Veteran’s Events and Volunteer Opportunities


Veteran’s Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Mark your calendar!  Monthly Veteran’s Committee Meetings start July 8th at 6:30pm at the Lodge.  We will hold these meetings the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  The committee will have a number of tasks on the agenda.  Fund raising dinner; VA Bingo; USO Volunteers; OC Stand Down; Planning events for Vets and Active Military.

Military/Veteran’s Care Packages Need Donations

A very generous donation of about 40 personal 4” x 6” cases was made to the lodge.  We would like to put some personal items/food in the cases and ship to deployed troops and give to the Vets.  Can you help?  We need items for the cases and cash donations to help wth the cost of shipping.  Below are suggestions for items we can include in the cases.  Contact your Veteran’s Chairman with any questions or donations.

Volunteers needed at the Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport

As mentioned previously the USO has opened a facility at the John Wayne Airport and are looking for volunteers to help fill some shifts.  If you have time and are interested they need help with the following time slots.

1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month, 6pm – 10 pm

2nd, 4th Mondays of each month, 2pm – 6pm

1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month, 10am – 2pm

1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of each month, 2pm – 6pm

The USO is also hoping some Elks are willing to be trained and able to stay all night for troop movements and over Christmas.

The forms and USO contacts are on the Newport Elks Lodge Website under Committeesà Volunteers.  Below are links to the volunteer form needed for participation at the USO.

USO-OC Vol App 

If you are interested please complete the application and send to Maureen Ahrens at