The Ashland Elks Lodge will hold its annual Memorial Service at 10 am Sunday in the Lodge Room located at 255 E Main St. in downtown Ashland.
The Ashland Elks Lodge will hold its annual Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Lodge Room located at 255 E. Main St. in downtown Ashland. People are invited to join the officers, members, friends and guests as they pay homage to their deceased members.
"The Memorial Service is one of the most beautiful and moving ceremonies of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks," Ashland Elks Exalted Ruler Christina Dunlap said.
Deceased members being honored this year include: Carl Adamo,
Charles R. Kinney, Dom S. Provost, Jr., Gilbert E. Ellis, Glen M. Svaren, Harley Dickerson, Harry A. Skerry, Jr., J. Ervin Toney, Keith Mobley, Lee Roy Kin, Les Mecham and Sherman A. Lynch.
Grand Lodge has set the first Sunday in December as the day for all Lodges to hold Memorial Services for our Departed Members. Started in 1889, the Elks Memorial Service is the last honor given to Elk Members. This event is one of the two events in which the public is invited into the Ashland Elks Lodge Room.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA currently has more than 2,000 lodges, with more than one million active members. Oregon has 56 lodges with a membership of over 40,000. Ashland Lodge No. 944, was founded March 16, 1905. Current membership is more than 700 men and women. Elks members contribute time, energy and resources to local charitable and community activities.