In keeping with our long tradition of supporting children and scholarship in our communities, we are proud to once again sponsor the 2018 Alameda Spelling Bee at Otis Elementary School on February 3rd.
This year’s contest caps a year-long effort of donating and distributing dictionaries to all the schools in Alameda by Elks volunteers. The kids spend their time studying for the big day.
The registration deadline is February 1, 2018. All participants must be in the 4th-9th grades, and must reside and/or attend school in the city of Alameda.
Depending on the number of entrants, there may be a written as well as an oral spelling bee. The written test will determine a group of 25-30 spellers to participate in the oral bee.
Prizes will be given to the winning spellers. The top winners of the Alameda Spelling Bee will be sponsored to participate in the Alameda County Spelling Bee, to be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Based on the outcome, we may send spellers to participate in the Alameda County Elementary Bee (Grades 4-6) and/or the Alameda County Junior High Bee (Grades 7-9).
The top two winners of the two Alameda County competitions will be sponsored to participate in the California State Spelling Bee, to be held on May 5th (junior high level, in San Rafael) or May 12th (elementary level, in Stockton).
You are welcome to stop by and cheer on the kids. It’s hard to leave without a smile on your face.
Why watch the Super Bowl on a small screen with stale appetizers when you can come down to the Alameda Elks Lodge Superbowl watch party? The Alameda Elks will be hosting a Super Bowl watch party and potluck dinner for our members and guests. This is always a great event with a lot of folks, eating a lot of food and having a lot of fun. Members and their guests are invited to bring a dish, watch the game and have fun.
It’s important to come to Lodge Meetings. You see how business is done. You have a voice in Lodge affairs. You get to vote on new members. If all that doesn’t matter, we have free hot dogs afterward. It’s more fun than humans should be allowed to have.
Come join the fun for our 150th birthday party! The public is invited.
Start the evening at our Champagne Reception beginning at6pmin the Lodge Foyer and Mahogany Room with passed hors d’oeuvres.
Move upstairs to our historic ballroom for a fabulous four course meal at7pm.Dinner includes soup, salad, and your choice of Beef Wellington or Lobster Thermidor served in a puff pastry dish, followed by dessert.
Beginning at8:15pm, music and dancing begins with the sounds of Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers until11pm.
Since this event only happens once in our lifetime, the dress code will require a coat and tie for men and cocktail and/or evening dresses for the ladies. Appropriate period dress is also acceptable if your closet is brimming with outfits from the Reconstruction South!
Don’t miss it! Champagne, Dinner and Dancing can be yours for a mere $65/ticket. Ticket sales will close on February 10th (We need time to catch the Lobster.) There will be no ticket sales at the door.
Once a month, we all pitch in and offer a complete pasta dinner, including salad, rolls, pasta, desert and all the red wine you can drink for only $15.00. Tickets are sold at the door and can be bought in the Mahogany Room in advance.
Tonight’s menu is Spaghetti and March Madness Meatballs!.
The proceeds support our contribution to the Elks National Foundation Charities.
Combining good food with good times while doing good work is what The Elks do best.
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