Walison named District Deputy for North Central Pa.

LOCK HAVEN — Sherrie L. Walison, a member of the Lock Haven Elks Lodge #0182, was installed as the new District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the North Central District No 7640 of the Pennsylvania State Elks Association.

Walison was named to the post at the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks during the Grand Lodge Convention this past week in St Louis Missouri.

As the National Representative for the District Lodges, Walison will be responsible for working with the Lodges to fulfill the Elks’ longstanding commitment of promoting charity and patriotism in their communities. Walison will play a vital role in working with the Lodges. Duties include: Advising lodges on important internal and business matters, how national policy is implemented by Lodges in the District and assisting with the coordination and supervision of Elks’ activities on many levels.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will recognize the top winners in the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program.

The top boy and girl will each receive a $50,000 college scholarship. Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling more than $4.7 million.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has made more than $5 billion in donations since they first started 151 years ago. Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $420 million in cash, gifts and time to make communities better places to live.

The Elks are one of the premier patriotic and charitable organizations in the United States of America. There are more than 1,800 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership nearing 800,000. Elks’ members must be American citizens who are at least 21 years of age and must believe in God.

To find out more about the Elks go to www.elks.org.