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
Camp Fire kids from Clark County in Washington and Columbia, Washington and Multnomah counties in Oregon assembled at the Lodge to box up Camp Fire candy (2, 482.6 boxes this year); write letters and cards and assemble personal items and toiletries to be distributed through Give 2 the Troops to our soldiers overseas. They use Portland Lodge as a staging location before trucking all of the items to Albany, OR for shipment overseas. In the photo some of the young ladies display the handmade cards they made for our soldiers.
This year, VFW Post 1325 set up displays of military items and information to orient the kids as to the life of a US soldier. Uniforms, pins, badges, hats and equipment were presented and members of the post were on hand to talk to the kids and explain to them what it’s like in the service.
The members of Portland Lodge are extremely proud of these very patriotic youngsters in our community! The effort they put towards this enterprise and the dedication with which they apply themselves is awe inspiring. For more photos, please CLICK HERE
For more information about Give 2 The Troops, you can visit their website at www.Give2TheTroops.org.
March 8th 10am Hillsboro Lodge Officers Coaches all interested Word Accuracy & Computer certification
March 9th 9 am Judges certification/recertification test
I wish to take a moment and say that I am sorry for the lack of work on the website lately. Due to illness and computer errors, I was not able to maintain the site. As of this moment, the bulletin page has been updated to what information I have and I shall be working on the articles over the next few days. Again I am sorry for the lack of work but assure you I am back in full force and ready to submit any bulletins or articles sent to me.
Kevin "Gambit" Stucker
Pictured from Left to right Leonard Gisler, Cecil Head, Dick Arenz, Ted Cupp, Ray Tompkins, Dale Tweed these are the WWII Veterans that participated in the activities of the day.
The Newport Elks are holding a charity fundraiser at the lodge on Saturday, Dec. 7th. This annual Charity Ball will include a dinner served at 5:30 pm, live music, and the conclusion of the raffles and silent auction that are now underway. Proceeds from this event will support the lodge’s ongoing efforts in the community which include activities such as the scholarships for graduating seniors at Newport and Waldport High Schools, the upcoming Community Christmas Dinner and Holiday Food Basket distribution, and the recent Veterans Day Dinner. Tickets are on sale now at the lodge and should be purchased in advance of this event by members for themselves and their guests. Tickets are $25 each or $45 per couple. Dinner entrees include a choice of Prime Rib or crab legs.
The lodge encourages others in community to support our charitable work by participating in the auction and raffles. The high bidder in the auction will receive a round of golf with Dave Wilcox and Joe Schaffeld. Wilcox, a former linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers who played in seven Pro Bowl games , is one of only six U of O Ducks in the NFL Hall of Fame. Schaffeld, a member of the U of O Hall of Fame, is regarded as having been one of the University’s most respected football coaches. The golf round will be scheduled for next summer at the Agate Beach Golf Course in Newport.
In addition to products donated by a variety of local merchants, the raffles feature a Newport Adventure Package worth $1000 that include contributions from Newport Trade Winds, Marine Discovery Tours, Latta’s Fused Glass, Ossie’s Surf Shop, and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The Family Adventure Package, worth $500, includes activities in Portland (OMSI, Portland Zoo, Oaks Park), and Newport (Oregon Coast Aquarium, Ripley’s, The Wax Works, Undersea Gardens). Tickets for any of the raffles are $1 each (11 for $10 or 60 for $50) and are available at the Lodge and Ocean Tire Factory. Auction bids may be submitted at those locations as well as on Facebook (The Newport Elks BPOE#2105).
The Newport Elks Lodge #2105 is located at 45 John Moore Road. For information about this event as well as membership, community activities, and the contributions that the organization makes at the state and national level,