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On January 18, 2024 Tenisha Campanile, Exalted Ruler, Michelle O’Brien, Government Relations Chair, Nina Mc Cann, House Committee Chair, Sandy Gruzdis, Orientation, Victoria Johnson-Stokes, Chaplain and Birthday Chair were excited to celebrate the recently renovated main lodge room and share it with the surrounding communities. Attendees included members of Mission Viejo and Lake Forest Chambers of Commerce, District Elks and Local Elks Lodge officers, Mayors and Council Members from Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Laguna Hills. Additional attendees included representatives for Congresswoman Young Kim, State Assemblywoman Kate Sanchez, State Senator Catherine Blakespear, and Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner.


Sandy Gruzdis gifted us with her charcuterie table of fruits, cheeses, and homemade crackers. Champagne and wine were poured by our new bartender, Christina. Our exalted ruler, Tenisha started the evening welcoming approximately 100 attendees and introducing Elk dignitaries.


Photo credit by Greg Morgan