Special Announcements

Welcome to Watertown Elks Lodge #496 Official Website!


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.

February 2019 Bulletin Available Here

Sunday Funday Bowling Stats - Week 6

Lodge Meeting, February 21, Election of Officers for the 2019 - 2020 year.

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 February 17 to February 24 <name, day> Happy Birthday! Visit Your Lodge And Have A Drink On Us.

Richard W. Cooper 17, Gary E. Hopkins Sr. 17, Charmaine VanBrocklin 17, John M. Vespa 17, Robert A. Coppola 18, James M. Crescenzi 18, Kevin LaClair 18, Ted S. Smith 18, Richard Weston 18, Bill Bowman 19, Wilson F. Clark 19, Cathy Craig 19, Eugene J. Dolce 19, Robert M. Kuba 19, James P. O'Brien 19, Dale E. Call 20, Geana Converse 20, Michael T. Bice 21, Thomas S. Gates 21, James G. Knight 21, Chyme Lane 21, Andrew M. Makuch 21, James M. Thomas 21, Scott R. Donato 22, Michael W. O'Neill 22, Randy Yott 22, John P. Bruce 23, Christopher S. D'Ercole 23, James LaFountain 23, Robert J. Pfister 23, Ronald M. Toper 23, Donna M. Amedeo 24, James M. Bonner Jr. 24, James S. Ganter 24, Peter G. Grieco 24, Kimberly A. LaForty 24, Kring Marriam 24, Anthony M. Ratigliano 24, Stephen L. St. Joseph 24

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.

Announcing The Winners Of Watertown Elks #496 Hoop Shoot Contest

This years Watertown Elks Hoop Shoot Contest was very successful with 27 students participating. The winners in each age group will participate in the North Central District Elks Hoop Shoot Contest on January 12, 2019 (Saturday 10:00 am) at Lowville Academy High School Gymnasium in Lowville, NY.

Winners for Each Age Group:

8-9 boys: First Place:  Quinn Callahan
  Second Place: Mason Burdick
8-9 girls: First Place:  Lila Adams
  Second Place: Peyton Waite
10-11 boys: First Place:  Trey Corpeniag
  Second Place: Noah Fargo
10-11 girls: First Place:  Haley LaVancha
  Second Place: Lily Green
12-13 boys: First Place:  Dominick Sprague
  Second Place: Aiden McManamen
12-13 girls: First Place:  No Entries
  Second Place:  


Scholarship Applications

There are 3 scholarships available through the Elks.

  1. Emergency Educational Grant - Deadline is October 31, 2018
  2. Elks National Foundation Legacy Award This is open to all seniors who are children and grandchildren of an Elk member in any lodge - Deadline Feb. 1, 2019. Applications are at
  3. Most Valuable Student Award - Deadline is Nov. 15, 2018

This is open to ALL seniors even if no affiliation to an Elk member. Deadline is November 15, 2018. Applications and info. can be found at For more information contact Joan Carlo at 315-777-0669 or

February 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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