Photo Committee – Next Meeting: 06/04/19 7:00 P.M.

Lodge committees are encouraged to seek photo committee support to “show off” their activities. The photo committee submits images to the Elks Horn, the future website, and you can too by following us on Facebook at and on Instagram at santamariaelkslodge. If you need support either attend our next meeting or submit a request in writing with the office.

Patty & Alx
Photo Committee Co-Chairs

05/01/19 Citiztn of the Year, Lodge, 7:30 PM Art *****
05/02/19 Lodge, 7:30 PM Ray *****
05/09/19 Lodge, Initiation, 7:30 PM Ray Sandy
05/11/19 Beard A-Reno, Lodge, 5:30 PM Alx *****
05/12/19 Mother’s Day Brunch, Lodge, 9:00 AM Sandy *****
05/16/19 LODGE DARK ***** *****
05/23/19 Lodge,   7:30 PM Art *****
05/28/19 Media Clown School, Events Center, 4:00 PM Sandy Patty
05/29/19 Rodeo Meet-N-Greet, SM Chrysler /Dodge, 5:00PM Ron All
05/30/19 Minnetti Mini Rodeo, Events Center, 10:00 AM Ray *****
05/30/19 Golden Circle of Champions, Events Center, 4:00 PM Ray Sandy
05/30/19 1st PRCA Rodeo Performance, 7:00PM All *****
05/31/19 Rodeo VIP Reception, Events Center, 4:00PM Ron Patty
05/31/19 2nd PRCA Rodeo Performance, 7:00PM All *****
06/01/19 Rodeo Parade, S Broadway, 9:00 AM Ray Art
06/01/19 Cowboy Up Casino, Events Center, 3:00PM Patty *****
06/01/19 3rd PRCA Rodeo Performance, 6:00PM All *****
06/02/19 4th PRCA Rodeo Performance, 2:00PM All *****
***** ***** ***** *****
04/04/19 Lodge,  7:30 PM Ron *****
04/06/19 Rodeo Queen Kickoff & Auction, Lodge, 5:00 PM Patty *****
04/07/19 Sponsor Flag Tryouts,  Event Center,8:00 AM John *****
04/07/19 Miss SM, Miss Mini and Jr. Barrelman Contest, Event Center, 1:00 PM John Ray
04/11/19 Lodge, Student of the Month, 7:30 PM Ray *****
04/14/19 Minetti Mini Rodeo Qualifier, Event Center, 10:00 AM Ray Nick
04/18/19 Chamber Mixer Rodeo, Community West Bank, 5:00 PM Ray *****
04/18/19 Lodge, 7:30 PM Nick *****
04/25/19 Lodge, 7:30 PM Alx *****
04/26/19 Minetti Mini Rodeo – Golf Tournament, Monarch Dunes 9:00 AM Ron
05/01/19 Citizen/Student of the Year Banquet, Lodge, 6:00 PM Art *****
05/02/19 Lodge, 7:30 PM Ray *****
***** ***** ***** *****

Lodge, Pin Night/Elk of the Year, 7:30 PM

Patty Ron
03/10/19 Bald for Lexi, Lodge, 3:00 PM Ray *****
03/14/19 Lodge, Student of the Month, 7:30 PM Ray Alx
03/21/19 Lodge, Step-up Initiation, 7:30 PM Nick Alx
03/24/19 Touring Elks Motorcycle Raffle, 12:00 PM Alx *****
03/28/19 Lodge, Beer & Peanut night 7:30 PM Ray *****
03/30/19 ER Procession, 12:00 PM -5 PM Alx Nick
03/30/19 Installation of Officers, 5:00 PM Ron John
03/30/19 Inaugural Ball, 6:00 Patty Ron & John
***** ***** ***** *****

Lodge, 7:30 PM

Ray Nick
02/09/19 Monte Carlo Night, 6:30 PM Ray *****
02/14/19 Lodge, Student of the Month, 7:30 PM Ray *****
02/21/19 Lodge 7:30 PM Art *****
02/28/19 Lodge 7:30 PM Nick *****
***** ***** ***** *****
01/03/19 Lodge, 7:30 PM Ron *****
01/09/19 Firefighters Night, 6:30 PM Ray *****
01/10/19 Lodge – Student of the Month, 7:30 PM Ray *****
01/12/19 District Hoop Shoot Santa Maria High School 8:30 AM Ron *****
01/13/19 PER Crab Feed  4:00 PM Ray *****
01/17/19 Lodge Initiation, 7:30 PM Nick Sandy
01/24/19 Lodge 7:30 PM Patty *****
01/31/19 Lodge 7:30 PM Nick *****
***** ***** ***** *****


Hello, fellow Elks just a quick note to let you know that Adopt-A-Highway is scheduled every third Saturday of the month, weather permitting. We like to get started by 8:00 AM work for about 2 – 2 1/5 hours and then come back to the lodge to access our progress and enjoy some pizza and beverages.

Should you need additional information or would like to join us, do not hesitate to call me at (805) 698-7524

Alx Sanchez

Server Teams

  • August – Calendar
Date Captain Serve Serve time
08/11  LC         175 Top&Dogs 6:00pm
08/18  JG         225 Top&Chicken 5:00pm
08/19  Captains         250 Top Sirloin 5:30pm
08/22  MR         130 Pork Chops 6:30pm
08/25 AG         300 Fib Eye 7:00pm
08/30 LS         125 Top Sirloin 6:30am


  • To volunteer please call Elks Lodge @ 922-1538.

