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Elkhorn Elks continue to grow

Elkhorn has an active service group.

A special event at a recent Elkhorn Elks evening included the initiation of four new members where special guests at the regular monthly meeting included former National Elks Leader Ron Potter of Moosomin, long-time Elks member Mel Durant also of Moosomin, and the current Manitoba Provincial Elks leader Dean Sherrit from Souris.

Elkhorn Elks Lodge leader Wanda Rhodes introduced the guests for the evening. The Elks unique ceremonies were led by the club’s officers.

A special part of the initiation was the reading of the moral story, used by the Elks Organizations: "The Two Elks" which relates to the role that all Elks members should aim for.  The story was retold by Mel Durant, with a bit of help from Elks brother, Ron Potter.

The four new members joining the Elkhorn Elks recently were Curtis Toder, Chris Lambkin, Suzan Gieni and Abdul Siddiqi. Following their installation, a general meeting followed which was a mix of fun and serious matters. When the meeting closed, there was a time of fellowship and light refreshments

Like many other community service clubs, their success is based on a strong and active membership. The Elkhorn Elks Lodge #381, which now includes many former members of the Royal Purple Lodge, has been active in the Elkhorn and area communities for over 40 years, helping to develop improvements in education, social, medical and recreational projects.

Elks’ leader, Rhodes said she was happy with the turnout, "especially the former Elks National Leader and present Manitoba Provincial Elks leader.” She added. “These new members are an important addition to our ranks to help our group provide help, support, and services to the Elkhorn and area communities."

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