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Posted May 13, 2015



More than $3,251,000.00 has been contributed this year by members of Elks Lodges throughout California and Hawaii to be used in treating children with disabilities. Camacho Alvarez, Exalted Ruler of Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, contributed $19,191.15 which was raised by the members of the Lodge. “We are pleased and proud that members of our local Elks Lodge were so generous with their dollars and time in this important undertaking,” Alvarez said. Since 1950, the 84,000 members from throughout California and Hawaii have turned over more than $103,400,000 to the California-Hawaii

Elks Major Project, Inc., which administers the non-profit charitable corporation. All of the funds are devoted solely to providing vision screening and therapy treatment to children with a broad range of disabilities. Without the Elks supported donations, many of these children would not receive such treatment. The year-long fund raising campaign is capped by an impressive ceremony at the annual Elks Convention when representatives of lodges from throughout California and Hawaii present their donations to Major Project and Elks Association leaders. The raising of funds to aid children with disabilities is just one of the many philanthropic and patriotic projects which mark the Elks’ contribution to our community.

Posted April 17, 2015
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Posted March 18, 2015

Press Release
Andy Costello, Lodge Publicity (949) 770-5796
Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444

Elks Lodge Installs New Officers

For immediate Release 

Mission Viejo, CA – One hundred fifty Elks members, families and guests recently celebrated Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 (“Elks Lodge”) installation of Officers. Outgoing Exalted Ruler Derek Randles expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the members for a very successful year. He praised his Corps of Officers and Committee workers for the numerous charitable accomplishments of the past twelve months and for surpassing his membership goal of one-thousand men and women members. Randles also offered his congratulations to the incoming Corps of Officers, pledging his support and wishing them success in the coming year.

The new officers will be serving the Lodge for a term of one year starting April 1, 2015. They are: Exalted Ruler (Lodge president) Camacho Alvarez of Mission Viejo, Vice Presidents: Leading Knight David LcLeod of Mission Viejo, Loyal Knight, Greg Morgan of Rancho Santa Margarita, and Lecturing Knight Mike Long of Dove Canyon. Also installed were Secretary, Past District Deputy Norm Jones of Lake Forest, Esquire Mike Klinger of Rancho Santa Margarita, Trustee PER Pat Martino of Mission Viejo, Treasurer William (Bill) Bongartz of Lake Forest, Chaplain Dave Tucker of Mission Viejo, Tiler Diana Wilson of Aliso Viejo, Inner Guard Kevin Hughes and Organist Andy Costello of Laguna Hills.

In his acceptance speech, newly elected Exalted Ruler Camacho Alvarez said that his motto for the year will be, “Elkdom…Just Do It” Alvarez also pledged to make his year a fun year while strictly adhering to the laws of the order. He highlighted the importance of the Lodge’s continued involvement in charitable works within the community. The Mission Viejo / Saddleback Elks Lodge No. 2444, celebrating forty-five (45) years of service to the Saddleback Valley communities, is one of ten lodges in the Orange Coast District of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) whose headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois. The BPOE is a charitable organization with a 147 year history of giving, “Elks Care, Elks Share.”

Andy Costello, Lodge Publicity

Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444

(above) MV Lodge Officers begin to take their oath.

(below) ER Camacho Alvarez receives guidance from Lodge Secretary, Norm Jones.

Posted January 16, 2015