Elks National Foundation

Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie Block is going to push his wheelchair from Alameda, CA to Chicago Ill stopping from Elk Lodge to Elk Lodge to raise money four our Veterans.
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Did you know that on average thirty veterans commit suicide each day. Yes I said each day. These are the people who risked their lives to protect our freedom. Statistics show that that number drops to almost zero when that veteran joins a group such as the Elks, Moose, Lions or Rotary clubs to name a few.Our goal is to raise money to fund programs for our veterans. We want to start a program to purchase run down houses, using volunteers to remodel them and then give that home to a deserving veteran. We could also repair veterans existing homes, or make them accessible for veterans with disabilities.
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This journey will start at the Alameda Elks Lodge in CA and conclude at The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Chicago IL. I will push a specialized wheelchair from Elks Lodge to Elks Lodge where there will be a fundraising dinner, lunch or breakfast. The monies raised from these events will follow us to Chicago and be used to fund these programs for our veterans.

1459793_1390878927820510_1290969505_nEven if you cannot help our veterans monetarily, you can still help. The smallest things can help make a veteran have a better day. The next time you see a veteran on the street, give them a smile and a hello. If you would like to volunteer feel free to contact us. If you would like us to visit your lodge or your town even if you do not have a lodge please contact us.

Modesto Elks Lodge
  • Address: 645 Charity Way, Modesto, CA 95356
    Phone:(209) 524-4421
By | 2013-11-15T05:06:27+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks National Foundation, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Veteran’s Day(s) Benefits, Deals and Discounts

This comes from our National Services Chairman Carl Lanterman.

Massive list of all sorts of deals and free stuff:
http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/
Another huge list of benefits:
http://www.militaryconnection.com/deals.asp#vetdaydeals.
California Pizza Kitchen Ventura:

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Huge FREE VA Concert in LA Nov 9th:
http://www.greaterlafisherhouse.org.
Free bibles for military:
http://biblesforamerica.org/military/
Knotts Berry Farm: Free in November:
https://www.knotts.com/what-s-new/promotions
Knott’s annual tribute to our Military, past and present, starts November 4th. FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $22 each until November 27! November 28 – January 5, 2014, up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $27 each.
*Eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted 
*Valid proof of military service with photo I.D. required. Eligible person must be present.
*Potential military that may inquire: Reserves and DOD (Department of Defense)
By | 2013-11-09T16:57:08+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Veteran's|Comments Off on Veteran’s Day(s) Benefits, Deals and Discounts

Another Announcement passed on by Richard Goldner, PDDGER for our Shooting Enthusiasts (did I spell that right?) Anyway, God bless the 2nd Amendment!!

Remember, Annual Membership in the National Rifle Association is only $25.00.

 

Hello Shooters,

In Memory of Gerald Shelley; friend and NSCA shooting buddy of many Southern California shooters, Leonard Raimondo, Fabrizio Buschini and Moore N Moore Sporting Clays are bringing you the Gerald Shelley Memorial Shoot on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013.

SHOOT DETAILS AND PRE-REGISTRATION
PRE-REGISTER HERE
Cost = $100.00 (includes lunch)
Sub Juniors and Juniors shoot for $85!
When = Saturday, June 22nd
Start Time: 8am registration / 9am shooting starts
Lunch/Awards/Drawing to follow.

**NSCA membership will be available so bring a non-member to sign up

for free membership on shoot day.**

TROPHIES
Buckles will be given to 1st and 2nd places in all NSCA Classes.
1st Place concurrent buckles include Lady, Veteran, Junior and Sub-Junior

You can learn more about this event and even pre-register at http://www.moorenmoore.com/events/gerryShelley.php

CHARITY BENEFITING SO CAL TOP GUNS
This event is an NSCA registered event and all of the proceeds go to So Cal Top Guns Inc. This is the same group of young shooters coached by Jim Porter, Level 3 NSCA Instructor. If you’re unfamiliar with So Cal Top Guns and would like to learn more about this first class organization, visit their website at socaltopguns.com.

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact us via email or by phone at818 890 4788 during normal business hours.

Thank you,

Cory Moore

By | 2013-05-05T19:20:05+00:00 May 5th, 2013|Blog, Boy Scouts of America, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks National Foundation, Lodge Activities, Picnic, Spirit of America, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Another Announcement passed on by Richard Goldner, PDDGER for our Shooting Enthusiasts (did I spell that right?) Anyway, God bless the 2nd Amendment!!

A WWII LOVE STORY

A WWII LOVE STORY

Jim Wallace was nineteen years old and it being the tail end of the depression had to drop out of college in 1941. He joined the Navy February 17, 1941 in Houston, Texas shortly before the attack at Pearl Harbor.

He was then stationed in San Diego and took training as a corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital.  He served on the newly commissioned aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kalinin Bay. He was later transferred to Kanohoe, Hawaii.

The Kalinin Bay went on to serve heroically in the longest single naval engagement in the war at Leyte Gulf, 1944. During that engagement we lost two of her sister carriers, two destroyers, and a destroyer escort and the Kalinin Bay came through with 25 gaping holes in her skin as witness to the terrific pounding she took. Five of her brave crewmen lost their lives.

