Author: Jon Perry

Official Homecoming Update!!!!!

The Texas Elks Children's Services Board held a teleconference meeting this morning at 10 AM to discuss our upcoming annual event known as Homecoming. It was decided unanimously by the Board as well as officials of TESA to proceed with the planned fundraiser as scheduled on September 15th and 16th but some scheduled activities may change such as the Golf Tournament (dependent on the condition of the course).   The Board's decision was to refocus our efforts as to who those funds will benefit. Normally, all funds raised for the weekend would be used to support the Elks State major projects which are Camp and Grants for special needs children. However the purpose of this year's Homecoming will be to support in aiding our members and communities that are in and will continue to be in need of assistance for many months to come due to the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey.   TECSI is asking that if you are a member in an unaffected area/lodge with plans of attending Homecoming that you gather supplies and bring them to Ottine so that we can stock trailers with necessary items and distribute them to lodges and area counties in dire need. TECSI also plans to dedicate any funds that come directly to the center for weekend activities such as the Burger cook off, cake walk, ice cream sales, Friday night...

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First Lady’s Auction Items

Portable Wheeled Battery Charger The DieHard 71240 6-volt / 12-volt Portable Wheeled Battery Charger with Engine Start and Timer-Controlled Shutoff is ideal for charging car, truck, marine, RV, farm equipment, motorcycle, lawn/garden tractor and deep cycle batteries. The powerful 250-amp engine start provides emergency starting power. The 50-amp rapid and 15-amp fast and 2-amp slow/maintenance charge rates charge any size 6- or 12-volt lead-acid battery. Features: Manual operation; Includes 8AWG/6-foot battery cable, clamps, ammeter gage, handle and wheels; Timer control dial with automatic shut-off; Carrying handle is ergonomic and made of sturdy aluminum with grip; Color-coded analog ammeter display; Powder-coated painted stamped steel case; Charge rates for engine start – 250 Amp (6/12-volt) and timed or manual charge – 50, 15, or 2 Amp; Wheeled charger for shop or shore charging UL listed for safety, reliability and dependability assures highest level of design safety standards are met to protect against electrical, chemical and mechanical malfunctions. DieHard 200.71240 Wheeled Battery Charger / Engine Starter for 6 & 12-Volt Batteries. Operator’s Manual...

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Scholarships

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

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