Green Valley Elks Lodge 2592
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Ancient stuff from the past events . . .
Thank you Karen Larkin, Youth Activities Chair, for work with Copper Hills Little League.
Balloting on new members...
On Monday May 23, 2011 at a regular lodge meeting Carol Sturdevant, Frank Sturdevant and Cheryl Ponzo received Arizona State and National Elks awards.
Arturo Gabaldσn, Exalted Ruler, presented Frank Sturdevant with an Elks National Foundation pin for achieving the highest average over the Arizona State goal for ENF contributions from the Grand Exalted Ruler. Carol Sturdevant was awarded a snow globe of the world for her years of support for Arizona Elks Major Project (AEMP) as lodge chairman and South District Vice Chairman for AEMP and Cheryl Ponzo was awarded the 1st place plaque for Youth Activities Arizona state division VI Brochure Contest 2010 - 2011 and for the Best Public Relations Program Arizona Elks Association South District 2010-2011.
March 14, 2011 Monday Auxiliary Fashion Show with a Mardi Gras Theme. Tickets available Tuesday and Friday beginning January 18, from 4-6 pm.
March 25, 2011 Friday, Essay Contest awards at Continental School.
Visitation by Frank Fieldhouse, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, November 22, 2010
March 4, 2011 - Essay Contest Winner Awards - Sahuarita Middle School
February 14, 2011 Monday Valentine's Day - don't forget those you love (HC)
February 13, 2011 AWARDS Nights, please click here for more information.
February 12, 2011 2 p.m. Saturday Auxiliary HIGH TEA with an International Flavor
February 5, 2011- State Hoop Shoot registration starting at 9:00 am, with the shoot starting at 10 am promptly, and will be held at the Cactus Canyon Middle School (the AJ School Complex) in Apache Junction. The address is 801 W. Southern Ave (cross street is Ironwood), just off of US 60 (Superstition Freeway). This is the same school as last year, theyve just changed the name of the school. We hope to have a great turnout from the four Arizona Districts and want to see lots of you there to cheer our kids on to the next meet in Las Vegas on Feb 18th. The Apache Junction Lodge #2349 will be hosting us with a light lunch, available at the school, free to all. Presentations of trophies will be given after each age group finishes its shoot. If you have any questions, please call me at 928-717-9313 or my cell, 520-730-2677. Jim Casacchia, PDDGER AEA Hoop Shoot Director
January 21, 2011 Friday South District Ritual Competition Please note this was in Green Valley. Congratulations to Sierra Vista and Ajo Lodges for being the best from South District, they will now compete in Tempe on May 12 - 13, at the State level. The Green Valley Lodge is proud of its participation and the excellent performance by its Officers.
January 17, 2011 is Lodge Blood Drive! Please call 625-1256 to make an appointment.
January 15, 2011, 11 a.m. Saturday - AEA South District Hoop Shoot at Joyce Clark Middle School in Sierra Vista. If you have never been to a Hoop Shoot Competition this is where you want to spend your Saturday morning. It is a lot of fun. South District Chair is Addie Swearingen 520-458-5188.
January 15, 2011 Saturday Elvis is alive and well, and performing in Green Valley. This is a dinner show and you can choose between Veal Piccata or Stuffed Sole. Price is $20 per person, which includes the tax and tip. Cocktails at 5, dinner at 6 and Showtime at 7. Tickets go on sale in Mid December and are limited to only 200. Tickets go on sale Dec 29.
December 31, 2010 Friday New Years Eve Party. Menu choice of Beef Tenderloin W/Port Source or Honey Glaze Salmon or Marinated stuffed Chicken Breast. Always a sell out tickets are $40 per person, paid at the time of reservation. Lodge seating at 7 pm and Dining room seating is at 8 pm. Desert Nights will play in Lodge room 8-Midnight, and Mescal will play in the Lounge 9 to 1 a.m.
December 24, 2010 Friday - the Lodge will be open til 6 p.m.
December 25, 2010 Saturday Christmas Day (Lodge will be closed)
December 19, 2010 Sunday - Lodge Staff Appreciation Party (Bring covered dish)
December 12, 2010 Sunday Christmas Party
(HC) Open to all members and their guests. Veal Marsala w/Pasta Asparagus or Stuffed Tilapia w/Rice Asparagus.
Desert is Dulce De Leche. All for only $18 per person (tax and tip
included), advance reservations required. Cocktails at 3, Dinner
at 4, Music 6-9. Music by Ernie & Gina.
December 5, 2010 Starts promptly at noon
on Sunday Elks Memorial Service
the public is welcome.
December 1, 2010 6 pm. on Wednesday is the Elks Annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at Sahuarita Intermediate School Gymnasium. The Hoop Shoot contest is arranged in two divisions; one for boys and one for girls in age categories 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Winners here will compete at the State Level. If you want to volunteer please contact Larry Boehm's, Chairperson 829-7270
November 28, 2010 Sunday - State Soccer Shoot - Tempe Lodge at 2320 South Hardy Drive, Tempe, AZ. will still host the state Soccer Shootout event. Registration begins at 10:00 am. and competition to commence at 11:00 am.
November 27, 2010 Saturday
Annual Car Show
(in support of the Community Food Bank) it was a real blast!!
Don't miss it next year.
November 25, 2010 Thursday Thanksgiving Day (HC) Prepare yourself for a buffet feast for only $14.95 plus tax and tip, advance reservations and payment required. Seating 1 and 4 pm, tickets go on sale October 28, 2010.
November 16, 2010 the Green Valley Elks Lodge #2592 presented Drug Awareness Poster Contest awards to two Sopori students. Kevin Villa from Mrs. Orozco's 2nd grade class won first place for the K-2 Division. Yaseli Mariscal from Mrs. Walder's 5th grade class won first place for the 3 - 5 Division. Each were awarded a Gold Medal and a Drug Awareness theme CD case. There were 14 Drug Awareness posters submitted by Sopori Elementary School this year. Awards presented by Jack Najar, Exalted Ruler and Jack Ponzo Lodge Trustee and Drug Awareness Chairman.
November 14 2010 - Sunday Champagne Brunch will be served from 10:00 to 2:00. This will probably be the last brunch until next April or May, the Sunday calendars will be too full to be able to work them in. There have been excellent comments on the Brunches we have held. "Bring your friends to enjoy a special event." Call for Dinner Reservations @ 625-2592, Please.
November 6, 2010 - Auxiliary Golf Tournament at Canoa Hills. 8 am shotgun, Green fees $70 ($35 CHSI members) Open to the public.
October 31, 2010 Sunday Halloween Masquerade Charity Ball in support of Elks National Foundation (ENF). So many great ideas for masks, start preparing today for something really fun and join in the competition. Non-spooky price of $8 per person, doors open at 4, Hors D'Ooeuvres 5 pm and dancing at 6.
November 10, 2010 the Green Valley Elks Lodge #2592 pre-sented Superintendent Dr. Virginia Juettner with a 5' X 8' American Flag for the school's flag pole. There were about 580 students that attended the presentation of the new flag ceremony. The school band played the Star Spangled Banner. GV Elk Dr. Frank Stur-devant - Americanism chairman, explained to the students about the history of the American Flag. The first graders assembled in Mrs. Sewell's classroom. Jack Najar - Exalted Ruler, Carol Sturdevant - Lecturing Knight, Dr. Frank Sturdevant - Inner Guard and Americanism Chairman and Cheryl Ponzo - Loyal Knight presented 65 first graders with miniature flags and a certificate stating that they had learned the Pledge of Allegiance. After the presentation the first graders sang beautifully "This Land is Your Land". The three first grade teachers, Donna Sewell, Tara Mulay and Erica Woodward were instru-mental in teaching these first graders the Pledge of Allegiance.
