ENF UPDATE - February 2018
Hi All, Amazing! We are almost at the end of our 2017/2018 Elk Year. In doing a little research, I find that only 160 Lodge members have donated to Elks National Foundation this year. That is out of approximately 1075 members on our roster. Pretty sad, when we are only asked to donate $4.75 per member per year. As has been said many times before, the ENF is our financial backbone. We receive our grants from ENF. We also receive ENF money for Elks Drug Awareness Program, Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, National Veterans Service Program, Scholarship Programs
and more. ENF is a 501C3, not only is it deductible, but you pick where your funds go. Officers and committee heads, how about setting a good example for our members and be the first to donate in our new Elk year starting April 1. We will have a thermometer on the wall outside the front dining room so you can see at a glance where we are on our donations.
And it is not too late to get your donation in for this year, which is especially important for officers. Just make a check out to Elks National Foundation and drop it off at the office or better yet, go online and email it. The funds are put to use faster that way and, you get your credit faster. Just go to Elks.org to make your donation.
As of this writing our Lodge has donated $9,451.34 this Elk year. We are at $8.976 per capita, which is great. Thank heavens for those generous 160 members. Just think what we could do if even 40 percent of our members donated.
If you still have a Purple Pig that has grown fat at your house, please turn it in; or if you want to adopt a Purple Pig to fatten up, just see Linda Van Hoek or myself.
Judy Gauthier, ENF Chairperson
Betty Archambault (center) received recognition from the Elks National Foundation as a Permanent Benefactor (a contribution of $2,000).
Frank Snow (far left) and Tracy Cannon (second from the right) received recognition from the Elks National Foundation as an Honorary Founder (a contribution of $1,000).