Honorees received awards and gift cards for their service.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, February 6
The Coventry-West Greenwich Elks BPOE #2285 recently hosted a Salute to Our Veterans/Veterans Stand Down ceremony. More than 170 Veterans attended the ceremony and represented all branches of the armed services; Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard. Distinguished guests included Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Charles E. Petracca, Army National Guard Assistant Adjutant General; Chief Master Sargent Lori Ashness, USAF; Coventry-West Greenwich Exhalted Ruler, Rosemarie Besson; RI Senators Frank Maher and Nicholas Kettle; RI States Elks Vice President West, Barry Cole, US Navy; RI State Elks Veterans Chairman, Ernest Faiola, US Navy; Coventry-West Greenwich BPOE #2285 Chairman, Phil Malouin, US Coast Guard and Co-chairman, …
The donation will benefit the Perspectives Community Center.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, August 3, 2012
Elks care and Elks share. On July 26, 2012 the Coventry West-Greenwich Elks #2285 presented a Gratitude Grant in the amount of $2,000 to Perspectives Community Center in West Greenwich. This grant was made possible by the Elks National Foundation which, along with area lodges, recognizes and works with local agencies to provide assistance to those who are in need. Perspectives Community Center provides daily care for the adult disabled population in both our local area and throughout the State of Rhode Island. The Gratitude Grant was donated to Perspectives to benefit the handicapped adults and it is a way for the Coventry West-Greenwich Elks to give back to the local community and to an organization that provides so much for the …