Exalted Ruler Don Bottomley
Summer is here; I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as I am! If you have been around the Lodge, you can see things are really happening with the building- it won’t be too long before we are in our brand new Lodge. We are working on ideas for summer events; if you have any ideas for something we can do in our smaller space, let us know. Thanks for your support.
Don Bottomley PER, Exalted Ruler
Thursday, June 11th 6:30 PM
Flag Day Ceremony
Everyone is invited!
June is when a Lodge can chow its real capacity to invigorate its Members and engage the community. It is the one month when Elks can be both a Member and a true American. All Elks’ hearts beat a little faster at the sight of the American Flag. Who doesn’t sense pride when seeing a large American flag rippling in the wind? It symbolizes who and what we are: True, loyal, proud Americans. Ready to defend it, ready to embrace it, ready to salute it as Americans have done for more than 200 years.
Every Lodge, by Grand Lodge decree, must hold a Flag Day service, and rightfully so since the Order of Elks was the first to honor Old Glory with a specific day of observation, starting in 1911.
Through the Order’s observance and dedication, President Harry S. Truman, himself an Elk, signed into law the proclamation that June 14th would be a day of national recognition for our flag. When a tear comes to my eye as I watch the new flag unfurl for the first time, I am not ashamed to say that I am an American, I am an Elk. Whether the flag is flying atop a tall pole or standing beside our Altar the feelings are the same. Reach out to your members with this activity and stir their pride. Remind them of their obligation. Let your community, your members and the world know we are Elks. Be Loud and be Proud.
Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee,
Edwin C. Geinshert, Committee Member
Burnside Brewing Co
Wednesday, June 17th
Elks Children’s Eye Clinic
The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic will be holding their annual Summerfest event on Saturday, June 20th, at the Oaks Amusement Park Pavilion.
This is a event for the pediatric partients that includes a ticket into the park. All Elk members are welcome to volunteer! Join in for entertainment, clowns, crafts, and free hotdogs catered by the Beaverton Elks.
Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 PMLocation: Oaks Amusement Park Dance Pavilion
7805 SE Oaks Park Way,
Portland, OR 97202
SAVE THE DATE!
You don’t want to forget these upcoming events:
- Sunday- Thursday, July 5th-9th
Grand Lodge Convention, Indianapolis
- Thursday, September 17th
State President Visit to Beaverton
- Saturday, October 3rd
Eye Clinic Open House
State President’s Visit to Metro District
B-I-N-G-O In The Bar
Friday, June 5th-6:30PM
Appetizer Potluck at
bring something to share!
Come in for fun, raffles & Bingo
Win Prizes throughout the evening!!
Friday, June 19th- 7:30PM
Potluck in the Bar- 6:30PM
Bring your favorite food and join us for an evening of FUN, FOOD, BEVERAGES… and some LAUGHS!
Join Us- It’s Fun!!!
Texas Hold ‘Em
Dice in the Bar
Friday, May 8 th
6:30 PM Pot Luck
7:30 PM Games
Leslie, Stacey, Bonnie
Chili Dogs $3
Every Monday Night
(except Veteran’s Night)
(while they last)