Batavia Elks told charter revoked for local lodge
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The letter states that the charter for Lodge #950 has been revoked.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.
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