The Lodge is a place where Members greet you with a warm welcome and a friendly hug. Leah, member and bartender, makes it a party! Here at the Elks Lodge, you are family.
Gloria Hamze, Elk Lodge Secretary and a 4th year member, and Michelle Pigniotti, Leading Knight, and Activities Chairperson, each make one feel welcome and part of the family. Kim Sullivan, Past Exalted Leader and a 4-year trustee also provide warmth and acceptance. Exalted Leader Doug Satran was also in attendance and welcomes people to be a part of this great big family. He encourages people to come join in as new members.
The Mayor of Oakland Park, Jane Bolin, is not only a great cook, but her grand personality shines up any room. Esquire Artie Cuarenta, also a wonderful culinary master, is as friendly and inviting as the rest. Both Mayor Bolin and Arnie Cuarenta are 3rd year members.
If you have considered coming out from under the restrictions of Covid and are feeling a little more comfortable coming out and joining any organization, please consider joining the Elks Lodge of Oakland Park. They have weekly and monthly events to look forward to. They are eagerly hoping to host their Annual Chili Cookoff in September as well as their 2nd Annual Drag It Out for Children’s Therapy Services event. Kim Sullivan is looking forward to their Prime Rib Dinner on May 22 which will be open to Members and their guests.
After months and months of restricted Covid rules and limits, the Elks Lodge, while still being careful, is offering more and more for people to come and join in on the fun. They hope to welcome more members and host more fun events like the Pan-Asian dinner which are lots of fun!
Oakland Park Elks Lodge #2407: 240 W. Prospect Rd, Oakland Park, FL | Phone: 954-563-2407
Anamaria Moreno is an Elementary school teacher. Born in Costa Rica, but mostly raised in Venezuela, Ms. Moreno came to South Florida in 1996 where she has resided ever since. She graduated from Lynn University, with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught in the classroom for 18 years, most recently teaching the first grade for the past seven years. Before becoming a teacher, Ms. Moreno was involved in volunteer work with the Child Life Specialists Department at Miami Children’s Hospital. She also served as member of the Board of Directors for “A Caring Pregnancy Center” in Miami. Most recently, Ms. Moreno has taught at an elementary school in Oakland Park. Ms. Moreno also teaches ESOL to Adults in Night School. When Ms. Moreno is not in the classroom, she enjoys baking custom specialty cakes, face painting, and enjoys creating Arts and Crafts.