BBQ Teams

  • August – Calendar
Date Captain Serve BBQ Serve time
08/06 Smith Pork Loins 5:30pm
08/11 Moshier 175 Top & Dogs 6:00pm
08/18 Smith 225 Top & Chicken 5:00pm
08/19 Shearer 250 Top Sirloin 5:30pm
08/20 Dorado Beef Ribs 5:30pm
08/22 Brown 130 Pork Chops 6:30pm
08/25 Ruiz 300 Rib Eye 7:00pm
08/27 Silva 1/2 Chicken 5:30pm
08/30 Simas 125 Top Sirloin 6:30pm
  • To volunteer please call Elks Lodge @ 922-1538.

Student of the Month

Students of the Month 2017 -2018

October 2017
Cassi Colangelo, Ernest Righetti
Aaron Lee, Ernest Righetti

November 2017
Michaela Freebourn, Orcutt Academy, Student of Year
Kush Patel, Ernest Righetti, Student of Year

December 2017
Erica Cervantes, Pioneer Valley
Ji-Soo Park, Ernest Righetti

January 2018
Clarielisa Cacho Ocampo, Pioneer Valley
Nhung (Katryna) Vong, Santa Maria

February 2018
Aubrie Payne, Orcutt Academy
Joon Ho Chang, Ernest Righetti

March 2018
Angie Ho, Ernest Righetti
Samantha Santana, St. Joseph

April 2018
Keona Pablo, Orcutt Academy
Lorenzo Papworth, Orcutt Academy

May 2018
Elvis Gonzales, Delta High School
Bryce Smith, Delta High School

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Criteria for SM Elks Student of the Month and Year, 2018 – 2019

Student of Month provides an opportunity for local high school seniors to apply for one of fourteen local scholarships offered by the Santa Maria Elks #1538 Lodge. Each year from September to April, seniors fill out a nomination form and submit this application with a resume and photo to the local Elks Lodge Scholarship Committee. These forms and the criteria for acceptance are available from the counselors and/or career technicians at all SM Valley high school sites. The nomination form and the criteria for selection sheet are also both included on this website.

These application packets are due in the #1538 Lodge Office by 4:00 pm on the 15th of each month, Sept. to April. Once collected, the packets are read by three separate readers who serve on the Student of Month committee(SOM), each of whom selects two candidates for scholarships each month. From these selections, the final determination is made and the two finalists for the month are notified. They will be honored at a dinner, with their parents, at a local restaurant. Afterward, we will meet back at the Lodge on N. Bradley where a short ceremony will be held in the Lodge Room where the Exalted Ruler will present them with a check and a certificate of recognition.

All funds for these monthly scholarships are raised locally, much of them by our own Bingo Crew. Each year the first week of May a committee of five judges, who are Lodge members from various professions, review all fourteen packets and select one boy and one girl to represent the entire group as Students of the Year (SOY). At this banquet, all former recipients receive an additional check for $500 – $700 while the two SOY receive $1200 – $1700 and go on for District consideration.

In 2016, the Past Exalted Rulers (PERs) Committee founded a scholarship specifically for Delta High School. Two students, selected by the staff and counselors at the school, will receive $500 to assist them with their schooling and/or training. The PERs raise these funds themselves.

Feel free to email or text me with any questions. And best wishes for your success
Andree (Andy) Licoscos,
Committee Chair

The score for the overall packet total 100 points are distributed as follows:

(40 pts) Community Activities—all volunteer and altruistic work which you perform in the community (other than school, paid employment, and household chores). Be certain to include the service hours! (Remember: Volunteerism is the basis of the Elks’ beliefs.)

(35 pts) School Activities—clubs, sports, and committees. Should include a diverse selection which demonstrates a wide variety of choices on your part. Be certain to include offices, leadership roles, and show how you involved other than membership.

(25 pts) GPA—though academics show effort and commitment, Elks rely on the principle of “volunteerism” and community service, this your grades serve as 25% of your overall score. The committee uses the weighted grade 10 – 12 GPA and looks at the AP/AHC classes taken as well. (Be aware many applicants have a 4.1 – 4.6 GPA but this should not deter anyone: remember the committee values service above all.)

Additional Documents



Next Campouts:

  • September 20-23, 2018 – Betable RV @ San Juan Bautista ($45.36 per night)
  • October 12-14, 2018 – Morro Dunes RV @ Morro Bay ($44.46 per night)
  • November 15-18, 2018 – River Run RV @ Bakersfield ($38 per night0
  • December 6-9, 2018 – Pacific Dunes @ Oceano (Christmas Party)
  • January 17-20, 2019 – Wine County RV @ Paso Robles
  • February 21-23, 2019 – Flying Flags RV @ Buellton ($55,55 per night)
  • March, 2019 – Elks Lodge @ Santa Maria($25 per night & Installation)

Next Ladies Birthday Luncheon:

Thursday, October 4th @ Round Table Pizza @ 11:30am

Contact Joe Saucedo, Wagon Master, to join our next campout or Ladies Birthday luncheon : 805.922.0051

Jan. 2018 @ Wine Country RV, Paso Robles

Nov. 2017 @ Bakersfield River Run, Bakersfield

Oct. 2017 @ CHEA Rally, Hemet

Sept. 2017 @ Morro Dunes, Morro Bay

Fire is good

Van&Barbara Dias, Larry&Joanne Bowman

Joe&Carol Steigler

Mike&Pat Morris

Tom&Adri Simas, Richard&Joyce Chrisman

Steve Fetzko

Great friends and LOTS of food! What more could you want?

My best friend and life love.

Aug. 2017 @ San Lorenzo Park, King City

We going to BBQ here???

Do not ask!

Aren’t they lovely!


What can you say about the next two pictures?

Santa Maria Elks #1538 Bowling Committee

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