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Rebecca Solnit at the San Francisco Elks Lodge

Rebecca Solnit at the San Francisco Elks Lodge | Life | Scoop.it

Writer/thinker/progressive/indie-everything-fan/party-loving Rebecca Solnit's new book is "The Faraway Nearby," and that was celebrated Tuesday night at the Elks Lodge on Post Street.

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A few months ago author Rebecca Solnit visited our Lodge for a book-signing and reading. Pretty cool we were given a shout-out in this SFgate column. 

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Elks National Foundation :: Our Scholarships

Elks National Foundation :: Our Scholarships | Life | Scoop.it
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Important part of an Elk - I was privileged to help judge scholarships for the San Francisco Elks this month. 

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On my way to Rwanda

On my way to Rwanda | Life | Scoop.it
Last night I tweeted out that I had just booked my flights to Rwanda. If you haven’t seen me in person in the past couple of weeks, it probably caught you a bit off guard. Why Rwanda? Why now? What...

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Tina Shakour's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:25 PM

I'm so excited to be part of this delegation trip. Also, I'm terrified of the travel time to get there. But hey, life is an adventure! 

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San Francisco Elks Unveil Renovated Post Street Building Balcony

San Francisco Elks Unveil Renovated Post Street Building Balcony | Life | Scoop.it
By Sharon Simonson SAN FRANCISCO-The new leader of the San Francisco Elks Lodge is on a mission of revival for his quiet philanthropic..
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This happened in May of 2013 and was a big deal for our Lodge. It was cool to be Exalted Ruler when it was finally unveiled. 

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San Francisco Elks Lodge Shows Support for Veterans with Meals and More

San Francisco Elks Lodge Shows Support for Veterans with Meals and More | Life | Scoop.it
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 -- The order of Elks has a long history of helping Veterans; and on Sunday November 10, 2013 the San Francisco Elks Lodge extended that history with two events to honor those who have served our nation.
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In my "spare" time, I'm proud to help lead our Lodge through a time of change where we are working to change the perception of it being an "old boy" network to one that is diverse and more charitable!

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Tina Shakour's curator insight, December 9, 2013 2:59 PM

Always cool to be part of these things. My husband, Nasir Shakour, was determined to get the Elks back into parades in San Francisco. We had a member step up and make it happen!