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The Bedford Elks Lodge #2844 was granted a charter on November 20, 2005.
The Bedford Lodge is proud that Nancy Owen is our current Exalted Ruler. Member Father Steven McNally,is the Grand Lodge Chaplain. Tim Childress is the current Southwest Virginia District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Pat Shelor is a Past President of the Virginia Elks Association and a member of the Past State Presidents Advisory Council. John Owen is Fourth Vice President of Virginia Elks Association, a Lodge Trustee and a past Grand Exalted District Deputy for the Southwest District.
One Virginia Elks Association major projects is the Virginia Elks Youth Camp. The Bedford Lodge members are responsible for the "Bedford Cabin", performing all maintenance required on the cabin each year. Each year boys and girls are able to attend the camp at no cost to them. We are proud to be able to extend this valuable experience to youth of Bedford. Another VEA major project is shop safety glasses. The Bedford Lodge annually supplies area shop students with high performance shop safety glasses at no cost to the student.
Other youth initiatives include include the annual hoop shoot competition and distributing drug awareness literature to youth and their parents.
We are also involved with the Veterans at the Salem VA Hospital and the Virginia Care Center. We partner with Southwest District lodges to help with activities including ice cream socials and cookouts.
Donations are made annually to local community organizations to help fund their cost of operation.
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