By Senators Snyder, Wojahn, Johnson, Bauer, Spanel and Kohl


     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 47,000 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 55th Washington State Legislature; and

     WHEREAS, The Washington State Elks Association is holding their annual Elks Government Relations Day on this day, January 21, 1998; 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 Roger Buck, President of the Washington State Elks Association.


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1998-8681,

adopted by the Senate January 21, 1998.





Secretary of the Senate