Dennis Brodigan, Exalted Ruler, and other Officers of Seaside Elks Lodge 1748 have returned from the Oregon State Elks Association Convention held in Salem, Oregon. In attendance were dignitaries including the Grand Exalted Ruler Jim Nichelsen from Ohio and Past Grand Exalted Ruler James Damon of Bend Oregon. The 2010-2011 State Officers were installed. The new President of Oregon State Elks Association, George Fry, is from Oceanlake Lodge in Lincoln City.
In addition to workshops, committee meetings, installation of officers and a memorial service, yearly reports from State Officers were given. Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot and Scholarship Winners were introduced to the members. There are 54 Elks Lodges in Oregon with over 30,000 members.
Seaside Lodge 1748 has compiled its charitable records for the 2009-2010 year. Lodge members donated 8,611 hours of service, drove 11,284 miles, donated $10, 686 in cash and $136,066 in non-cash donations to support Scholarship, Scouting, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, Children's Eye Clinic, Meadowood Speech camp, Veterans, Bloodmobile, Christmas Food Baskets, Scouts, Seaside High School, Pioneer House, Head Start, Cannon Beach Children's Center and other community projects.
Elks are dedicated to the community. For information about membership please call the Lodge at 503-738-6651.