Presentation on theme: "The Rhode Island State Elks Association has grown to almost 6,000 men and women. We are your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends. We represent the."— Presentation transcript:
The Rhode Island State Elks Association has grown to almost 6,000 men and women. We are your neighbors, your co-workers, your friends. We represent the broad spectrum of Rhode Islanders. There are 10 lodges throughout the state.
RISETri-CityNewportWesterlyWoonsocket West Warwick Bristol County South Kingstown Coventry W. Greenwich East Providence Smithfield The 10 Lodges of the RI State Elks Association
The Elks are committed to America’s Promise. Building a better future for our youth We have sponsored Drug-free proms in over 2000 communities across America.
Youth Programs Then….. 1953 …Now 2008 Little League
The Elks “Hoop Shoot” free- throw program is the largest coeducational sports program in the country. More than 3,000,000 kids will participate In this year’s contest.
For over 75 years we have invested in our future through the Most Valuable Student scholarship program. *Only the U.S. Government gives more scholarships than we do, and they print their own money.
Youth Programs The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student contest awards 500 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $15,000, to students pursuing 4-year degrees. Male and female students compete separately. Elks Most Valuable Students
The Elks have pledged not to forget our nation’s veterans.
In thousands of communities, men and women of our local lodges are working to meet local needs, whether that’s funding the local food bank, supplying instruments for a high school band, holding a drug- free prom, or promoting literacy at schools and libraries.
We believe in helping others, but we also believe in having fun. Often we manage to combine the two.