Emblems to hold annual fundraiser, fashion show at the Carmichael Elks

Shown here from left to right include Emblem Club of Carmichael members: Ruth Sayers, Lynn Mahoney, Judy Hoesing, Barbara Schell and Velta Laws. They are gearing up for the annual fashion show and luncheon, which will be held at the Carmichael Elks on Feb. 21 from 2:15 to 4 p.m. / Photo by Monica Stark

Shown here from left to right include Emblem Club of Carmichael members: Ruth Sayers, Lynn Mahoney, Judy Hoesing, Barbara Schell and Velta Laws. They are gearing up for the annual fashion show and luncheon, which will be held at the Carmichael Elks on Feb. 21 from 2:15 to 4 p.m. / Photo by Monica Stark

On Saturday, Feb. 21 about half a dozen models will strut their stuff in Red Hat and Dress Barn attire in what is called the U R America the Beautiful Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Carmichael Elks Lodge, 5621 Cypress Ave. The models will be picking out their wear with the help of personal shoppers from Karol’s Gift Shop (The Red Hat Specialty Shop of Old Sacramento) as well as at the Dress Barn.

All guests and members are invited to wear their Red Hats and join in the festivities at the fashion show and luncheon. There will be two special money cake drawings for the ladies wearing “Red Hats.” Doors open at 11 a.m. for cocktails and shopping. There will be a variety of vendors present featuring clothing and miscellaneous items for the members of the “Red Hat” organization, as well as vendors with an assortment of jewelry, home décor items, handmade scarves, etc. Proceeds go to help support the club’s many charities, including Loaves and Fishes, Mustard Seed School, and the Ronald McDonald House. Tables may be reserved for you and your guests. Tickets are $20. In addition to all the shopping, there will be cocktails available for purchase and a lunch at 1 p.m., which includes a chef’s salad, rolls, coffee, tea and cake. For more information, contact chairman Judy Hoesing at 715-3119.

Looking forward to the fashion show, Ruth Sayers, a member for about 30 years of the Carmichael Emblem club, has modeled in previous fashion shows. About the upcoming fashion show, she said in a recent talk with this publication: “We always have a great time. There’s a lot of people. I’ll be selling tickets. People have to hurry and buy them because they are going quick.” Last year about 200 people attended the fashion show “and they had a good time,” Ruth said.
As a long time member of the club, she said the biggest change to happen with the club is the dwindling membership. “There’s not as many people coming to the Emblem Club meetings, that’s for sure.”

Agreeing with Ruth, Judy said the following about the current status of the Emblem Club: “It’s an aging population. It used to be that Elks was for men and Emblem was for women, but now women can go into the Elks and men can go into Emblem and they’re pulling all the women into Elks. They want the workers. When they do their introductions, they don’t even tell people about Emblem anymore. They just pull them into Elks. We need to attract younger people.” So to generate interest among a younger crowd, she said they’ve been “pulling in their kids, their grandkids and even their great grandkids to join the Emblem Club” adding that the club and the Elks Lodge give away many scholarships. “The Elks is one of the No. 1 scholarship givers in the United States.”

If you go:
What: U R America the Beautiful Carmichael Emblems Annual fundraiser fashion show
When: Saturday, Feb. 21 from 2:15 to 4 p.m.
Where: Carmicahel Elks Lodge, 5621 Cypress Ave.
Tickets: $20
Contact: Judy Hoesing at 715-3119.

monica@valcomnews

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