Escondido, CA

Local Elks congratulated for fund-raising

Escondido Elks Exalted Ruler Steven Wagstaff with the 2017 theme child Aya. Aya was diagnosed with a severe speech delay and also has childhood Apraxia of speech. Now with the support of the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, at the age of 5 1/2, Aya is on her way to continuing progress in her speech. The California-Hawaii Elks Major Project has laid a foundation to continue her journey.

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.

The plaque presented to Elks Exalted Ruler Wagstaff for his fund-raising efforts.

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.”

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