Saturday , 18 September 2021

Elk Point Elks support local initiatives

The Elk Point Elks Lodge #460 recently made donations to a number of local people and charities, totally $7,000. The organization wanted to help out the victims who lost their houses in the townhouse fire, on April 27th, and some local clubs.

The organization put out a special message on their Facebook page explaining the donations.

“We were asked to support two of the fire victims the day after the disaster.” The organization explained that two of the families were in need of the funds a little more than the others, “we made $1000.00 available to Angela Sanregret and the Shrestha family ($500 each) as they had no place to stay and weren’t able to salvage anything.”

The Lodge decided to give to all the families affected, “our Lodge meeting of May 1st, we decided to give each of the remaining six residents $500.00 each, totaling $4000.00. None of the residents escaped with much; most with only the clothes on their backs. It was indeed a difficult situation for them all.”

The Elk Point Elks Lodge #460 has agreed to support two community projects at their last meeting; the Pickleball Club & the Elk Point Municipal Library.

“We donated $1,000 to the Elk Point Pickleball Club which would help them to upgrade the outdoor facility and also allow the group to incorporate the community youth of Elk Point and the County by acquiring additional facility time at the F. G. Miller Gymnasium.”

The Elks President (Exalted Ruler) Geoff Hoyle presents the cheque to the President of the club, Terri Hampson (pictured).

“We’ve also decided to assist the Elk Point Municipal library in replacing and/or upgrading their computers. These machines are not only helpful for doing online courses, job searches and creating resumes, but also in training for health care, GED and distance education.”

Lodge President Geoff presents a cheque for $1000 to Daphne Schnurer and assistant Athena Hansen (pictured).


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