CHEA President Hugh Scanlon Visits Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge
It’s August 6th and Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477 is awash with Elks from all around the state of California. The occasion? CHEA State President Hugh Scanlon along with his entourage were in attendance.
Hugh is a native and resident of Glendale, California where he attended Glendale, Rio Hondo and UCLA. Majoring in art history as an under grad Hugh is also a proud member of the University of Chicago Alumni Association where he has a graduate certificate in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
As a member of the United States Army’s elite Special Forces “Green Berets” Hugh is a Veteran and was a paratrooper serving in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge Hugh was employed at the Marshal’s Department in 1969 and transferred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department completing a 36 year career in Law Enforcement.
Among the Vice-Presidents and their families accompanying Hugh were: Brad Smith ~ Modesto Lodge No. 1282, Leroy Bostick ~ Kern River Valley Lodge No. 2358, Bob Bowers ~ Glendale Lodge No. 1289, Steve Marada ~ Paradise Lodge No. 2026, Michael Mathers ~ Fullerton Lodge No. 1993, Billy Watson ~ Indio Lodge No. 1643, Bob Johnson ~ Downey Lodge No. 2020, Raymond G. Beers ~ Santa Monica Lodge No. 906, Dr. Carroll “Bud” Hall ~ Monterey Lodge No. 1285, and our own WCCD DDGER Sander Moss ~ Simi Valley Lodge No.2492.
With a wonderful dinner consisting of Prime Rib, Salmon, potatoes, vegetables, ice cream and carrot cake by PER Tom Ryder and his crew (including PER Chet Kozlowski and new member Sam Frankle) here’s a glimpse of some of the fun we had last night!
Photos courtesy of Jerry Serota and Paul Wagner