May 1st through the 7th was Elks national youth week. On Tuesday May 5th, Mission Viejo Elks Lodge hosted an open meeting to honor our youth achievers. The attendees included; essay competition winners, Girl Scouts gold award winners, hoop shoot champions and ENF scholarship recipients. PER Pat Martino kept the audience entertained with his humor, while serving as the master of ceremonies. The proclamation was delivered by our very own Elk member and Mayor Pro Tem, Greg Raths to an audience of 90 parents, students and Elk members. Cheeseburgers, hot dogs and cake were served free of charge for all those that attended. Special thanks to all of the Elk volunteers that helped organize and execute this event.
Greg T. Morgan
(above) The colors are presented.
(above) 6th Plus teacher Steve Gifford with Americanism Essay Winner, Krupa Francis, presented by Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks 2444 Irene Romero PER and Charles Hart PER.
(above) Master of Ceremonies, Pat Martino PER.
(above) Teacher Lois Conners with Americanism Essay Winner, Mirielle Smith, her father Stephan and mother Rochelle, award presented by MV Elks Irene Romero PER and Charles Hart PER
(above) Mayor Pro Tem, Greg Raths, opens Elks National Youth Week Proclamation.
(above) Scholarship Awards Winners: (L to R) Haley Sherbune, Ashley Bonetto, Tammy Chandler, Jorrel Caleb M Sto, Ryan Nyberg and Matthew Foundolis.
Esteemed Loyal Knight
(above) Elks Hoop Shoot Winner Boys 10-11, Jake Woodall, with his father Gerald (left), mother Lori (center), presented by MV Elks Carol Bryan and MV Elks Hoop Shoot Chairman Daniel Hernandez.