May 4, 2012
Air Force Sergeant Modesto Quijano and Airman Orozco pick up clothing and toiletries provided by the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 for the 20th Ventura County Standdown, July 20-22, 2012. Carl Lanterman (right), Chairman-National Services and Terry Gicking (left), Past Exalted Ruler brought clothing from the Elks Lodge to the offices of Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks. The offices provided for temporary storage until storage could be set up at the 146th Airlift Wing in Oxnard. In July, the clothing and other supplies will be taken to the California National Guard Armory in Ventura for the 3-day standdown, with expected attendance of 150 homeless veterans. Carl also serves as the chairman-transportation on the executive board with Founder and Chairperson Claire Hope. The Thousand Oaks lodge also teams with Ventura, Oxnard and Simi Valley lodges to provide 200 bag lunches and gifts for the exit ceremony on Sunday, and with the Thousand Oaks VFW to provide other sundry items.