October 30, 2010 - White Elephant Parade
October 22-24 Arizona Elks Association Mid Year Meeting at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe AZ. As an Elk you and your spouse are welcome to the convention, learn about the Elk programs and make some new friends. The hotel rates are reasonable, so get away for the weekend and join the fun.
October 17, 2010, South District Soccer Shoot-Out at Jesse Owens Park, 400 S Sarnoff Dr, Tucson AZ. Registration 10 a.m., kicking will begin 11 a.m. Come on out and support your Lodge.
October 10, 2010 Sunday Elktoberfest this is one of our largest events of the year. A real wiz bang do not want to miss.
October 4, 2010 blood drive - Please help by giving the gift of life. Sign ups will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5-7 and pancake breakfast Sundays.
September 19, 2010 10-2 Sunday - Join us for a great Champagne Brunch! You will not be disappointed. Only $13.95, the company alone is worth twice as much.
September 18,2010 Saturday - Green Valley Elks Lodge Soccer Shoot-Out. Join us in support of the students in our community.
September 4, 2010 - Happy Labor Day! - yes we are open, and we will have $2 drink specials.
September 11, 2010 - Patriots Day - Please take a moment to remember those innocent victims who lost their lives on this day in 2001.
August 31, 2010 - Elroy T Elk visits school and helps promote anti drug messages.
August 15, 2010
Western BBQ AEA President
will be visiting with us, please join your Officers in giving him a warm
Green Valley welcome.
July 27, 2010 Monday's Lodge Meeting - Exalted Ruler Jack Najar, presents the Lodge's National Youth Recognition Award to Cheryl Ponzo. The members of our Lodge should take pride in the honor of this recognition.
July 25, 2010 Sunday -
Champagne Brunch 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m., only $13.95. Menu includes carved ham, omelet
station, various entrees, desert table and glass of champagne. Don't
miss it buy your tickets early. July 4 - 8, 2010 Grand Lodge convention in Orlando Florida
July 4, 2010 Sunday Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day
June 30, 2010 - Annual Adult
Diaper Drive continues till June 30th.
This support is important to so many people, show you care by giving.
June 21, 2010 - Blood Drive, sign ups will begin in the middle of May and continue to be held in the lobby on Tuesday and Fridays from 5-7 pm and on pancake days.
June 14, 2010 - Your Lodge received a plaque from the American Red Cross in recognition of our Outstanding Performance in Donor Recruitment. Thank you to all who participate in giving the gift of life & for your cash donations.
June 14, 2010 9 a.m. Monday Flag Day Ceremony The ceremony begins at 9, so please be sure to arrive at least by 8:45. We look forward to seeing you there.
June 13, 2010 - Lodge hosts Veterans.
June 12, 2010 6 p.m. Saturday - Copper Hills Little League Presentation, our Lodge sponsors a little League Team and ER Jack will be part of a recognition ceremony. Go Kids!
June 6, 2010 - Lodge Tyler has birthday party, visit by Congress representative.
June 5, 2010 9 am to 11 am, Saturday - Meet Elroy T. Elk at the Sahuarita Club House. Elroy is the Elk mascot for our Drug Awareness Champaign, teaching kids about this important issue. You too can have your picture taken with Elroy.
May 31, 2010 9 a.m. Monday MEMORIAL DAY - please join us and the whole Green Valley/Sahuarita community as we pay tribute to our soldiers at the GV Cemetery. Lots of people will be there, so plan to be there early to get parking. Be sure to wear a hat and lots of sun screen.
May 30, 2010 Sunday Memorial Day Party (Lodge Activity) Doors open at 3, horse races at 4, dinner at 5 and dancing 6-9. Don't miss this event, it is going to be great.
May 29, 2010 - Saturday - Jack Najar presented Samuel Gay with a certificate and the Flag of our Country in recognition of achieving Eagle Scout.
May 24, 2010 - At our regular Lodge meeting Tom Shanahan was recognized with a plaque for "Elks Memorial Service Brochure Contest." Also, your Lodge initiated seven new members, please go out of your way to make them feel at home.
