Special Needs Programs
The Special Needs Committee works to help children and young adults who are disabled become involved, feel independent, and lead happy and fulfilled lives. Check out our news page to meet Leo, our Special Needs Child of the Year.
The Red Bank Elks lodge holds free monthly socials for young adults at our Lodge where kids can eat pizza, dance to a DJ, and socialize in a safe environment.
In addition we sponsor “camperships” to the Elks Special
Needs camp, Camp Moore in the Ramapo Mountains. In 2011, we sponsored 30 young adults for a spring or fall weekend and 15
children for a week-long summer trip where they will all experience new
adventures, lasting friendships, and opportunities that promote independence
and greater self-confidence.
We've also provided financial support for the SPUR
(Special People United to Ride) organization in Middletown where
individuals with disabilities learn and practice how to ride and handle
The Red Bank Elks believes in supporting and participation with our community. We have made financial donations to community organizations such as Red Bank Lunch Break, the Monmouth County Food Bank, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, the Boys and Girls Club, the KaBOOM fireworks event, and many more.
The Red Bank Elks also hosts annual Flag Day and 9-11 services for the local community.
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!
Our 2013-2014 Officers
Thank you to our officers this year, newly installed in March:
Standing, (l-r): Cliff Baum, Secretary. Mike Watts, two year Trustee. Robert Mauro, five year Trustee. Joseph McGrath, Leading Knight. Guy Opie, Lecturing Knight. Sean Opie, Esquire. Thomas Spagnoli, Loyal Knight. Donald Lindsay one year Trustee.
Seated (l-r) Richard Kapps, three Year Trustee. Michael Rodriguez, Exalted Ruler. David Edgar, four year Trustee.
Eileen Brennan-Watts, Treasurer. Lori Manfreda, Tiler.