NJ State Elks Wildwood Convention
Shirt and Hat Pickup Times
Pickup at Hotel In Wildwood
The Wildwood Convention Parade is this Saturday June 8th. The bus leaves the lodge on Saturday the 8th at 10am sharp. If you cannot march, please let us know ASAP.
Wildwood Convention 2019 Details
What is it: The annual convention for all 114 Elk lodges in the state of NJ
When is it: June 6, 7, 8, 2019. Our lodge stays at the Cardinal Motel (2301 Atlantic Ave, N. Wildwood). The many different motels in the greater Wildwood area become “temporary lodges” over the week-end as each lodge has its own space!
Some come to begin their week-end on Thursday night and attend the “welcome reception & fireworks show” at the Wildwood Convention Center. You can attend the convention, spend the evening out in Wildwood OR by visit & accept the hospitality of other elk lodges (motels) OR take advantage of the boardwalk & rides that Wildwood is best known for.
Many just come for the HUGE parade and post-parade festivities on Saturday. The parade begins at 12:00PM. Many lodges send large groups of marchers to represent them, each dressed in their own individual costume choices (per the yearly theme!) There are floats & decorated vehicles, ALL SORTS of musical representation (high school bands, string bands, bagpipes). Many color guard squadrons attend with their lodges as well. The parade route is heavily lined with spectators who cheer us, wave, clap & salute as we walk past! It is a very happy & fulfilling experience for ALL involved!
We will have a greyhound charter bus at the lodge on Saturday morning to transport those who want to come just for the parade. You will receive a complimentary Elks Parade Golf Shirt if your marching and don't have one from last year. After the parade we enjoy a full-catered lunch with beverages. There is no charge for the bus, shirt, lunch and beverages.
You can also bring your swimsuit and enjoy the pool! The bus will leave the lodge at 9:30AM and will leave the motel in Wildwood at about 6:00pm to head back to Brigantine. We’d love to have your company – please sign-up to join us and enjoy YOUR 2019 NJ State Elks Convention!!!
The Lodge will Provide:
1) a 3 button golf shirt and baseball cap.
2) Round trip charter bus transporation to wildwood.
3) Catered lunch after the parade.
4) Refreshments at our motel before and after the parade.
You will Provide:
1) Black pants/slacks.
2) Black Shoes
3) Black Belt.
4) Black socks/plain