Keizer Elks turn fraternal order into charitable army

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Over the years, fraternal organizations like the Benevolent Order of the Elks have been pinned with the reputation as places where people go to drink and party. The Keizer Elks’ 2,250 members are determined to change that. “I think $59,000 given to local charities in the last 10 months says we are about a lot more than drinking,” said Dave Salisbury, the current exalted ruler of the lodge. At a time when many such organizations struggle with membership, the Keizer Elks are growing – and not in small ways. Lodge 2472, at...

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