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Forget what you can get and see what you can give.

I am pleased to report that fiscal year as of April 30, 2021, the Reno Elks Lodge has donated $780.00 to the Elks National Foundation. Our total per member donation is $.50, which does not include donations made with dues payments.

Every Lodge now has agoal for Fidelity Club Membership. If we reach the goal, which is based on 5% of the prior year's donors, the Reno Lodge will be eligible for a $500 bonus on the Gratitude Grant. Our Lodge's goal for this fiscal year is 28 Fidelity Club Members; we currently have 17 member s enrolled in this program. Please consider joining the Fidelity Club; it's a quick and easy way to donate.

The State of Nevada contributed total donations of $6,170.28 to ENF for the current fiscal year with a $1.09 per capita giving total per member. Nevada was #1 in the Nation in member per capita giving last fiscal year.

FREEDOM GRANT

Special thanks go out to Susan Stinchfield for heading up the Cinco de Mayo Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Another big Thank You goes out to the 18 Elk Members & 2 Non-Members who volunteered 109 hours and 788 miles to serve lunch to 55 Veterans & family members.

GRATITUDE GRANT

This year, the Reno Lodge is planning on donating pencil boxes filled with school supplies & books to the students at Mariposa Language and Learning Academy with the $2,500 approved for the Gratitude Grant. The boxes will be assembled over the summer and delivered to the low-income families in our area at the beginning of the next school year.

VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION

The Elks National Foundation insures our veterans are never forgotten. In 2020-21, the Elks National Foundation granted $3.6 million to meet the needs of veterans through the Elks National Veterans Service Commission, including $1.3 million to help end veteran homelessness.

Thank you for your continued support for the Elks National Foundation. If you have questions regarding donations, participating in the lodge ENF programs or wish to volunteer on the ENF Committee, please contact:

Denise Stone

ENF Committee Chair

Denise.j.stone@gmail.com

(775) 313-1777