Veterans

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American Heroes Project

January 2014

Ice Fishing at Strawberry Reservoir

for Wounded Warriors and Disabled Vets

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Payson Chronicle Article about Provo Lodge

Medal Of Honor Presentation on Veterans Day

 

Payson Chronicle Article about Tintic Lodge ENF Grant

 

 

 

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Happy 223rd Birthday!

August 4, 2013, Layton, Utah

 

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Tintic Lodge # 711 performed the Elks Flag Ceremony

for the Utah Disabled Veterans Fishing Day

at Strawberry Reservoir on Saturday, July 27,2013

 

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Fishing on 6/23/13

 

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Link to story in the Daily Herald on 6/21/13

 

Hand in Hand Outdoors taking Veterans on Fishing Trips

Thanks to a great group and their generosity.

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Hi Bob,

"We were out with 5 vets today thanks to the Elks generosity.

They represented 3 services, army, marines, and  navy.

All are combat veterans from Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. All are disabled veterans.

They caught 2 dozen cat fish.

The larger channel cats are in the picture.

I shot some video of them thanking the Elks, but I don't have the software to process it for now.

 

Every time I have them aboard I explain that the day on the water was made

 possible by the Elks Clubs of Utah and the USO.

They are extremely grateful, as are we here at Hand in Hand Outdoors.

You don't have any idea how your contributions are impacting these men and women.

Please thank all of your members who are making all of this possible.

Warmest regards, Captain Steve Henline Hand in Hand Outdoors LLC"

 

 

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Ruth Humphries, Vernal Lodge # 2375

National Veteran's Volunteer of the Year 2013

Presented by State Sponsor, Jim Grillo, Veteran's Chair, Bob Pagnani, at UEA

Convention in St. George, April 2013

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Second Annual Veteran's Ride of Honor

Sponsored by Utah Elks Association and the

Diamond Fork Riding Club

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Home Depot Teamed with the Utah Elks Association to build a wheel chair ramp for a Veteran in Tooele.

Thanks to PSP Jim Barnes for making that happen.

 

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Utah Elks Veterans chairman Robert Pagnani and skipper 
Steve Henline of Hand and Hand prepare to take Veterans out fishing on Utah Lake.

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BBQ for the Troops is a grassroots fundraiser where individuals and groups will host BBQs in their backyards

or their communities to raise funds to support America’s troops through the USO.

Our goal is to register 750 BBQ by April 31, 2013. 

I have attached the BBQ for the Troops toolkit that will help you get started. 

Go to www.barbecueforthetroops.org  or fill out the attached registration form to  register your BBQ.

 

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Music From the Heart Raises funds for Veteran's Care Center, February 16, 2013

 

 

Article in the Payson Chronicle 2/27/2013

 

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The Vernal Elks Served 83 Local Veterans in Vernal and Roosevelt with

dinner and presents from Santa Claus

 

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Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

Look for our next big fund raiser in February.

The first Elk Donation was from the

Provo Lodge Benevolent Trust.

Way to go, Elks.

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Cottonwood/Murray Lodge held a spaghetti dinner on November 10, 2012 to honor their Veterans.

The project collected sleeping bags, blankets and pillows and donated over $800 in items.

These items will be distributed to local Veterans.

 

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Utah Elks put on a fund raiser to raise $4000 for the Veterans Home in Payson.
The prize was a 1911 Commemorative Smith and Wesson Pistol.
The goal was reached and Fred Garbett of Eureka won the pistol.
The pistol was presented to him by Robert Pagnani Utah Elks Veterans Chairperson at their Veterans dinner,

Monday night, November 12, 2012.

 

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Utah Elks and Home Depot Team are helping a 36 year Veteran of the Utah National Guard in West Valley by building him

wheelchair ramps in the front and back of his house. The five day project will also have new landscaping and a new flagpole

out front. Home Depot Team again stepped up with all the supplies and volunteers from Home Depot and Utah Elks

made this possible. Thanks Home Depot and Past State Elks President Jim Barnes for making this possible.

