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Matchbook cover, Newhall-Saugus Elks Lodge No. 2379, corner Railroad Avenue and Market Street in Newhall. Late 1960s-early 1970s. Paid for by Rambling Rose Florist, which was active in the 1960s (and later).

Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379 was established in 1967 as the Newhall-Saugus Elks Club. It was originally located at 24307 Railroad Ave., corner Market Street, in the "old courthouse" building that replaced the Swall/Gulley store building after the St. Francis Dam disaster. The Elks Lodge later moved to 17766 Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. The new location had been the Mint Canyon Community Building.

About the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (B.P.O.E.)

From Elks.org

Origin: The Elks organization was founded in New York City on February 16, 1868, under the name "Jolly Corks" by 15 actors, entertainers and others associated with the theater. In ensuing years, membership expanded to other professions.

Purposes: This Fraternal Order was founded "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship."

Membership: The Order is a non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American fraternity. Proposal for membership in the Order is only by invitation of a member in good standing. To be accepted as a member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God, be of good moral character and be at least 21 years old.

Exalted Rulers, Santa Clarita Elks Lodge 2379

1967/68 - Gayle Dillenbeck

1968/69 - Dick Snow

1969/70 - Jack Belding

1970/71 - Bob Horstman

1971/72 - Eugene Kronnick

1972/73 - Bill Armstrong

1973/74 - Bob Horstman

1974/75 - Robert Wells

1975/76 - Don Jennings

1976/77 - Eugene Little

1977/78 - High Gregory

1978/79 - Sherman Lowe

1979/80 - Jim Dunn

1980/81 - Bud Riffer

1981/82 - Robert Wells

1982/83 - Gayle Dillenbeck

1983/84 - Art Rousseau

1984/85 - Mike Feraud

1985/86 - Mel Ponton

1986/87 - Bill Lomont

1987/88 - Grant Barnard

1988/89 - Frank Lorelli

1989/90 - Jim Howton

1990/91 - Paul Tyree

1990/91 - George Aguilar Sr.

1991/92 - F.E. (Gil) Gilchrist

1992/93 - George Aguilar Sr.

1993/94 - Ronald Douglas

1994/95 - Charles Halterman

1995/96 - James Haggerty

1996 - Jim Delaney

1996/97 - Jay Larkins

1997/98 - Jay Larkins

1997/98 - Jeffery L. Brown

1998/99 - Skip Henke

1999/00 - Harry Pennington

2000/01 - Larry Lousberg

2000/01 - Ray Broussard

2001/02 - Kelvin Swanson

2002/03 - David Arnette II

2003/04 - Frank Webster

2004/05 - Ken Song

2005/06 - Don Dewhurst

2006/07 - Jim Johnson

2006/07 - Sam Moore

2007/08 - Gail Dewhurst

2008/09 - Rick Dalton

2009/10 - George Aguilar Jr.

2010/11 - Cheryl Laymon

2011/12 - Tom Schmidt

2012/13 - Julie Whitman

2013/14 - Richard Casaubon

2014/15 - Ted Olsen

2015/16 - John Rivetti

2016/17 - Tina Jackson


LW3034: 9600 dpi jpeg from original matchbook cover purchased 2017 by Leon Worden.
SANTA CLARITA ELKS LODGE 2379

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