The Texas Elks State Association is sponsoring two Veterans Retreats in 2020.
The first retreat of the year will be held 15-17 May, 2020. This retreat will be held at the Camp in Ottine and will be focused on fishing in the local area, as well as other activities. The deadline to apply for this retreat is 17 April, 2020.
The second retreat will be held 2-4 October, 2020. This retreat will also be held at the Camp in Ottine and will be focused on the Come and Take It parade in Gonzales, and other local activities.  The deadline to apply for this retreat is 2 September, 2020.
These retreats are geared for Veterans Affairs (VA) out-patient clinic patients in need of a respite from everyday life. There are 20 spaces available at each retreat and we would like to have veterans from across the eight Texas Elks Districts represented.
Eligible veterans (male or female) in your community need to complete the registration form and return it to the District Elks National Veterans Service Chairman prior to the 17 April, 2020, deadline.
Volunteers to work the retreats are always welcome.
We are asking that each Lodge donate at least $100 a year to help pay for the retreats. Now is a good time to get the donation into the 2020-2021 budget!
For more information about the retreats, or to volunteer for either (or both) events, or to find out how to donate to support the retreats, contact:
Jim Stansbury 325.374.4541.
Stacy Lahue 817.819.9484.
The Honorable Wayne Christopher 281.761.4233.