elks lodge supporting political canadates?

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MAD MEMBER

Freeport, FL

#1 Nov 2, 2012
Has anyone noticed the sign at the Elks Lodge? Our by-laws are very clear about not introducing anything political into the order. The by-laws require the lodge to not take any action whatever on any political, legislative or public policy matter whether general or local. Our own statutes state that “using the certificate of membership, or using or exposing any name or emblem of the Order or in any other manner using a relation or connection with the Order for commercial or political purposes, or in a business transaction” is a violation of the statutes. The penalty for doing such is suspension from membership for not less than one (1) month nor more than three (3) years or expulsion.
Our Ritual contains the oath taken by all members, a part of which is not to introduce anything of a political character into our Order.
I guess that swearing to God to not do something means nothing to some people.
By the way, I am sick and tired of supporting a place just so a small group of members have a bar to go to at 4 o’clock when the rest of the people in the county have nowhere to go.
And, once again, another Exalted Ruler resigns because of the complaining, back stabbing and in fighting. Not to mention a pompous little jerk running the good members off.
I have better things to do with my life, and money!
some dude in marianna

Marianna, FL

#2 Nov 3, 2012
I've been seeing this as an issue all over the country, not just in small redneck towns in the deep south. The instant any organization that is not taxed starts endorsing candidates, they should be treated as a taxable entity.
WHAT

Freeport, FL

#3 Nov 3, 2012
Mad Member is right. It is in their by-laws. But this elks lodge does not follow rules like others around the country have to.
If IRS ever audits them...... there is gonna be a lotta tax due.
As far as all the stealing that goes on there. They cant afford to say anything. If you are bootleggin you cant complain about your liquor or money going missing.
And that reminds me, there is a canadate for office that used to work there. I think this person resigned. Knowing what i know, this person wont get my vote.
doggone

Blountstown, FL

#4 Nov 3, 2012
I strongly agree wit the others this aint right andshoul be dealtwth accordingly.
Ford Lover

Destin, FL

#5 Nov 3, 2012
As a ex-member I have seen many things going on in the last few administrations that would force me out if I had not already bailed before hand. And I understand Scott Quigley is the Exalted Ruler again after Mr. Moore got a belly full of the mess. And by the way the r Elk rules are not for Marianna, really! So it is only a short time before it will be gone and all the posters on here can find something else that is within the realms of Fla. Statutes to complain about. The local Law Enforcement Agency's will have out lasted it and not have to maintain their lack of commitment to the Laws of Fla. If the car deals are similar to his Elk'dom there is trouble in Ford Country. Or vice verso. Now I got to go to Miller's for a new car, well maybe I can get a used Ford at Millers and keep the bow-tied Obama wagons out of the yard.
doggone

Blountstown, FL

#6 Nov 4, 2012
As an x-member of this deer club I can tell you if you value your marriage keep your and your wifes ass outa that place unless your into swapping or any other unethical thing that could happen to destroy your marriage!
To Mad Members

United States

#7 Nov 4, 2012
MAD MEMBER wrote:
Has anyone noticed the sign at the Elks Lodge? Our by-laws are very clear about not introducing anything political into the order. The by-laws require the lodge to not take any action whatever on any political, legislative or public policy matter whether general or local. Our own statutes state that “using the certificate of membership, or using or exposing any name or emblem of the Order or in any other manner using a relation or connection with the Order for commercial or political purposes, or in a business transaction” is a violation of the statutes. The penalty for doing such is suspension from membership for not less than one (1) month nor more than three (3) years or expulsion.
Our Ritual contains the oath taken by all members, a part of which is not to introduce anything of a political character into our Order.
I guess that swearing to God to not do something means nothing to some people.
By the way, I am sick and tired of supporting a place just so a small group of members have a bar to go to at 4 o’clock when the rest of the people in the county have nowhere to go.
And, once again, another Exalted Ruler resigns because of the complaining, back stabbing and in fighting. Not to mention a pompous little jerk running the good members off.
I have better things to do with my life, and money!
Then contact whoever your state leader is or whoever "governs" your stupid club. Don't come on here complaining, you moron. If they are doing something they shouldn't be, contact the higher ups and get something done.

Otherwise, shut the F up.
To Mad Members

United States

#8 Nov 4, 2012
MAD MEMBER wrote:
Has anyone noticed the sign at the Elks Lodge? Our by-laws are very clear about not introducing anything political into the order. The by-laws require the lodge to not take any action whatever on any political, legislative or public policy matter whether general or local. Our own statutes state that “using the certificate of membership, or using or exposing any name or emblem of the Order or in any other manner using a relation or connection with the Order for commercial or political purposes, or in a business transaction” is a violation of the statutes. The penalty for doing such is suspension from membership for not less than one (1) month nor more than three (3) years or expulsion.
Our Ritual contains the oath taken by all members, a part of which is not to introduce anything of a political character into our Order.
I guess that swearing to God to not do something means nothing to some people.
By the way, I am sick and tired of supporting a place just so a small group of members have a bar to go to at 4 o’clock when the rest of the people in the county have nowhere to go.
And, once again, another Exalted Ruler resigns because of the complaining, back stabbing and in fighting. Not to mention a pompous little jerk running the good members off.
I have better things to do with my life, and money!
And I crack up every time I see where someone posts about the small group of "elite" people have a bar to go to. You all act like it's a Club Med in there. I've gone to the Elks Club and was asked to join, and I declined.

