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Experienced bookkeeper needed for the Florence Elks Lodge.
Part time. Retirees welcome. Please contact Cathy at the bookkeeping office
(541) 997-2610 ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our Americanism chairperson Spunky Gray for
submitting to the Florence City Council for consideration this
proclamation proclaiming Patriots Week to be September 10th thru the 16th. The proclamation was formally signed by Florence Mayor Rob Ward and was picked up by our Exalted Ruler Donna Smith at the city council meeting on September 11th, 2023.
Joyce Middleton, PER, Ladies of Elks President & Donna Smith ER, with Storm Kurth.
The Florence Elks Lodge welcomed Storm Kurth for a short performance Thursday, September 7th. It was a great turnout & Storm performed wonderfully! Storm received contributions from the Elks Lodge & Ladies of Elks for her to make a once in a lifetime European tour with the Oregon Ambassadors of Music in 2024. Currently, Storm is playing with three school bands & with the Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble.
We wish her luck in her future endeavors & she assures us that she will keep in touch when on tour next year!
Florence Elks Lodge is fully stocked with our new shipment of Elks T-Shirts (Short & Long Sleeve), Women’s Lightweight Hoodies, Men’s Med-Weight Sweatshirts. Lots of different Elk Pins, Bumper Stickers & Logo Decals. Come and check it out!
ELKS YOUTH EYE SERVICE
THE OREGON ELKS CHILDREN'S EYE CLINIC IS ONE OF OUR STATE MAJOR PROJECTS
CAMP MEADOWOOD SPRINGS IS ONE OF OUR STATE MAJOR PROJECTS
Florence Elks Lodge #1858 was voted BEST OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY for the 2ND Year by the Siuslaw Newspaper !!! Congratulations to ALL of our volunteers that make this happen!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO TWO-TIME PER ROGER MCCORKLE FOR 55 YEARS AS A FLORENCE LODGE ELK! QUITE A MILESTONE AND STILL GOING STRONG!
I've been asked to reflect on my 55 years as an Elk. When I joined Elks #1858 in 1968, we were a much smaller organization, both in numbers of members and size of our facility.
Membership was approximately 300 to 350. Since then, the Lodge has been as high as 1800 plus, back down to 400-450, and today is approximately 900 members. The building included what is today the main bar, the dance floor, the East Dining area, and the offices on the north side of the building. Interesting when you compare that to the current size of our building.
Over my years as an Elk, the one thing that has always stood out is the members. From our Charter members to our current members, without everyone's support, this Lodge would have closed 15 years ago when we were financially broke. We didn't close, and that was due to the determination of the members to survive as a Lodge. Personally, I have had the great honor of serving as an officer of our Lodge, a committeeman of the State Association (OSEA), and as an officer of the Grand Lodge.
Thank you all for being a part of my 55 years as an Elk.
Roger McCorkle, #1152