On Wednesday July 18, 2018 Scotia Glenville Elks #2759 hosted a day at Six Flags Great Escape for 40 children, and 25 student volunteers (total of 65 youth) in the City Mission Summer Youth Adventure Program. Each camper, student volunteer and Elk chaperone wore a T-shirt with the Elks and The City Mission Summer Youth Adventure logo. The day was made possible due to the Elks National Foundation Promise Grant in addition to individual donations. The camp serves underprivileged youth in the local area and provides daily activities and meals for the children. Pictured are some of the children, student volunteers and chaperones who enjoyed the day.
Scotia Glenville lodge #2759 used part of their Gratitude Grant, in addition to member donations, to adopt 2 families at Christmas. Both families were provided with items on their "wish list" as well as a huge box of food to cover their holiday meals and stock their pantries. Shown are some of the gifts and member participation at the Lodge wrapping. There were 45 members who participated at the wrapping party December 12, 2017 and many hands made light work.
The Village of Scotia Special Events Committee and the Scotia Glenville Elks teamed up to host the best "Cruisin' on the Ave" Fathers Day car show in it's 19 year History
On December 30, 14 members of Scotia Glenville Lodge #2759 served 100 guests at community meal at The City Mission of Schenectady. The Mission serves about 600 meals daily. The members also donated over 200 cupcakes for dessert. The Lodge used their Beacon Grant to assist with funding the meals they serve.
Scotia Glenville Lodge #2759 used their Anniversary Grant to assist with funding for the local Weekend Back Pack program administered by The City Mission of Schenectady. Members and guests packed the bags with fresh fruit, canned goods and dry goods in which they delivered 100 bags weekly to a local elementary school on November 27, 2017 and on December 20, 2017. The program serves 1,100 children in the local community. In addition to this, Members made 500 Sandwiches which were delivered on Saturday October 28, 2017 as part of this grant. The Lodge typically packs 400 bags; as this is done twice a week.
On December 8, 2017, Scotia Glenville Lodge #2759 donated 30 toys to The City Mission Toy program. The program allows parents of needy children to have a meaningful shopping experience for their children at Christmas. The donation was made possible due to member donations and allocation of a portion of the lodge Gratitude Grant. Pictured are PER James Trapini, PER Tim Macfarlane, Trustee Leo Palmer and several members who participated in the purchase of the toys.