Americanism and patriotism are cornerstones of the Elks organization. And in September the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 invites our community to 3 events that support and share in those commitments.
Fundraiser for the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Museum
The Red Bank Lodge, in conjunction with other area Elks lodges, will be having a family-friendly fundraiser on Saturday, September 21st, to support the very moving and educational NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Museum in Holmdel.
The memorial and museum recognize and pay tribute to the courage and sacrifices of the NJ Vietnam veterans. From the marble wall surrounding the memorial that includes the 1,562 names of the NJ servicemen who did not make it home, to the US War Dog memorial, there is much to see that honors our heroes.
There will be tours of the memorial and museum, speakers, food, and 3 local live bands playing, Shore Blue, Soul Mojo, and Danny White.
The Elks Fundraiser will be at the Memorial’s parking lot from 12-6pm, with the last guided tour around 4pm. There is a requested $20 donation for adults—children and teenagers are free. So bring the family, take a tour, listen to some music, and most importantly, thank and support the veterans!
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Posted: September 16th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Community Announcements, Press Release | Tags: First Responders Appreciation Day, NJ Run For The Fallen, NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, Press Release, Red Bank Elks | No Comments »
Red Bank Elks Hosting A FREE Will Planning Seminar, Tuesday September 20th
Red Bank Elks Lodge
The seminar, The Many Costs of Not Having a Will–or Having a Will that Can’t Be Probated, is open to the public and will be presented by Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters.
Peters will give a 1 hour presentation starting at 7pm that will cover why you should have a will, common problems that can occur, and how the surrogate’s office can help you. Then there will then be 1 hour Q&A.
This free seminar will begin at 7pm, and will be held at the Red Bank Elks Lodge, 40 West Front Street, Red Bank NJ. Helping our community through important tasks such as this, is very important to the Red Bank Elks Lodge.
For more information about the Red Bank Elks Lodge and our other activities and programs, please visit the lodge’s website at www.redbankelks.org, or email the lodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: September 15th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Red Bank Elks, Rosemarie Peters, Wills | 1 Comment »
On Saturday April 2nd, the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 held its 100th Annual Charity Ball, honoring 4-year old Leo Olsen, our Child of the Year.
Every year the lodge finds and supports a local child with special needs and provides assistance to the child and the family throughout the year and beyond. Leo Olsen was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, and has had other health challenges throughout his very young life. And although his motor skills have been greatly affected, Leo’s spirit and courage remain unswayed. His mother Cristina, army veteran father Fred, older brother Pierce and younger brother Ty, feel truly blessed to have this smart, loving and funny little boy in their lives.
And now, so does the Lodge.
Leo called the Lodge members he met at the Ball his “Elk friends”; and his new friends gave Leo 3 of his favorite things: a Panda bear stuffed animal (he later named “Elky”), a NY Giants T-shirt and a NJ Devils hat.
At the charity ball, the lodge raised money for items that can help make Leo’s life and mobility a little easier-a wheelchair ramp, car lift, or any other household and transportation needs. Leo has had some tough obstacles, but he’s strong, truly special, and deserves a shot at independence.
And the night was topped off when Leo and his brother Pierce sang along to one of their favorite country songs, The Impossible, by Joe Nichols:
And Billy couldn’t feel his legs
Said he’d never walk again
But Billy said he would and his mom and daddy prayed
And the day we graduated, he stood up to say:
Unsinkable ships, sink
Unbreakable walls, break
Sometimes the things you think would never happen
Happen just like that
Unbendable steel, bends
If the fury of the wind is unstoppable
I’ve learned to never underestimate
The Red Bank Elks Lodge also supports many other local special needs children throughout the year by sponsoring “Camperships”, trips in the summer to the NJ Elks Special Needs camp, Camp Moore. This year, the Red Bank Elks will send 9 children for a week-long stay and 24 young adults for a weekend, to enjoy the pool, playground, and daily activities at the camp-helping each camper experience new adventures, lasting friendships, and opportunities that promote independence and greater self-confidence.
Also, every month, in partnership with Red Bank Parks and Recreation department, the lodge hosts a dance for special needs children in the community. And the next dance will be held on Wednesday April 20th at 6pm, at the Red Bank Elks Lodge, 40 West Front Street.
And some other upcoming events are a Wine Tasting and Gift Auction fundraiser on April 17th from 3-6pm and a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday May 8th from 9am-12pm, proceeds benefitting the Special Needs Children.
Posted: April 12th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Red Bank Elks | Tags: Press Release, Red Bank Elks | 1 Comment »