May 22, 2010 - In Tempe at the Fiesta Resort will be the Arizona Elks Major Projects 50 Years of Caring. Celebrating 50 years of commitment to improving lives through Arizona Elks Major Projects.
May 20-22, 2010 Arizona Elk State Convention
May 20, 2010 Thursday (all night) - Elks volunteered to keep our kids safe at the all-night graduation party at Sahuarita High School, none of our children died that night and for that we are thankful.
May 9, 2010 Sunday Mothers Day
May 2 -5, 2010 - Is Youth Week, did you say you want to participate with the kids? Please call the Lodge at 625-2592 and ask how.
May 5, 2010 Wednesday - 10:30 am, Continental School Office at 10:30 am. Your Lodge is giving out ice cream to all children thanking them for all their great participation during the year.
May 2, 2010 Sunday - Youth Week Recognition - Doors open at 2:30 pm, award presentation starts at 3 pm and a picnic dinner at 4 pm.
April 21, 2010 - 9:30 am the Auxiliary is hosting a Newcomers Coffee. Please call the Lodge at 625-2592 for more information if you would like to attend.
April 18, 2010 Sunday - 2-4 pm Wine Tasting - Featuring Wilhelm Family Vineyards. $15 per person. Tickets on sale in Lobby Tuesday & Friday from 4-7 pm.
April 12, 2010 Monday - 6 pm, Tom and June Shanahan will be accepting the Youth Week Proclamation at Town Hall. Please note 7 pm is the regular Lodge meeting.
April 5, 2010 Monday - Annual Elks Golf League Tournament was changed from March 8 to April 5 due to the weather. Shotgun is at 7:30 am. Special Thanks to the Tubac Country Club for allowing us to re-schedule this event.
April 4, 2010 Sunday Easter Buffet (House Committee = HC) Carved Prime Rib, Roast leg of Lamb, Chicken Piccata and lots of great desserts. $21.95 plus tax and tip, advance reservations required please see hostess. Seating times are 1 pm and 4 pm.
March 29, 2010 Monday - 7 p.m. the Green Valley Lodge Installed the Officers of Nogales Lodge.
March 27, 2010 Saturday Inaugural Ball - 5 cocktails, 6 dinner, 7 dancing, Mid-life Crisis playing. Prime Rib or Salmon for only $25 per person.
March 26, 2010 Friday 1 p.m. Installation of Lodge and Auxiliary Officers Auxiliary will install at 1 p.m. followed by the Elks ceremony. We want all members to attend this important occasion to show your support for the Officers of the Lodge.
March 20, your Lodge will be manning the AEMP booth at the 4th Ave Street Fair 12 pm to 3 pm. This is one of the most energetic events of the year, loads of fun, and never a dull moment. Call the ER if you are interested in going.
March - Tickets on sale for the Inaugural Ball, tickets are only $25 and you get a great Prime Rib. Music by Mid Life Crisis.
March 15, 2010, Don't miss the annual auxiliary Fashion On Deck Show. Cost is $20 per person, tickets go on sale January 29.
March 14, Sunday - Pancake Breakfast - What a great way to get involved, call up the Office and ask them how you can work the Pancake breakfast. Elks care, Elks share.
March 10 - Auxiliary luncheon will include the election of officers for next year. If you miss it, you will be nominated.
March 8, 2010 - The Elks Golf League Tournament at Canoa Hills, please note that this event was rescheduled to April 5 due to bad weather.
February 28, Sunday - Pancake Breakfast - This is a great way to support your Lodge and that way your Lodge can support our community. Plus it is a good breakfast.
February 23, 2010Tuesday - Ask yourself "what am I doing today?" And then remember that you can come on down to the Lodge and help with the bulletin prep. Then for dinner join the line at 5 for our Swedish Buffet. Wouldn't that be cool.
February 21, 2010 - 50's /60's Dance - Ticket sales limited to the first 200 people and this will be a sell out. Cost is $10 per person, tickets go on sale January 29. Doors open at 3, so rest your feet now and get your dancing shoes ready to move from 5-8 to the music of DJ Jack.
