John Mitchell, Sr.
William J. Oakley PSP
Thomas M. Zisa PSP
Robet C. Ricker PSP
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a nationwide patriotic and charitable organization. One hundred seventeen Lodges are maintained within the State of New Jersey, consisting of a membership in excess of 42,000.
Deeply rooted in their communities, this fraternal organization perpetuates a presence dedicated to the service of their communities. Programs are varied and contribute to the benefit of many groups such as veterans, senior citizens, handicapped children, youth peer leaders, civic organizations and much more.
The Elks are family-oriented, and as such, a significant percentage of effort is dedicated toward the youth of local and encompassing neighborhoods. Today's youth will form the foundation of tomorrow's society and the Elks are in the forefront to offer their support and help provide forums for physical and mental growth while offering the students the opportunities to make their own decisions.
This then, is the Mission of the Drug Awareness Committee: "To support, in a nun-clinical format. Local, municipal, school, and civic programs dealing with drug usage and the direct nature of an insidious problem that is affecting our communities, our families, and our very lives."
PEER Leadership Conference is for high school students. The conference dates are January 30, 31 andFebruary 1st.
Pathway to Leadership Conference is for 6th-7th-8th grade students. The conference date is January 29th.
Both conferences will be held at the Ocean Place Resort and Conference Center.