Encinitas Elks celebrate member’s 100th birthday


Encinitas Elks member Fred Schneider turned 100 years old on Feb. 28. On Feb. 26, the Encinitas Elks lodge hosted a birthday bash for Schneider, complete with full dinner prepared and served by Marines from Camp Pendleton and birthday cake.

The Elks organization is a charitable, not-for-profit organization donating hundreds of thousand of dollars to charities, schools and veterans each year.

As their major state charity project, California-Hawaii Elks provide therapy to disabled children who would otherwise go without. Weekly community events include Wednesday night bingo, Thursday dinners and Friday night dances, with free dance instruction prior to start of dance. The Encinitas Elks is currently accepting new member applications. To find out more about the Elks National Organization, visit

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