While on duty in Astoria, Oregon he met and fell in love with a beautiful young lady named Grace Moe. In 1944 they were married in San Diego attended by Captain C.R. Brown who would later become the Commander of NATO. They had 3 girls and a boy and after 62 years they are still together. He retired as Chief Petty Officer (HMC7Ret) after 20 years of service.

Jim is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477.  He served as Exalted Ruler during the1993-94 Elk Year and current Chairman of the Elks National Foundation for the West Central Coast District. ENF is the scholarship arm of Elkdom making it the 2nd largest sponsor of scholarships next to the Federal government.

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Some of you have heard while others have not, Jim Wallace passed away Sunday, May 22, 2012. Jim, along with Grace and their son have asked that we have the Elks Ritual done for him at the lodge on this Friday, the 25th. His service will be at 11am at Ascension Lutheran Church, followed by his burial at the Conejo Mountain Memorial Cemetery in Camarillo by the Navy at 1pm, and then we will have the Elks Ritual performed by the PER’s at 3pm at the lodge.

The Ritual will be followed by a reception served by lodge volunteers providing us all with an opportunity to remember Jim’s friendship and service.

By | 2012-05-24T01:01:01+00:00 May 24th, 2012|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Members, PER, The Vacant Chair, Veteran's|Comments Off on A WWII LOVE STORY

A WWII LOVE STORY (Repost)

A WWII LOVE STORY

Jim Wallace was nineteen years old and it being the tail end of the depression had to drop out of college in 1941. He joined the Navy February 17, 1941 in Houston, Texas shortly before the attack at Pearl Harbor.

He was then stationed in San Diego and took training as a corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego as a corpsman and he served on the newly commissioned aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kalinin Bay. He was later transferred to Kanohoe, Hawaii.

The Kalinin Bay went on to serve heroically in the longest single naval engagement in the war at Leyte Gulf, 1944. During that engagement we lost two of her sister carriers, two destroyers, and a destroyer escort and the Kalinin Bay came through with 25 gaping holes in her skin as witness to the terrific pounding she took. Five of her brave crewmen lost their lives.

While on duty in Astoria, Oregon he met and fell in love with a beautiful young lady named Grace Moe. In 1944 they were married in San Diego attended by Captain C.R. Brown who would later become the Commander of NATO. They had 3 girls and a boy and after 62 years they are still together. He retired as Chief Petty Officer (HMC7Ret) after 20 years of service.

Jim is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477.  He served as Exalted Ruler during the1993-94 Elk Year and current Chairman of the Elks National Foundation for the West Central Coast District. ENF is the scholarship arm of Elkdom making it the 2nd largest sponsor of scholarships next to the Federal government.

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Some of you have heard while others have not, Jim Wallace passed away Sunday, May 22, 2012. Jim, along with Grace and their son have asked that we have the Elks Ritual done for him at the lodge on this Friday, the 25th. His service will be at 11am at Ascension Lutheran Church, followed by his burial at the Conejo Mountain Memorial Cemetery in Camarillo by the Navy at 1pm, and then we will have the Elks Ritual performed by the PER’s at 3pm at the lodge.

The Ritual will be followed by a reception served by lodge volunteers providing us all with an opportunity to remember Jim’s friendship and service.

By | 2012-05-24T00:04:07+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, PER, Veteran's|Comments Off on A WWII LOVE STORY (Repost)

Elks Ladies Donations

The Elks Ladies continue to step up and serve the lodge with donations as shown below. In the second picture the ladies receive a certificate of appreciation for their donation.

From left to right in the is Tom Ryder, ENF Chairman, Pat Peterson, Elks Ladies President and Exalted Ruler Harry Brockwell.

Lodge Beauty

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By | 2011-09-15T06:01:18+00:00 March 6th, 2011|Blog, Donations, Elks Ladies, Elks National Foundation|Comments Off on Elks Ladies Donations

ENF and iGive

This in from the Elks National Foundation

Greetings!

If the Black Friday crowds are not your idea of fun, the Elks National Foundation has two great options for you. Shop and support the ENF!

Shop at Home with iGive

Planning to shop this Friday? Avoid the long lines, pushy customers and tired feet by shopping from home at iGive.com.

iGive is easy to use, and with more than 700 stores to choose from, including many major retailers, you’re guaranteed to find that perfect gift.

The best part is a portion of every purchase and search you make on iGive will be donated to the ENF, and you and your Lodge will receive credit!

Go to www.iGive.com/Elks, register, and start shopping at your favorite stores!

ENF Borders Benefit Days: December 10-11

Another way to avoid the Black Friday crowds is to save your holiday shopping for the ENF Borders Benefit Days! On December 10 and 11, Borders Books, Music and Movies will donate 15 percent of sales purchased in-store and online with a special voucher to the Elks National Foundation.

Access a Borders voucher for use on December 10 and 11 by clicking here. If you’re shopping online, use the online code ELNF1210G at checkout. To benefit the ENF, vouchers or online codes must be used at the time of purchase.

It’s the season of giving, not waiting in lines. Make a difference while you shop at iGive.com/Elks and Borders this holiday season!

By | 2011-09-15T06:01:42+00:00 November 24th, 2010|Blog, charity event, Donations, Elks National Foundation|Comments Off on ENF and iGive