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Army of Hope, February 19, 2017.

Elks Lodge #2606 is proud to be a Commemorative Partner of the DoD

in honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

We will never forget those who have served our country.  Thank you for your service.


NEW! At the first lodge meeting of each month (Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in the restaurant) will be held a Viet Nam 50th Anniversary recognition for our lodge Viet Nam era members.  If you are a Viet Nam veteran, and have not received the collectors pin from the DoD, please email: Veterancommittee@aol.com, subject Elk meeting.  We will be in contact with you about the pin.

50th Anniversary of the Viet Nam war pin being awarded to our brave veterans at ACMHP! 

Elks Lodge #2606 Veteran Committee:

Ann Jameson -  Chairman

​Bill Jameson -   Volunteer

Mona Dudash - Volunteer

C.J. Metcalfe -  Volunteer, Parade Chairman cell# 727-278-5818

​* If you would like to participate in the 2017 Veterans Parade, or help on a committee, please contact C.J. Metcalfe.


March 29, 2017


"Welcome Home Viet Nam Veterans Day".

In October, Elk Bob Hahn hosted a reunion from his Viet Nam Navy ship crew at the Lodge.  Then, they toured the Military Heritage Museum where  Elk C.J. Metcalfe awarded the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partners Pin to each Veteran.  It was a memorable time for all. 

Feeding a hot home cooked meal to the homeless veterans in January 2017.

PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS:

To recognize those Veterans who have received the Purple Heart, the Board of Charlotte County Commissioners would like to acknowledge you with a certificate. For further information, please email Elk "C.J" Metcalfe at Veterancommittee@aol.com

March 2017 issue of Isles Life Magazine

Elks Lodge #2606 Veteran Committee is involved in various outreaches to Veterans in the community.  The needs are many.  Please contact the Veteran Committee for any further assistance.  Some of the new or slightly used things we can use are:


*Shampoo (new)

*Deodorant (new)

*Household Cleaners (new) Bleach, Windex, dish soap, mops, brooms

*Razors (new)

*Non-perishable food

*Kitchen small appliances

*Eating utensils (dishes, silverware, mixing bowls)

*Cooking pots, pans

*Bed linens, twin, full and queen

*Area rugs

*Gas cards

*Handyman tools

*Towels

*Bicycles

*Automobiles

*Bowling Team sponsorship

*Food gift certificates

*Department store gift certificates

*Tents, sleeping bags


Toiletries  can be left at the register in the Restaurant.  Any other items, please contact C.J. Metcalfe 727-278-5818 or email Veterancommittee@aol.com.




Purple Heart

​​​CALENDAR OF ELKS VETERAN COMMITTEE:

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June 14, 2017 - FLAG DAY


9:00 a.m.         Gazebo at Veterans Memorial Wall

                        100 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda

                        A historical presentation of the U.S. FLAG over

                        the years.  Open to the public


​​11:00 a.m.          Douglas T. Jacobson State VA Nursing Home

                           21281 Grayton Terrace, Port Charlotte

                           A historical presentation of the U.S. FLAG over

​                           the years.  Limited seating and standing room.


​​November 11, 2017 - VETERANS DAY

                          Thank you for serving to protect our

                          freedom, our liberties, and our flag.


FOOD DRIVE  for homeless veterans


Veterans Village is in need of cans of 'non-vegetable' food, such as Beef Stew, Chicken Chow Mein, Tuna, canned ham, sausages, sardines, etc.  Please drop off your donation to: Veterans Village, 1250 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda, in building #3 (lower level "Community Room".  Many of the veterans have dental issues, and healthy, easy to eat, diabetic food is needed.  Every can is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for giving! 

Elk Veteran Links

Front Row:            Back Row:             Back Row:         Front Row:

Elks Bill and         Grand Marshall,    John Wright,    Elk and Loyal

Ann Jameson      General Dick          Master of         Knight Walter

Judges                 of the Viet Nam     Ceremonies     LaCombe          

                              Memorial Wall       P.G. Chamber