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Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

PRESS RELEASE
CALIFORNIA-HAWAII ELKS MAJOR PROJECT, INC.
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
For the academic year 2015-2016 the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. Board of Trustees will offer over $48,000 in undergraduate educational scholarships.
During the years in which this annual scholarship assistance competition has been in existence, the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities has increased from five scholarships of $1,000 each to twenty to thirty scholarships of $1,000 - $2,000 each. Scholarship recipients can reapply each year. If qualified, they can receive up to a total of four years of assistance.
This scholarship is a financial needs-based and academic use scholarship. It is intended for undergraduate work at a licensed vocational school, accredited community college, or four-year college. The funds are to cover academic expenses, which include tuition, books, lab fees and on-campus room and board only.
Individuals applying must be a United States citizen and a resident of California or Hawaii; have a physical impairment, neurological impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and/or speech-language disorder; and be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) Examination or California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE).
The Scholarship Committee of the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. will review applications. All persons involved will be notified of the results.
Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available after November 15, 2014 from the Elks website at www.chea-elks.org/youth-activities/scholarships. Please obtain an application packet that is designated for the approaching academic year. The applicant is responsible for properly executing and forwarding the completed application to the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc.
Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2015 and received in the office of the California-Hawaii Elks Major

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Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

Petaluma Elks #901 hosted a Veterans appreciation dinner on October 24th. Elks 901 fed 150 vets and staff from the Yountville Veterans home. The dinner included, appetizers, chicken, ribs, potatoes, veggies, rolls, dessert. The Wheel Chair vets were given hand made lap blankets, and more were sent to the home for some of the vets that could not attend the dinner. Each vet was given a re-useable bag with socks or a hat, cookies, candies, and other toiletries that was donated from our members, the bags also included micro wave popcorn, cookies, and candies.

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Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

On Saturday October 18, 2014, members and officers of the Petaluma Elks Lodge gave their time and efforts to again proudly support the annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" event. Last year 901 made breakfast burritos which were an instant hit with all proceeds donated to the Alzheimer's Foundation. The foundation was so impressed with our success last year that they let us set up our station in a more visible location with better foot traffic. This paid off as we made and sold 40 breakfast burritos which raised $200 for the Alzheimer's Foundation. We will proudly be a part of this event in 2015.
Many thanks go to the following Elks for making this a successful event. Marilyn Bartow (Exalted Ruler) Don Broadbent, Ron Green, Rich Green, Dan Pastryk and Janice Pacciorini. You are all great examples of what Elks are all about.

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Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

MOMS & ELKS WORKING TOGETHER

The Mother’s of Military Service & Elks’ volunteers gathered at Petaluma lodge #901 to assemble, pack & ship donations to our active men & women currently in combat around the world. Donated items included a variety of snacks, candy, teas, hot cocoa, personal items, toiletries, books, stationery, games, etc. Working together, packages were filled & shipped to all parts of the world.
“As long as there are veterans (or active service), the Elks will never forget them.”

Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

Petaluma Elks put the Freedom Grant to use by taking 7 Disabled Veterans out on the San Francisco Bay for a day of Sea Kayaking.
On Saturday, May 31 the Petaluma Elks hosted 7 disabled Veterans on an amazing day of Sea Kayaking on the open waters along the beautiful Sausalito Shoreline. The day started with the veterans meeting the Elk volunteers at the lodge and then boarding “Russ the Bus” and enjoying a light breakfast on the road to the San Francisco Bay. When they arrived they were met by our guides, Environmental Travel Companions, a non-profit company who specialize in open water kayaking for the disabled.
Once we unloaded, the Veterans gathered in a circle along the water front and were given a thorough orientation and then were provided with a safety meeting and a chance to get to know everyone. The goal for the days was to build community, escape from the pressures of everyday life and to learn a little more about ourselves. The guides outfitted each of us with all the gear needed for the day. Each Veteran was matched up with a guide or Elk member and after careful loading into the kayaks they pushed off into the harbor to start the journey. The group was instructed to stay close together to enjoy it with each kayak. The expedition began with the group effortlessly paddling down the beautiful Sausalito shoreline dotted with beautiful yachts, sailboats and friendly people along the shoreline waving and encouraging them. After a few hours, the group pushed their kayaks up on a private secluded beach to enjoy a handmade lunch provided by the Elks. The beach overlooked the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the shoreline dotted with tall buildings from the City, a clear shot of Alcatraz and the beautiful east bay hills in the background.
As we group launched off the beach to head back, they were treated to blue skies with a warm sun casting down on them surrounded by sparkling water and small sea lions popping their heads up out of the water and playing with the group, it was a just a perfect moment in time. The trip then headed back up the amazing shoreline while being aided with the tide coming in and the wind at their backs giving them a chance to sit back and enjoy each other’s company while peacefully gliding up the shoreline.
The trip lasted 4 hours in the water and it truly afforded the Veterans time away from their difficult lives, an opportunity to bond and build teamwork and community. At the end of the trip back on shore, the guides had the veterans go back into a circle and share what they enjoyed the most. After each had spoken, it was clear we reached our goals. It was just an incredible day. The Petaluma Elks can feel a little better for they have given these men who fought for our freedoms. Elks Care and Elks Share!

