PER  Sandye Talbert

Ritual Coach

Karen Nickell

Car Show

Cal Dahl

Youth / Community Activity

Golf Tournament

Ralph Erickson

Food Baskets

​George Brown


Americanism  Committee

PER Merl Bieker


ACCIDENT PREVENTION CHAIRMAN

Jerry Ekstrom


This committee is charged with 
the overall safety of the lodge.


VETERANS COMMITTEE 


This committee is to ensure our commitment to the Veterans.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, VOCATIONAL GRANTS COMMITTEE,  MOST VALUABLE STUDENT COMMITTEE & SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Karen Allenby


These committees coordinate and publicize our vocational grant opportunities and identify worthy scholarship candidates. They also have 
the responsibility of coordinating and publicizing our educational opportunities here.


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Merl Bieker


The Membership Committee examines all applications for membership, conducts the indoctrination program, and investigates and contacts delinquent and lapsed members, in the overall effort to maintain the full membership roster of the Lodge


PER ASSOCIATION
PER Lorna Snailum


This association is comprised of all Past Exalted Rulers within the Lodge

BUCKS COMMITTEE  

​PER Chuck Wezenski, PDD


This committee requests a dollar from each member which benefits the Washington State Elks Program, Children's Therapy.


HOOP SHOOT COMMITTEE


This committee works with the State association to conduct the Elks "free throw" program for the youth of our community.​

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION

Vacant


​This committee is a permanent charitable and philanthropic trust which funds benevolences of the Order. By its provisions only its income is used, its principal remains invested. Consequently it is imperative there be continuing additions to its principal through gifts by members of the Order and others. It is the function of this Committee to promote gifts at the all-important local level.


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE

​This committee is charged with implementing the Government Relations Programs of the Grand Lodge and State Association.


PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Newsletter/Social Media Editor

Grant Committee

 

Sandie Miller

The club operation of the Lodge has its place in the success of the Lodge. An attractive program of entertainment in a proper environment is an excellent way to promote membership involvement. A Committee devoted to this project is a must for every lodge having a club.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

YOUTH ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE &

LODGE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE​

Esteemed Leading Knight Linda Boone​


There is no single factor more important to the welfare of a Lodge than an outstanding image in its community. In the market place the Lodge meets the competition. It is the function of these committees to formulate and carry out a program of service to the community, its youth population and lodge activities, all of which will establish the Lodge as one of the its most important entities.


DRUG AWARENESS COMMITTEE

Vacant



This committee circulates literature provided to subordinate lodges on a grant from Grand Lodge and the Elks National Foundation to schools and youth free of charge. They also facilitate the Drug Awareness Poster and Essay contest open to all 3rd grade to 8th grade area students.

CALENDAR RAFFLE CHAIRMAN

Esquire

Yvonne Cox


Fund-raiser calendars are sold each year. All who have purchased a calendar are automatically included in the drawings, with one winner receiving a cash prize each day.



STANDING RELIEF COMMITTEE

 Exalted Ruler Doug Rhay

This committee is composed of the Exalted Ruler, Esteemed Leading, Loyal & Lecturing Knights, Secretary and Treasurer of the Lodge. Its duty is to investigate the merits of all proposals for aid and make recommendations concerning them to the Lodge for further actions.

AMERICANISM COMMITTEE

Treasurer PER Merl Beiker


This committee is charged with the duty of continuing the Order's great tradition of patriotism and its important levels, nation, state and community.

​AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING COMMITTEE

Patrick McGary
Evaluate the Lodge systems of internal control. Engage an accountant to conduct an audit, review or compilation of Lodge Books and all other entities of the Lodge.


Committees and Chairmen
All email may be directed to   lodge @ elks823.com 

Indicate the addressee in the body of the message


Vancouver Elks Lodge #823
11605 SE McGillivray Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98683
Phone: 360.256.0823 Fax: 360.892.5183


Karen Allenby

ER Keith Laurent

PER  Lorna Snailum

PER Chuck Wezenski  PDD,

Merl Bieker

District Deputy

Ray Jara

360-901-9708  

rayrjara@yahoo.com

ER Keith Laurent

Ralph Erickson

Childrens Therapy

PER Deanna Imri