Louisiana Elks Association, Inc.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

About the
ELKS Veteran Services

Louisiana Elks Care ...
Louisiana Elks Share with our Veterans

Louisiana Elks, with funding from the Grand Lodge, our State Association and our Subordinate Lodges provide services on at least a monthly basis, some weekly, to the Veterans Administration Medical Facilities within our State.

Through our V.A.V.S. Representatives and their Visitation Committee, provide the patients with coffee services, entertainment, cards and bingo games and comfort items or someone to talk to. Through the V.A. Patient Coordinator we purchase items such as TV’s, VCR’s and miscellaneous amenities for the facilities’ Day Room.

The Veterans Administration Medical Facilities serviced by Louisiana Elks are:

  • V.A. Medical Center at Alexandria, LA

    V.A.V.S. Representative - Gary Yelm, PDD
    Email: garyyelm2001@yahoo.com

  • V.A. Medical Center at New Orleans, LA

    V.A.V.S. Representative - Wm. "Bill" Boudreaux, PSP
    Email: bboudx53@aol.com

  • Overton Brooks V.A. Hospital at Shreveport, LA

    V.A.V.S. Representative - Wm. "Ed" Parker
    Email: weparker2@gmail.com

  • Louisiana Veterans Home at Bossier City, LA

    V.A.V.S. Representative- Jim Cade, PDD
    Email: jimcade99@yahoo.com

  • Louisiana Veterans Home at Jackson, LA

    V.A.V.S. Representative - Edmund Tylenda, PSP
    Email: ertylenda@cox.net

  • Louisiana Veterans Home at Reserve, LA

    V.A.V.S. - Representative Darren L. LaBarthe
    Email: ddll@live.com

  • Louisiana Veterans Home at Jennings, LA

    V.A.V.S. Representative - Wm. "Brice" Palmer, PG Tiler
    Email: bricepalmer@yahoo.com

Elks Care - Elks Share

This Grand Lodge Program is coordinated by our State Association Chairman:

Elks Veterans Memorial Building

National Veterans Service

Terry Bruno, PSP
Email: tbruno@terminixno.com