The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 500 in Valparaiso installed its 2014-2015 officers. They are:
Bruce Wright, exalted ruler; Judy Rooney-Davis, leading knight; Mike Connors, loyal knight; Dave Sprinkle, lecturing knight; Jeanie Kozlowski, esquire; Steve Davis, secretary; Bob McCasland, treasurer; Tom Halstead, tiler; Gary Harterode, inner guard and Kathy Sutton, chaplain.
The Elks are a charitable organization dedicated to community service. Achieved through programs supporting healthy and drug-free children, honoring and celebrating the service and sacrifices of our Veterans and various other activities. Locally, the Valparaiso Elks host a Hoop Shoot competition for the young, offer scholarships to those heading off to college, collaborate with the Elks in Indiana to give research dollars to IU and Purdue cancer research centers, and adopt the area veterans in nursing homes for Christmas.
For more information, contact the Valparaiso Elks at (219) 462-5421