by Ashley Hart Donor Services Coordinator My first visit to St. Louis was full of firsts. It was the first time I was persuaded to ride to the top of the Arch, where I experienced extreme nausea and claustrophobia as I peered out of a tiny window to view the expansive Mississippi River and St. Louis landscape. It was the first time I rode a Bird electric scooter, flying 13 MPH down Washington Avenue trying to catch a breeze with 90 percent humidity. It was my first time inside Busch Stadium where we had our Donor Event; the only thing missing was the Cardinals! And best of all, it was my first time at the Elks National Convention, where I was proud to celebrate the Elks’ first membership gain in 39 years. If you were anywhere near the ENF Booth, you may have heard a bell toll. Over the weekend, we went #FullOnFidelityClub and signed up more than 60 Elks for our monthly giving program—honoring those who made their commitment by ringing the bell (as seen in the photo to the left)
The Elks National Foundation, established in 1928, helps Elks build stronger communities through programs that support youth, serve veterans, and meet needs in areas where Elks live and work. Visit www.elks.org/enf to learn more.