Athens Elks Lodge #973 received an Ohio Elks Association grant to purchase a power washer for the city of Athens, specifically to remove graffiti from around the city. In a college town (home of Ohio University) the power washer is used quite often.Read More
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The Veterans of the 1 North Memory care unit at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio will now be able to enjoy the new outdoor patio area recently remodeled with money raised by the Ohio Elks and the VAC. The renovation includes new fencing, additional concrete and walkways, benches, flower beds, and repairs to the gazebo. This area gives the residents of 1 North a safe place to spend time outside.Read More
The South Central Elks, along with the Blue Star Mothers and the American Legion Auxiliary arrived at a quiet Chalmers Wylie Care Center on Saturday, June 22nd to get ready for a baby shower for women veterans.Read More
Marysville Elks Lodge #1130 received a $750 Community Service Grant from the Ohio Elks Association. This year we purchased a remote area Lighting System for the Liberty Township Fire Department.Read More
Over 525 kids along with 100 or so parents showed up at the YMCA Camp Clay for the 8th ELKS DAY AT CAMP CLAY. This free day at Camp Clay was provided to all the youth of the area by Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.Read More
Toledo-Sylvania Elks Lodge #53 is proud to be hosting the 2019 Ohio Elks State Golf Tournament on September 7th and 8th. All Ohio Elks in good standing are invited to attend this event and enjoy a great weekend at our lodge and local golf course.Read More
Americanism Essay Winners, Christopher Geiger 6th Grade Division, and Sara Moore, 8th Grade Division, were invited to read their essays during our recent Flag Day Ceremony. Each of these students took 1st place honors for both local level, at Newark #391, and district level of the South Central District.Read More
K9 Officer Patrolman Shannon Smith started the first K9 Program within the Middleport Police Dept. in 2018. Shannon Smith was able to successfully secure private funds to purchase his K9 partner, funds for the 10 week training program, K9 equipment and acquire an excess SUV from the state auction.
The SUV was stripped and needed to be outfitted to be made road worthy. Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107, in conjunction with the Ohio Elks Association Community Service Grant, was able to provide $1,129 to purchase a new light bar, universal console box, handheld siren and spot light for the vehicle.Read More
The Gallia Academy High School Fishing Team of Wyatt Sipple and Josh Faro won the Ohio State High School Fishing Tournament held on the Ohio River in Gallipolis, Ohio, on May 18, 2019. This qualified them to fish in the National High School Fishing Championship held at Pickwick Lake, Alabama, on June 18-22, 2019. Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 helped sponsor the team by raising $750 to help cover their expenses and entry fees.Read More
Hattie Larlham hosted a reception honoring 50 years of support totaling nearly $345,000 from the Ohio Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund and the Ravenna Elks Lodge #1076. Grants from the Elks to Hattie Larlham have provided therapy and medical equipment used in the care of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities.
Newark #391 holds their monthly breakfast to raise funds for our State Major Project, Cerebral Palsy. This month, in honor of our Fathers, we served steak & eggs. PER Joe Lebold, not only served as "guest chef" but donated all the food! We were excited to raise OVER $400 from this event.Read More
Nine of our Nations flags were honored during Newark Elks Lodge #391’s Flag Day ceremony. With 65 people in attendance to watch as we told the story of the different flags of our country, the lodge honored our Nation’s flags. Our flags were carried by members of our local Police and Sheriff Departments, active duty military, Troop 2 Boy Scouts, and two lodge Vietnam Veterans.Read More
Berea Elks Lodge #1815 hosted about 40 veterans from the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center at Wade Park to celebrate Flag Day. The lodge provided a homemade smoked rib dinner to all veterans and performed the Elks Flag Day ceremony with Boy Scout Troop 215 conducting a flag retirement afterwards. The veterans enjoyed the evening and even played some corn hole.Read More
Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held their Annual Flag Day Ceremony on Wednesday, June 12 at the lodge. The annual event is sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.Read More
The Beef Raffle held by the Salem Lodge# 305 was a huge success!!! The winner was drawn during the NE District meeting held at the Alliance Lodge #467. The monies will help to defray costs for when our own NE District, Salem Lodge #305 member Eddie Connors will become Ohio Elks Association State President 2021-22Read More
Salem Elks Lodge #305 presented the Lisbon Fire Department a check for $750 to purchase two 300' static rescue ropes. These will be used to perform high angle and grain bin rescues. The goal is to obtain all the equipment necessary to create their own rescue unit and be able to assist the surrounding area with rescues.Read More
Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center for veterans had a special treat on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The Care Center arranged for the singing group, Re-Creation to visit the veterans in the Care Center waiting rooms. Re-Creation is a group of young men and women who travel the country singing at veteran hospitals, care centers, and veteran organizations.Read More