Wildwood Villas Fishing Club

Villas Fishing Club intends to benefit all members and promote a spirit of friendship, fraternal ism, good fellowship, social awareness and responsibility among its members and their guests by…

The promotion and advocacy of fishing in the Delaware Bay consistent with appropriate environmental concerns.
The engagement in activities that will further the interests of the members and increase the standing of the Club in the community.
The establishment and maintenance of buildings and facilities that will provide for the needs of the members and the activities of the Club.

301 Pennsylvania Avenue
Villas, NJ 08251
Phone:  609-889-9801

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Greater Cape May Elks Lodge # 2839

Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

917 Bayshore Road
Villas, NJ 08251
Phone: 609-770-7314

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The Waterfront Wildwood


4415 Park Blvd
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Phone: 856-600-3692

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Brigantine Elks No 2428

To trace the history of our Lodge we have to go back to 1969 to a conversation between Jack Kelly, a Brigantine resident and member of the American Legion, and Earl Fisher, a member of the Atlantic City Elks Lodge. They decided that Brigantine needed an Elks Lodge and began the process of informing the State Association New Lodge Committee of their intentions. At that time Harry McGarrigel was a member of the Atlantic City Elks Lodge, but it wasn’t long before he was persuaded to help with organizing the new Lodge. Then the recruiting of new members began in earnest. Meetings were initially held at Tom Battle’s Restaurant and Bar which was located at the State Marina, currently The Golden Nugget Casino. By Palm Sunday, March 22, 1970 there were 65 members and the Lodge officers were installed at a ceremony held at the St. Phillip’s School. Harry McGarrigel was the first Exalted Ruler. The baby Lodge received its charter on June 22, 1970. Many sites were considered for a meeting place including a lot across from the VFW and the property across from the CVS where Bella Luna is now. Then the ground floor of the Brigantine Motor Inn (Laguna Grill) was made available to the membership if they were willing to fix it up. The Storm of 1962 had wreaked havoc on the island and especially on the Hotel. A group of members got together and went to work. This served as the Brigantine Elks Lodge from 1970 until 1975. Talk of finding a permanent site for a Lodge began in 1974. Many organizations and individuals helped the baby Lodge through its growing pains. Manahawkin, our “Mother” Lodge, donated the original stations (podiums). The Ladies of the Elks played an integral part in the growth of the Lodge; purchasing the jewels, holding various fund raisers and donating many “woman” hours to improve the facilities. The Presbyterian Church was very accommodating, allowing the Lodge to use their large hall for various functions. In those days the membership participated in a bowling league at the Rose Bowl. The owner became a member and there was talk of the Elks buying the bowling alley located between 7th and 8th street north where Sea Star is now. When it became known that the Grand Lodge frowned upon a Lodge owning a bowling alley, the idea was dropped. Brother Gil Panter heard that the Brigantine Boat Yard and slips were for sale and proposed buying it. The price, he said, was $220,000. The members discussed this option and determined that a loan for $250,000 would be needed for the purchase and improvements. Harry tried to obtain funding from private sources to no avail. So he ended up talking to Elwood Kirkman at the Boardwalk National Bank. Elwood approved the loan without any problems. But there was a complication. The actual amount needed was $5,000 more. When Harry returned to Elwood for the additional $5,000, the money was made available with no questions. Settlement took place in April 1975. The renovations of the building began on the West Shore Drive side where the service bar was. This originally was the show room for the boat yard. The banquet hall was boat storage and the lounge was a separate room that was a machine shop. The bar from the hotel was brought over and set up in the show room. The bathrooms in the banquet room were remodeled. These improvements provided a useable space consisting of a bar, a meeting area and bathrooms. After two more years of backbreaking work by volunteer members the Lodge was finally serviceable. 

On June 22, 1977 the Lodge was dedicated. During these formative years the officers were involved in the Ritual Contest. In 1983, they won 1st place the first time they competed. The State recognized that they were the first “baby” Lodge officers to win a district title. In 1981 the members brought in the largest class in Lodge history to date. The next major project was an addition with a second story. This addition included the kitchen, bathrooms, bar game room and entry way on the first floor and meeting rooms and offices on the second floor. For years Bingo was held in the banquet hall with doors that had to be put up and taken down between the bar and the Bingo area each time. This separation was required by law and was extremely labor intensive, not to mention moving the tables and chairs around. Smoking during Bingo left the banquet hall reeking and there was much wear and tear on the carpets. Finally in the summer of 1986, a mortgage of $50,000 was obtained to construct the “Bingo Hall”. The first Clambake took place in a lot across from the current Sandpiper Condos in 1973. This was the original Brigantine Elks #2428 summer event. As the price of seafood and food in general went up, the clambake evolved into many smaller functions that were easier to manage. Then in 1994 the Bayfest was born. This annual event continues to be our largest community fundraiser. As our membership increased our Lodge continued to grow. New fundraisers were added and more renovations were made. Superstorm Sandy struck October 29, 2012 resulting in severe damage to the building. Out of bad came good. We were able to secure a grant to rebuild our Lodge to the fantastic facility it is today. 

