Each day throughout the United States and in our own communities, men and women are called upon to risk their lives in the cause of our safety. Members of our local, county and state law enforcement agencies, our fire departments and our first aid and rescue squads represent the first line of defense against rising crime rates and other threats to our public safety. The 200 Club of Middlesex County is an organization dedicated to proving to these important public servants that they do not stand alone. The 200 Club is made up of the leaders of business, industry, labor, public service
The moving spirit for the Elks was an Englishman named Charles Algernon Sidney Vivian. Born October 22, 1842, this son of a clergyman was a successful comic singer and dancer in the music halls of London. In November 1867, Vivian arrived in New York City to try his fortune. Other actors and entertainers soon gravitated toward his magnetic personality. With everything closed on Sunday because of New York City Blue Laws, a group of theatrical people began meeting for their own amusement under Vivians leadership. A loose organization was formed to make sure the larder was well-stocked for these gatherings.