Timeline Elks 157

Lodge 157 Timeline

July 2

Ritualistic National Champions

Ritualistic National Champions

Kenton Elks Lodge #157 Wins 2019 National Ritual Contest

April 13

Grand Exalted Ruler Ron Hicks Visit

Grand Exalted Ruler Ron Hicks Visit

Grand Exalted Ruler Ron Hick with Kenton Exalted Ruler John Hines during Kenton 125th celebration.

July 10

Ritual Contest National Winner

Ritual Contest National Winner

Elks Ritual Contest National Winner 2006 Back Left; Robert Buroker PER, Julie Crowe, Sue Fox Buroker PER, D Jack Buroker PER. Seated Middle; Reggie Slack, Jerry Haudenschield PER, John Wilcox. Front Seated: Dave Beazley,

March 10

Lodge Intiation Plans Discussed

Lodge Intiation Plans Discussed

Lodge’s initiation plans are discussed by, left to right, Est. Lead. Knight Carl J. Weisenberger, E.R. R. L. Kinsey, P.E.R. Edgar Candler, Secy. Parker Obenour and P.D.D. Russell Pfeiffer.

February 3

NorthWest Ohio District Ritualistic Contest

NorthWest Ohio District Ritualistic Contest

Kenton Elks 157 Ritualistic Team Placed 3rd with a team score of 90.106 and these are the officers who participated. Front Row Left to Right: Inner Guard Richard Zellers, Esteemed Loyal Knight Burke Smith, Esquire Carl F. Weisenberger, and Chaplain Carl Sheldon. Second Row Left to Right: Esteemed Leading Knight Lauren R. Hiller, Exalted Ruler Harry G. Bailey, and Esteemed Lecturing Knight Richard Kinsey

March 1

Sports Night Banquet 1958

Sports Night Banquet 1958

Talking over old times in America’s favorite sport during Kenton, Ohio, Lodge’s annual Sports Night Banquet are, left to right, Findlay Elk Del Drake, outfielder for Detroit in 1911 and for St. Louis in 1913; General Program Chairman Mike Clabaugh; Billy Southworth, former Mgr. of the Cardinals and of the Boston Braves, and Hoge Workman, Alt-American on Ohio State’s 1921 Rose Bowl Team and a member of Huntington, W. Va., Lodge. Clabaugh and Southworth Ore both Honorary Life Members of the host lodge.

June 26

Grand Exalted Ruler Visits 157

Grand Exalted Ruler Visits 157

During the closing weeks of his term as Grand Exalted Ruler, Fred L. Bohn made several visits to lodges of his own State. Ohio State Pres. James Plummer, Secy. Parker J. Obenour and D.D. Elmo Richard, left’to right, standing, join E.R. William H. Conner, seated left, and Fred L. Bohn in looking over a report on the increase in membership of Kenton, Ohio, Lodge. Mr. Bohn’s visit there was the first the lodge had received from a Grand Exalted Ruler.

July 1

July 1955 Elks Youth Day

July 1955 Elks Youth Day

A truly outstanding Salute to Youth was Kenton, Ohio. Lodge’s sponsorship of a multiple program handled by George Zoldak and his committee who were rewarded with second-place honors in this group. Elected as Youth Week city officials, upstanding Kenton teen-agers were introduced at an outdoor mass meeting. This ceremony was followed by a parade to Robinson Field for an exciting track meet, when the handsome First Annual Elks Youth Day Trophy and other valuable awards were presented. That evening over 325 students were guests of the lodge at a dance. As if all this wasn’t enough, the Kenton Elks offered another event in evidence of their appreciation of our youth and their acliievements; during Youth Week they staged the first in a series of weekly athletic programs for all boys of the community who are receiving supervised instruction in boxing, basketball and calisthenics.

August 10

Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby

Committee Chairman N. M. Simpson with Russell Hiatt, Kenton, Ohio Lodge’s entrant in the Hardin County Scrap Box Derby.

May 1

Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner

Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner

E.R. Parker Obenour and P.DiO. Ivan R. Hesson, with the forty-year members of Kenton, Ohio, Lodge at its Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner.

February 20

Honoring Manager of Boston Braves

Honoring Manager of Boston Braves

Over 400 honored “Billy” Southworth, manager of the Boston Braves, at Kenton, Ohio, Lodge. They included Mike Clabaugh, Marty New, Pat Donahue who discovered Bob Feller, baseball scout Marty Platen, “Billy” Southworth, M.C. Prank Schindewoif, “Vic” Dorris and Robert Buffing, coaches of the local high school football team. Jess Rabies, Nick Gallop, Milwaukee team manager, Cy Young, one of baseball’s greatest pitchers, John Quinn, general manager of the Braves, Lott Perini, owner of the Braves, Ad Thatcher, fight promoter, and Hank Oowdy, Braves catcher in 1914.

August 10

Blood Drive to Help War Effort

Blood Drive to Help War Effort

Participants in the Hardin County Blood Donor program which was held in the home of Kenton, Ohio, Lodge 157.

August 10

Newspaper August 10, 1911

Elks 157 Ritual Invitation August 1911

The officers of the Kenton Lodge of Elks have the reputation in this part of the state of being able to put on the Elk initiation work in as fine a manner as the best of them can do it. Recognizing this fact the Bowling Green lodge has invited the Kenton Elks to be their guests Friday August 18, and to initiate a class of candidates there that day. It is needless to say that the Kenton Elks have accepted the initiation with pleasure. The Wood County Elks will hold a summer festival in Bowling Green, August 14 to 19, inclusive, and it is a pretty safe bet that a large number of Kenton Elks will attend the festival some time during the week. The Bowling Green committee was here several weeks ago and sold 112 carnival tickets among the Kenton boys in a few hours one afternoon.

January 29

Grand Lodge Certificate of Dispensation

Grand Lodge Certificate of Dispensation

Grand Lodge To Whom it May Concern