By Senators Wojahn, Snyder, Owen, Gaspard, Sutherland, Rasmussen and Spanel


            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-two different communities in the state of Washington, representing over 60,000 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 53rd Washington State Legislature; and


            WHEREAS, The Washington State Elks Association is holding their annual Elks Government Relations Day on this day, January 26, 1994; 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 William Reeves, President of the Washington State Elks Association.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1994-8656,

adopted by the Senate January 25, 1994.





Secretary of the Senate