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    Polk County Itemizer-Observer • March 11, 2015 3A
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By Emily Mentzer
The Itemizer-Observer
Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks isn’t what most
people think it is: a bunch of
old men sitting around
drinking in a smoky lounge.
Sure, Independence Elks
Lodge No. 1950 has its share
of older members, but overall
it has a strong core of
younger, energetic — and fe-
male — members, said Exalt-
ed Ruler Cynthia Jaramillo.
“We always try and talk
people into joining our
lodge,” Jaramillo said.
And now, while other
lodges and service clubs
struggle to keep their doors
open, Independence Elks
will celebrate 60 years in the
community with a birthday
party on Saturday.
The lodge will open its
doors and invite members of
the community to learn
more about what the Elks or-
ganization does. People can
stay and enjoy a dinner at
the Elks, too.
“Come and see what we’re
about,” Jaramillo said. “It’s a
whole different place. It’s not
what people think it is. It’s a
lot of hard workers.”
The Elks was established
in 1867 by a group of actors
called the “Jolly Corks,” as a
way to drink together and
avoid paying New York’s Ex-
cise Tax, according to
elks.org. The group’s vision
shifted to being helpful to
the community.
It’s that volunteerism
about the Elks that attracted
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EMILY MENTZER/ Itemizer-Observer
Debbie Schaff and Char Thomas, (from left) join Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950
Exalted Ruler Cynthia Jaramillo and Tiler Dori Showell in the lodge chambers.
Join the Elks
• To join the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you
must be sponsored by a member in good standing. An appli-
cation fee of $35 is required, and then the application is sub-
mitted for investigation. Once the investigation comes back
favorably, the membership votes. New members are initiated
by learning more about what the Elks organization is and
what it stands for.
Annual dues for the Independence Elks Lodge is $99.86.
The lodge is located at 289 S. Main St., Independence.
For more information: Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950,
“That’s what an Elk is; we
care about our communi-
ties,” she said.
When she first moved to
Independence about five
years ago, she said the large,
red brick building on Main
Street piqued her interest.
“I walked in off the street
and spent an hour and a half
talking with the Elks’ secre-
tary about what the Elks do,”
she said. “I’m a big volunteer
person. I want to help the
community in any way,
shape or form. I have a
heavy work day — often 12
hours a day — so to me,
there was no excuse not to
spend a couple of hours vol-
The Elks Lodge gets in-
volved in putting together
Christmas baskets for fami-
lies each year and sponsors
the Santa Train in Independ-
ence. In conjunction with
the Oregon Elks, members of
the Independence chapter
help with Camp Meadowood
Springs, a camp for hearing-
impaired children, and the
Elk’s Children’s Eye Clinic at
the Casey Eye Institute, lo-
cated at Oregon Health &
Sciences University in Port-
It’s the volunteerism that
convinced Tiler Dori Showell
to join the order.
“The Elks give back with
other people,” she said.
“There’s people in the com-
munity who donate money
here, and donate money
there, but there’s a social as-
pect of doing (good). You can
do more with a larger group
and with smaller (individual)
The doors on the Elks
Lodge are generally locked,
but for the 60th anniversary
party, they will be opened for
all to come learn more about
their programs, what they
support and what they do. It
will be open to the whole
family, Jaramillo said.
“We do everything for our
community,” she said. “It’s
about the community we
live in. We want to help them
grow and help people who
need help.”
Dinner is Saturday from 5
to 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Diners
will have a choice of New
York steak — the best in
town, Jaramillo boasts — or
stuffed chicken with sides
and dessert.
Monmouth selects firm for visioning process
By Emily Mentzer
The Itemizer-Observer
Elks to celebrate milestone event
MONMOUTH — In a tie-
breaking vote by Mayor John
Oberst, Barney & Worth Inc.
was chosen March 3 to lead
Monmouth’s community en-
gagement process.
The council was split
down the middle between
BDS Planning, a firm in Seat-
tle, and Barney & Worth,
based in Portland.
Councilman Marshall
Guthrie said he liked that
BDS representatives didn’t
come with a lot of precon-
ceived perceptions about the
community of Monmouth.
“I thought they had other
things going, including a dis-
tance from where we’ve been
that would prove vital,”
Guthrie said.
Councilman Jon Carey said
he had a hard time with the
larger amount of meetings
BDS planned to hold, and
noted they were the most ex-
pensive firm of the four the
council interviewed at a work
session in February.
Ultimately, Oberst broke
the tie with a vote for Barney
& Worth.
Libby Barg will work as the
project manager, while Clark
Worth will be the visioning
lead. In the company’s pro-
posal, a six-month timeline
was presented, kicking off in
this month.
“They projected a very ag-
gressive timeline,” Carey
noted about the company
during the March 3 council
meeting. He added that he
appreciated that the compa-
ny had worked with nearby
Independence and Dallas
through their visioning
The project budget came
in at an estimated $44,800,
less than the $50,000 the city
has in its 2014-15 budget for
the process.
During its presentation on
Feb. 17 to the council, Worth
said the community engage-
ment process must be open
and transparent.
“Most important is to
maximize participation in
the visioning process,” he
said. “You have a little over
3,000 households and hun-
dreds of businesses. We feel
like there isn’t any reason
why each of those house-
holds and businesses can’t be
involved in some way.”
Barg said honoring diver-
sity is important, pointing
out that even if students at
Western Oregon University
are just temporarily living in
Monmouth, they are still liv-
ing in town and should have
the opportunity to partici-
pate in the visioning process.
“The product isn’t the ac-
tion plan or the document,”
Worth said. “It’s the way you
engage people, and that
you’ve made the action plan
something people can be-
lieve in.”
The final product should
be a living document, Worth
noted. “People should feel
strongly that they’re involved
and their stuff is in it.”
The project kickoff has not
yet been announced.
In other business, the
council voted to remove the
moratorium on medical
marijuana dispensaries.
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