ENF UPDATE - April 2018
Hi All. Just want to congratulate the new and returning officers of our Lodge and thank them for their dedication to Elkdom. Remember officers: set a good example by being the first to donate to the Elks National Foundation.
Here are some figures to let you know where we are for the 2017/2018 Elk year. As of this writing, our members have donated $10,429.34 which comes out to $9.904 per member. Way to go Lodge members! We have already received back $15,500 for the same period in grants from the ENF. Remember these grants fund our Eye Fair, Flying Fish and Soup Kitchen just to mention a few. These are not our final figures for 2017/2018, I will post them as soon as I receive them.
The ENF makes me proud to be an Elk and our donations benefit our community. At 7 percent, the ENF’s fundraising expenses are far below the Better Business Bureau’s standard for charities at 35 percent. Remember the ENF is a 501 C3 and donations are tax deductible. It’s easy to donate; just go to Elk.org/enf and make your donation or go to the office during office hours. If sending a check, make it out to ENF, not our Lodge. If I can answer any questions about ENF, just give me a call and I will do my best.
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).