FDL Elks Lodge Suspended

The Elks Grand Lodge has taken over possession of Fond du Lac Elks Lodge 57 through an executive order. Exalted Ruler Joe Levanthal says he received word Thursday afternoon that the Club has been suspended for six months. He says he’s waiting to hear more from the Elks national leadership about what is expected and whether there will be a reorganizational effort. He says some events scheduled at the local lodge will still take place including a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday night at 4 p.m. and a wedding that was scheduled some time ago. The Fond du Lac Elks Lodge is the oldest in Wisconsin becoming an official lodge in December of 1886. They moved into their current location at the corner of Sheboygan and Portland in 1904.