Brothers and Sisters, and Ladies of the Royal Purple Elks
I am deeply humbled, honoured and privileged to serve as President of our Association for 2023-24. I wish to thank everyone for being engaged with the Elks and helping make our communities better places to live.
I would also like to express my appreciation to each one of you for your support and efforts in upholding the values of Elkdom which has built a legacy of kindness and goodwill that has touched the lives of countless individuals and families.
My theme for the coming year is BEING ELKS ENGAGED
Each Lodge is unique. Being Elks Engaged takes various forms as an active participant in Lodge operations, social activities and fund-raising events. Have fun volunteering. Your commitment will go a long way to attracting like-minded individuals into your Lodge – increasing membership as a result. The Association Executive and Committee members are available to assist your Lodge in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
The variety of charitable causes supported in our communities seems endless. One of the vital causes we promote is the provision of hearing aids and support services benefiting children. The assistance provided can have a profound impact on a child’s development and quality of life. Also, your interest in our three children’s camps is much appreciated. Camps Elkcanoe, Elkgrove and Elkhaven provide a safe and nurturing camp experience for youth 18 and under, and challenged individuals of any age. None of this would be possible without your unwavering support and involvement with the Elks of Canada and the BC Elks Association.
Being Elks Engaged should make you Elks Proud!!
Thank you for the dedication of your new Executive, Committee members, everyone in Penticton Elks Lodge #51 for hosting a fantastic Conference; and, Victoria Elks Lodge #2 and my wife Heather for their support.
Thank you for entrusting me with the position of President.
BC Elks Association
The Elks Recreation Children’s Camp Society of British Columbia