Special Announcements

Welcome to Watertown Elks Lodge #496 Official Website!


Happy Thanksgiving

November 11, 2018 - Watertown Elks Lodge Honors Veterans

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Watertown Elk Members honor veterans by laying wreaths at area ceremonies earlier today. In the photo above, Ed Massa and Exalted Ruler Tony Verne, lay a wreath at the ceremony held at the VFW Post 1400 in Watertown, NY. A second wreath laying ceremony took place at the Jefferson County Office Building. The Watertown Elks Lodge participated in that ceremony as well. 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.

November 10, 2018 - The Watertown Elks Lodge #496 Members and Guests Perform Ceremony To Rededicate The Harold W. Wright Monument

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On Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. the Watertown Elks Lodge hosted a ceremony rededicating the monument to Private Harold H. Wright which is located in the North Watertown Cemetery across from the Lodge. Private Wright was one of the first local men to lose his life in World War I. Through the efforts of our Lodge and several local businesses the monument has been restored. Representatives from Fort Drum, American Legion 61, VFW, and other organizations attended the ceremony. Afterwards, a luncheon was served at the Lodge where there was a short program and recognition of our veterans.

Veterans Luncheon

The Veterans Luncheon was filled to capacity.

Coverage by WWNY-TV7

Tuesday, November 20th - Steak At The Bar Special!

Filet Mingon and Shrimp

Filet Mignon and Shrimp - $14.95

Regular Steak Available - $11.95

Saturday, November 24th - Cornhole Tournament at the Lodge

$10 per person. Sign up at noon.

Social News

Birthdays For The Next Week November 18 to November 25 <name, day> Happy Birthday! Visit Your Lodge And Have A Drink On Us.

Steven A. Fults 18, John R. Isham 18, David S. Bombard 19, Andrew Garrett 19, Jennifer Hildebranski 19, Timothy Robinson 19, Dean P. Gillan 20, Samuel D. Hartman 20, Jerry D. MacKey 20, Mark W. Sutton 20, Brian Tarwater 20, M. Scott Coughlin 21, Peter LaGrow Jr. 21, Janet E. Laribee-Duffy 22, Patricia R. Mattraw 22, Timothy F. Brady 23, Bryan R. Myers 23, Daniel B. Tallman 23, Kyle Zimmerman 23, Robert E. Carl 24, Mark Cote 24, Kevin M. Kampnich 24, David P. Liddle 24, Ronald L. Netto 24, George D. Colesante Jr. 25

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.

Memorial Sunday

Deceased Members to be Honored (as of 10/21) Memorial Sunday - December 2nd - 2:00pm

  • Kay Duncan 7695
  • Elwood N. "Duke" Snider 7735
  • Paul Michael Wernette 8335
  • Edward T. Demarest 7152
  • LM Jack E. Kriesick, Sr. 5196
  • Earl H. Loisell 4883
  • LM Edmund F. Becker 5339
  • LM Wendell W. Flath, Sr. 5381
  • LM Charles L. Grunert 6610
  • LM Peter L. Esposito 4537
  • Sandra J. Percy 8562
  • LM Ambrose F. Loftus 3983
  • Patricia A. Cooley 8689
  • Stanley F. Thomas, Jr. 7296
  • LM Patsy V. Doldo 3917
  • Katherine L. Knapp 6988
  • LM Phillip A. Lake 4027
  • LM Donald E. Elliott 5012
  • PER Timothy J. Griffith 7471
Hoop Shoot

Visitors At The Watertown Elks Lodge Halloween Night!

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On Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31st, a few of our members dressed up for the occassion and paid our Lodge a visit. Do you recognize them?

October 27, 2018 - Mortgage Burning Ritual

Start Of Mortgage Burning Ritual ER Tony Burning Promisary Note Mortgage Burning

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Watertown Elks Lodge performed the Mortgage Burning Ritual. This was a public event attended by approximately 100 peorple. Congratulations to the Watertown Elks Lodge for a job weel done. In the photos above, shows the Lodge Officers reading aloud the Official Mortgage Burning Ritual. The next photo down is Exalted Ruler Tony Verne lighting the promisary note for the mortage. The final photo is the burning of the mortgage.

November 2018 Bulletin Now Available Here

In The News

Watertown Elks Lodge "In The News"

The Watertown Elks Lodge made the news recently for its assistance with restoring a statue of a World War 1 hero Pvt. Harold H. Wright.

Click on the links below to the article written by the Watertown Daily Times and coverage by WWNY-TV7.

Watertown Daily Times



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

November 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.

Watertown Elks Lodge Makes a Special Announcement!!

Read the Press Release From the Waterown Elks Lodge.

Local News Coverage:


Watertown Daily Times

Monthly Drawing

The Lodge recently started a monthly drawing for $500. The donation is $10. ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD EACH MONTH. Tickets are sold at the bar. The drawing will be held at the last day of the month. Proceeds will benefit Lodge improvements.

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

What's Up For November 2018

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