HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 92-4731, by Representatives Franklin, Ebersole, Dellwo, McLean, Rasmussen, Kremen, Wynne, Rayburn and Anderson


     WHEREAS, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks is an organization committed to public service; and

     WHEREAS, The Elks, through their fifty-one lodges in our state, provide various community and charitable assistance to those in need; and

     WHEREAS, The Elks' support of the physically handicapped is legendary, demonstrated by the donation of over eight hundred thousand dollars per year to provide physical therapists for crippled children throughout our state; and

     WHEREAS, The Elks' support of armed service veterans always has and continues to be an important objective; and

     WHEREAS, Their state scholarship program for high school students provides two hundred thousand dollars in financial assistance to college-bound high school students each year, with over four million dollars spent nationally each year; and

     WHEREAS, Their drug awareness educational programs help educate students and citizens about the dangers and pitfalls of illegal drug use; and

     WHEREAS, The Elks celebrated their Centennial year in 1991, and are setting an example of community service and caring as they embark on their second hundred years;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize and applaud the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for their efforts on behalf of the communities they serve; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to officials of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.


     I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

     Resolution 4731 adopted by the House of Representatives

                        January 29, 1991.





                   Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk