Elks Lodge 1538 is a proud member of CHEA or the California-Hawaii Elks Association. One of a Lodge’s commitments is to participate in CHEA’s Major Project, and this year Lodge member Frances Brawner is offering a great raffle to that end, with prizes to be announced at our Mothers Day Brunch May 14 – winners need not be present to win! Download a copy of the raffle prizes any mother would love here – actual prizes will be available at the Lodge to view on Friday nights up until Mother’s Day! Raffle tickets are $5 and are available at the office, in the Clubroom or by contacting Frances at

With 171 lodges in 19 Districts (including the Islands of Guam and the Philippines), and roots back to 1868, CHEA’s Purple Pig is the fundraising arm that serves disabled children, veterans, and youth in a wide range of activities. Member Lodges are encouraged to fill their Purple Pig regularly, with funds being submitted to CHEA; new Elks receive their Purple Pig at initiation! To donate online directly to CHEA, click this secure link. At Lodge 1538, members who commit a “faux pax” (such as a gentleman not holding a door open for his lady) have to contribute to the Lodge’s Purple Pig… and although they learn quickly, it seems members don’t mind making contributions to that Pig! Visit the CHEA site here: