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February 13, 2010 - 10:58pm

Batavia Elks told charter revoked for local lodge

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia.

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The Batavia Elks Lodge, #950, has been closed by order of the Grand Trustees of the National Order, according to a letter posted on the door.

A sign in a window says "closed until further notice" and carries a date from yesterday.

The lodge is located at 213 E. Main St., Batavia.

The shut-down notice accuses the local Elks of failing to make required reports and failure to comply with the Elks' auditing and accounting manual.

The letter states that the charter for Lodge #950 has been revoked.

Appointed as trustees of the lodge are Patrick Burns, of Ransomeville, John Ziezeiula, of Lockport, and Kenneth Perry, of Niagara Falls.

The notice informs the local Elks that they are to turn over all items used in ceremonies as well as books, papers and emblems to the trustees.

Local members, according to the notice, can apply to have their membership transferred to other lodges.

(Thank you to a reader for the news tip.)

Gary Spencer
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Didn't the same thing happen to The Royal Order of the Water Buffalo's back the in Bedrock??
George Richardson
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No Gary, that was the Knights of the Mystic Sea you were thinking of.
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2 guys standing a at a bar, one says" I hear Moose will sometimes have sex up to 12 times a night", the other says "Why are we hanging around at the Elks then?" Maybe that's what happened
dennis wight
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A charter that's been in Batavia over 100 years...kinda sad.
Karen Miconi
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I wonder who owns the building? What kind of shape is it in? and if it will be sold. Id say, its an historical landmark. Its got to be over 100 years old. Anyone know the history of the building?
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Karen, You could contact the City Historian, Larry Barnes, through city hall. He is excellent at getting that kind of information.
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Lets not worry about the Elks Lodge Building Just yet. Batavia Elks Lodge 950 is not going down without a fight
George Richardson
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I was introduced to BINGO at the Elk's when I was 19. It was a gateway to scratch offs. I think the State bought my first few cards and a squishy ink spot marker, if I remember correctly.

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