There’s still time to be a charter member of Lincoln City Elks Lodge No. 1886. The formal institution ceremony is planned for Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at Chinook’s Seafood Grill. National and state Elk officials will participate in this semi-formal event. The institution ceremony will be followed by the initiation of candidates for membership, and the election and installation of officers.
People interested in becoming a charter member of Lincoln City Elks Lodge No. 1886 can fill out an application and must pay at least half of the annual dues of $111 by April 30. For more information, call H.E. “Topper” Gamester at 541-921-7287. He is chairman of the committee that is spearheading the effort to reopen a local Elks lodge. The Elks is a fraternal organization with a 150-year history of helping make their communities a better place to live.
“There are more than 1,800 Elk lodges throughout the United States, many of which have been in existence for decades, so the opening of our new lodge offers the rare opportunity to be a founding member of a respected organization,” Mr. Gamester said.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 21. The Elks organization focuses on showing compassion for others through a variety of programs aimed at helping children grow up healthy and drug-free, meeting the needs of today’s veterans, and improving the quality of life for everyone. For information about the organization’s many charitable, educational and patriotic programs, go online to Elks.org.