To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care — Elks Share.”
Elks are community. No matter where you go in the USA, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities.
Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.
This year’s Charity Fund Raffle books will be in the mail to members by March 1st. Your lodge’s share of the income depends on your participation.
Please help your lodge and lodge charities by purchasing a book. Remember to fill out the blue Sellers Pool tickets at the backof every book you buy or sell. This qualifies you to be eligible for any one or more of the 4 $500.00 Sellers Pool prize.
Lodges can also benefit from your participation through our new Lodge Pool. Every 20 books ($400.00) received including mailins will qualify your lodge for a chance to win one or more of the 4 $500.00 lodge pool prizes.
Remember, “Charity is the greatest of all virtues” your participation is needed to make this year’s Charity Fundraiser successful.
Finally, spring has sprung! The tail gating is back .Come on down and enjoy our grilled food on Sunday afternoons, enjoy a cold one on the deck or bring a buddy and have a game of horseshoes. And, in case you haven't yet tried one, Betsy makes the best Bloody Mary's, it's lunch in a glass. Delicious!!
We have a lot going on this month. With Kentucky Day, Cinco de Mayo and most importantly, our Mother's Day Service with a breakfast to follow, and to remember our loved ones and Veterans on Memorial Day Sunday.
All Elks, Officers (in tux please),and guests are invited and encouraged to attend the 1:00 ceremony at the Bourne National Ceremony. Let's represent our Lodge proudly.
Thank you all for all that you do, so until next month, Be cheerful and pass it on!
The Association met on May 4th with nine of our PER’s in attendance.
Approval was given to increase our PER Vocational Scholarship from one to three $500 awards. This brings the Association awards for 2015 a total of $1,500.00
Flyers and signup sheets were made available for the Brian Needham Memorial PER Golf Tournament. The event will be on September 12, 2015 at the Back Nine Club in Lakeville. Sponsor a hole for just $50.00. Get your teams together!