Special Announcements

Welcome to Watertown Elks Lodge #496 Official Website!


Operation Warm Feet A Success

Operation Warm Feet

During the month of October and November, members of the Watertown Elks Lodge raised money to buy hats, mittens, and boots for local children in need. The Community Action Planning Council is dedicated to assist, support and empower low-income households. Their staff are able to identify the specific needs of children enrolled in their Head Start Program. As a result, with the generous donation from the Watertown Elks Lodge, working together with CAPC, we were able to purchase 217 pairs of winter boots and 206 hat/mitten sets. The items were distributed to the children who otherwise would have gone without. Charity begins at home and our winters can be particularly harsh. A special thank you goes out to those who donated to this worthy cause and be proud that you once again have proved that Elks Care ~ Elks Share! In the photo above is ER Jan Laribee and Alan Moses, Assistant Manager of K-Mart, with some of the items that were purchased.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the Watertown Elks Lodge Initiated 14 American Citizens Into Our Order!

This brings our total membership to be at 1,399. Welcome to the Watertown Elks Lodge, we looking forward to seeing each and every one of you often.

Come See Our New 55 Inch TVs!

As most of you know, we have had two 32 inch TVs installed above the bar area for your viewing pleasure. These have been replaced by two 55 inch TVs. They are awesome! Come in and check it out. Also, we brought back draft beer. Our staff continues to work hard to make your visit at the Lodge to be as wonderful as possible.

Watertown Elks Lodge Performs Memorial Service For Our Absent Members

Watertown Elks Lodge 496 performed their annual memorial service earlier today. Every year, on the first Sunday of December, the members of the Watertown Elks Lodge remembers our brothers and sisters that past away during the year. This year we lost 24 members. "Living or Dead, An Elk Is Never Forgotten." "To Our Absent Members!"

Memorial Service 1 Memorial Service 2 Memorial Service 3 Memorial Service 4 Celibration Singers

Performers from the "Celebration" sang Christmas Carols at the luncheon following the service.

Make Plans Now For New Year's Eve!


Charity Of The Month

Food Bank

The "Charity of the Month" for December is donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank. Please help those who are less fortunate.

December 2016 Bulletin Now Available Online

Hoop Shoot


Saturday, December 10th at the JCC Gym

10:00 to 10:30 am 8 & 9-year-olds, Boys & Girls
10:30 to 11:00 am 10 & 11-year-olds, Boys & Girls
11:00 to 11:30 am 12 &13-year-olds, Boys & Girls

Age Groups are decided by your age as of April 1, 2017. Example: If the contestant will be age 14 on April 1, 2017, he/she shoots is too old to participate. All boys and girls must shoot with their age group at times listed above. Once the winners are determined, results are final. There will be no late entries.

Contact Paul Adams at 767-2236 or 788-1386


Children Christmas Party
Open to members's children and grandchildren aged 12 and under. Please sign up at bar giving number and ages of children by Wednesday, December 7th.

Birthdays This Week December 4 - December 11<name, day>

Nic Darling 4, E. Martin Johns 4, Kathy M. Converse 5, Joseph G. Darling 5, Michael T. Flanagan 5, David J. Loftus 5, Stephen A. Sayyeau 5, Howard E. Sprague 5, Ronald J. Toper 5, William L. Couchman 6, William C. Perkins 6, Jack B. Petroske 6, Michael R. Clark 7, Clinton H. Corp 7, Stephen J. Gamage 7, Joseph M. McCarthy 7, William Powell Jr. 7, Dan Blackketter 8, Micki Graban 8, Theodore G. Kolb II 8, James P. McClusky 8, Jeffrey C. Hammond 9, Jonathan Barnes 10, Luke T. Netto 10, Dorothy Adams 11, Henry J. Crescenzi 11, Michael Gregory 11, John A. Lehr 11, Mary Newman 11, Glenn J. Trombly 11

Tom and Jerry Sunday

Sunday Funday

Annual Harvest Dinner

Kitchen Volunteers Delivery Dinning Room

Sunday, November 20th, the Watertown, NY Elks Lodge hosted their annual harvest dinner for area seniors. Seniors residing in various senior homes were invited to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Approximately, 300 meals were served with the assistance of about 80 volunteers. Volunteers included Watertown Elk members, the Girls Scouts, and students from General Brown High School. Thank you to everyone involved!

