Per Annual tradition, the Auxiliary hosted children of members who played games, ate donuts, and took pictures with the Easter Bunny
Members of the Auxiliary who hosted the traditional Donuts with the Bunny. From L to R – Crystal Phillips, Kim Smith, Ellen Wilson, Anne Wolter, Jill Shewmake, Monica Kornblum, Lynn Roeth, Pam Cross, Stacy Plocek, Lakiea Sidney, Liz Kriegshauser.

Auxiliary Giving due to the annual Auction

During the February 26th Lodge meeting the Auxiliary presented the first of two $4,347 checks to Karen Kirk of Lydia’s House.

(L to R) – Bob Cameron (Lecturing Knight), Beth Schnettler (Exalted Ruler), Karen Kirk (President & CEO – Lydia’s House), Will Sidney (Loyal Knight), Lakiea Sidney, Ryan Jennings (Leading Knight)

Home – Lydia’s House (
During the February 26th Lodge meeting the lodge Auxiliary presented the second of two $4,347 checks to Heather Winsby of Books for STL Kids

(L to R) – Bob Cameron (Lecturing Knight), Beth Schnettler (Exalted Ruler), Heather Winsby (Board President – Boos for STL Kids), Will Sidney (Loyal Knight), Lakiea Sidney, Ryan Jennings (Leading Knight)

Books for STL Kids


2023 Breakfast with Santa which was hosted by the Auxiliary


Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Auxiliary

During the May 16th meeting the Auxiliary
conveyed to the lodge how H.E.R.O.E.S CARE donated 20 gift baskets to our Lodge Auction, our largest fundraiser of the year. This was rewarded by the Auxiliary giving $1,000 to H.E.R.O.E.S CARE who support military families by providing financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental healthcare services.

Pictured L to R – Gerry Mueller, Mark Goddard (Exalted Ruler, Saint Louis #9), Terry Trunco, Lucy Gabauer, Liz Kriegshauser, Sharon Thompson, Lynn Roeth, Jo Ann Reuther, Jon Jerome (President of HEROES Care), Stacy Plocek, Kathy McWardd, Kim Smith, Kim Horsman, Laura Hoops, Lynda Goette, & Crystal Phillips. Note – all are members of the Saint Louis # 9 Auxiliary
2022 Easter Egg Hunt
March 16th
Bunco #1 of 2022 was Wednesday February 22nd
To kickoff 2022 the Auxiliary hosted 35 rollers for February Bunco


December 12th
Lodge Auxiliary is off and running in fiscal 2021. Pictured (L-R), Jo Ann Reuther (Trustee), Kathleen Winkler (Vice President), Lynn Roeth (President), & Alicia Wittenauer (Recording Secretary).  

Elks Lodge #9 Auxiliary (formerly the Ladies Auxiliary) is ready and excited to begin planning for a new beginning with continued annual events, as well as new and FUN ones in the works! Our first official meeting was held April 7th.

Meet our new Officers and Trustees! President: Lynn Roeth Vice President: Kathleen Winkler Recording Secretary: Alicia Wittenauer Corresponding Secretary: Kathy McWard Treasurer: Lucy Gabauer Trustee: Lynda Kelley Trustee: Monica Kornblum Trustee: Jo Ann Reuther.

Our mission statement says it all: “Our purpose is to enhance, serve, and support Elks Lodge #9.” The current Auxiliary roster has grown to over 40 enthusiastic and energized members! Please join us! Talk to one of our officers or trustees for more information. Membership includes Elks members and spouses/significant others. In early May, look for forms and flyers for our annual Memorial Day “In Memoriam Board” and flags placed along the driveway of the Lodge. Working in cooperation with the Americanism committee, we’ll invite local scouts to help set out the flags. A donation of $5 per name will ensure that your remembrance will be posted on boards at the entrance to the Hall of America. All the family and friends you choose to remember will be honored. In November (Veterans Day) we will do the same for current military and veterans. We also have a Summer Gift Basket Board with the winner being called at the April 30th steak night/Christmas auction! Included in the basket is a family pool membership, $100 gift certificate for the pool concession stand, 2 steak night dinners, floats, Kate Spade flip flops, straw hat and sunglasses and more! This year we will assist other committees with planning, supporting and co-sponsoring events. It’s not a competition! We’re all working toward the same goal of supporting Elks Lodge #9 and remembering that we are a benevolent organization.


Ladies Auxiliary donating to Fisher House

The Ladies Auxiliary is a self-funded committee of member spouses which meet monthly in the Hall of America.

To support the Lodge, they have contributed to the purchase of the new black chairs in the lodge hall, have bought a defibrillator and case hanging in the bar room, purchased the electric stove and new microwave in the hall. In 2020, donated $500.00 to the pool to help with needed repairs for the pool opening. Their main objective is to support the lodge.

Any spouse of a lodge member or even a lodge member can join us. We currently have seven members and would like to grow our membership.  One of the functions we hosted for the families of the lodge is “Breakfast with Santa” which I believe you and your family attended.

The Ladies Auxiliary has a long history of support and goodwill at the Lodge. If you have any more questions feel free to contact Lynda Kelley.