February 17, 2010 6:30 pm Wednesday, Carl Crews, a representative from the travel agency will be at the Lodge to discuss the details of the trip to China. If you ever thought of going, this is the trip to go on.
February 14, 2010 Sunday Pancake Breakfast - All Elks and their guests are invited.
February 13, 2010, The auxiliary is hosting High Tea (more on this later)
January 24, 2010 Sunday - Pancake breakfast at the Green Valley Elks Lodge
January 23, 2010 Saturday - your Lodge Officers will be in District Ritual Competition in Tucson
January 18, 2010 Monday - blood drive, please give the gift of life to others who need your help. And if you can't give blood consider volunteering. It's a lot of fun.
January 17, 2010 Sunday - Lodge Awards Dinner - Citizen of the Year, Officer of the Year, Teacher of the Year, etc... why don't you join us for dinner and help us honor these outstanding individuals. Click here for pictures of the Award Ceremony.
January 13, 2010 - Essay Contest click on picture below
January 10, 2010 Sunday - Pancake breakfast at the Green Valley Elks Lodge.
January 9, 2010 9 a.m. District Hoop Shoot at Sahuarita Middle School. Just show up!
January 1, 2010 - Lodge is closed for New Years Day.
December 31, 2009 New Years Eve Party Check out these pictures
December 25, 2009 Christmas Day (Lodge will be closed)
December 13, 2009 Christmas Party Dress casual. Check out these great pictures. Music by "Spur of the Moment"
December 6, 2009 2 pm Sunday Elks Memorial Check out these pictures. Elks remember their absent members.
Saturday, November 28, 2009 10-2 Join us for the Car Show, in support of the Community Food Bank.
Thursday, November 26, 2009 is Thanksgiving Day. Please think about sharing the holiday with your friends here at the Lodge.
Sunday, November 22, 2009 Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, November 15, 2009 your lodge is hosting the Leading Knight Clinic to be held at Green Valley Lodge. We will be looking for volunteers to assist at this meeting.
Check out Red Ribbon Week Pictures at
Click on the picture to get a closer look. Thank you Ken for the great job you do.
November 1, 2009 - Wine & Cheese Party (what did the grape say when he got stepped on? Nothing, he just let out a little wine.
October 19, 2009 Blood Drive, give the gift that saves lives. Registration begins Tuesday September 15. You can make a difference.
Sunday, October 18, 2009 Pancake Breakfast
Elktoberfest was on Sunday October 4, 2009 includes all you can eat German favorites with beer specials. Doors open at 2 and the lounge is open till 9, food will be served from 3 to 7. Join us dancing to the music by "Bavarian Brass Band of Green Valley. Click here to see our celebration.
Monday, September 28, 2009 official visit by Donald K. Iozia, DDGER (member Tucson #385) and meeting night. Thank you to all our Officers and Chair-persons for making it a great meeting.
Sunday, September 27, 2009 the Golf Club is hosting an Appreciation Golf Tournament for the benefit of the Children of our Arizona Elks Major Projects. Want to play?
Sunday, September 20, Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, September 19, 8 a.m. to noon, Soccer Shoot-Out. We can always use volunteers, and it is so great spending time with the kids. See the video below to see part of the award ceremony.
Friday, September 18, Tour of the Steele Children's Center please call June at 399-0510 for information.
Monday September 14, 7 pm, Regular Lodge meeting, be there!
Thursday September 10th, 9 am, House Committee meeting and all lodge members are welcome to attend. It is about time that you heard from this committee with your own ears, come join us please.
September 10 through October 30, Adult Diaper Drive ... This drive has been successful and the Food Bank really appreciates these donations. They're something a lot of people don't even think about. But there is a real need.
Monday September 7 - HAPPY LABOR DAY! Celebrate Labor Day by coming to the Regular Lodge meeting.
September 3 - special is Shepherd's Pie for only $8.95 hummm got to be there.
