Exalted Ruler Paul D. Smith of Glen Burnie Elks Lodge No. 2266 recently turned over the reins to Robert Fairchild.
Under Smith's tenure, the lodge received a first-place award for their work with veterans. Lodge No. 2266 visited Fort Howard, once a month to sponsor game nights for the veterans. They hosted two Christmas parties, one sponsored by the Elks and one by the Ladies of the Elks. They invited the veterans to the lodge for Bingo and miniroasts.
The lodge sponsored outings for the vets four times during the summer, including two cook outs and two crab feasts. And they took partin a carnival for the veterans at Fort Howard.
Lodge No. 2266 contributed canned goods to the North County Emergency Outreach Network.
The honored a student each month from Oakwood Elementary school and gave scholarships to three high school students in the area.
The lodge honored four Lawmen of the Year and a Citizen of the Year. They supported a Boy Scout troop and sent 23 boys and 25 girls to Camp Barnett in Crownsville for two weeks in July and August.
The lodgesponsored a Hoop Shoot contest for 11 schools in the area, with the winner moving on to the National Shoot Out at the NBA playoffs.
Lodge No. 2266 also contributed to North Arundel Hospital's building fund and others who hased for donations throughout the county. They also delivered 25 baskets to needy residents in the area.