The Laurie Elks Lodge held an Installation of new officers on March 29 at the Lodge.

The Laurie Elks Lodge held an Installation of new officers on March 29 at the Lodge. Mike Bratz, Chaplain, Robert Graham, Inner Guard, Sandra Corzine, Tiler, Gary Colliver, Trustee, Roger Dzogola, Treasurer, Dale Evans, Secretary, Charles Dockery, Lecturing Knight, Randy Shubert, Loyal Knight, Dennis Havel, Leading Knight, Jesse James, Exalted Ruler, Ellen Goodwin, Esquire were installed.

 There are approximately 900 members of the Laurie Elks who take great pride in their charitable work for the community.  The Elks are very active in sponsoring a large number of youth activities including the Fishing Derby, Youth Day, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, Breakfast with Santa, Drug Awareness programs, scholarships and our local Boy Scout Troop.  The Lodge also initiated a 1st Responder program to help our local schools provide immediate aid for students needing clothing or necessities and special classroom projects.  The Lodge funds this program through two grants totaling $20000. that have been awarded the Lodge over the last two years through the National Elks organization.

The Laurie Elks are large supporters of Veterans' programs both on the local and national level and visit area Veterans' homes providing special occasion meals and gifts for the homes.  The Lodge also conducts activities in recognition of patriotic holidays.

The Elks also help make it possible for over 100 local families to have a wonderful Christmas through its annual Christmas Basket program.  The Elks are very grateful for the support we receive from our community and local merchants.  Our merchants donate a great deal to the success of our programs and we offer a huge thank you to them.