Camels CLub

The Lynden Camels Club poses with its 90th-year banner. (Courtesy photo)

One and only fraternity is ‘for the betterment of fellowship’

LYNDEN ­— The Loyal Order of Camels Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. 

Yhe men’s club is a fraternal organization, but is not nationwide or even statewide. The only Camels Club is located in Lynden.

It was founded on April 14, 1929, by eight Lynden residents and was patterned after the Elks and Eagles clubs. The group meets every Tuesday and its motto is “For the betterment of good fellowship.”

The club is a service organization that provides community service, most recognizably with its annual youth fishing derby that’s entering its 78th year. This year’s derby is on Saturday, June 8, at Fishtrap Creek in Lynden City Park.

The Camel Club also raises money for families in need of assistance around the community and participates in the annual Lynden Farmers Day Parade.