More Photos On Our Facebook Page

Watertown Elks Make A Donation To Local VA Hospital

Donation To VA

The Charity for the month of October was our veterans. We collected items to be delivered to our local VA Hospital. A table was set up at the entrance to the Lodge and our members where encouraged to donate items such as: shaving cream, aftershave, talcum powder, deodorant, slippers, Velcro sneakers, sweatshirts, sweatpants, for men and women in "all sizes", soap, shampoo, conditioner, playing cards, board games, white cotton socks, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.

On Friday, November 4th, all the items were loaded were loaded in a members SUV and delivered to the VA Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Above is ER Jan Laribee, and PER Tim Griffith with the donated items just prior to the trip. Click on photo in enlarge.

Winner of Charity Raffle

Charity Raffle Winner

The winner of the Gun Charity Raffle is John Esposito. He opted to take the $300 cash prize. $1,700 was raised for charity. In the photo from left to right is Joan Carlos, Esquire, John Esposito, and ER Jan Laribee.

Veterans Day Luncheon A Huge Success!

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Watertown Elks Lodge hosted a luncheon to honor our veterans. A lunch was given to all vets at no cost to them. During lunch, there was a variety of short filmes showing contributions the military has made in the past and up to today. The featured speaker was retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Gil Pearsall. This event was well attended with an estimated 80 people present. Many thanks to all the volunteers, including the Girls Scouts, who helped make this event such a successs!

Veterans Watching Movies Guest SpeakerU

Guest Speaker Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Gil Pearsall.


Thank you volunteers!

Veterans Day - November 11, 2016

Laying A Wreath

Watertown Elk Members honor veterans by laying wreaths at area ceremonies earlier today. In the photo above, Tim Griffith and Exalted Ruler Jan Laribee, lay a wreat at the ceremony held at the VFW Post 1400 in Watertown, NY. Let us always honor our millions of veterans as the heroes of our country as they have protected our democracy, our freedom, and our way of life.

"Operation Warm Feet" Appeal (Formerly "Coats For Kids")

Information Regarding Elks Scholarships

2017 New York State Elks Association Scholarship Awards: For children and stepchildren of Elks members in good standing and due on or before November 30, 2016 to your Lodge. For High School Seniors, use the Most Valuable Student Application found at and once submitted, print a copy and add the New York State Application Cover page found at For any child or stepchild of an Elks member in good standing who wishes to apply for the NYSEA Scholarship award and has NOT been granted this award in the past, use the following application found at under Programs-Scholarships-Academic and add the Cover Page This scholarship is also due on or before November 30, 2016 to your Lodge.

Social News

We encourage our members to send in stories and photos of what is going on in your life. Send in photos of recent babies born in your family, graduations, vacations, marriages, celebrating milestones, etc. Send us anything that your fellow brothers and sisters here at the Watertown Elk Lodge may find interesting.

Welcome Back Happy Hour - Monday Through Friday, 4pm to 6pm

50 cents off all drink prices

Mondays - Pizza 'n' Wings 'n' Apps - 5pm to 7:30pm

Tuesdays - Steak At the Bar - 5pm to 7:30pm

Wednesdays - Burger, Basket, and Beer - 4pm to 7pm

Fridays - Friday Night Dinner - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

To see the complete menu for each event, click on the "All Food Menus" link in the left panel.

Happy Hour Prices on Sundays. Enjoy the Nascar and Baseball seasons with your fellow Elk members at the Lodge!. Light snacks also will be served.

Interested In Booking Our Dining Room?

To book our dining room area, contact our Event Planner, Michelle Tulley, by phone at: (315)788-1270. For frequently asked questions, click on the Facilities Link on the left.

Membership Has Privileges

Have you paid your dues yet? Click on the link below and re-discover that membership in the Elks Lodge has special privileges that are not available to the general public. Click here: Membership Has Privileges!

Did you know you can now propose a new member by e-mail. Check out the link below. Note: You will need to have an account with the Grand Lodge website.

Send An Invitation For Membership

To Report Spelling Errows, grammar errors, broken links, etc...

If you see any spelling errors, grammer errors, or links that don't seem to be working, you can report them to the webmaster at this e-mail address Also, if you have any ideas or topics you would like to see on this website, let us know. Perhaps, you have a photo of a Lodge event you would like to share. Send it to us. Please, if you send a photo, give us some details of the photo, i.e., date, and where it was taken, etc. Thank you for your anticipated assistance.

By the way, the spelling error in the headline was intentional.Smile Face

What's Up For December 2016

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