Our Veterans donations to date includes: Cash at $11,519 and Non-Cash at $115,828! This year brings our Total Donations for Veterans to $127,347! Thank you all for your many donations to our Veterans!
Our September Veterans 50/50 Raffle winner received $379. The Veterans Committee is very thankful for all of your support in this fundraiser. Please keep up your support by buying our 50/50 tickets. The funds generated in the first four months have put $1,731 in the Veterans fund and another $1,731 in the hands of four members. Remember you don’t have to be an Elk to buy tickets, nor do you need to be present to win!
Please help us celebrate Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11th. There will be a Free Veterans Breakfast starting at 7 am running to 8:30 am. This is a breakfast open to nonmembers as well as Elks. So bring a friend and meet other Veterans. If you can make it at 7 am, you can have some fun with your fellow Elks and help raise our flags. If you can’t make it for raising the flags or breakfast, please join us for our Veterans Ceremony at 8:30 am. If none of this works for you, come help us lower and fold our flags at 5 pm.
Our Homeless Veterans are constantly in need of undershorts, socks, T-shirts (Med, Lg), jeans ( W 33, 34, 36) and tennis shoes (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5). Please place any NEW items in the green barrel in the Lounge and USED items in the pod in the front of the Lodge. As we get into the cooler weather new or used sweatshirts and jackets are needed.
As always, a big thank you for your continued support for our Veterans!
Sorry, I missed the United States Navy’s 248th birthday, which was established on October 13, 1775! Their Motto is Semper Fortis: “Always Strong”! Happy 248th birthday to the United States Marine Corps established on November 10, 1775! The Corps Motto is Semper Fidelis (Fi) “Always Faithful”!
Sponsored by Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815
By Bob Kielsa
I’m excited to announce that our lodge has two more programs
designed to support our military and veterans.
The first program is Recycle Cell Phones for our troops. Since 2004
this organization has recycled over 30 million devices, and have
provided over 400 million free minutes by sending more than 5 million
calling cards to our service personnel overseas.
You can donate by dropping your used cell phones at the lodge or
providing cash or a check (made out to Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge
#2815) in an envelope marked for veterans committee in the Cell
Phone box in the lounge.
Our second program is through an organization called Intrepid
Hospice. They are looking for volunteers willing to spend 30 to 45
minutes with those who have a short time left here on earth. One of
the worst fears everyone experiences during this dying process is
dying alone. You can make a difference.
Veterans are welcome! You know what’s in the heart of those who
have served our country and seen others give their lives in this
service. If you would like more information, or to sign up, please give
Lee Swengel, Intrepid House Chaplain a call at 682-777-5559.
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My name is David Sides and I'm a member of the Outreach Department for The Pleural Mesothelioma Center.
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