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Hazel

Meet our daughter Hazel! Hazel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at five months old, after we found out she had had a stroke in utero. We’ve been working with Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children ever since. Hazel is now two years old and thriving. She is a happy, funny and determined little girl. Since… Read more

Happy Month of Love from Everett!

I love the month of February, the month of love, admiration and appreciation to those around us. I have always loved the symbol of the heart. From an early age I doodled hearts and continue to spread love with hearts in notes and letters. The symbolism project states the symbol of the heart as “compassion… Read more

Elks Day at Children’s Hospital

Each year, Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation offers the Washington State Elks Association the opportunity to visit and tour the hospital. This tour gives the Elks, the Emblem Clubs, and the Ladies of the Elks the opportunity to see the groundbreaking research and patient-centric work done at the Hospital. Tours are provided only when the privacy… Read more

Enzo

Meet Enzo! Enzo is a spirited young fellow. He was born with Downs syndrome, a genetic disorder, and heart defects that required surgery. He spent the first months of his life at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Secondary to his heart problem, he also has feeding issues and has needed a feeding tube. Enzo started crawling a… Read more

Battle Ground Grants to the Community

The Battle Ground lodge #2589 is proud to have received two grants from the Elks National Foundation and support their community with needed funds.  The Battle Ground Adventist Community Services received a $2000 Gratitude Grant for their Diaper Bank and the Battle Ground Education Foundation received a $5500 Beacon Grant to help local families faced… Read more

Beverly

Beverly is one of “OUR KIDS”, receiving the gift of occupational therapy services made possible with the generous donations to the Therapy program! She was born prematurely, at 34 weeks’ gestation, weighing 2 pounds 5 ounces. She has been diagnosed with Q13 deletion and low muscle tone, among other diagnoses of which she is being… Read more

Mid-Winter Convention – Details Announced

Given the current restrictions in place with the pandemic we will be conducting a condensed quarterly meeting/winter convention electronically via Zoom on January 15–16. The meetings can be joined by a computer, smartphone, or a tablet. If you are not part of one of the Committees below and would like to participate in the meetings,… Read more

Vancouver Supports their Community!

The Vancouver Elks Lodge #823 gave $2,000 to the Vancouver VA Fisher House. The lodge was able to do this through the efforts of two wonderful members who applied for and received the Elks National Foundation Freedom Grant. The donated funds were used to improve the Fisher House guests’ needs related to COVID-19 and helping… Read more

Vancouver Lodge Supports Scholars!

In February the Vancouver Elks Lodge had their yearly White Elephant Auction and this year’s event raised $1000 to give as a Scholarship! Kira Adams, a local WSU student was ultimately awarded this $1000 scholarship. Kira has worked in the Lodge’s Haunted House for the past few years. Besides making high school actors look like… Read more