Elks Theme Child

Highlights of AVP Bob Alvarez’s Visitation to Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

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By |2016-12-10T08:50:04-08:00June 29th, 2014|annual events, Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Highlights of AVP Bob Alvarez’s Visitation to Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Meet Ethan Kempton – CHEMPI’s New Theme Child

2014-2015 Theme ChildEthan Kempton

The theme child for CHEMPI this year is seven year old Ethan Kempton. Ethan is from Temecula, California. He was born two weeks premature due to the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. If Ethan were to go full term, he would have suffered even more severe brain damage. After a week in Neonatal Intensive care Ethan was able to come home but problems soon arose.

1. Intermittent Ocular Misalignment(crossed eyes)
2. Sensory Processing Disorder
3. Visual Processing Disorder
4. Apraxia of speech
5. Dyspraxia
6. Central Auditory Processing disorder.
7. Low muscle btone.
8. Low Sensory Awareness which made for many years of constant drooling, etc.
9. Possible Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
10. Small and Gross Motor Difficulty.

Local schools didn’t know how to handle him or what to do so Ethan’s needs were largely ignored. Ethan could not hold a pencil, was constantly falling down and tripping over other students. It was not until 2011 when Ethan’s parents were referred to the CHEA Major Project and Occupational Therapist Mavis Johnson.  Ethan’s life began to dramatically take a turn for the better.  Mom and Dad were scrambling to afford private speech therapy to address his severe language and speech delays.  As evidenced by the picture of Ethan on a skateboard and the fact that the family performed a dance routine at the State Convention Ethan is doing much better.  Ethan’s parents never saw anyone work with him as efficiently as Mavis Johnson.  Ethan took to her quickly.  He knew that she loved him and was there to help him. Read more about Ethan Kempton and his family at the  www.chea-elks.org web site.

By |2016-12-10T08:50:21-08:00May 23rd, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Ethan Kempton – CHEMPI’s New Theme Child

Happy Birthday Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Birthday_candlesHappy Birthday to the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Born March 25th, 1972

Love The Pig Valentine’s Day Fund Raiser for CHEA Major Project

A Coin a Day so they can Wall. Talk, See and Play

 

Love the Pig

What does Valentine’s Day and the Purple Pig have in common? An opportunity to show your support for others.

 

Now through Valentine’s Day the lodge is raising funds for the Purple Pig with hearts on display (check out the windows and behind the bar) and it’s yours to write your own special message for a simple $2 donation.

 

You’ll find the basket of hearts at the bar and you’ll also have an opportunity during the meetings and other special events to get one and help out the lodge. The children served by our Major Project (Purple Pig) thank you in advance for your support!

 

 

Fraternally,

 

Elk Brothers and Sisters,
Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477
By |2014-01-28T03:28:07-08:00January 28th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Love The Pig Valentine’s Day Fund Raiser for CHEA Major Project

Love the Pig Valentine’s day Purple Pig fund Raiser

A Coin a Day so they can Wall. Talk, See and Play

 

Love the Pig

What does Valentine’s Day and the Purple Pig have in common? An opportunity to show your support for others.

 

Now through Valentine’s Day the lodge is raising funds for the Purple Pig with hearts on display (check out the windows and behind the bar) and it’s yours to write your own special message for a simple $2 donation.

 

You’ll find the basket of hearts at the bar and you’ll also have an opportunity during the meetings and other special events to get one and help out the lodge. The children served by our Major Project (Purple Pig) thank you in advance for your support!

 

 

Fraternally,

 

Elk Brothers and Sisters,
Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477
By |2016-12-10T08:52:33-08:00January 28th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Love the Pig Valentine’s day Purple Pig fund Raiser

CHEA Mid-Term Announcements Courtesy of Thousand Oaks Lodge #2477

Our Thanks go out to Richard Goldner for these flyers.

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By |2013-10-26T01:57:51-07:00October 26th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Purple Pig, Uncategorized, Youth Activities|Comments Off on CHEA Mid-Term Announcements Courtesy of Thousand Oaks 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.