 

 

 

 

 

Link to story at ENF

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Gennie "B" Butkovich accepts Certificate of Appreciation to the "Knotty Knitters" for their volunteer

hours creating beanie hats and lap quilts for the Veterans' Home in Salt Lake City.

Certificate presented by Bob Pagnani, UEA Veterans Chairma

at Fall Meeting in September 2012 at Cedar City Lodge.

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Utah Elks Veterans Committee and Tintic # 711 helped with this retreat program over July 4th weekend.

I think that it was 12 familes were supported for two nights and three days in Midway

 

 

 

 

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Hi
Am sending some of the vets pics from Flag Day.  They all recieved the Tshirt with the flag and I am the Flag of the United States  flyer.  They were all so proud to recieve these!  One of the vets spent some time telling us about his invasions while in the Navy in WW II.  His daughter was at the bedside and confirmed everything he said.  She said the next, the first thing he asked for was to wear his t-shirt, he died that afternoon, wearing his well earned shirt.  She thanked the Elks profusely for making his last 24 hrs. proud in what he did.  Another one had his on and walking down the hall before we got out of another vet's room.
Ruth Humphries, Vernal Lodge

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Congrats to the Utah State Veterans Home in Salt Lake City!

Winner of the Home Depot Foundation $25,000 grant for November 2011

 

 

50 Team Depot volunteers from District 53 joined together to enhance the outdoor gathering space at the facility. Volunteers created a garden with paved pathways and planted four fruit trees.  In addition, the project included a planting a rose garden, constructing a dog house for the facility dog, and painting a large outdoor mural. The Utah State Veterans Home will receive a $25,000 gift card from The Home Depot to develop access to the adjacent Red Butte Creek. Volunteers plan to build a ramp and a wheelchair accessible landing. The modifications will allow the residents to regularly utilize and enjoy this beautiful area.

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Tintic Lodge made the Elks National Web Page for their support of a Vet in Eureka

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Vernal made the list please post as they get a "High Five" for Veterans. Congrats on making the Elks National Magazine.

Robert D. Pagnani Tintic Lodge # 711 ER "Elks Care Elks Share"
Utah Elks State Veterans Chairman""As long as there are Veterans there are Elks who care"
 

Vernal UT 2375 Gifts/Hospital Supply Vernal, UT (#2375) Lodge will provide Personalized blankets for patients in VA  and contribute to the purchase of four blanket warming machines.

 

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To all State Association National Veterans Service Chairpersons

 

Our office received a request from Captain Michael P Brabner who is the Commander of a unit serving on the front lines in Afghanistan.  He would like to get some creature comforts for his troops, such as DVDs, snacks, and whatever else we can think of. The troops also like to give away coloring books and crayons to the kids in the area to build better relations.  They soldiers seem to have enough personal hygiene products, they actually would prefer some snacks.  

 

I know that many Lodges, Districts, and State Associations already have programs in place for sending care packages. Many of your packages are probably already earmarked for certain destinations, and we do not wish to detract from  existing programs.

 

If possible, try to include this troop among those you wish to assist. Captain Brabner is very responsive and will answer any questions you may have. If you have not already taken part in or planned this type of project, send our office an e-mail and we will be glad to assist.

 

 

Robert M Hennings, Director

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

BPO Elks

2750 N Lakeview Ave

Chicago, IL  60614

 

phone: 773-755-4736

fax:       773-755-4737

 

 

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Presentation of Lap Quilts created by Cedar City Lodge

and $4500.00 donation for new transport cart to the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City on November 9, 2011.

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Elk Fundraiser for Transport Carts at the VA Hospital

Check with Veterans Chairman at your Lodge for tickets.

 

 

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9-11 Ceremony held at Camp Wapiti

September 11, 2011

 

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Scott King, Elk on a mission to bring awareness to Veterans!

 

Orrin Hatch, Scott King and Bob Pagnani

 

 

Scott King at Vernal Lodge

 

 

Scott King at Golden Spike Lodge

 

     Web Site for Contributions to Vietnam Veterans

Click on Logo


Contact Bob Pagnani for more information about Veterans

435-433-6938

rpagnani@hotmail.com

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