Purple Pig

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.

click on a thumbnail below to view a larger image and slideshow

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.

click on a thumbnail below to view a larger image and slideshow

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

Purple Pig Dinner at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Join us tomorrow night for a delicious dinner. Support the lodge’s Major Project. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our Theme Child Ethan Kempton and what your dollars do to support children.
Bring a friend and treat them to one truly tasty dinner  (just ask anyone who’s been treated to Paul’s cooking) and pass the word around.

Dinner will be served at 6:30

Short program presented at 7:15

PP Dinner

By | 2016-12-10T08:49:39+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks Theme Child, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Purple Pig Dinner at Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Announces Amazon Smile Campaign

Did you know that Amazon gives when you shop on Amazon.com?
Amazon will donate 0.5% of members eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Elks National Foundation, Inc.
          Shop (smile.amazon.com.)
          Select a Charitable organization to support (select Elks National Foundation) and the donation will be made.
What could be simpler.
Pass the word,
Jay Dupler, PER
WCCD ENF Chairman
By | 2016-12-10T08:49:43+00:00 July 19th, 2014|Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Lodge Activities, Purple Pig, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 Announces Amazon Smile Campaign

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

click on an image below to view a larger image and slideshow

By | 2016-12-10T08:50:04+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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