Special Announcements

Welcome to Watertown Elks Lodge #496 Official Website!



Sunday Funday Bowling Stats - Final Week

Beacon Grant Supports Area Backpack Programs

Watertown Elks Donates To Veterans Outreach Center

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On March 22, 2019, the Watertown Elks Lodge delivered over $3,000 worth of food, paper products, and supplies to the Veterans Outreach Center in Watertown. Special thanks to Director Tim Crytser, Vets Florian Barrie, Mike Dixson, John Dashnaw, Calvin Williams, Darious Gibbs, and Lindsey Podkowka! John Gaffney, Ryan Cook, Ernie Mustizer, and Tonee from Renzi Brothers for all your help! Another example of the Elks giving back to the community!!

Watertown Elks Donates To Project Suds

Project Suds

On March 21, 2019, the Watertown Elks Lodge had the pleasure today of donating $1000 worth of laundry services for the Project Suds Program for military veterans! Pictured is Peggy Distefano, and Anthony Verne Exalted Ruler of Watertown Elks Lodge 496. The Elks giving back to our community!!

March 3rd - Volunteer Appreciation Day

ER Tony Verne thanked all the volunteers who donated their time on behalf of the Watertown Elks Lodge. Special recognition was given to the following Elk Members.

  • Dennis Brady - Officer of the Year
  • Don Boshart - Citizen of the Year
  • Geoff Mattraw - Elk of the Year
  • Francis Jareo - Outstanding Service Award
  • Ernie Mustizer - Outstanding Service Award
  • John Gaffney - Outstanding Service Award

Elks 496 Americanism Essay Contest

Essay Contest Winners

Elks 496 Americanism Essay Contest winners from 6th grade class at Wiley. Front row: Tucker Jones, Molly Davidson and Mia Kelly. Back row: Leading Knight Joan Carlo, Exalted Ruler Tony J Verne, Past State President Timothy E. Kelly and classroom teacher, Ann Fillhart. Congratulations to the entire class for all your essays and a special congratulations to the top three winners.

Committee Members Needed

We are in need of members to help out at the Lodge by volunteering to serve on our committees. We have committee members who have served for years and are taking a break and stepping down at the end of March. They have done an amazing job. Please consider helping out your Lodge. If you are interested and/or have questions, contact Leading Knight Joan Carlo at 315-782-0617 or by emailing at

Social News

Birthdays For The Next Week April 15 to April 21<name, day> Happy Birthday! Visit Your Lodge And Have A Drink On Us.

Benjamin A. Carroll 15 Joseph J. Converse 15 James V. Lettiere Jr. 15 Steven Schweitzer 15 Carol A. Cerow 16 Dale R. Duffy 16 Ronald D. Monnat 16 James E. Narrow 16 Wayne F. Pate 16 Kevin E. Robinson 16 Stephen Rutigliano 16 James D. Paige 17 F. Brian Phillips 17 Donna Zang 17 Sylvia J. Buduson 18 Daniel E. Butler 18 Frank J. Chiumento 18 Christopher S. Damon 18 Gary J. Hockey 18 Willaim J. Niewieroski Jr.18 Anthony J. Verne 18 Brian L. Cisco 19 Sandi Dasno 19 Terri Gaylor 19 Michael S. Rogers 19 Bruce D. Thomas 19 Gary R. Tubolino 19 John D. Amedeo 20 Tammy Eassa 20 Eric Hunter 20 Michael D. Saunders 20 Francis H. Bazinet 21 Mat W. Hazlett 21 Steven M. LaPlaca 21 Douglas H. Latray 21 Randy Parker 21 Gary E. Powell 21 Robert Walts 21 Michael L. Woolf 21 Frederick C. Zimmerman 21

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.

April Charity of the Month

Food Bank

This month's charity is the local food bank. Please leave non-perishable food items at the Lodge. Thank you for your generosity.

Congratulations Watertown Elks Lodge #496!

5 Star Winner

It is being reported by the New York Elks Association e-Zine that the Watertown Elks #496 Website has been awarded the National 5 Star Award which is the highest award possible from the Grand Lodge. Congratulations to all those who helped make this possible!

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, by phone at: (315)816-8010. 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

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