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There’s BINGO!! at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

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By | 2016-12-10T08:49:04+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on There’s BINGO!! at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

CHEMPI Donors Honored at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

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By | 2016-12-10T08:49:06+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CHEMPI Donors Honored at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

CHEA Major Project Awards Abound at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Every first meeting of the month is designated as Purple Pig Night.  It is on this night, when ever appropriate, that members achieving certain goals in giving to the Purple Pig are recognized.  Below are members who were so honored in July 2014.

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On Wednesday July 30th, a special fundraising dinner was held, organized by our Major Project Chairperson Kira Wagner.  During this event members were recognized and honored for achieving various milestones in giving to the CHEA Major Project.  Below are highlights of that event.

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By | 2016-12-10T08:49:25+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CHEA Major Project Awards Abound at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

“Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner” ENF Fundraiser at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

On Saturday, July 25th, members and guests of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge attended an ENF fundraising dinner organized by Donna Leary, our ENF Chairperson.  Below are pictures highlighting the very successful event.

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By | 2016-12-10T08:49:36+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Lodge Activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner” ENF Fundraiser at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Happy Birthday Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Birthday_candlesHappy Birthday to the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Born March 25th, 1972

Elks Ladies of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Gather to Assemble Gifts

Every year, at Christmas time, the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 conducts a charity event for those in need throughout the local community.  The event is referred to in many ways…”The Charity Basket Program”…”The Christmas Basket Project”….”The Christmas Basket”…”The Charity Basket”!  How ever you have learned of this effort by our members is of no consequence.  What is important is that you support this charity program.

 

This undertaking involves a tremendous amount of coordination, scheduling, pre-planning and good ol’ elbow grease provided by dedicated members who step up each and every year.  On behalf of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, we extend our heart felt thanks to those volunteers for their dedication to this endeavor.

 

Especially involved in this project are the Elks Ladies.  Their special contribution to our cause is highlight in the pictures displayed below.

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By | 2016-12-10T08:52:58+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Ladies, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities|Comments Off on Elks Ladies of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Gather to Assemble Gifts

Thousand Oaks Acorn Reporter Darleen Principe reports on Thousand Oaks Elks local Christmas Basket Project

Elks open hearts at Christmas

Lodge delivers food, gifts to families in need

By Darleen Principe


IT’S MAGIC—Oliver Edgeworth, 3, of Camarillo, helps magician Robert Jones with a trick during the Thousand Oaks Elks Children’s Christmas party Dec. 7. 
SUSAN WEININGER/Acorn Newspapers

IT’S MAGIC—Oliver Edgeworth, 3, of Camarillo, helps magician Robert Jones with a trick during the Thousand Oaks Elks Children’s Christmas party Dec. 7. SUSAN WEININGER/Acorn NewspapersMembers of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge are making a list and checking it twice for the local service group’s annual Christmas Basket Program for those in need.

On Dec. 16, the Elks Lodge No. 2477 will begin assembling food boxes for more than 50 Conejo Valley families and 25 senior citizens in need.

The boxes, which contain about a week’s worth of food, will include a turkey, fresh fruits and vegetables, soup and other provisions, said Dan Martyn, chair of the Christmas Basket Program. The Elks will deliver the baskets Sat., Dec. 21.

“We deliver not just food but gifts for the children as well,” Martyn said. “It’s something we’ve done for about 40 years and we always keep it local. We’re trying to help the people of the Conejo Valley.”

Every year the service group partners with other local organizations— such as Manna Conejo Valley food bank, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and Many Mansions—to develop a list of the community’s families that are most in need of assistance.

In past years the lodge would also host a luncheon at T.O.-based nonprofit Senior Concerns, which provides assistance to the elderly community, especially those who are frail or have special needs.

“This time, we’re going to do something a little more substantial,” Martyn said. “We’ve been talking with the people at Senior Concerns, and it seems to be a trend—everybody is saying that what they’re needing most this year is food.”

Lynn Rodriguez, president of the Elks Ladies, said the lodge serves between 60 and 90 families annually.

“Basically these are the families that, if it weren’t for the Elks, they really wouldn’t have much of a holiday,” she said. “It’s our biggest way of giving back to the community.”

According to Martyn, more than 200 local children, adults and seniors will benefit from the Elks’ Christmas Basket Program this year.

“We live in a fairly affluent area, but sometimes we don’t realize how close poverty can be,” he said. “There’s a lot of hardship out there. People are struggling.”

Filling the baskets

The Elks purchase most of the goods for the food baskets from the commissary at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme.

“It works out really well,” Rodriguez said. “We have a couple of retired servicemen (in our lodge), so we are able to purchase large pallets of food from the base.”

The funds used to buy the food come from the group’s annual Charity Ball in October as well as the Elks’ Christmas tree lot, which is now open at Carlson’s Building Materials at 1432 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

Rodriguez said the Elks Ladies are responsible for collecting the toys that are delivered with the baskets. Traditionally, the toys are brought in during the women’s Christmas party, which was held on Tuesday.

“The ladies bring unwrapped presents to the party, and for every toy they bring, they get entered into a raffle for a nice prize,” she said. “The ladies always come through with lots of great toys.”

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By | 2016-12-10T08:53:04+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, Donations, El Konejo Kampers, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Ladies, Elks Lodge 2477, lady elks, Lodge Activities, Manna, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Acorn Reporter Darleen Principe reports on Thousand Oaks Elks local Christmas Basket Project

Charity Basket Raffle for the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Annual Charity Ball & Funding Effort for Local Giving

Every year volunteer members of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 put forth effort to promote an annual charity event to support the funding of giving to local families in need.  This is no small task.  It takes time, effort and expense.  It is the blessing of our lodge that members put forth this effort, and have fun in doing so.

These are the Members Who Gave the Time and Effort

Here are the baskets in play during the raffle.  Please contribute, participate and enjoy that in your heart you have helped someone in our community in need.

Thank You

By | 2013-10-19T11:09:12+00:00 October 19th, 2013|annual events, Blog, bpo elks, charity event, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Charity Basket Raffle for the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Here is what your Piggy Bank contributions do.

This is a short video explaining what contributions to the California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project aka Purple Pig or Piggy Bank actually accomplish.  Pay particular attention to the lady who mentions the service is without government assistance and her praise of community based support from local Elks Lodges….Enjoy and be Proud.

By | 2013-09-28T19:32:20+00:00 September 28th, 2013|Blog, charity event, Donations, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Here is what your Piggy Bank contributions do.