Seated L-R:

Jennifer McCann, Devin Doherty, Rich Encinas, Donna White, Elliot Allen, Rachel Hanson, Melanie Fyhrie, and Dan Connell
Standing L-R:
Dick Holmes Chaplain, Russell Sindt Inner Guard, Mike Parks, Paul Kratzer, Hugo MaciasMike Spencer, Exalted Ruler Greg Morgan PER, Stephen McCann, Hunter McCann, Mark Dawson, Tenisha Campanile Loyal Knight, Jerry Flores Lecturing Knight, and Rick Moscoso Leading Knight.
Photo credit: Rick Moscoso


by Sandy Gruzdis
Elks Welcome Fifteen Saddleback Valley Residents

The Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks welcomed fifteen new members in August. New Elks are Stephen and Hunter McCann from Rancho Santa Margarita, and Jennifer McCann from Huntington BeachAlso from Rancho Santa Margarita are Rachel Hanson and Melanie Fyhrie. Other new members are Devin Doherty, Mike Parks, and Hugo Macias, of Mission Viejo, Dan Connell of Trabuco Canyon, Paul Kratzer of Laguna Woods, and Mike Spencer of Long Beach.  New members were initiated into the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks on August 24, 2021.

The Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge #2444 is celebrating over 50 years of service to Saddleback Valley Communities. It is one of 8 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 152-year history of giving. “Elks Care Elks Share”. For information regarding Elks programs or Elks membership, call 949 830-3557.