Purple Pig Roundup for August

We have a number of new Purple Pig special-donation level awards to announce this month! Ian Conger, and Start McCroskey all were submitted for the 52 Club, and Cindy Nichols, and Sandra Waite reached the Century Club donation level! Great, and generous work, everyone!

We also awarded certificates during the July initiation meeting for Club Members who received their certificates and pins at the lodge. Pictured above from right to left:

Stan & Frankie Malkin (Century Club Stan pictured)

Dennis Yosanovich accepting for the Tate Fund (Millennium Club)

Tom Van Tassel (Century Club)

Sharon Dearborn (Millennium Club)

Rick and Kathy Blake (Millennium Club Rick Pictured)

Jim and Sissy Brownfield (Century Club Jim Pictured)

Not Pictured

Jim Jacobs (Century Club)

MJ Dearborn (Century Club)

RJ Dearborn (Century Club)

Jon and Pam Ellowitz (52 Club)

Newport Elks in the Balboa Island Parade

For the 3rd year Newport Harbor Lodge members and some of their family did our lodge proud in the 24th Annual Balboa Island Parade on June 4th. While Sara Evans and Past Exalted Ruler Dan Roach carried the banner, other lodge members handed out drug awareness coloring books, crayons, American Flags and buttons to children that lined the streets.

Driving a stand-out-red 1967 Shelby Cobra GT was Ernie Cardwell, Retired Navy and a Past Exalted Ruler from the Montebello Lodge. He wasn’t alone in his GT, our own Phil Bradley, a Retired Marine, was riding with Ernie. The Downtowner, driven by Jake Allsop, was the perfect vehicle to chauffeur Stan Malkin, Retired Army and Past Exalted Ruler. The crowd showed great appreciation for the Veterans, many coming out to shake their hands as they passed by.

Following the lodge was the California School Orchestra, one of the many groups that the Newport Harbor Elks Lodge supports through our donations and grant programs.


The parade organizers were First Lady Angela Anderson and Membership Chairman Marilee Jackson. Others taking part were Exalted Ruler Sharron Dearborn and her granddaughter Maddie, Drug Awareness Chairman Les Shelley, Diane Morales, Geri Reno, Patricia Litten, Mike Glenn, Chris Keener and sons Ace and Champ, Rick Van De Walle, John Hald and a few others not named.

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BBQ Saturdays

Afternoon BBQ Saturday includes a large delicious hamburger or hot dog, including condiments and a bag of chips for $5. Each Saturday, lodge volunteers cook the hamburgers and hot dogs which are purchased by the Lodge. In addition these volunteers have been ‘donating’ side dishes and desserts with no reimbursement for the cost. It is entirely up to the volunteer if they want to bring side dishes and dessert. It should not be expected that $5 includes side dishes and desserts. A special ‘thank you’ to volunteers who have been providing additional food.