Donate Life America

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissue available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility. 

Founded as the Coalition on Donation in 1992 by the donation and transplantation community, Donate Life America changed its name in 2006 in response to extensive research and the desire to align the organization with the Donate Life brand. Over the past 25 years, Donate Life America and the Donate Life Community have registered nearly 135 Million organ, eye and tissue donors in the United States – more than 54% of the adult population. The Elks Lodge supports Donate Life America, won't you?


Register to be a Donor Today!

Commit now to giving life to others when you die. Each registration serves as a symbol of hope to every patient awaiting a lifesaving or healing transplant.

Consider Being a Living Donor

Living donation is an opportunity to save a life while you are still living. It is not covered by your donor registration. 

 If you donated your organs, your cornea, your tissue.......
you could save up to 8 lives.

Newport Harbor Cruise for Visually Impaired Veterans

Oh What a Day!

On Wednesday, July 26, Newport Harbor Elks hosted its second harbor cruise for visually impaired veterans from the Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Phil Bradley, Veterans Chairman with the assistance of Maureen Schaller, Lodge Trustee coordinated the event.

It was a beautiful sunny day to treat 20 veterans plus their aides and bus driver to a harbor cruise. The veterans arrived at 9:30 am to a ‘welcome and get-to-know-you’ continental breakfast before boarding 3 covered pontoon boats. The boats were captained by members Frank Cuccia, Dan Roach and David Armstrong. The feel of the sun, the breeze and the ocean smells were enjoyed by the veterans and Elk volunteers. Two of the sightless veterans stated they tried to touch the water but couldn’t reach it from the boat. Next year we’ll find a way that they can touch the water to cover that sense of ‘touch’.


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.