The State President's visit to John Day Lodge the weekend of September 16th raised $1000.00 toward the Elks Children's Eye Clinic. Thanks to the President's auction items and First Lady's raffle, the generous participants showed that Elks are all about charity and giving.
The third annual “Spring Fling” was held at Milwaukie-Portland Lodge #142 recently. The event held on June 10 was a joint effort between the Elks, the Portland Metro Rotary Club and the Lake Oswego/West Linn Soroptimist Club to raise money for two local charities. Approximately 300 people attended the dinner event, raising $7,000. The funds were split between the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic Building Fund and a Village for One, a local group that helps children who have been involved in sexual trafficking. Accepting the check on behalf of the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic Building Fund was Don Jensen.
Reference: Sellwood Bee Newspaper.
As we wind down the year it is time to start thinking about nominees for Elk of the Year and Officer of the Year. I attended State convention for the first time last year and I was disappointed to learn that just a few worthy Elks were nominated for Community Service awards including one district that had no nominations. Each lodge district has a Community Service Chair and a Lodge Community Service position that can be a resource for the application process. We hope to see lots of applications this year; for each category from every Elks Lodge. Applications must be received by the Committee on or before February 1st 2018.
NC Community Service Chair