On behalf of our 54 lodges of the Oregon Elks Association, I welcome you to our website and I encourage you to learn about the great Elk lodges in our state and the great work we do in our communities. From the pristine coastline of Oregon to the vast farmlands and high desert of central and eastern Oregon, Elkdom is thriving in our state. Oregon is home to not one, but two state projects. You'll find information on the Elks Children's Eye clinic, a major project of the Oregon State Elks Association that has helped thousands of children see. You'll find information on our Meadowood Speech and Hearing camp, a summer camp for children with speech and language delays that works miracles.
You'll find great information here at this site on the lodges in our state, each of which will show you a unique and very special hospitality on your visit. In Oregon, you'll also find all major Elks programs are alive and thriving. From the Elks Hoop Shoot (which was started in Oregon by PGER Frank Hise), to astounding veterans programs, to extensive work in the community, you'll learn about it here.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
Carl Lino, President, Oregon State Elks Association
If you want to read the complete brochure, just click on the picture of ol' Cooter on the Right.
Kelly is not only a member of the National Honor Society; he is Treasurer of his school’s chapter. He won La Salle’s Academic Excellence Award for all four of his years in the school. He received a National Merit Scholarship Commendation, as well as awards of commendation for religious studies, chemistry and Spanish. Additionally, he earned the school’s Scholar Athlete Award.
In its initial year in 2012, Kelly helped with the formation of La Salle’s Election club. The purpose of this club is to debate the current issues, educate fellow students and hold “mock” elections. Last year, he participated in the Harvard Model Congress. And, this past summer, attended the Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects, or STEP, at Purdue University.
The recipient of no less than four varsity letters, Kelly has been on La Salle’s Varsity Baseball team for the last two years and is currently captain of the school’s snowboarding team. He’s played league baseball with the NW Star Baseball Academy, NW Diamond Sports Academy, Wigwam Sox Varsity Summer Baseball and Caliendo Sports international – where he travelled to the Dominican Republic to participate in tournament and exhibition games. Kelly has also attended the Baseball Leadership Training Camp at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
In addition to being a valued athlete, Kelly has been an Executive Board Member of the La Salle Tailgate club. This club boasts more new members than any other school-sponsored club. In addition to his other duties, he has been bestowed the honor of Grillmaster for all football game functions.
Active in the Boy Scouts of America for many years, Kelly has volunteered with several scout projects including invasive species cleanup, park improvements, school painting, Scouting for Food, planting flags at the Willamette National Cemetery, as well as several Flag Day ceremonies at the Gateway Elks Lodge. He has held several leadership positions – including Patrol Leader and Chaplain. This fall, Kelly earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his major project, he organized, recruited volunteers and did parish hall painting, as well as improvements for the Feed the Hungry Program in Milwaukie.
Kelly’s other volunteer activities include SOLV Oregon, Dignity Village, and L’arche Portland - helping with the care and interaction with intellectually disabled persons. He has worked with the Fairview Business Association’s Bite of East Portland, which supports Zarepath Kitchen in Gresham. And, he helps out with landscaping and congregational night dinners at his church – the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. If this were not enough, Kelly is also a volunteer and board member (youth representative) at the local Feed-the-Hungry chapter.
Kelly especially enjoys travelling. He is an avid enthusiast of classic muscle cars. And, he will be pursuing mechanical engineering at Clemson University in South Carolina this coming fall.
More information and some great videos covering the screen program and HB 3000 can be found on the excellent website for the Elks Children's Eye Clinic