Three Hills Elks Launch Slave Lake Fundraiser

The Three Hills Elks have launched a fundraising effort of the victims of the devastating Slave Lake fires. To get the ball rolling, the Elks will donate $1,000 in matching funds for the first $1,000 donated to the cause. Any Three Hills Elks will accept your donation and follow up with a receipt for you. The money raised will go to the Elks Lodge in Slave Lake so they can assist where it is most needed.
"We thought the Elks could redirect the money for us because they are on the ground there and will know where the money is most needed," said Three Hills Elks Exalted Ruler Bob Leuf. "Everything we can do for these people will be appreciated when they start to rebuild their homes and their lives."
Meanwhile, the Elks have announced a change in plans for a Lodge Pin Night at the Community Centre lodge room, changing the date from Tuesday, June 7 to June 21 to accommodate the farmers and others tied up by the late planting season. (Check the upcoming Coming Event columns for all the details.) "We are trying to honour all those who have made a contribution over the years," said lodge historian Byrne Lammle. "We have lodge members as old as Elkdom itself and we think this is significant."
For example, Norman King will be 100 years old this summer and his brother Gordon is 98. Add Keith Leonard at 91 and Clarence Brosseau at 93 and they represent a significant contribution to the community and area over the years. The pins will be presented after the supper.
Organizers are hoping that the entire lodge membership turns out for this event as a show of support for their fellow Elks. Let the executive know if you are coming so they can have the right numbers of steaks ready.