New Hyde Park - North Shore Elks Lodge #2107

The Lodge received a $2,000 ENF Spotlight Grant which was presented by Veterans Chair and PDD Robert Giglio to Justin Berbig, Veteran Outreach Coordinator and US Army Veteran. The Market is part of Long Island Cares Veterans Project, which offers food assistance, programs, education and advocacy for veterans.

Veterans Committee

With PDD Robert were PER Jose Jacob, Kathleen Lang, Regina Vitale, Anthony Vitale, and Frank Cappa.

New Hyde Park-North Shore #2107, New York #1, Brooklyn-Queensborough #878 delivered holiday cheer to the VA in St Albans during December 2023. After bagging gifts at NY #1 the previous week, members of the veterans group (including Robert Giglio PDD and Kathy Lang) carted 127 holiday gift bags to the St. Albans VA Facility. Every veteran in the facility received a gift bag. Thanks to Tony and Regina Vitale, Frank Cappa, and Robert Giglio who helped with the bagging. Personal presentations were made to a few of the veterans, one being Ms. Franklin of A5 unit.

NHP-NY Lodge donated a $1,000 Freedom Grant to Long Island Cares-Veterans Project which helps LI veterans experiencing financial hardship and food insecurity. Pitcured (l-r) Kaylin Peterson, Philanthropy Manager; PER Tom Staab; PDD Robert Giglio; ER Chris Petrella; Michael Haynes, Vice-President; Tony Vitale; Kathy Lang; and Regina Vitale. Not pictured: PER Joe Sanchez and PSVP Brian Diaz

The South District took part in the 2023 Memorial Day service at St. Albans Community Living Center. VAVS Deputy Representatives Richard Muniak and PDD Robert Giglio and VAVS Representative John Nuzzi, along with a number of Elks from the South District, attended the morning ceremony honoring all veterans, past and present.

The South District held it June 2023  BBQ for the veterans at St. Albans Community Living Center. Our Lodge, as well as Elks from NY 1 and B-Q 878, was well represented with the preparation and cooking of the foods. Thank you Don Rood, Vinny Pappa, Bill Hermann, Robert Giglio, Mike Dolan, Regina and Tony Vitale, and Frank Fox. 

The Lodge paid tribute to their members who served in the military at their annual American Night social.

The Southeast District supports the Veterans of St. Albans Extended Care by holding the 2022 BBQ/Picnic on the St. Albans grounds. Every June the Lodges get together and pitch in for our hospitalized Veterans. 143 Veterans plus hospital aids and staff joined in on the festivities of the day. The Elks grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. Also included were assorted salads, bananas, jello cups and Robert Giglio’s machette cut watermelon slices. The Veterans were not allowed out to join us picnic-style so the Recreation Department delivered the food to each of the Campus Units. 

The Elks that participated from our Lodge were Anthony Vitale, Frank Fox, Bill Herman, Matt Corday, Robert Giglio PDD, Brian Diaz NYSVP, and Don Rood PDD.

Vincent Papa was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for his dedicated and unselfish voluntary service to veterans and military members throughout his many years in Elkdom by then Exalted Ruler and Vet Chairman, Robert Giglio, PDDGER