Through the years we have contributed to various charities, including: Elks Camp Moore for handicapped children, The Elks National Foundation which awards scholarships, The Army of Hope which gives aid to families of veterans and many others. Our community service includes many events such as, The Stokes Breakfast, Walk Out on Drugs, and a Hoop Shoot. The Lodge also supplies beach wheel chairs to the city of Brigantine. Many of our founding fathers are gone but their dedication to Elkdom leaves us a proud legacy to continue. As a Protective and Benevolent Organization, celebrating our 53rd birthday on June 22, 2023 , we stand ready to help any and all in need, as proud members of a 150 year old Elks tradition.

Brigantine Elks Lodge 2428
400 W Shore Drive
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: 609-266-9826

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Kaminski’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

Kaminski’s Sports Bar and Restaurant is owned and operated by the Balis Family. Conveniently located in Cherry Hill, NJ we have serviced Camden and Burlington County locals for over 50 years. We are well known for our enormous portions, hand carved roast beef, outdoor patio, and exciting nightlife. Kaminski’s Sports Bar and Restaurant is also the top spot for all your sports needs, and offering over twenty tv’s to watch your favorite football & baseball games, UFC fights, boxing, etc. all year long.
Come in and experience our famous Sunday Brunch from 9am to 1pm!
Kaminski’s Sports Bar and Restaurant will continue to provide quality service, an outstanding variety of the finest liquors, a unique craft beer selection and memorable menus to our customers for many years to come.

Kaminski’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
1424 Brace Road
Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034
Phone: 856-428-2555

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Happy Hour Social and Athletic Club

The Happy Hour Social and Athletic Club of Maple Shade was incorporated on June 26, 1946. The Happy Hour Club is non-profit, civic minded organization. The purpose of this organization is the encouragement and promotion of all civic betterments of Maple Shade New Jersey. We support a variety of charitable organizations within Maple Shade and Burlington County.

Happy Hour Social and Athletic Club
746 Laurelton Avenue & Route 73
Maple Shade, N.J. 08052
Phone: 856-779-9843

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Harbor View Restaurant

Harbor View Restaurant opened in April of 2004. The following summer the outside deck and bar opened. Harbor View is the place to be if you like beautiful sunsets, great food and fun times. Arrive by car or arrive by boat and enjoy Cape May’s best view of the Harbor. The Restaurant has a full service dining room with a spectacular view of the Cape May Harbor and is open year round. We have two great bars and a fun filled deck with food and entertainment.

Harbor View Restaurant
954 Ocean Drive
Cape May, N.J. 08204
Phone: 609-884-5444

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The Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge

The Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge is a members only organization. Lodge #1896 was issued its charter in April 1953 and today has over 3,600 members.
Charity and community service is an integral part of being an Elk. In keeping with this tradition, Elks create and participate in many programs to better their communities and demonstrate that
Elks Care – Elks Share!
Our Social Quarters also provide our members and their guests with a a full kitchen and large bar. Weekly events are held throughout the year, include: a mixed league shuffle board; ladies shuffleboard; men’s darts; and pinochle.

The Greater Wildwood Elks Lodge
109 West 1st Avenue
North Wildwood, N.J.
Phone:  609-729-5776

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Jug Handle Inn

Welcome to a no-b.s. New Jersey bar (it doesn’t get more NJ than the Jughandle). You might find an awesome blues band upstairs, and you’ll always find table shuffleboard, billiards, & darts downstairs. During the summer, there’s an outdoor Gazebo bar area with plenty of shade. Cheap drinks, friendly service, lots of parking. The Jug Handle Inn is a good place to kick back and relax, with AWESOME WINGS and a great staff.

Jug Handle Inn
1018 South Fork Landing Road
Cinnaminson, N.J. 08077
Phone:  856-665-8696

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Jug Handle Inn Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Splitz Bar & Grill (Laurel Lanes)

Splitz Bar & Grill is connected to Laurel Lanes and offers even more fun and excitement. Experience different specials every night of the week in an atmosphere you won’t want to leave. Whether watching the Eagles and the Phillies with us or listening to a live band play, Splitz Bar & Grill is the place to be.

Splitz Bar & Grill
2825 Route 73 South
Maple Shade, N.J. 08052
Phone: 856-231-8498

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