June 19, 2020

For information contact: Dr. Lynn Fox, Chair DAP Lodge 1108 at FoxLynn@me.com or Katherine Whipple, Chair-Public Relations Lodge 1108 at KathWhipple@yahoo.com



At the June San Rafael Elks Lodge Flag Day Ceremony, Dr. Lynn Fox was honored with the highest award from Grand Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and San Rafael Lodge 1108:

Distinguished Citizenship Award for Outstanding and Meritorious Service for Humanity

Dr. Fox volunteered thousands of hours as the Chair of the Drug Awareness Program (DAP) along with many contributions to additional Elks committees and events. Her efforts last year included a two-day DAP “Drugs and Our Communities “Conference with over 100 attendees and 22 local, state and National Speakers.

The focus of the conference was on four areas where the effects of drug abuse and addiction are prominent: Youth & Families, Mental Health, Sex Trafficking and Law Enforcement. Local leaders of the topic were: Dr. Fox, Mark Dale and Peter Behr, Laurel Botsford and District Attorney Lori Frugoli. The goal was to bring leaders together from these four areas to share and develop solutions. For more specifics on the event, and additional resources, go to: www.Elks1108.org/post/dap

Additionally, In March of 2020, Dr. Fox spent hundreds of volunteer hours to sponsor the Lodge’s third Enrique Camarena Award for the Outstanding Law Enforcement Hero in Marin County. Probation Chief Mike Daly was honored for his Restorative Justice Program. The past two winners, DEA Agent (retired) Bruce Goldberg and Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli, were present along with Michael Pritchard who entertained at the 50-guest sit-down dinner and ceremony.

The National Elks Organization, with 850,000 members, has been supporting Drug Awareness and Prevention for parents, schools and communities for more than 40 years. Check www.Elks.org/dap for materials and programs like Elks Teen Zone and Kids Zone. Elks provide over 7 million educational brochures on all drugs and their effects each year. Dr. Fox’s work, and the Lodge's Committee, has been recognized at the Elks District Level and the National Level in their monthly publications.

Dr. Lynn Fox is the author of thirteen books, a Keynote speaker and trainer of 100,000 teachers, parents and organizations throughout USA. For 30 years she was a regular and Special Education Professor (K-12) at both SFSU and SDSU, specializing in Classroom Management, Adolescent Development and Substance Abuse Prevention.  She is a SFSU Professor Emerita.

Dr. Fox is a member of the Tiburon-Belvedere Rotary Club, has been involved in the Marinero Owners Association for 30 years, and has spent many hours working in Fire Prevention eEducation, including producing a CMCM 28 minute TV special that has aired all over Marin County, the state of California and the US.