On November 10, 2011, the Los Banos Elks Lodge hosted Veterans from Los Banos, Dos Palos, Gustine, Newman, Firebaugh and the Fresno Veterans Hospital for a luncheon. There were 120 people in attendance. Raul Gutierrez, veteran chairman, had held these luncheons twice a year for the last five years. One is held in May and the other one in November. These luncheons are for all the Veterans in the area. The Elks want to continue this tradition in the years to come. With the limited space in the lodge we will be looking for a bigger facility to hold this function. Raul said without the help of the volunteers who help put on this luncheon it would be hard for it to be successful. He wanted to give a special thanks to Richard Frontella, PER, chairman of trusties, for doing the cooking the last five years. He and his crew do a great job!! He also wanted to thank the merchants in town who let him put his Veteran cans in their stores. The community has donated monies that stay in the area and is used for various Veterans needs. Thank you again for all your support.