August 29 Elks Day at Chase Field
Monday August 24th, Elks Meeting at 7 pm. We love to see you there.
Thursday, August 27, is the all you can eat beef bourguignon for just $8.85. And if you never tried it you should, plan to be there for dinner! Reservations required.
Monday, August 19, a group of us went on a tour of the Steele Children's Research Center. Would you like to go?
Sunday, August 16th, Pancake Breakfast (hummm hummm good)
Thursday August 13, is the all you can eat spaghetti for just $7.95. What a bargain! See you there. Reservations are a must.
Sunday, August 9th, Texas Bar-B-Q, official visit by Curt Brown, Arizona Elks First Vice President. It was a great visit. Please click here for message from Curt Brown. Yes, we tossed him into the Lodge Jail.
Friday July 31 & Saturday August 1 Willcox Lodge 2131 will be celebrating 50 years as an Arizona Elks Lodge. Friday night 6:30 come and enjoy a Chicken Fired Steak for $8.95. Holiday Inn Express $79 special Elk rate, includes breakfast.
July 23, treat yourself and someone you love to Chateaubriand dinner at the Elks, see newsletter for details.
July 19, great tastes at the Pancake Breakfast
July 5 - 9, Grand Lodge Convention in Portland Oregon
July 5, Independence Day Celebration Indoor Picnic (Doors open at 4, dinner at 5)
Sunday, June 21 - Happy Fathers Day
Tuesday, June 16 Memorial for Jim Kear, PER
Monday, June 15 - Help us save lives. Blood Drive at your lodge call Carol 429-7911, for more info.
Friday June 12 10 a.m. Memorial for Phyllis Curran, PER
Thursday June 11 - "Chateaubriand" no more wondering what to do for dinner, here is your chance to try something special. You will like it, we promise.
Sunday June 7th, Pancake Breakfast, it was good eating.
Monday, May 25, Elks placed a wreath at the Memorial Park in Sahuarita. A beautiful sunny day to help us honor those that have given so much.
Sunday, May 24, Memorial Day Party "A Day at the Races" It was great to see so many people participating. A very successful Monday, May 4 - Tonight Lodge 2592 had the honor and privilege of hosting our Hoop Shoot, Essay, Soccer Shoot, Drug Awareness and Scholarship outstanding students. They are an inspiration to all of us and our hope that our community has a bright and good future. They were great kids, a pleasure to spend time with and a joy to just watch them smile.
Sunday, April 26 - the 30th Anniversary of the Green Valley Elks Lodge 2592 was a truly special time. Our guest was the third Exalted Ruler of the Lodge Arnold R. Peterson (PER 1981-1982).
Saturday, April 25 - the Ladies Auxiliary Golf Tournament
Sunday April 19 - Pancake Breakfast (be there or be square) <--- Want to volunteer? We need you.
Sunday April 12 - Easter Buffet - This event was not advertised as much as I would have liked. But those of us there had a great time. The food was good and the party was fun. Please join us next time.
Sunday March 29 - Inaugural Ball. We danced and danced and shared with all of our fellow Elks and friends. It was an evening of celebration and reflection. A perfect night, for the best darn lodge there ever was. Yes, we have work to do; yes, we have room to improve ourselves; but when looking upon the crowd, seeing our members, the auxiliary, employees and close friends, the enthusiasm was overwhelming and inspiring.
Saturday March 28, 2009 - Installation Officers for both the Lodge and the Auxiliary. It was a great time. June and I appreciate all the help we have in starting this off this great year. Special congratulations to the Auxiliary incoming president Jan Schade. I predict that it will be a most memorable year, filled with lots of laughter and tears of joy, a time of unity and coming together in the great fraternal heart of Elks.
A Special Message from Curt Brown, Arizona Elks First Vice President
A Special Message from Donald K. Iozia, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
Remember to wear red on Fridays.
Did you know that bar food is available noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Place your order with the dining room host.
$6 per person, open to Elks