After bringing rigs out of winter storage the Salem Elks RV Club completed the first camp out of the year which was held in April at the Wapiti RV Park near Lincoln City. There were nine rigs at the event and a good time was had by everyone. A highlight of the camp out was a visit to the Inn at Spanish Head Resort for a delightful dinner in a beautiful location with wonderful views of the ocean. During the camp out washoe games were played and first place was taken by Doris Wing and Ed Helton, Karen Klopp and Darrell Wing placed second. Washoes are one of the favorite activities at the club camp outs. The May camp out at Sutherlin, OR will be reported on in the June Elklet article.
At the May club meeting four more members came in, back from their winter trip to Arizona. Ed and Marilyn Northcutt and Randy and BJ Leach have returned to Salem. Wagon Master Gordon Sawser selected Ed Northcutt to open the meeting by leading the group in the pledge to our flag. During the meeting a final listing of club events was handed out. The Wings will arrange a camp out for September 9th to 13th at Wapiti, The Wings will also arrange a dinner on October 16th at the Marco Polo restaurant. The November 6th event is dinner at the lodge during steak night arranged by Myers, and the Christmas Dinner will be at the lodge on December 14th arranged by the Trammells.
Our club is known for being generous with local charities and we approved a motion by Bill Myers to donate $100 in support of the Annual Salem Elks lodge golf tournament. The club will be listed as one of the sponsors of the tournament.