Editor, The Times:
Members of Royal Purple Clearwater Lodge 302 gave a year in review report for 2013 at their January meeting.
Last year Royal Purple had seven members, as well as one lifetime member. We are a small group of people joining together to work and help in the community.
We welcome new members. Our meetings are held the first Monday of every month at the Elks Hall at 1 p.m.
Over the past year, we assisted the Elks Club with its pancake breakfast every Saturday morning at the Farmers’ Market. We donated money to the Elks Children’s Fund; the local children’s splash pad; Clearwater Food Bank; Evergreen Acres for its garden project (hopefully some of the flowers they plant will be purple pansies; our Royal Purple logo); a wreath for the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaph; and North Thompson Community Foundation.
We brought poinsettias from the Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club and asked that the flowers be given to the residents at Forestview.
We bought an iPad for a local family to help with their child’s learning.
In the fall Royal Purple did the concession at the Elks’ Thursday night bingos.
Royal Purple Clearwater Lodge 302