About Jeanne Coelho

Retired from Santa Barbara County Education Office, Jeanne worked with County educators to train them to use technology in the classroom, and along the way developed a love for creating websites, teaching others, and photography - all skills that help her serve Elkdom at Lodge 1538! Email: jeanneecoelho@gmail.com

Adult Halloween Party

Saturday Night – October 28, 2017
7 pm-1 am
Music by Sound Investment

Hosted by Chaplain Wes Brown, tickets are limited to 600 and
are $10 each for Member and Spouse. Guest tickets are $15 each.
Members may purchase a total of six tickets.
Prizes will be awarded for Most Original; Funniest; Scariest; and Best Couple
AND another prize category has been added: BEST GROUP COSTUME! 

  • Guests must be accompanied by Member and must leave when Member leaves
  • Members are responsible for their guests
  • Vulgar costumes will not be permitted
  • No weapons or sharp objects

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Call 805.922.1538 to make your reservations.
Additional guest tickets will be available on October 18 (if any are left).
All members must have their membership card at the party, along with tickets.

No reserving of Tables. 

Click here to see the photo booth pictures.

Elks Lodge 1538 Welcomes “Antlers” Chapter

A group of youth aged 12-20 are being welcomed to the Santa Maria Elks youth program (“Junior Elks”), one of only a few chapters chartered nationwide. This program encourages  young people in our communities to get involved with the Elks in the many service-related projects our Lodges sponsor. Learn more about Antlers on their website!

Super Sunday BINGO!

Sunday – October 8
Opens 10 am
Warm-ups 12 noon
Early Birds 12:30 pm
Regular Games 1 pm

$20 Admission pack – 11 games (6 ons)
$5 – Second pack – $5 Third pack
Fourth pack FREE (no pack splitting)

Early Birds – 4 packs of 3 ons $8
Additional packs $2 each

Specials – 6 games
4 packs of 3-ons for $12
Additional packs $2

Elks Family Picnic

This year’s Family picnic went very well. We had “Chamber of Commerce weather” (really pleasant), and enjoyed the traditional activities of years past with a few new activities. We had games for all age groups, and kids of ALL ages (i.e., moms and dads) played in the bounce houses, got into the tug of war games, had their faces painted, participated in the egg toss, ran a three-legged race, and enjoyed delicious food!  Prizes included a donated $50 gift card from Walmart, bowling for 4 donated by Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria, Candy Trophies, and McDonald’s gift cards! The great DJ Frankie “G” really kept the music going!

There were information booths from valley organizations such as: The Elks Lodge 1538 Antlers, Santa Maria BMX, the YMCA, the Catholic Daughters of St Mary’s, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. People enjoyed free ice cream and fellowship throughout the day. Many enjoyed one of this year’s new attractions, a volleyball court located in the middle of the information booths. It was fun!

For me, there were 2 highlights of the day: the first was a tug of war competition between 10-year-old and under girls VS the Lodge Officers! One would think that grown adults would have it in the bag but… that was not to be. Sad to say the officers did not stand a chance against the enthusiastic girl-powered group! They took out the officers in about 30 seconds! In fact, the girl-powered group was 2 for 2 on the day and beat the 10 and under boys too!

The Lodge Officers, with the assistance of the Antler parents, did manage to redeem themselves by taking out the Antlers in a tug of war duel… that’s one for the old guys.

Another highlight was a new attraction, a watermelon-eating contest. To keep things competitive, there were three different age groups: 10 and under, 11– 6 and 17 and over. What a spectacle! I knew we would have many contestants in the younger age groups but I did not expect so many adults participating! In fact the winner in the 17-and-over category was a fifty-ish year old guy! (Good thing he did not have dentures, eh?)

Overall it was a really great day ending with a flag retirement ceremony, a perfect example of God, family, and country … aka Elkdom. It does not get any better in my opinion. It was great seeing all the people I call friends. If you were not able to attend I really hope you make it next year!

Esteemed Lecturing Knight,
Louie Torres

Elks Soccer Shootout – Sept 9 or Sept 23

No charge to participate!
Four age groups for boys & girls

  • 7 years and under
  • 8 & 9 years
  • 10 & 11 years
  • 12 & 13 years
    Age group is determined by the age of contestant as of August 1

Saturday Sept 9 – 9 am-12 noon (tie-breakers will be determined by 12:30 pm)
Orcutt Academy High School – 610 Pinal Street, Orcutt     map
Saturday Sept 23 – 9 am – 12 noon (tie-breakers will be determined by 12:30 pm)
Adam Park (across from Minami Community Center) – 600 West Enos Drive      map

Final winners will be determined on September 23:
the top 3 winners of each age group (both boys and girls) will receive medals presented to them at a dinner ceremony at the Elks Lodge, to which their parents will also be invited.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Eddie Navarro, Elks Soccer Shoot Chairman – at 805.720.3581

Flag Day Ceremony June 11

The Officers and Members of Santa Maria Elks Lodge 1538 cordially invite you to attend our Flag Day Ceremony to be held at 2pm June 11. A cold cut buffet will be served following the ceremony. 

CHEA Officer – Lodge Visitations

CHEA Vice President Jay Dupler, and his First Lady, Kristi will be visiting the following Lodges – all are welcome to attend!

Santa Ynez – Friday May 26: Reports 4pm; Dinner 6pm –
Download Invitation to Santa Ynez

Lompoc – Saturday, May 27; Reports 4pm; Dinner 6pm –
Download Invitation to Lompoc

Santa Barbara – Tuesday May 30: Reports 4pm; Dinner 6pm –
Download Invitation to Santa Barbara


23rd Annual Car Show June 24

Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10 am – 3 pm
Food/Beverages Available
Live DJ, Vendors, Raffle Prizes & Drawings
Relay for Life Pancake Breakfast 7-10 am
Vehicle Move-In Time 7:30 am – 10 am
Entry Check-In Time 7:30 am – 12 Noon
Show Time 10 am – 2 pm
Awards @2pm:
Participants Choice
Best Custom
Exalted Ruler’s Choice
Best Rod
Best Motorcycle
Best of Show

Download both the Flyer and the Registration Form.
Questions: contact Bob Oathout, Car Show Chair: 805.598.7407
Interested in helping? Call or come to the planning meeting on June 19 – 7pm in the Club Room – or show up Saturday morning, June 24 – we’ll find a project for you!