Escondido Elks Lodge #1687 recently donated $6,767.85 to the California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project Inc.
Escondido Elks Lodge’s Exalted Ruler Steven Wagstaff participated in the California-Hawaii Elks Association Convention in Palm Springs from May 17 to May 20, where he reported the total monies raised by his Elks Lodge over the past Elk year 2016-2017 for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc. totaled $6,767.85.
Total monies raised by all Elks Lodges throughout the entire state association were $3,479,851.77 for the 2016-2017 Elk Year.
Wagstaff was presented with a plaque for his efforts in his special contributions to The Elks Major Project, Inc. Wagstaff began a fundraiser with the Chili’s restaurant in Escondido four years ago which has grown to a state-wide event every year in January for the past three years.
CHEA – The California – Hawaii Elks Association is a charitable organization serving children with disabilities since 1950. With 171 lodges in 19 Districts (including the Islands of Guam and Philippines), the California-Hawaii Elks Association CHEA serves disabled children, veterans, and our youth in a wide range of activities.
According to Wagstaff, “We are a proud organization with roots back to 1868 and thousands of Elks, who have not only helped millions of people, but are a social organization that enjoys the company of other Elks at our lodges where our meals and beverages support our growth and the community.”