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    SEDONA ELKS LODGE #2291

    Arizona ELKS lodges took 4 of 18 All American Lodge awards including Phoenix. Sun City, Raceway and Lake Havasu Lodges! We cheered for the Arizona Lodges and during the inauguration of the new New Grand Exalted Ruler, Michael T. Luhr from Alaska. Nationwide ELKS have donated $675 million in money, time and travel with an annual goal of one billion donations each year. 150 of the ELKS scholarship awardees were present to participate in ELKS volunteer projects in San Antonio and of course, we visited the Alamo. Our photo from the Alamo and information about the decisions made during the Grand Lodge meeting (voting) are available on our Facebook page.

    A big thank you to all the members who turned out to support our 4th of July BBQ event! We also had a good turnout for the Exalted Rulers Steak Night (YOUR STEAKS COOKED TO ORDER) and we had good feedback. Our lodge supported the Missoula Children’s Theater (June 30) with the $1500 award we received as an Arizona ELKS Major Projects Five Star Award winner. A photo of Leading Knight, Rick Kimberly presenting the award is featured on our Facebook page.

    We are pleased to have Beverly (Bev) Haas as our new Lodge Secretary. She is motivated and enthusiastic about our Lodge. Bev is training with Kim Guisinger who has done a tremendous job as Lodge Secretary. Please welcome Bev and thank Kim for her service to our Lodge.

    Your Exalted Ruler, Leading Knight and First Lady traveled to San Antonio, Texas in the first week of July for the Grand Lodge annual convention. Over 8,400 ELKS gathered in San Antonio for the 150 Year Celebration of ELKdom during San Antonio’s 300 year birthday celebration. Our Sedona 150 Year Celebration pin was featured among a few others in the manufacturers daily ad in the Grand Lodge newsletter. The Grand Lodge opening was showcased by the Re-Create volunteer band which is supported by the ELKS and plays in VA hospitals across the country and the Lt. Dan Band with Gary Sinise.

    Arizona ELKS lodges took 4 of 18 All American Lodge awards including Phoenix. Sun City, Raceway and Lake Havasu Lodges! We cheered for the Arizona Lodges and during the inauguration of the new Grand Exalted Ruler, Michael T. Luhr from Alaska. Nationwide ELKS have donated $675 million in money, time and travel with an annual goal of one billion donations each year. 150 of the ELKS scholarship awardees were present to participate in ELKS volunteer projects in San Antonio and of course, we visited the Alamo. Our photo from the Alamo and information about the decisions made during the Grand Lodge meet is available on our Facebook page. I also took a class on ELKS Marketing and how to attract younger members. This will be a focus for the rest of my term as your ER.

    Elk of the Month: Colin Goodrich was nominated as ELK OF THE MONTH for his continuing food distribution service to the community including our ELKS Lodge and his hours of service to our Lodge.

    Your Leading Knight has requested pledges for ENF (ELKS National Foundation) suggesting a monthly contribution. Our contributions to ENF will ensure future grants permitting our Lodge to continue our wonderful programs for children and veterans! As always, please feel free to contact me at glamunyon@aol.com.

    —Fraternally Yours, Guy Lamunyon. Exulted Ruler

    July was a great month for our Lodge and we are looking forward to another great month in August. Thank you to all ELKS who helped with the 4th of July BBQ during our absence and for all our dinners and fund raising events. I am collecting children's books for the Steele Children's Research Center. Please bring new or new condition children's books to the lodge. While in San Antonio for the Grand Lodge, I attended the Drug Awareness program to get ideas about helping to prevent alcohol and drug problems for children and teens in Sedona. If you are interested in becoming part of our fun house committee please contact me by email to email to Glamunyon@aol.com. Helping with meal preparations or serving is a good way become more involved with your lodge.

    —Fraternally Yours, Gitte Lamunyon. First Lady

    AUGUST ACTIVITES

    August will kick off with a Wednesday night Cheese Enchiladas with Spanish Rice dinner for $6.00. Burgers and Bingo will continue each Tuesday evening with our usual menu. The first Friday, August 3rd will be the Exalted Ruler's Steak night (YOUR STEAKS COOKED TO ORDER) $15.00. Wednesday Taco Nights will continue if we have sufficient volunteers. Friday, August 10th will be an Italian themed potluck night with pizza supplied. Please bring complementary items. Donations appreciated. Friday, August 17th will be Rick’s Famous Fish Fry night for $10.00 and Friday August 24th will be Janice’s Meat Loaf Night for $10.00.

    Elks Lodge $4,000 Children's Shopping Spree The Sedona Elks Lodge is going to conduct our annual Cherish the Child Children's Shopping Spree in August. We will be escorting 32 needy children to Walmart to purchase $100 of clothing and $15 of supplies for each child. We ask our Elk members to chaperone a child on this journey. These events will be conducted on Monday, August 13 and Monday, August 20 departing from the Elks Lodge at 5 PM and returning by 7:00 PM for a picnic dinner with the parents. We plan to do 16 children on each Monday. We are requesting volunteers to sign up to be chaperones for this event. It is a very rewarding experience to help needy children in our community.The children and their parents are so grateful. We have sign up sheets at the Lodge. Email Marsha Helton or call 928-284-9245 for more information. —Marsha Helton, Past Exalted Ruler

    Kaboom 6:00 • Bingo 6:30

    Kitchen is open from 5:00 to 6:30 PM Hamburgers & Veggie-burgers with cheese, bacon and all the fixin’s. Hot Dogs, BLT’s, Grilled Cheese & Grilled Chicken sandwiches. Side & Chicken Breast salads — all offered on a variety of breads. French or Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings and Desserts.

    Giveback Yoga is a nationwide program that provides Veterans with free yoga lessons. Yoga is helpful for veterans with PTSD (VA National Center for PTSD); research also finds yoga participants had greater muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness (Harvard Medical School). GiveBack Yoga is held every Friday at 10:00 AM. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or beach towel with you. Non- veterans may also participate with a $5 donation.


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