Menudo and Pozole Breakfast January 28th

Wow – what a crowd, the tables in the social parlor were packed and people had to resort to sitting at the bar. The Menudo and Pozole were both great. I personally enjoyed the Menudo. The Pozole people I spoke to were blown away with generous meaty soup. According to one of the committee members, the lovely chili based breakfast soup has doubled in quantity from 30 to 60 pounds of meat. And since they are still selling out quickly, they plan to up size the amount to 90 pounds. So if you arrived after 9:00 AM and did not get a chance to enjoy, look out for the next offering which will be on 2/25/18. The Elks Horn says it starts at 8:00 AM but the correct time is actually 7:30 AM. Come early so you don’t miss out 😉


Come and enjoy both kinds of breakfast, Menudo and Pozole. Our committee prepares some of the best this side of Tijuana. It is fresh as can be and a real treat and it comes with all the trimming. Sales start at 7:30 AM and the price is $10 for all you can eat  The lounge is opening early to accommodate breakfast.

Oh, after breakfast come help the decorating committee clean out decorating room, we could use all the help we can get. This will take place at the lodge in the dining area. See you there!

Chili’s Restaurant – CHEA Give Back


Sales statistics and CHEA Contribution is being review. Updates will be made to this post ASAP.


California Hawaii Elks Association Major Project is once again partnering with Chili’s Restaurants on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Chili’s Give-Back event will donate 15% of the price of a meal to our Major Project. Last year’s event raised $5,415, Let’s beat that this year. Please either print included advertisement, pick one up at the lodge or simply show this webpage on your smart phone. 

Chili’s give back to Major Project

Firefighters Appreciation Night January 24th

The night was wonderful and the house was packed. A common theme resonated with all the nights winners, “I could not do this with the support of my family and fellow firefighters” Our first respondents definitely had more challenges this year than most.

Exalted Ruler Tony Dart with department award winners

Representatives from our City Counsel including Mayor Patino as well as County Supervisors were on hand to honor these hero’s. And in typical fashion the Elks there in force. It was a great night to enjoy fellowship and recognize the sacrifices the fire fighters make in supporting us all.


Let’s show our appreciation to our dedicated and hardworking firefighters by attending dinner in their honor.

No-Host Bar 6:00 pm BBQ Beef Dinner 7:00 pm
Tickets are $15 for Members and general public. Tickets
available at the door. Please call the Office at (805) 922-1538
for reservations by January 23, 2018 Come out and support the
local Firefighters of this area.
Remember: they are always there when you need them. 


Super Bowl Party 2018

Thanks to all 200+ of you who came out to watch the game! The food was plentiful and very good, so if you left hungry it wasn’t our fault. Our Master of Ceremonies was Keith Barks (Best Voiceon the Mic). Thank you as well to our bartenders and cocktail
waitresses who came in on a Sunday to work the bar. To all who assisted in making this day happen, we could not have done it without your commitment.
Mike Boling, Party Chairman
Once again it is time for the Super Bowl Party on February 4, 2018. It will be a pot-luck feast, so bring your favorite dish. There will be power provided for your electrical appliances, and a lot of room for anything else. You can bring sandwiches, chips, dips, desserts, or main dishes. It all works.
Starting time is at 12:00 noon–game starts at 3:00 p.m. There will be door prizes, raffles, and bar specials.
For questions, please call Mike or Sharon Boling at 805-922-6787.
(21 and older only please!)

New Year’s Event Pictures

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Elks New Year’s Eve Party. These are the photos taken. The place was packed and we ran out of photo paper towards the end. Please let us know if you did not receive your pictures – just call the office at 805.922.1538


And here is another collection with more pix. Enjoy!


2017 Elks Halloween Photo Booth Extravaganza

Pictures of our 2017 Elks Halloween Photo Both Pictures.We had a great time as usual. Take a look at the cool costumes. See you next year.

Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair

The annual Holiday Boutique was held at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge on the evening of Wednesday, December 13. 66 vendors were on hand to help with holiday shopping needs. There was an equal mix of handmade items and direct selling companies to shop from – lots and lots to choose from. Pioneer Valley High School band members sold food, drinks, and baked goods – proceeds they made went towards their trip to Washington where they’ve been invited to play this school year. 

Attendance was free and over 60 door prizes were given away. There were an estimated 350 patrons who came in that night. The next craft fair has been scheduled for Sunday, July 15, 2018 and will be called Christmas in July. The next fall craft fair has also been scheduled for Wednesday evening, November 14, 2018. Any inquiries can be made by contacting Dawnette at


Wednesday, December 13
4pm – 8:30 pm

Admission free; door prizes awarded;
50+ vendors!

Support you local High School Band
from Pioneer Valley – proceeds raised for trip to
Washington where they’ve been invited to play.

Vendor allocations are being accepted!
Contact Dawnette for further info:

Children’s Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 pm 
Members’ Children and Grandchildren Only

Serve & Games: 5:30-7:30 pm
Hot Dogs & Chips $3 (Free for children 12 and under)
Hamburgers & French Fries $6
Free Ice Cream


Costume Contest Judging begins at 6:30 pm
Age Groups: 0-23 months; 2-4; 5-8, 9-12

Treats and NO tricks for each child!

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!