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Leo and Shirley Stapleton delivered cookies, Bombas socks and clothing to the Veteran’s
Homes on October 22nd. Details in next month’s Spike.
Ladies of Elks donate to the Food Backpack for Kids
This month the LOE made a donation to the Food Backpack for Kids Program. This fall they
are promoting the Matching Funds Campaign; thus, our donation was doubled. We thank
the Core Donors for making this possible!


BINGO COMMITTEE: Come out and play!! Thank you to the ladies who have stepped up to join a team or to help out as needed!!! AT THIS TIME, WE ARE IN NEED OF LADIES TO HELP OUT OR TO SUBSTITUTE OCCASIONALLY! The 3 rotations are for 1 month/4 times
per year for our Bingo sessions every Tuesday at 3:45 and 5:45. We will teach you and mentor
you along the way. If you’d like to help the hours are 2:00 to 3:45pm for the early bingo
or 5-9pm for late bingo. It’s easy and lots of fun to help – so contact Elsie, Marianne or any
of the Bingo crew if you’d like to join us. Remember, this is our biggest fundraiser and we
need the membership to support this effort!! These Bingo sessions are opened to the public
(they just have to sign in) – so invite all your friends!!


LOE Name Badges: Continue to wear your badge at all events and at meetings. If you forget
there will be a fine jar at the General Meetings!! 25 cents!!


Linda Tank, Secretary

Tuesday, November 5st — Board Meeting at 1:00 pm
Monday, November 11th — General Meeting at 7:00 pm

My choice for Lady Elk of the month for November is an “honorary lady elk”, Leo Stapleton. This man has a quiet smile and a quiet way about him but he is so busy. He arranges and delivers all our “Levi” items, donated by Levi, to three veteran homes (the Dalles, Roseburg and White City). He al-so delivers all the cookies we bake to all three veteran homes (and doesn't eat any of them!) Leo refuses to take gas money because he considers it a privilege to do what he does for the veterans. He has two grandsons who help (along with his wife Shirley) and are learning from Leo the importance of making veterans feel that someone remembers them. When you see Leo, please congratulate him. Kathy Price, LOE President

Claudia Siebert 

Touch of Home: We sent a shipment to Ron & Sue James’ grandson. Thanks go out to the LOE, the Quilt Guild and Rolling Elks who made the 370 dozen cookies we sent!! If you know of a service man or woman who will be deployed in the fall let Marianne know as we would like to plan our next shipment for October.

Our ladies of Elks mailed 12 packages to Jane & Gary Hensen’s son-in-law, Nick, who is deployed to the Middle East. It took less than a week for them to arrive. His troops really appreciated receiving the 366 dozen cookies and items from their wish list. They had requested headlamps and they’re wearing them while eating cookies in the pictures they sent. It’s fun to know that they are enjoying the cookies and all of the goodies . We thank them for their service We thank all of you who donated cookies, those who helped shop and those who helped with the packing and mailing