Farmington Elks hosting open house

May 9, 2018 by  

Post #1986 of the Farmington Elks, which is at 30898 Ten Mile, is hosting an open house soon, which will serve three purposes.

First, the Elks would like to familiarize residents with their organization. Second, they will be presenting awards to local officials, and third, they will present their awards to 2018’s scholarship winners. The award to local officials is the presentation of $1,500 to the Farmington Hills Police Honor Guard and Chuck Nebus, the police chief.

Although it now has nearly a million members, the Elks started as a social club in New York City in 1868. The organization was known as the ‘Jolly Corks’, and was a private club set up so its members could avoid the laws governing hours of operation of public taverns. When a member died leaving his wife and children destitute, the organization undertook a new role—helping others—which it continues to this day.

The event will take place from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm this Saturday, May 12, at the Elks post on West Ten Mile in Farmington Hills. Soft drinks and light appetizers will be provided. During May, any men or women who would like to join the organization are invited to do so by paying a special application fee of only $1, instead of the usual $30.

Events like this may be even more enjoyable if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a list of honorees.