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Posted by David Admas on 11/13/2014 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

#901 Elks Help to Feed
Petalumans in Need

Well that big red barrel in the lobby keeps filling up with much needed food for distribution by our local post of the Salvation Army. To date Petaluma #901 has donated a bit over 1,100 lbs of food.
Our local Salvation Army helps to feed between 100 and 150 families a week in Petaluma.

This year's “STAMP OUT HUNGER” campaign by the post office was on the decline for the second year in a row. The consolidation of postal routes and fewer postal carriers in the community is thought to be part of the cause. The Post office in the past years was able to help the Petaluma Salvation Army with nine months of the food needs for those Petalumans in need.

So when local service groups like ours can step up with a barrel or more a month it makes a BIG difference and is a great help.

So next time your at the market think about picking up an extra can of soup or vegetables and drop them in the red barrel at the lodge.

Also it has been talked about that this Holiday #901 would sponsor a kettle during the holidays. All that we need to do is get 4 folks together to man a kettle for two hours each. The kettle would have a sign showing that Petaluma #901 was the sponsor. For every team of four folks we can man additional kettles. One day is all they ask.

It’s a great way to give back to the community and let you feel the holiday spirit. One year I was ringing the bell and a man came up and opened his wallet and I could see he had a dollar and a five dollar bill in an old torn wallet. . He was dressed clean but you could tell he wasn't on top of the world. He reached in and placed the five dollar bill in the kettle. Sharing that when he was down and out he had went through the men’s Salvation Army program in Litton Springs north of Healdsburg and it had turned his life around. I cant tell you how much that meant to me to hear his story and to bring the true meaning of the holiday home to my heart.

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Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Jeff Speakman's Kenpo / Wu Academy Sebastopol

My son had been dealing with a school which started to decline when the head instructor decided to expand and lost many of his adult students. Luckily, one day we drove by this studio and my son was captivated by the Mixed Martial Arts demonstration hosted by the Studio CO-OP. My son has once again learned to defend himself, enjoys karate, and has gained self confidence and friends. The atmosphere is friendly and warm. If you want your child to thrive, this is the school for you. Also, the Adult classes are amazing.

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Posted by Geoff Cirullo on 09/28/2013 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Arlene Francis Center

The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art & Politics is the best place in the North Bay - true community spirit, cutting edge events and supporting events/movements evolving culture and civilization. OUTRAGEOUS CALENDAR - Fire dancers, investigative journalism meetings, community media, film premieres, Drums for Solar, 100 thousand Poets for Peace, jazz, rock, yoga, mediation, capoeira, benefits, etc., etc.
Authentic, super-friendly owner, managers, staff: Peter, Bruce, Martin, Susie, Tash and others.
Full cafe with healthy fare and modest prices, AND theater, class rooms, outdoor space - AFC has everything. 10 stars!

Posted by Judith Iam on 07/12/2013 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Jeff Speakman's Kenpo / Wu Academy Sebastopol

Probably the highest quality martial arts training facility in all of northern California. You would never think it was so huge from the outside windows, but I was blown away when I say the second classroom and full gym. Also the instructors from each program are really nice, inviting, and flexible.

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Posted by Tobin Beach on 04/13/2013 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Bodyworks Yoga Studio

Bodyworks is my temple of serenity.

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Posted by Montgomery Powell on 02/23/2012 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Bodyworks Yoga Studio

If you want to be more comfortable in your body, try out this Feldenkrais workshop. I attended Margot's Head to Toes Feldenkrais Workshop Series at Bodyworks, and I have been more flexible and relaxed ever since, and I don't have constant back pain anymore.
Jessica

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Posted by Jessica on 01/08/2012 at 5:27 AM

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