The latest in Elks Veterans Service News! 
The Elks' Turn to Serve
Elks National Veterans Service Commission
 July Newsletter
News from the Front

Happy 150th to the Elks! Looking for a way to celebrate? The new Welcome Home program lets you carry on the Elks tradition of serving veterans, while meeting the needs of today's veterans. 

Not sure how to get started? It's as easy as 1, 2,3. 

  1. Connect with a VA or veterans facility in your area that works with veterans who are exiting homelessness. 
  2. Help these veterans get the home supplies they need to succeed in their new home. 
  3. Use this form to send your receipts to the ENVSC and we'll reimburse you up to $200 per kit! 

Need inspiration? View this video, which debuted at convention and was a big hit.

It features Cocoa Beach Lodge's outreach to local veterans, using the Welcome Home Kit program. 
Drumroll please . . . . . . . . Announcing the 2016-17 Veteran Volunteers of the Year!

Each year, State Veterans Chairs send us the names of volunteers in their state who’ve gone above and beyond in their service to veterans.

This year was no different, and we're pleased to honor volunteers of all kinds - from seasoned experts who've been giving their time to serve veterans for more than 30 years to newer volunteers   who've only recently begun to serve but have hit the ground running.

Together, they all give meaning to the Elks pledge to never forget our veterans.  

We're back from Reno, where luck was with us. 

The first State Veterans Chair Training (pictured above) was a success! Ask your State Chair what they learned. Not sure who that is? Find out here

We gave a well-attended Welcome Home presentation. Here's a copy of the slideshow for all those who weren't able to attend

We highlighted the results of another exciting year during our annual report, and  honored the service of one volunteer, Dennis McAleese, whose extraordinary service to the Veterans Leather Program has sustained it for years. 

Thanks to all who attended our events and stopped by the booth to say hi! 
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Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy is a unique organization dedicated to providing military members and veterans with job training by providing a free, seven-day camp where collegiate umpires teach recovering Marines how to officiate so they can umpire professionally. 

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