Washington state ENF chair Clarence Ed Carter leads a very active life. In addition to his state chair duties, Ed is on the state Ritual Committee and is Secretary for his Lodge. If these responsibilities weren’t enough, he also attended the convention in Reno and took part in the “Share Your Ideas” seminar.
“The Elks National Foundation just seemed to cover so many things that I thought were good causes,” says Ed, when asked why he became involved with the ENF. “You can help kids and veterans both through one donation. I’ve also been trying to stress that this is the easiest way to reach the largest number of people available within the Elks.”
Ed’s philanthropy does not stop with ENF. He is a member of the Seattle Seafair Pirates, a theatrical organization that makes appearances at local parades, hospitals and nursing homes. He also takes part in ‘Run for the Wall’, a yearly motorcycle run from Ontario, Calif. to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., to promote POW and MIA awareness.