Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 held its 6th annual PDDGER Richard T. Smith Golf Outing at Timber Point Golf Course in Great River, NY. Event Chairman Tom Harrington (Lodge Treasurer) and Co-Chairman Kathy Harrington hosted the outing. Lunch back at the Lodge with chef Exalted Ruler Richard Milhaven. We had another successful event and awarded “The PDDGER Richard T. Smith Scholarship” of $1000.00 to a local High School senior toward their college education, as well as $500.00 to N.Y. Major Projects.
Massapequa Elks 2162 Collected non perishable items at their Halloween Party Fundraiser. Every person that walked in the door with a donation recieved a free raffle ticket for a door prize. Our lodge took in $450 dollars worth of food. The food will be donated to the local food pantries.
On Thursday September 19, Massapequa Elks Lodge 2162 Veterans committee went to Northport VA hospital to make Halloween crafts with the disabled women’s group of disable Veterans. Crafts were purchased with funds raised through out the year.
Massapequa Elks lodge 2162 partnered with Massapequa Takes Action and Yes Community Councel to provide drug awareness material for Massapequa High School Safe Halloween Event. Massapequa Elks 2162 donated 900 Drug Awareness coloring books to be put in tote bags that will handed out to children in grades k-3 by Massapequa High School's SADD Club
For Red Ribbon Week Massapequa Elks Lodge #2162 held a Halloween Party Fundraiser to help raise funds for their drug awareness program. Members made Red Ribbons and gave them to each guest with literature about Red Ribbon Week. Massapequa's Drug Awareness chair, Margaret Motis asked all attendees to wear their ribbons proudly to help spread the word to our families and friends about the dangers of opioid abuse. She stated "If we save just one person then all our efforts were worth it " . There were 91 people in attendance including members, friends and family, Frank Hunt Past District Deputy and members from New York Lodge 1 also attended to show their support. . Even their skeletons wore their ribbons for the event.
We are celebrating over 50 years of doing service for our community and the works of Elkdom. We are dedicated to all the charitable causes that the Elks have been performing for almost 150 years.