The Biloxi Elks Lodge held their Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 2019. Due to COVID, they were unable to hold their annual banquet. During the Golf Tournament, they were able to raise $8500.00 to present to the South Mississippi Wounded Veterans. The check was presented to Donna Anderson by Past Exalted Ruler 2019-2020 - Al Simmons, Golf Tournament Chairman David Poulos & Board Trustee and Hole Sponsor Chairman & 208 Loyal Knight Eva Stockstill. Many thanks to everyone
Greenville, MS, Lodge used a $3,500 ENF Beacon Grant, an ENF Gratitude Grant worth $2,000, and a $2m000 ENF Spotlight Grant to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes to 250 needy families. Each box contained a turkey, some vegetables, and some nonperishable food, and the Christmas boxes also contained toys for the children of the family.
The March draw was the last drawing for 2020-2021. The winners were: $100 Mike Smith $50 Gulfport Ladies Aux $25 Terry Hudson Century Club tickets for 2021-2022 are on sale now and also will be sold at the State Convention in May. The tickets are $50 each and are valid from June 2021 - March 2022. All proceeds from ticket sales are for the MS Elks Ladies Scholarship Fund. My contact information: Dixie Huch 228-806-1324
The Biloxi Lodge was featured in the Elks Magazine for donating $3,500.00 from their Beacon Grant to the Biloxi VA Medical Center to provide winter clothing, writing materials, and toiletries to veterans residing at the center. Biloxi also donated $500.00 worth of Canteen books to veterans at the center. The Hattiesburg Lodge was featured for holding a trail ride fund-raiser that collected $8,500.00 for a lodge member who had undergone quadruple bypass surgery. They had 85 me
Canton Lodge #458 has the highest Lodge Support percentage in the nation at 97.33%. That means out of their 75 members, 73 have donated to ENF. That's an astounding statistic. Congratulation to the Canton Lodge for this achievement.