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.
Metro District hosts their annual pool party, with this year's theme around the Olympics. Come in your best pirate outfit, and bring friends and family.
All proceeds go to the Elks Children's Eye Clinic Building Fund and Lodge charities.
Saturday, August 6th, starting at 9:00am. Click on the thumbnail on the right to download the flyer.
Elks from across the state of Oregon are attending the Elks National Convention in Houston. Here are some pictures from this great meeting of Elks
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.
The Ashland Elks Lodge has been diligently working hard for the betterment of our community. The Elks National Foundation offers 5 grants that the Elk Lodges may apply for each year. Ashland Lodge applied for all 5 and received them: Impact Grant, Beacon Grant, Promise Grant, Gratitude Grant and Freedom Grant. Each grant was written and executed for a different community project.
The Beacon grant was geared toward a family Easter event with special focus on special needs children. They had games; dancing; arts & crafts; pictures with the Ester Bunny and 1,000 eggs hidden for the kids. In addition, they were able to donate to five (5) special needs classrooms, supplies and educational items that would help these children in specific areas, for example: sensatory skill training. The teachers and families thanked us over and over again for providing such a great event for their children.
The Promise grant was written to introduce low-income or homeless youth to the “Arts”. Our lodge was able to introduce over 140 children to a variety of “art” venues. The children were from Hearts with a Mission; Children’s Advocacy Center; Kids Unlimited and Mazlow Project. The children were truly inspired and amazed at some of the magic the “Arts” may bring.
The Gratitude Grant was written to host a Youth Bicycle Repair Clinic. The Lodge held and outdoor event that included stations to teach children how to do basic repairs. The children received repair tools, bike parts and helmets. Each participant was treated to lunch and had an opportunity to win a new bike by submitting an essay. There was a lot of smiles and laughter from everyone there. There were over 50 Elk members participating and many more members of the community.
The Freedom Grant was written for Lady Veterans at SORCC for purchasing personal garments. Male and female veterans who did not have the means to secure some basic personal clothing are receiving assistance. The veterans were filled with appreciation and the Ashland Elks were happy to help.
The Impact Grant was written to create starter boxes for veterans who completed a rehabilitation program at SORCC and then transitioned to independent living. The boxes included sheets; cookware; tableware; towels; coffeepot and other “starter” items to help ensure a smooth transition and make their new beginning just a little bit easier.
We can be very proud that the members of the Ashland Elks Lodge are sincerely working toward helping our community and fellow citizens!---Mary McClary, PER