterans.

Featured Veterans Read about our current featured veterans, Joseph Kowaleski and Tom Layow.

Veterans Leather Program VA medical centers across the country rely on the Elks for tooling leather used in occupational and recreational therapy.

Veterans Remembrance Remembering our veterans is a daily proposition for the Elks. Nevertheless, each November we redouble our efforts.

Playing Cards for Veterans The Elks now offer playing cards for hospitalized veterans.

Recreation USA This group of entertainers travels the nation, performing at VA medical centers, and they couldn't do it without the Elks.

Medals of Valor Medals of Valor can now be presented to deserving families of those who have made the supreme sacrifice in the conflicts in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).