Erin has a passion for The Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just abuilding, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Erin has been running charity programs for years for her local lodge and it brings her great joy. Particularly at the end of the year, when she can provide warm winter clothing to children for the holidays raised from the tremendous support of the community. Erin encourages us to be involved in The Elks to meet friends, plug into our communities, and to serve others. Often times, Elks Lodges have bars to add jovial fun to the community-building and advocacy of the members. Listen in to hear how rewarding it is to volunteer.
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Erin Morrissey is a lifelong resident of Pike County. She is a 2001 Delaware Valley High School Graduate with an Associates in Paralegal Studies from Sussex County Community College and a Bachelors in History with minors in Poli-Sci and International Studies from Wilkes University. Erin joined the Port Jervis Elks five years ago. Formerly the Esteemed Loyal Knight she now holds the chair of Esteemed Leading Knight. She is the Children’s Christmas Project Committee Chair, Golf Tournament Committee Chair, Scholarship Committee Chair and Grant Committee Chair. She sits on the Veterans, Fundraising and Bylaws Committees of the Lodge and had the honor of being the 2020-2021 Officer of the year. She also recently became a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Port Jervis. Erin is a Paralegal at Bonacic & McMahon, LLC in Goshen, NY. She moonlights as an Event Bartender for her Elks Lodge and the Erie Trackside in Port Jervis. In the warmer months she also works as a merchandiser for Simply Set at the local Walmart working with her other passion – flowers and plants. Erin lives in Matamoras, Pennsylvania close to her mother,Christine who has been a huge influence in her adult life and who also has recently become a member of the Port Jervis Elks. The Elks has become another avenue for them to spend time together in Erin’s busy life. Another huge influence is her boyfriend John who is also an active Member of the Port Jervis Elks Lodge and the Port Jervis Community – Erin and John met at the Lodge while Erin was bartending a Fundraiser John was throwing for the Lady Raiders Varsity Softball Team who he served as coach for 23 years. Erin firmly believes that when you put good out there for others God will put good into your life.
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