The Panama Canal Elks Lodge #1414 has done countless acts of charity in and throughout
the country of Panama:
Building a house for a blind girl and her family in Chilibre.
This family was
living,sleeping,cooking in this closet sized room.
The ELKS lent a helping hand(s).......
the Fundacion Nueva Vida (Retirement Home)in Farfan.
Sister Jerry is in charge of the convent
that runs Fundacion Nueva Vida
Our Elks Annual Christmas Party for the Helen Keller School of the Blind, I.P.H.E., The Patronato Luz
y Ciego and The Galindo Foundation.
Santa pictured here w/ H.E. Glynn Davis (British Ambassador)
The British Embassy donates annually to aid Elks
#1414 in their work with the blind here in Panama. The U.S. Ambassador Linda Watt, pictured with Past Exalted Ruler Trina
The Helen Keller School of the Blind is not only for children but for adults as well. One of our members, brother
Ted Henter is a big supporter of this school,(even though he does not permanently reside in Panama - but visits frequently)
providing them with donations, updated equipment and brail software for use on computers. Brother Ted participates annually
in our Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race. Ted is also our first blind member. We are honored to have his help and support.
Providing hearing aids.
Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez fitting a new hearing aid.
We have a few blind people who are currently being sponsored by Elks Lodge #1414. We have two people who give of themselves
unconditionally. Our deep appreciation and thanks to our eye care specialist,surgeon and friend, Dr. Arosemena for the countless
hours he gives to help our cause and Brother Mike Progana for his untiring efforts to aid and assist as many sight impaired
individuals as possible.
Dr. Augusto Arosemena and D.D.G.E.R. Mike Progana