COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES/PUBLIC RELATIONS
During the months of November/December, our Lodge received news coverage for the Veterans Day Special Bingo and former Ms. New Jersey show and the Special Children’s Committee bingo to support the SED fundraiser benefit for Aidan and his service dog Meeko. Good job by Committee Chairs / Event leads to keep Public Relations up to date on current news. Over the course of this year, PR has established contacts with the following newspapers, radio and TV; Local Papers - Asbury Park Press, Times Beacon, Beach Haven Times, Southern Ocean Times, Forked River Gazette, Sandpaper, Stafford Leader, Ocean County Journal, The Banner, Causeway Gazette Radio - 105.7 The Hawk, Thunder 106 and WJRZ TV - Stafford Township Public TV Websites - Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce, The Patch Social Media - Facebook
Looking ahead to 2016, we are ready to release our very first edition of the “Manahawkin Elks History” document which contains facts, short stories and photographs about the early formative years of our Lodge (mid 1960s 1970s). This documentary will provide new and existing members with information about this important period, especially in 2016 when we will celebrate our 50 year anniversary.This document will be on display in the Lodge main entrance and accessible on our website in January. I would like to thank Harold Spedding, Jack Witkoski, Bill Wilkie and Rick Payton for their time and contributions to make this document possible.
Dan Boesman, Community Activities/Public Relations Chair