Newark Elks #391 Recognize Local Boy Scout Troop

Newark Elks #391 Recognize Local Boy Scout Troop

As this was the first time the boy scouts were together after their summer activities, Lodge ER, Ed Smith and Chaplain and Flag Day Chairman, Becky Underhill recognized the Newark Lodge 391 Boy Scout Troop 2 for their participation in the Elks Flag Day Ceremony by giving them an American Flag pin and the Elks and Scouting pin.

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Van Wert Elks #1197 Supports Local Youth Program

Van Wert Elks #1197 Supports Local Youth Program

Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197 recently made a donation of $500 to the First United Methodist Church. The monies are earmarked towards their 5th Quarter Program. The monies are from a Promise Grant the lodge received from the Elks National Foundation. These grants are made available to the Elks Lodges to provide drug and alcohol free events for the children.

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Elks Adopt Vets At Local Baseball Game

The Annual Adopt-A-Vet Toledo Mud Hens Game took place once again with 95 to Veterans to participate in the a fun filled day. This was to include the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio National Guard however they were on extended deployment and couldn’t make it. So The Elks got out on the street of at the ballpark in downtown Toledo and asked any person if they were a Veteran, if so they could see the game, have a buffet luncheon, sit in AC, or in the Roost section of the ball park. The Veterans were well received by the Elks, very happy, and proud that the Elks took the time to ask. In all the Elks were able to recruit 79 Veterans. To the Elks  who went out of their to go and recruit they were Larry Mills, Gary Vice, Maumee BG Lodge #1850,  Chuck Hilyard Sr, Chuck Hilyard Jr, Terry and Terri Harrison, Toledo Sylvania Lodge #53, Mary Beaston Fremont Lodge #169, along with six other volunteers who helped during the game. Thank you to all for supporting our Veterans and participated by donating a ticket  to our Veterans for a great day at the ball park.

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Gallipolis Elks #107 Supports Local Athlete

Taylor Ramey, a junior at River Valley HS, was selected to attend the Under Armour Factory Softball Christmas camp and national tournament in Vero Beach, Florida.  Taylor is an outstanding softball player for RVHS and plays in the summer softball travel team for the WV Tide 18u.  Taylor’s coaches nominated her for the Under Armour tryouts in Columbus where she competed against young ladies from across the United States and other countries for the few slots available at the camp.  Taylor’s long term goal is to go to college, play softball and become an Occupational Therapist.  To help cover some of the expenses for the camp, the Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 donated $500 to her camp.  Pictured from left to right is ER Bob McClaskey, Taylor Ramey, and Angie Halfhill, Taylor’s Nanny.

Pictured from left to right is ER Bob McClaskey, Taylor Ramey, and Angie Halfhill, Taylor’s Nanny.

Pictured from left to right is ER Bob McClaskey, Taylor Ramey, and Angie Halfhill, Taylor’s Nanny.

Salem Elks Lodge #305 Helps Local Scout With Eagle Project

Salem Elks Lodge #305 Helps Local Scout With Eagle Project

Brogan Fisher with Boy Scout Troop #2 is working on his Eagle Scout project. He wants to plan, coordinate and engineer a project to prove leadership skills and to benefit an institution in our community. The project will have a stone platform surrounding a flag pole that will include five plaques designated to each branch of the U.S. Military at the Greenford Christian Church. This will honor and show appreciation to all who have served and are currently serving in the military. Salem Elks #305 is donated $500 to help fund his project.

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State Hoop Shoot Champion Visits Newark Lodge #391

State Hoop Shoot Champion Visits Newark Lodge #391

At the regular lodge meeting on July16, 2019, Newark Lodge #391 was visited by our Boys 8-9 Age Group Hoop Shoot State Champion, Tripp Miller. Tripp spoke to the Lodge about his Hoop Shoot experience and what he learned from it. Tripp was very well spoken for such a young man, and his presentation was enjoyed by all in attendance. We are looking forward to him participating again this fall in the 2019-2020 Hoop Shoot Contest year, as well as his younger brother who will be eligible to compete this year!

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Chillicothe Elks Lodge #52 Helps Local Kids Get Back To School

Chillicothe Elks Lodge #52 Helps Local Kids Get Back To School

Chillicothe Elks Lodge #52 purchased 192 backpacks and filled them with elementary school supplies to be distributed to needy children throughout Ross County.  This project was funded by an Elks National Foundation Beacon grant of $2,500.  Elk members distributed the backpacks the last week of July and the first week of August to insure the children had sufficient supplies to begin the school year.

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Gallipolis Elks Honor WWII Veterans

Gallipolis Elks Honor WWII Veterans

Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 recently honored our current WW II veterans with a small ceremony and reception. PER Rick Borton welcomed the veterans and thanked them for their service and reiterated the Elks Veteran's Pledge to them and the guests: “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks will never forget them.”

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