By Senators Conner, Rasmussen, Snyder, Bauer, Wojahn, Hayner, McCaslin, Thorsness, Stratton, Sellar, Talmadge, Amondson and von Riechbauer


     WHEREAS, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks is a nationwide organization that embodies the spirit of community service and compassion to people in all walks of life; and


     WHEREAS, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks has established lodges in fifty different communities in the state of Washington, representing over 64,000 members; and


     WHEREAS, These local lodges and members dedicate countless hours and resources to improving the lives of citizens throughout the state of Washington through

many important and charitable projects; and


     WHEREAS, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks wishes to pay its respects to the officials of the state of Washington, including all members of the 52nd Washington State Legislature; and


     WHEREAS, The Washington State Elks Association is holding their annual Elks Government Relations Day on this day, January 29, 1992; and


     WHEREAS, It is the custom of the Washington State Senate to acknowledge the unselfish service and dedication of the community organizations in this state;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate does hereby recognize and honor the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks for its outstanding service and programs for youth, disabled children, educational scholarships, drug prevention, and a variety of community-oriented charities and service programs; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Manuel Helm, President of the Washington State Elks Association.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1992-8710,

adopted by the Senate January 29, 1992.





Secretary of the Senate