The Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge is thrilled to continue to welcome more members each month. Welcoming 10 new members in November, they were initiated on the 18th in a very sacred ceremony that is the same as it was when the Elks organization was founded in 1876. New members from Lake Forest are Randy Nutko, Cynthia Tillman, and Patricia Haley. From Mission Viejo, Michael Seyler, Rosalin Hersch, John Consoli, and Stephen Baker. Residing in Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, and Dana Point, respectively are Jacqueline Vallejo, Nancee Potter, and M.Lisa Armstrong
As an example of what the Elk’s do, the Mission Viejo Saddleback Lodge just donated $2,000 to the Marines and Sailors Adoption Committee for their Adopt a Marine Program. The foundation enhances outreach efforts for needs between the community and Police Services. The committee support over 1,200 marines and sailors of the Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton. The donation will provide weekly care packages if the marine is deployed, a Thanksgiving meal for the marine and their family, baskets filled with necessities for a marine’s newborn and expectant families, and many other necessities and supplies.