Starting in July, the Chandler Elks Rides began raising money by selling $10 50/50 tickets with a chance to win $1,500. The proceeds of the raffle ($1,500) help the children of the Chandler community by donating $1,500 to three Title 1 schools in Chandler. In addition, a collection box was placed in the lobby of the Chandler Elks Lodge where members and their guests could contribute by donating supplies. The Elks lodge hosted an event for another motorcycle club whose members donated an additional $300. The estimated value of the school supplies donated is approximately $3,000.
The donated money was used to purchase crayons, pencils, notebooks, writing paper, backpacks, glue sticks, and much more.
On Aug. 19 Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 Exalted Ruler Taleen Carpenter joined Elks Riders President Terry Mickelson and Vice President “Mags” Bohner in delivering the supplies to Hartford Elementary, Galveston Elementary, and San Marcos Elementary schools. Additionally, each enrolled third grader was given their own English-Spanish dictionary, courtesy of the Elks Lodge’s Americanism program.
Chandler Elks #2429 is a private club. Membership has two requirements to join: You must be an American citizen who believes in God. For more information, contact Terry Mickelson at 602-448-1027 or [email protected]. Website: chandlerelks.com