It's not all that. In fact, it's a dark, gloomy shit hole of a place that is a poor excuse for a restaurant or bar!
Citizen

Freeport, FL

#9 Nov 4, 2012
You are right when you say "It's not all that. In fact, it's a dark, gloomy shit hole of a place that is a poor excuse for a restaurant or bar!".

The outside is no better with the sewage issues.
It might be time for a few letters to go out. Let's see what happens.
TRUTH

Freeport, FL

#10 Nov 7, 2012
MAD MEMBER wrote:
Has anyone noticed the sign at the Elks Lodge? Our by-laws are very clear about not introducing anything political into the order. The by-laws require the lodge to not take any action whatever on any political, legislative or public policy matter whether general or local. Our own statutes state that “using the certificate of membership, or using or exposing any name or emblem of the Order or in any other manner using a relation or connection with the Order for commercial or political purposes, or in a business transaction” is a violation of the statutes. The penalty for doing such is suspension from membership for not less than one (1) month nor more than three (3) years or expulsion.
Our Ritual contains the oath taken by all members, a part of which is not to introduce anything of a political character into our Order.
I guess that swearing to God to not do something means nothing to some people.
By the way, I am sick and tired of supporting a place just so a small group of members have a bar to go to at 4 o’clock when the rest of the people in the county have nowhere to go.
And, once again, another Exalted Ruler resigns because of the complaining, back stabbing and in fighting. Not to mention a pompous little jerk running the good members off.
I have better things to do with my life, and money!
Well, THAT is the reason that the UNIVERSITY of Chipola has b bigger theater than hollywood. These poor elites in town were getting tired of that moose club. And having to darken the lights year after year to hide their wives and husbands ugly faces so they could swap them nightly. They now have banned together and get drunk at the most godawfullest sounding plays or "art shows" every other day. For an interesting time, park and walk up in evenings, get some exercise,and notice whose vehicles are in the lot or behind the building.It's as fun as gigging froggs to throw on that grill.
nthno

Freeport, FL

#11 Nov 7, 2012
doggone wrote:
As an x-member of this deer club I can tell you if you value your marriage keep your and your wifes ass outa that place unless your into swapping or any other unethical thing that could happen to destroy your marriage!
Some up there think they are cougars, actually they are more like hyenas.
LMAO

United States

#12 Nov 7, 2012
nthno wrote:
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Some up there think they are cougars, actually they are more like hyenas.
You are so right! About the "hottest" cougar in there looks more like the red ass of a baboon!

I always laugh when I hear people bragging about being an Elks member, like it's some sort of elite society.

Anyone that pays their dues can become just as "elite."

From what I hear, it's 10% of people who have really good credit but want you to think they have tons of money, and the other 89.5% is a bunch of washed up saggy-assed old swingers.

Then the other 0.5% is that little short bastard that runs it who's girlfriend looks like a dried out piece of leather!
LMAO2

Freeport, FL

#13 Nov 9, 2012
Does that group of old hags still go out there about once a week? The would get drunk and try to lay anyone who was there under 60. I think that the "ER" was banging 2 or 3 of them and hot blond waitress that got canned.
I hear that "shorty" has been kicked out.
doggone

Blountstown, FL

#14 Nov 9, 2012
heck man who is this shorty they keep refereing to?
Hmmmm

United States

#15 Nov 10, 2012
LMAO2 wrote:
Does that group of old hags still go out there about once a week? The would get drunk and try to lay anyone who was there under 60. I think that the "ER" was banging 2 or 3 of them and hot blond waitress that got canned.
I hear that "shorty" has been kicked out.
I've been there several times as a "guest". I've never seen a hot waitress there. Unless you like girls who look like trailer trash!

Which one of their former waitresses is about to be sent off. Caught twice within a month for meth. And these weren't the first two times she had been arrested for it, so she won't be seen there for awhile!
LMAO2

Freeport, FL

#16 Nov 11, 2012
This girl only worked there for a short while. He is still banging her as far as i know.
Oh Yes

Freeport, FL

#17 Nov 12, 2012
I remember her, and yes they are "still tight".
Oh No

Freeport, FL

#18 Nov 13, 2012
I see that neither Fader or Hutton did very well. Is the old club loosing their clout?
Mad Member

Freeport, FL

#20 Nov 16, 2012
I see that someone deleted the last post.
Root Man

Destin, FL

#21 Nov 16, 2012
Mad Member wrote:
I see that someone deleted the last post.
What did the deleted post refer to?

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