On Oct. 20-21, Boca Raton Elks Lodge #2166 held a weekend-long membership drive within the community. Saturday featured an Oktoberfest with German beer, food and music. The weekend resulted in three membership applications.
Boca Raton Elks Lodge #2166 has been busy preparing for their annual charity golf tournament and many members are actively involved. The lodge continues to hold blood drives and has received the Beacon Grant and the matching FSEA grant, Freedom Grant, and Anniversary Grant. The also hosted a CPR class for members and friends. Boca Raton Fire Department supplied the instructors and gifted the lodge with a new AED.
Pompano Beach Elks Lodge #1898 has continued working with Crest Haven Elementary using the Beacon Grant received last year to create a butterfly garden for the school. The first planting was to attract butterflies to leave a chrysalis. Now they are changing the plants to encourage butterflies. They are also expanding the area into the school’s atrium with more plants.
Pompano Beach Lodge also participated with the Broward Sheriff in community policing and bringing the drug awareness trailer to an event at Quiet Waters Elementary School.