Some 240 people enjoyed the Elks Club’s annual dinner last Saturday, Nov. 10. The dinner honored both veterans and active-duty military members stationed around the Bay Area. The Elks Club itself boasts 125 lodge members who are veterans.
These Elks served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the current Middle East conflicts. Invited guests included active-duty Army personnel from Camp Parks in Dublin, as well as Marines and Navy members for the Naval Operations Support Center who are serving our county here in Alameda.
The 2016 Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade is in the books. Winners will receive trophies at an upcoming City Council meeting. This year Rancho el Afortunado took home the Mayor’s Trophy. Riders aboard Rancho el Afortunado’s pure Andalusian horses also won trophies for Equestrian (Charro Class) and Sweepstaker.
The Alameda Elks won the honors for the best float, followed by 510 Fitness and Kiddy Kampus Cooperative Preschool.
Other winners were divided into the following categories.
The Alameda Elks along with the Alameda Recreation and Park Department will kick off the 46th annual Hoop Shoots contest Monday, Oct. 15.
The contest competition will be at the park level. The first competitions will be held at Bayport, Franklin, Leydecker, Lincoln, Longfellow, Tillman and Washington parks and Alameda Point Gym during program hours. The contest consists of shooting free throws. Each contestant has 25 shots at the hoop. A child may compete as many times as he or she wishes. Contestants must be Alameda residents or attend an Alameda school.
The City of Alameda, the Alameda Eagles and Alameda Elks took a little more than two weeks to put an idea into action to collect much-needed items for the wine country fire survivors. The Elks filled a 48-foot trailer donated by Rodgers Trucking with some help from Otto Wright at The Local, the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, the Downtown, Greater and West Alameda business associations, the Alameda Chamber of Commerce and the Alameda Business Network. The Alameda Education Foundation partnered in arranging for the purchase of backpacks full of school supplies for students.