District No. 9320

The Puyallup Ladies of Elks

2017/2018 president Jan McKail. Instituted in 1971 as The Federal Way Ladies of Elks. The Origanization with a Heart. . The Ladies of Elks is a non-profit organization. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Puyallup Elks Lodge. Our Purpose: To provide charitable services to the community and to promote a spirit of cooperation and fellowship within the Lodge. There are activities to get involved with, as well as participating with other Lodges to share their LOE projects and ideas, thus forming new friendships. Who We Are The Ladies of Elks is a volunteer organization. The membership consists of members or the spouses or widows of members of Puyallup Elks Lodge 1450 and other interested Ladies. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the PER room at the Puyallup Elks Lodge. Come and visit, there is no obligation to join.Past President Jan McKail 253-219-3735 djmckail@comcast.net  is membership chairperson.  Some of the many Charities that are dear to our hearts include; Our Lodge - which includes, helping with the Veterans, Christmas Basket program, Easter Egg hunt, Sunday Breakfasts, Lodge Picnic only to name a few. Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children, Inc. This program provides in-home occupational and/or physical therapy to children birth to 21 years of age with developmental or physical disabilities at not cost to the families. Preference is given to infants and young children or those who would otherwise go without treatment due to medical fragility, transportation problems or lack of other resources in the area they live. A doctor’s prescription is required. This program is funded entirely by donations from Elks in the State of Washington and friends of the program. DAWN - Domestic Abuse Women's Network. We provide regularly to DAWN to help the women and children get a fresh start. We provide them with essentials that are needed, i.e., sheets, soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, clothes, school supplies, backpacks, etc., and that on every holiday we make sure the ladies and/or kids have a little something. Dorothy Yothers Second Chances Scholarships. The Puyallup Ladies give a scholarship to scholarship program once a year in the amount of $1,800.00. To explain the scholarship a bit - the women who apply are those that have come out of an abusive environment and are trying to get a second chance in life. There is an extensive process to get a scholarship. These women fill out an application, write a paper which goes before a review board and the candidates are interviewed in length to make sure they are worthy to receive a scholarship. The process is really heartwarming when you see how they have turned their lives around by learning a trade in college after being accepted. I believe that the committee gives 3 to 4 scholarships out a year at the current time. Good Sumaratin Hospital Childrens Unit. Our big fundraiser throughout the year is our Annual Tea (usually held in May). From time to time, we will put on fashion shows, bake sales or other events as needed to give to to our Charities. Not only do we work hard, but we also have a lot of fun things that we do on a monthly basis. We have our birthday dinner on the Second Tuesday of the month, wherein the members get together and meet at a restaurant to celebrate members that have birthdays within that month. On the Fourth Tuesday of the month, the members meet at the Lodge for Bunco. We welcome all new members who are willing to contribute time to our organization and bring in new ideas. All you have to do is show up to our meeting, pay the minimal annual dues of $12.00/year and join in on the fun. We promise that you will feel welcome and rewarded for your choice to become a member.

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