Supporting our Military and Patriotism
The Red Bank Elks Lodge believes in supporting our current and past military members as much as possible. And patriotism is a core principle.
From our observance of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Veteran's Day to programs that assist veterans such as our Christmas party/trip to the Lyons VA hospital, there's no shortage of what we can do.
And we've supported our current military in various programs including donating over $2,000 of phone cards to deployed marines last year.
Elks believe that sporting activities provide spirited competition, develop character, and provide the opportunity for youngsters to make new friendships.
The Elks Batter-up Contest is one of those programs, allowing local kids to take their swing at hitting a home run. Five age groups played on June 18th, and winners won trophies and have the chance at representing our lodge in the district competition.
The Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition is held in the winter months, and was in its 37th year in 2010, with over 3 million boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 participating.
And the competition was tough as the national finalists generally average around 90% free throw completion.
We also hold a Soccer Shoot competition in the fall months.
The Red Bank Elks Lodge believes in investing in our youth, as they are our future. We have many programs for our local youth to support them and motivate them to achieve (and have fun!) in the areas of education and leadership.
In 2012, the Red Bank Elks Lodge awarded over $10,000 in awards and scholarships. Congratulations to:
Kevin Crean, Red Bank Catholic High School
Gemma Ciabattoni, Red Bank Regional High School
Shelby K Frank*, Red Bank Regional High School
Eileen Merritt, Brookdale Community CollegeAndrew Grogan*, Henry Hudson Regional High School
*These 2 students also represented the Lodge at the Peer Leadership Conference for our Drug Awareness Committee.
The Red Bank Elks see the Lodge as a place for family and friends to come together. That's why we have many events such as BBQs, family festivals, entertainment events, and holiday parties throughout the year that give our members and their families the chance to socialize with other Elks. Check out our Events page to stay informed about what's going on!