Aloha Ke’Akua I always admired the Elks from the first time I attended an Elks Picnic for Foster Children. As a kid, every time I went to an Elks sponsored event I felt safe and in the presence of men exemplifying the qualities of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity. The women, known then as the Emblem Club, lived the same virtues and were supportive of all the Elks Lodge endeavors. Twenty-one years ago I […]
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Elks Lodge 616 brings so much more to the community than just a building, club or pool. We are a place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans.
Early last month I represented our lodge at the 150th Elks National Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Over 8,000 Elks were in attendance to attend business sessions, to nominate Grand Lodge officers and to vote on resolutions that will affect our lodge. During an Elks National Foundation Grants Seminar session, attendees were encouraged to apply for grants and I am happy to report that an application for an anniversary grant in the amount of $1500.00 […]
In the doldrums of August, your Veterans Committee is gearing up for numerous upcoming events. September 1st is football–UH v Navy at Aloha Stadium. We are collaborating with the Wounded Warrior Ohana, led by a Honolulu Elk. I’d love to have a bus load of Elks to enjoy the game with these veterans. Want to attend? I need to know by 22 August, which is a firm deadline. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give […]
June went out in style this year with Kumulokahi holding its Inaugural “Choose Your Weapon Surf Challenge,” held right out in front of Honolulu Elks Lodge 616. All ages participated in a variety of events. We’re still putting the final reports together and will be able to offer a more detailed description of this event in next months Aloha Elk. Holding to our surf theme, the Kumulokahi Regatta team has qualified for seven events in […]