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President's Corner - October 2014

The Mid-Year Convention is just around the corner. Patty and I have been feverishly working to pro-vide you an opportunity for a fun filled but effective convention. Registration forms are available. Join with us in developing a stronger and lasting Order. Patty's theme for this convention is 'Support Our Military and Veterans'. She is soliciting needed items for Hospitalized and Homeless Vets so keep this in mind as you plan your attendance.

I hope you will all plan to attend the Membership Seminar that is scheduled at the mid-year. Bill Foucher and JeRay Bellon have spent a lot of time planning for the event.

Membership is and will remain the absolute top priority for each of us. The next time someone asks you 'what are Elks', you have the perfect lead in to pitch mem-bership. Curiosity about our order implies that they have somewhere been ex-posed to the Elks and this gives you the chance to enlighten them. In that same vein, remember your delinquent list and encourage your members to bring these back in to the fold.

As this calendar year comes to a close, we gear up for the holidays rapidly ap-proaching. The AEMP Annual Raffle is in need of your support. They need our fund raising efforts to continue the great works they accomplish.

Think back as a child how your 'Trick or Treat' evening was so much fun. In to-day's society, we have concerns about these events. Some Lodges plan a 'Trunk or Treat' in their parking lot where the members provide treats for the children from their cars, rather than the children going house to house. It's just a thought.

I am at your service, remember 'To serve, not to be served'!

God bless us one and all.

Jimmy S. Davis
President, AEA


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Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - October Message

Gregg BoyceSeptember was a big month for events pertaining to AEMP. Let’s begin with the Arizona Elks Association State Golf Tournament. The proceeds from this statewide sporting event go to support the programs of the Arizona elks Major Projects. Show Low Elks Lodge was the host of this year’s event and the Golf Committee lead by Gregg Boyce pictured with Major Projects Board President Jerry Grimes and supported by Lodges members was a great success!

Over 100 Elks and guests from Arizona’s four corners took part in the two day Jimmy Davisevent. The Golf Courses were in excellent shape and the weather was flat out beautiful. A good time was enjoyed by all and a good sum of money was raised to support the programs of the Elks Major Projects. Tucson #385 sent a great group of golfers in support of the Major Project. AEA State President Jimmy Davis (pictured far right) thanked the Tucson Lodge Members for supporting the Golf Tournament and the work of the Arizona Elks Major Projects at the same time.

Tim WoodsOn Saturday evening September 13th 60 Arizona Elks attended the Arizona Diamondback baseball game verses the San Diego Padres. Phoenix Lodge #335 led the way by having 12 of their members and guests attend the Game. Major Projects Board President Jerry Grimes and Board Secretary Tim Woods (pictured) were introduced to all in attendance at the ballgame and the work of the Arizona Elks Major Projects was shared to all.

Pictures below are some of the ballgame attendees including DDGER South Jack Baillargeon and his Lady Gail, AEMP Executive Director Al Skorupski and his Lady Diane. All who attended the ballgame had a great time and the Diamondbacks won! A special thank you to the Arizona Elks Association State Photographer Robert Rapps, a Past Exalted Ruler from Phoenix Lodge #335.AEMP

Bob attended both the State Golf Tournament and the Diamondbacks game and provided all the photos used in this article. Great work Bob!

With October comes with it the Arizona Elks Major Projects Mid-Year Raffle. There is still time for you to send in your raffle tickets in support of the Major Projects. Remember someone one will take home a 2014 Jeep Patriot – it might as well be you. Need Raffle Tickets call the Arizona Elks Major Projects and we will send you some. Or visit your local Lodge, your Lodge Secretary or your Major Projects Representative will provide you with the tickets you need. The drawing will be held on Saturday evening, October 25th during the time of the Arizona Elks Association Mid-Year Convention.

More next month!

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Al Skorupski, PDDGER, PVP
Executive Director AEMP


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AEA Golf Tournament Pictures

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Lodge Activities - Brochure

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Mid Year Convention

October 24th - 26th

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Convention News Video - With Gus Noble at the End

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Convention Photos

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Social Welfare Golf Pics

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Social Welfare - Looking for Gift Baskets

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Phoenix Lodge 335 held Steak Fry for Firefighters from 4 local stations

Firefighters from our area celebrate firefighter night with a steak dinner provided by Phoenix Elks Lodge 335. While members from lodge remember 9-11

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State Golf Tournament

State Tournament Will proceed come Rain Snow or Sunshine

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Sock Hop at Apache Junction Elks

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UA Steele Children’s Research Center Welcomes New Special Events and Development Coordinators

Sept. 2, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – Katie James, MPA, and Michelle MacDonald have joined the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center as coordinators, special events and development.

Katie James, MPA As members of the Katie Jamesdevelopment team, both James and MacDonald will coordinate special events benefitting the UA Steele Center and the University of Arizona Medical Center – Diamond Children’s.

In addition to coordinating special events, James will serve as a liaison and representative to volunteer groups and donors who support the UA Steele Center, such as Kids of Steele and UA-affiliated groups.

James graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in history and the UA with a Master of Public Administration. James has a strong background in non-profit operations, special events, grant writing and volunteer coordination.

“Supporting the mission to improve children’s health through research and discovery is a very rewarding opportunity,” said James. “I’m excited to be part of the Steele Center team and grateful to be surrounded by compassionate people who are working together to build a stronger community and make a difference in this world.”

Michelle MacDonald In addition to coordinatingMichelle McDonald special events, MacDonald will serve as a liaison and representative to Father’s Day Council Tucson and other community-based organizations and donors who support the UA Steele Center.

MacDonald completed a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the UA, she worked as a regional director for First Things First, supervising the activities of a volunteer grant-making body in north Pima County, guiding members to build and expand an early childhood education and health system in Arizona.

“I have spent the last seven years of my career advocating for the wellbeing of children,” said MacDonald. “The innovative research and treatment I have encountered since joining the development team has been inspiring and has the power to improve outcomes for children. I look forward to promoting children’s healthy development in my work with the Steele Center and Diamond Children’s.”

Written by Darci Slaten - Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Arizona


Supply Train

The Coolidge-Florence Elks Lodge received the $2,000 Gratitude Grant. Our goal is to supply much needed school supplies and dictionaries to the 10 grade schools in our 2 school districts.

Supply Train

This year, with a combination of our Gratitude Grant and the generosity of our members, we were able to donate over $2,300 worth of school supplies and $1,300 worth of dictionaries to our 10 district grade schools!

On Saturday, August 16th our schools visited the lodge to receive their supplies and they were all very thankful!

Pictured left to right: Toby Haugen-Skyline Ranch, Katie Hall-San Tan Heights, Angie Paul-Magma Ranch, Derilyn Paddock-Florence K-8, Tammy Borin-Florence K-8, Pat Rodriguez-Florence K-8, Debbie Boehnlein-Circle Cross Ranch, Jessie Arroyos-Heartland Ranch, Ben Armstrong-West, Larry Peterson-Exalted Ruler, Bionisio Singco-Circle Cross Ranch, Tara Walter-Walker Butte, and Don Fiedler-Chaplain (Not Pictured: Kathy Brown-Anthem K-8 and Joanne Pike-Copper Basin)


Social Welfare Community Event Grant 2014-15

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Click here to apply for the 2014-15 Arizona Elks Community Grant Application..