he Elks will celebrate their 150th anniversary on Feb. 16. The Elks have created a quiet network of good deeds that have changed millions of lives for the better nationwide. Yet, there is little public awareness of the impact of their work. The Elks have rarely sought recognition. They have not received monies from any level of government. However, the Elks donated to the government for the very first veterans hospital.
Locally, the Elks contribute to the Special Olympics, schools, the needy and the elderly as well as to our veterans. The Junction City Elks Lodge have been involved in benefit events that provide donations to the Open Door, the animal shelter, the food pantry and other charitable organizations.
Our members have generous hearts and are eager to share. Most of our officers serve for free and are examples of the true elk volunteer Spirit. We will continue to serve this community, now and in the future, to the best of our ability.
Charles King, Exalter Ruler,
Officers and Members
Junction City Elks Lodge #1037