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On March 3, Gainesville Elks Lodge #990 held its 43rd annual golf tournament in support of the Florida Elks major projects. The event raised $2,200 for Florida Elks Youth Camp camperships and $500 for Florida Elks Children's Therapy Services. Volunteering was Alex Cooper, center, the daughter of State President Joe Cooper, who assisted in passing out bags to the 84 players attending. She was doing volunteer work in conjunction with her Elks National Foundation Legacy Scholarship while attending the University of Florida.


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In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Green Cove Springs Lodge donated $1,000 March 19 to team leader Howie Brigance and Helen Cornelius to support Team April and Howie in the Borland Groover Colon Cancer Awareness Walk. Cancer survivor Howie Brigance spoke on the importance of early detection. 

Pictured are Jennifer Parker, Exalted Ruler-elect; Ed Weston, PER; Howie Brigance; and Helen Cornelius, Tiler.


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The Green Cove Springs Elks Lodge Past Exalted Rulers Association, on behalf of the lodge members, presented a $1,000 check Feb. 27 to the Fleming Island High School marching band to help fund their upcoming trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Pictured are Lynn Elrod, Exalted Ruler; Tamara Ward, band booster president; Jenni Massey, band booster vice president; and Paul Orvosh, PDD.



On March 6, Orange Park Elks Lodge #2605 donated $500 to Community Health Outreach at their facility in Jacksonville. CHO is a nonprofit organization that feeds the hungry, heals the sick and clothes those in need. They offer vital services, including free groceries, free medical and dental care, and free infant care supplies.

Pictured are Les Hester, CHO executive director; Patricia Helms, lodge member and CHO volunteer; and Alise Taylor-Sindab, Exalted Ruler.


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Pictured Nov. 17 are Eric Thorsen, House Chair; Green Cove Springs Police Officers Milliken and Kummoung; and Lynn Elrod, Exalted Ruler, delivering dozens of turkeys for Thanksgiving to local residents. The turkeys were purchased thanks by the Lodge Past Exalted Rulers Association.