Members of Elks Lodge 263 in Jamestown welcomed N.Y. state Elks President Larry Contratti and his officers at dinner Nov. 9 at the lodge on Fifth Street.
"It is an honor to visit Jamestown Lodge 263 with all of its historic associations: deceased lodge members Jerome B. Fisher, grand exalted ruler of the United States in 1900, Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson and even former city resident Lucille Ball," Contratti said.
"It was a pleasure to host Elks President Contratti and his guests," said Gregory Noon, Jamestown Lodge exalted ruler.
Elks officials at Jamestown Lodge 263 from left: Jamie Peace, New York State Elks Association past president; Gregory Noon, Jamestown Lodge 263 exalted ruler; Frank Ludu, district deputy grand exalted ruler; Lawrence Contratti, New York State Elks Association president; William Day Jr., New York State Elks Association vice president; Paul Hill, Jamestown Lodge lecturing knight; and Walter Gaczewski, Jamestown Lodge, leading knight.
Noon presented a check for $200 to Contratti for the Bath lodge's fundrive for the Bath Veterans Hospital.
Contratti is a member of New York Lodge 1 in Manhattan.