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Posted June 15, 2017

Meet CHEA State President Chuck Nolan

Chuck Nolan was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 11, 1940. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1960 and served four years’ military duty at the Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, CA before joining the federal civil service. He held many positions in the information systems and financial management fields including Resource Management Officer and Comptroller for the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, San Diego and the Business Manager of the Defense Information Systems Agency, San Diego. He retired in 1995 after 35 years of federal service.

He attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management.

Chuck was initiated a member of San Diego Lodge No. 168 in October 1973. He was immediately appointed as the Lodge Youth Activities Chairman. Other Lodge committees chaired by Chuck Nolan include the Hoop-Shoot, Major Project, Drug Awareness, Elks Training, Public Relations, the 100th Anniversary and 125th Anniversary Committees, Ritual Coach and chairman of the Lodge Building/New Site Committee.

He served as Exalted Ruler in 1981-1982, having filled the offices of Chaplain, Esquire, Esteemed Lecturing Knight, Esteemed Loyal Knight and Esteemed Leading Knight. He also served as Lodge Treasurer for five terms.

Chuck served the South Coast District as Youth Activities Chairman, being first appointed in 1976. He has also served as the Hoop-Shoot and Scouting District Chairman.

He worked on past California-Hawaii Elks Association annual conventions as Secretary, Co-Chairman and General Chairman for each CHEA Convention held in San Diego since 1983 through 2015, and the CHEA 2016 Mid-term Conference.

Chuck served as CHEA Vice President in 1992-1993 under CHEA President Richard Owen. He was installed as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler at the 1995 Grand Lodge Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Chuck served as a Trustee of the CHEA Board of Trustees - 2000-2003 and was appointed Trustee of the CHEA Major Project, Inc. Board of Trustees and served from 2010-2015, serving his final year as Vice-Chairman.

He served as CHEA First Vice President in 2016-2017 and has served as Co-District Leader, CHEA South Coast since 2006.

In addition to his Elks activities, Chuck Nolan is an active member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. He is a Past President of the California State Association of Parliamentarians. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

His wife, Ginger has been an active member and officer of the San Diego South Clairemont Park and Recreation Council since 1973 serving many terms as President. She operates her own dog training business and is now active in a local dog rescue organization.

Chuck and Ginger, have been married for 51 years. They have three children Cheryl, Michael and Camille. Chuck and Ginger are active in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, both serving as Eucharistic Ministers.

Posted June 1, 2017

Posted May 13, 2015



More than $3,251,000.00 has been contributed this year by members of Elks Lodges throughout California and Hawaii to be used in treating children with disabilities. Camacho Alvarez, Exalted Ruler of Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, contributed $19,191.15 which was raised by the members of the Lodge. “We are pleased and proud that members of our local Elks Lodge were so generous with their dollars and time in this important undertaking,” Alvarez said. Since 1950, the 84,000 members from throughout California and Hawaii have turned over more than $103,400,000 to the California-Hawaii

Elks Major Project, Inc., which administers the non-profit charitable corporation. All of the funds are devoted solely to providing vision screening and therapy treatment to children with a broad range of disabilities. Without the Elks supported donations, many of these children would not receive such treatment. The year-long fund raising campaign is capped by an impressive ceremony at the annual Elks Convention when representatives of lodges from throughout California and Hawaii present their donations to Major Project and Elks Association leaders. The raising of funds to aid children with disabilities is just one of the many philanthropic and patriotic projects which mark the Elks’ contribution to our community.

Posted April 17, 2015
Meet Don Schultz, CHEA Frist Vice President

Posted April 10, 2015
Meet BPOE State VP of Orange Coast District 2015-2016 RC "Stoney" Bourke

Posted March 18, 2015

Press Release
Andy Costello, Lodge Publicity (949) 770-5796
Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444

Elks Lodge Installs New Officers

For immediate Release 

Mission Viejo, CA – One hundred fifty Elks members, families and guests recently celebrated Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 (“Elks Lodge”) installation of Officers. Outgoing Exalted Ruler Derek Randles expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the members for a very successful year. He praised his Corps of Officers and Committee workers for the numerous charitable accomplishments of the past twelve months and for surpassing his membership goal of one-thousand men and women members. Randles also offered his congratulations to the incoming Corps of Officers, pledging his support and wishing them success in the coming year.

The new officers will be serving the Lodge for a term of one year starting April 1, 2015. They are: Exalted Ruler (Lodge president) Camacho Alvarez of Mission Viejo, Vice Presidents: Leading Knight David LcLeod of Mission Viejo, Loyal Knight, Greg Morgan of Rancho Santa Margarita, and Lecturing Knight Mike Long of Dove Canyon. Also installed were Secretary, Past District Deputy Norm Jones of Lake Forest, Esquire Mike Klinger of Rancho Santa Margarita, Trustee PER Pat Martino of Mission Viejo, Treasurer William (Bill) Bongartz of Lake Forest, Chaplain Dave Tucker of Mission Viejo, Tiler Diana Wilson of Aliso Viejo, Inner Guard Kevin Hughes and Organist Andy Costello of Laguna Hills.

In his acceptance speech, newly elected Exalted Ruler Camacho Alvarez said that his motto for the year will be, “Elkdom…Just Do It” Alvarez also pledged to make his year a fun year while strictly adhering to the laws of the order. He highlighted the importance of the Lodge’s continued involvement in charitable works within the community. The Mission Viejo / Saddleback Elks Lodge No. 2444, celebrating forty-five (45) years of service to the Saddleback Valley communities, is one of ten lodges in the Orange Coast District of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) whose headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois. The BPOE is a charitable organization with a 147 year history of giving, “Elks Care, Elks Share.”

Andy Costello, Lodge Publicity

Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444

(above) MV Lodge Officers begin to take their oath.

(below) ER Camacho Alvarez receives guidance from Lodge Secretary, Norm Jones.

Posted January 16, 2015