In January 2021, the first Elks scholar club, the Welkness club, officially launched! Welkness is a group for Elks scholars to gather, have conversations, and create programming around living each day in the healthiest, happiest way possible. The club embraces a holistic approach to wellbeing, focusing on mental, physical, social, community and cultural pillars. The club meets once or twice a month on Mondays at 6 p.m. Central.
The club coordinator is Tanner Christensen, a 2020 top 20 MVS scholar sponsored by Provo, Utah, Lodge No. 849. The club’s treasurer is Talia Hanley, a 2020 MVS scholar sponsored by New Braunfels, Texas, Lodge No. 2279. Stay tuned for future programming announcements in our monthly Scholar Connect emails. All Elks scholars are welcome to join—sign up here: enf.elks.org/ScholarClubs.