The Ukiah Daily Journal
Ukiah Elks honor first responders
On Friday Jan. 27, Ukiah Elks Lodge #1728 hosted an annual honorary meal for first responders: Sheriff, police, firefighters, EMS workers and search and rescue volunteers.
“We are so grateful for the service they provide to our community and as Elks, we thank you for your service to our country,” explained Elks Club member Jenna Shepherd.
There were 31 paid guests for dinner and Elks Club members served 19 meals free of charge to their honored guests.
“We look forward to growing this event in the future and continuing to honor our men and women of service,” added Shepherd.
To learn more about Elks, what they do and how to join, contact the office 707-462-1728, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the lodge on any Friday night between 3 and 8 p.m. at 1200 Hastings Road.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) is an American fraternal order founded in 1868 — 155 years ago — originally as a social club in New York City, now headquartered in Chicago.
The stated purpose: This Fraternal Order was founded “To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship.”
Character of the order: The Order of Elks is an organization of American citizens who love their country and desire to preserve its cherished institutions; who love their fellow man and seek to promote his well-being; and who love the joyousness of life and endeavor to contribute to it, as well as to share it.