The Glendale Elks Lodge #1289 celebrated its 100th birthday on Dec. 28 by welcoming about 230 guests for a dinner party, prepared under the supervision of one of L.A.’s finest chefs, Jerry Salthouse.
Elks’ Grand Exalted Ruler for 2012-13 Tom Brazier and his wife, Venita, were honored guests and were introduced by Hugh Scanlon, past president of the California-Hawaii Elks and past exalted ruler of the Glendale Elks Lodge, and chairman of the centennial celebration.
Brazier said, “You were instituted in 1912. That was a ‘happening’ year. British polar explorer Capt. Robert Falcon Scott and a team of four become the second expeditionary group to reach the South Pole. Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., was opened. Alfred Wegener purposes the theory of continental drift. The Titanic strikes an iceberg in northern Atlantic Ocean and sinks the following day. Gas was 18 cents a gallon and sirloin steak was 18 cents a pound. Thru the next century the world changed so very much and Glendale Lodge was there to witness, structure and participate in that change. Your hard work, foresight, fraternalism and dedication to charitable works made you known in your community and helped you grow and thrive.”
Mayor Frank Quintero of Glendale presented a certificate of appreciation for service to Rick Adams, exalted ruler of Glendale Elks Lodge #1289.
Hugh Scanlon introduced and thanked members of the Centennial Committee. Special recognition went to Esteemed Loyal Knight Ted Olson, Santa Clarita Lodge #2379, for his diligent efforts in preparing the commemorative booklet.