On May 6th, in Addison, TX at the Texas Elks State Association (TESA) State Convention, Tammy Iund was crowned 2015-16 State Sweetheart. Tammy, along with all of the Elks lodges in the Gulf Coast District, raised more money for the Texas Elks Camp than any other district in the state! How much more? Over $40,000 more with a total of more than $119,000!!!! Second place was awarded to the North Central District who raised $78,000 and third place went to Pan —- with $75,000 raised.

Tammy Iund - TESA 2015-16 State Sweetheart

Tammy and the Elks Gulf Coast District broke several records this year: The Most Money Raised by a District, The Most Money Raised per Capita ($61.00) and The Most Money Raised by a Lodge ($35,500)!!! As a result of everyone’s hard work, more children with special needs will have the opportunity to attend a week at camp at no cost to their family. For more information on the Texas Elks Camp please go to http://www.texaselkscamp.org.

The new Katy Elks Lodge Sweetheart, Ann Powell, is off to a good start in her fund raising efforts for the 2015-16 year. Already scheduled are the ever popular Lip Sync Show on September 12th and the 2nd Annual Sweetheart Dinner and Auction on February 6th. Performances for the Lip Sync show are already in the planning stage and the Auction is taking shape with Sponsor commitments from Cane Island, Vantage Trailers, Hair and There Mobile Hair Salon and Polaris West. Ann’s intention for this year is to surpass the impressive records set in the 2014-15 year. In order to do that, she will need your support. How can you help? By attending the Sweetheart functions, helping us spread the word about the Sweetheart projects, and making monetary donations. If you are interested in a corporate sponsorship, please contact Debbie Tharp at 832-622-4638. We would love to see our local Sweetheart advance to District and then State; sending more campers than ever to camp! Since the inception of the Sweetheart program twenty-five years ago, 9 State Sweethearts have been from Katy!

Congratulations to Tammy Iund, 2015-16 TESA State Sweetheart and Good Luck to the current Katy Elk’s Lodge Sweetheart, Ann Powell! Lives are changing because of your efforts!

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