PLYMOUTH — The national leader of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will be honored at a reception and banquet on Wednesday, Sept 27, at the Plymouth Elks Lodge.
Malcolm "Mac" McPherson Jr., who will be accompanied by his wife, Pat, will speak on his objectives and goals for the Order and Elks
from all over New Hampshire. The program is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The Plymouth Elks Lodge is located on Route 175 in Holderness.
Earlier in the day the McPhersons will visit the Elks lodge in Manchester.
The Elks, who contribute millions of dollars in the form of philanthropic programs every year, are best noted for their work with veterans, youth and the promotion of many youth activities. Through the Elks National Foundation, the organization sponsors numerous scholarships, youth projects, drug education and awareness programs, a national "Hoop Shoot" basketball free throw contest, a youth soccer shoot off contest and assistance for children through major projects of some of the State Associations.
The Elks have lodges in 14 New Hampshire towns and cities with a statewide membership in excess of 7,200 members. The Elks provided more than 48,166 hours of volunteer help in the Granite State last year. Members and their helpers also traveled 199,926 miles in New Hampshire in conjunction with the Order's programs. The Elks total contribution to the state of New Hampshire last year
amounted to more than $2 million.