Greater Spokane Elks Lodge #228

Lodge Awards Banquet June 02, 2022


On June 2nd the Lodge held a banquet to honor several lodge members
for their outstanding service and efforts on behalf of Lodge #228.

Also honored were two participants from our area who advanced to high levels in the annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Contest. (To learn more about the Hoop Shoot click HERE)

Receiving Outstanding Service Commendations were Chuck and Phyllys Porter.

Phyllis is a former Lodge Secretary and has volunteered for many Lodge projects over the years.  Some examples are making and stuffing Christmas Stockings for residents of Lakeland Village, and placing decorations at cemeteries for Memorial Day.

Chuck is a long serving and recently retired Chairman of our Americanism Committee.  One of his major duties has been presenting American Flags that have flown over the Nation's Capital to area Eagle Scouts at their Courts of Honor.  Although the exact count has been lost to history, well over 400 flags have been presented by Chuck during his tenure.

Officer of the year for fiscal 2021-22 is Warren Stout, our Loyal Knight last year.  Warren is in charge of running our Social Quarters and has devoted countless volunteer hours to that effort.  (Warren, Exalted Ruler Evette Wilie and Leading Knight Timon Behan pictured)

The Elks Citizenship Award went to member Peggy Doering.  Peggy has been very active in nurturing collaboration between the Elks Lodge and the Valleyfest Organization representing the City of Spokane Valley.  In addition to directing  the Valleyfest Organization, Peggy has been instrumental in a joint venture that includes a parade float and transport trailer promoting both the Elks Lodge and the City of Spokane Valley.  The float has appeared in the recent Lilac Festival Parade in Spokane and is destined to participate in festivals and parades in many of the surrounding communities.  Peggy Doering with Timon and Evette pictured.

Our Elk of the year honor went to Jaye Nordling, who has taken over the Chairmanship of the Americanism Committe.  Because most of the Eagle Scout's Courts of Honor were postponed during the pandemic, recent months have seen a plethora of Eagle Scout activities in catching up the backlog.  Jaye and his recruits have really stepped up to the plate in this effort.  Jay has also presided over an Eagle Scout's project of erecting a flagpole near our office building.

The Elks National Hoop Shoot (click the link above to learn more if you haven't already) National Finals were recently held in Chicago.  Before the finals, there is a lot of work and effort invested on a local, regional, and state level.  In attendance to help honor our two local Hoop Shoot celebrities were our Local Lodge and East District Chairman, Rita Gardner and Washington State Chairman, Joe Basil.

Pictured are Joe Basil , Julianna  Pope, and Rita Gardner.  Julianna competed in Regionals and Madox (pictured below) moved on to the National Finals.

Madox Hodges - Elks National Hoop Shoot Champion - 10-11 year age group