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
Springfield Elks Lodge #2145 is extremely proud to have their work in the community featured in the most recent edition of The Elks Magazine.
The Lodge donated $10,000 to the Springfield Police Department to help the department purchase and train a new police dog. The Lodge also hosted a dinner in honor of Springfield Police Department K9 Officer Tony DelCastillo and Marion County Sheriff's Office K9 Deputy Jerry Wollenschlager.
The Oregon/Washington Past Exalted Rulers Association held their 181st meeting on June 15, 2016 at Long Beach Lodge 1937. Past Grand Exalted Ruler Tom Brazier and Venita Brazier joined our Association along with four other new members.
Before the meal we enjoyed a social time sharing both personal and Elks adventures and tall tales. Dinner was “fall off the bone” delicious ribs. Lodge 1937 was friendly and welcoming.
Our 182nd meeting will be held at Seaside Lodge 1748 on October 8, 2016 and we will meet at Vancouver Lodge 823 on March 11, 2017.
If you are a Past Exalted Ruler and have not yet joined our group or have let your membership lapse, now is a perfect time for you to join or re-up. This group of Elks consists of dedicated members and spouses who have a rich history of charity, justice, brother love and fidelity.
Join us today! Send your Exalted Ruler years, your lodge name and number and $10 to Steve May, Secretary OR/WA PER Association. (4446 Petit Lane, Silverton, OR. 97381). He will add you to our roles and send you a sticker for your membership card.