ELKS LODGE # 2444 VISITS LONG BEACH VETERANS HOSPITAL FOR BINGO AND FELLOWSHIP.
November 10, 2014, Nine members from Mission Viejo Elks Lodge brought smiles, refreshments, clothing, toiletries, lap robes and a good time to those vets who could make it down to the assembly room to share in Bingo and friendship. The Elks Orange Coast District shares this visitation with its ten lodges, two each going to the event once a month. The veterans appreciate needed clothing and toiletries that are donated, but probably enjoy the company and contact of visitors that care for their well being and are willing to share time and companionship with them. Veterans Chairman, Dennis Lumley, said that several of the veterans stopped them to say thank you for caring, thank you for coming, which is all that is needed for the Elks to come together again for the next visitation. “Elks Care, Elks Share”
Members in attendance November 10th were: Mission Viejo residents Dennis Lumley, Sandie McClure, Lloyd & Carole Bryan, and Mark Sherling, Mike & Vicki Long of Dove Canyon, Kathy Andrews, and Daniel Hernandez of Lake Forest. Also attending was Orange Coast District Veterans Chairman Harvey Langham.
Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge #2444 is celebrating 44 years of service to Saddleback Valley Communities. It is one of 10 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 146 history of giving. "Elks Care Elks Share."