Athens Elks Lodge #973 Raises Drug Awareness at Kidfest!

Athens Elks Lodge #973 Raises Drug Awareness at Kidfest!

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 the Athens Elks Lodge #973 partnered with the Athens Police Department for the annual “Kidfest” program, held in Athens, Ohio. The Elks Lodge participated with the DAP (Drug Awareness Program) efforts.  Hundreds of families with children attended the event. The Elks impaired goggles (attempting to stack cups and walk in a straight line) were a huge hit with the children, and even the adults!

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Berea Elks Lodge #1815 Hosts Eagle Court of Honor

Berea Elks Lodge #1815 Hosts Eagle Court of Honor

Berea Elks Lodge #1815 proudly hosted an Eagle Court of Honor for Ryan O’Flanagan of Boy Scout Troop #215 which is also sponsored by the lodge. Ryan is the embodiment of what Boy Scouts are all about and the lodge is proud to have played even just a small part in Ryan’s amazing accomplishment. Ryan will be graduating from Berea-Midpark High School this year. For his Eagle Project, Ryan made mobile book shelves for Grindstone Elementary.

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Ashland Elks #1360 Helps To Fight Cancer.

Ashland Elks #1360 Helps To Fight Cancer.

Ashland Elks Lodge #1360 member and Lyn-Way Restaurant co-owner Rob Stoops presents Angela Woodward, Executive Director of the Ashland County Cancer Association, a check of $3,000. The proceeds are from the 7th annual 'Just One More' Greg Stoops Memorial Bowling Tournament, held on April 6 at Luray Lanes.  The bowling tournament is sponsored by Lyn-Way Restaurant, Luray Lanes and Ashland Elks Lodge #1360.  

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Columbus-Grove City Elks #37 Welcomes New Members in March!

Columbus-Grove City Elks #37 Welcomes New Members in March!

Columbus - Grove City Elks Lodge #37 were able to initiate three new members to the Order this month, doing their part to help get us to positive membership growth nationally. As always it is great to bring in new Elks!!  Jackie Hill, Vicky Compton, Randy Seymour and Justin Raderstorf. Welcome all!

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Newark Lodge Hoop Shoot Contestant Wins State!

Newark Lodge Hoop Shoot Contestant Wins State!

Trip Miller, representing Newark Elks Lodge #391, competed in the 2018-19 Ohio Elks Association State Hoop Shoot Contest on February 16, 2019, in Gahanna, OH, and was crowned State Champion in the Boys 8-9 Year Old Division. Tripp won the contest making 22/25 free throws. Tripp then advanced to compete at the Great Lakes Regional (OH-MI-IN) Competition on March 16, 2019, held in Angola, IN, and was Runner-Up in the Boy 8-9 Age Division, shooting 21/25. Tripp is the son of Matt and Alison Miller of Newark.

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Athens Elks #973 Helps Local Veterans

Athens Elks #973 Helps Local Veterans

The Athens Elks Lodge #973 presented $1,000 in gift cards to Veterans Affairs Administration Clinic of Athens, Ohio. These gift cards will be used to help the needy and financially eligible Veterans who come to the Veterans Affairs Clinic for assistance. The money to purchase the gift cards was made possible by a National Elks Foundation Gratitude Grant. The gift cards purchased were to local businesses in the area.

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Freemont Elks #169 Uses Beacon Grant To Help Local Community

Freemont Elks #169 Uses Beacon Grant To Help Local Community

A partnership between the Fremont Elks Lodge #169, Link/Interact Club of Fremont Ross High School, and Wynn-Reeth Inc. made a lasting affect within the Fremont community. On four different occasions Elk’s members, Link/Interact teens and Wynn-Reeth individuals with developmental disabilities gathered for lunch and to make tie-blankets.

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Van Wert Elks #1197 Helps Local Mentoring Program

Van Wert Elks #1197 Helps Local Mentoring Program

Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197 recently donated $50 to the MAV Youth Mentoring Program, previously the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.   The monies will be used to sponsor a child for their 29th All Star Bowling Fundraiser.      This event will be held at the Olympic Lanes in Van Wert on Friday, March 29th.

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Ohio Elks Association & Kenton Elks Lodge #157 Awarded 5-Star Status!

Ohio Elks Association & Kenton Elks Lodge #157 Awarded 5-Star Status!

The Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee has just released the results of the two website contests for 2018-19 with the Ohio Elks Association website earning the highest rating of 5-stars along with Kenton Lodge #157 winning top ranking of 5-stars at the local lodge level. Congratulations to Kenton Lodge and the OEA for these great efforts!

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Ohio Nearly Repeats At Regional Soccer Shoot Finals!

Ohio Nearly Repeats At Regional Soccer Shoot Finals!

The Ohio Elks nearly repeated as Regional Soccer Shoot Champions this year with a great group of kids competing in Frederick, MD in early March, but just came up short against our Pennsylvania neighbors. The kids and families had a great time in Maryland and we would like to thank all of the lodges, schools, kids, and families that participated this year.

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