April 2022 News Round Up
March 18, 2021
This year has been tough and we couldn't have done it without outstanding Elks. Please join me in Congratulating the following Elks who were recognized at this year's awards ceremony.
Leslie Williams - Elk of the Year
(our first ever female Elk of the year! It's especially fitting that this ceremony took place during Women's History Month)
Kelly Smith & Don Gossard
Both of these outstanding Elks received Special Service Awards for everything they've done this year.
Heather Beal, our Loyal Knight was also recognized through selection as Officer of the Year.
September - December 2020
Thanks to the generosity of the Elks National Foundation Spotlight Grant - we used the $2,000 grant money, plus donations from our Lodge members ($335.66) to purchase 1,746 pounds of "hard-fill" items for all nine of the local food banks in the Kitsap FoodBank Coalition.
We also hosted a food drive at the Lodge from. September 2, 2020 - December 31, 2020. Through this drive we donated an additional 545 pounds of food to local food banks.
August 28, 2020
The Zombies Are Coming - Again!
Thanks to the generosity of the Elks National Foundation we have been awarded the $3,500 Beacon Grant to support the Girl Scouts Great Cascadia Zombie Challenge program! This year our focus is on the younger girls (Daisy - Brownies) and we can't wait to get started!
The event is in October and we are looking for volunteers. Contact our grant coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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August 21, 2020
Supporting Our Local Community
Thanks to the generosity of the Elks National Foundation we have been awarded the $2,000 Spotlight Grant to support the food needs of our community during this COVID crisis.
We are using this generous grant money to purchase "hard-fill" items for all nine of the local food banks that are part of the Kitsap FoodBank Coalition.
We are also hosting a food drive at the Lodge from. September 2, 2020 - December 31, 2020. (click here for a flyer with more information about the food drive)
Finally, we are soliciting donations through our webpage for additional food bank support. Click on our dues and donations webpage (here) for more information or to donate.
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June 1, 2020
Supporting Our Veterans
Thanks to the generosity of the Elks National Foundation we have been awarded the $2,500 Freedom Grant to host a Christmas dinner at Retsil Veteran's Retirement Home in December for around 300 residents of the Retsil Veteran Resident Care Center and Building 9 for Veterans program. The Building 9 for Veterans program is a transitional housing model designed to provide safe and stable housing for both male and female homeless veterans who are committed to returning to employment and/or independent living.
We can't wait to get started and give these deserving men and women the special holiday meal they deserve.
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May 25, 2020
We hope everyone is staying healthy. We are excited to announce our "curbside dining!" In the first two weeks we have sold over 100 dinners each week!!
Please check out the flyer below and contact the Lodge if you have questions.
Meals can be purchased by non-members - so invite a friend!
April 22, 2020
Giving Back to the Community
Thanks to the generosity of the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant and our members, our Lodge donated $2,867.04 to nine food banks across Kitsap County!
We supported all nine food banks in the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition. These food banks include...
- Helpline House on Bainbridge Island
- Bremerton Foodline in Bremerton
- Central Kitsap Food Bank in Silverdale
- North Mason Food Bank in Belfair
- North Kitsap Fishline in Poulsbo
- St. Vincent de Paul in Bremerton
- The Salvation Army in Bremerton
- Sharenet in Kingston
- South Kitsap Helpline in Port Orchard
Because of you, thousands of our neighbors and community members can get food and needed supplies.
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March 15, 2020
Bremerton Elks Lodge #1181 Leadership made the difficult decision to close our Lodge during the COVID-19 outbreak. Just after that decision was made, Washington State Governor Inslee closed all restaurants and social gathering sites (among other things). Bremerton Elks Lodge #1181 is acting in compliance with Grand Lodge closure requirements and hopes to be able to reopen again as soon as COVID-19 is under control.
We appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Rest assured that we continue to work behind the scenes to help our community during this time of hardship. If you have questions please contact us via email and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
If you would like to help, check out our Gratitude Grant "Match" program that supports the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition on our Dues and Donations page.
Take care and stay healthy!
December 21, 2019
Our Lodge held our annual Family Christmas Party and over 100 Members and their families attended.
Treasured guests showed up and a great time was had by all!
November 20, 2019
The Bremerton Elks Lodge #1181 was selected as one of 14 Lodges to receive an Impact Grant for 2020! This grant provides $10,000 to build our Reading for Readiness Program that helps prepare children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs for disaster as well as how to handle difficult situations such as bullying, etc. Check out the grant announcement below and watch our Disaster PreparednessDisaster Preparedness Programs page for more information on the program as we have them!
October 31, 2019
The Bremerton Elks Lodge #1181 was featured in an article on the ENF Website for our Beacon Grant work!!
Click on the Article title below the photo below to read the ENF article (PDF version).
October 24, 2019
Welcome to our newest members: Michael Kloser, Debra Cleere, and Marsha Stutey (not pictured).
Also, during the meeting we were honored to present Dick Mallea with a commemorative plaque for his grand generosity in giving $5,000 or more to the Elks National Foundation. Thank you Dick!