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1898 Coral Springs School

Pompano Beach Elks Lodge #1898 sponsored the Coral Springs Middle School Band with a $2,000 donation. Lodge members were invited to the winter holiday concert Dec. 6 to hear the beginning band, symphonic band, wind ensemble and the marching Stallions. The lodge received a two-page layout in all event programs, premier placement of the Elks logo on the band members’ shirts that were worn in the Universal Orlando parade and other performances, a website link on the band sponsor webpage, a fence banner at the school and the lodge logo projected on a large screen before the performance. The band will also play at a future lodge event. The lodge’s donation will help cover the cost of instruments, lessons, uniforms and travel.

Pictured with some students are lodge members Ryan Maker, Yasmin Maker, and Pamela Carter; and James Carter, member and band director.


On Oct. 14, Hollywood West Elks Lodge #2365 held its annual golf tournament, with 55 golfers participating. Proceeds of $1,000 were donated to Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services, with an additional $500 given to the Harry-Anna Trust Fund.

On Nov. 7, Hollywood West Lodge hosted its Hoop Shoot. The lodge is now also sponsoring the Cooper City Optimist #2015 girls traveling soccer team.


2166 District Hoop Shoot

Pictured Dec. 9 at the South Southeast District Hoop Shoot, held at Boca Raton Lodge, are Tito Young, PER, South Regional Hoop Shoot Chair, and the winners.


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On Dec. 7, Boca Raton Lodge donated $800 of its Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant to the Boca Raton High School Naval Junior ROTC.

Pictured are Paula Buss, member; cadet Agostino; and Shirley Board, Exalted Ruler.


2166 AACY

On Dec. 4, Boca Raton Lodge donated $800 of its Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant to the American Association of Caregiving Youth. The AACY supports children caring for ill or disabled parents and siblings.

Pictured are Connie Siskowski, AACY founder and president, and PER Tito Young.