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1898 jrotc

On March 13, Pompano Beach Lodge sponsored the Pompano Beach High School JROTC’s end-of-year event with a $1,000 donation. The JROTC consistently provided service to the lodge and monthly food drives for the community.

Pictured with the PBHS Tornado Battalion are First Sergeant Cynthia Chevrestt; Ryan Maker, Leading Knight; Paul Maggard, Exalted Ruler; and Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Johnson.


1898 trip

On Feb. 29, Pompano Beach Elks Lodge #1898 donated $1,748 to sponsor eight students from Cresthaven Elementary School to attend an annual end-of-year trip to Disney World.

Pictured with the students are Paul Maggard, Exalted Ruler; Brianna Forde, fifth grade teacher; and Ryan Maker, trustee and Leading Knight.


2407 fish

On Jan. 13, Oakland Park Elks Lodge #2407 hosted its annual children’s fishing tournament. The tournament, which has been hosted for the past six years, was funded by the $2,500 Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant. Member Scott Slinko, local scout master, organized the event, which was held on the new Pompano Beach Pier.

Pictured are children enjoying a day of fishing.


1898 Coral Springs School

Pompano Beach Elks Lodge #1898 sponsored the Coral Springs Middle School Band with a $2,000 donation. Lodge members were invited to the winter holiday concert Dec. 6 to hear the beginning band, symphonic band, wind ensemble and the marching Stallions. The lodge received a two-page layout in all event programs, premier placement of the Elks logo on the band members’ shirts that were worn in the Universal Orlando parade and other performances, a website link on the band sponsor webpage, a fence banner at the school and the lodge logo projected on a large screen before the performance. The band will also play at a future lodge event. The lodge’s donation will help cover the cost of instruments, lessons, uniforms and travel.

Pictured with some students are lodge members Ryan Maker, Yasmin Maker, and Pamela Carter; and James Carter, member and band director.


On Oct. 14, Hollywood West Elks Lodge #2365 held its annual golf tournament, with 55 golfers participating. Proceeds of $1,000 were donated to Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services, with an additional $500 given to the Harry-Anna Trust Fund.

On Nov. 7, Hollywood West Lodge hosted its Hoop Shoot. The lodge is now also sponsoring the Cooper City Optimist #2015 girls traveling soccer team.