PUNTA GORDA – Bill Jameson, a past exalted ruler of Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606, discovered a very interesting, but disturbing fact — the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is number two in the country when donating to children and veterans’ causes — but they are next to last in being known about it.
“Mike Smith, the grand exalted ruler at the time, told us at the national convention,” Jameson said. “Elks lodges across the country give so much, but they get no recognition.”
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