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President's Corner - November 2014

The Mid-Year Convention was truly remarkable. We enjoyed our invited guests and made every effort to give them an enjoy-able as well as informative event. As they return home, we know they will cherish the memory of a fantastic visit to our great state. My hat is off to the Meetings Committee for a superb convention. As always, they were exceptional in their performance. Everything went like clockwork as they transitioned from one event to another. Thank you all for a job well done. Thanks also to the many Elks and guests who came to mingle with friends and expose themselves to the finer workings of this great order. You are really the backbone of this Association and your continued support is gratifying.

Once again we are reminded that November is Veteran's Remembrance Month. I hope the Lodges across the state take the time to thank the Veterans who served and especially remember those who are serving us at home and abroad. I am reminded of that bumper sticker that states 'If you love your freedom, thank a vet'! Patty's efforts to provide comfort items to hospitalized and homeless veterans was well received. Thank you Henry Brown and Gary Drumheller for your efforts for all veterans.

November is also the kickoff for the holiday season. Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday, it is a time to stop and reflect and be thankful for all God's blessing he bestows on us. What you have is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God. A long standing tradition for two Lodges is the annual duel in the desert. As members from Tempe Lodge gather at Tucson East Lodge for the ASU/UofA game, we relive this rivalry that has spanned many years. The passing of the Black Crows remains a fond tradition that these Lodges have shared and will continue to share.

I extend my personal appreciation to Bill Foucher and JeRay Bellon for their diligent efforts to provide a meaningful seminar on Membership. Partnering Membership and Public Relations is, I believe, the first step in attempting to find a solution to the perplexing problem of membership Recruiting and especially Retention. Everyone needs to climb aboard the bandwagon and work toward a much needed solution.

And as usual, I close with my plea for a revitalization of the Ritual. I just cannot hammer this issue enough. Without the Ritual, we are hard pressed to convey to the new members joining our ranks, who we are and how we operate. Thank you Pat Riley for providing the Ritual Clinics. Thanks to all who attended these clinics showing support for the 'Soul of Elkdom'.

Remember, "To serve, not to be served."

Jimmy S. Davis
President, AEA

 

Jimmy Davis

Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - November Message

The Arizona Elks Association Mid-Year Convention has come and gone for another year. It was so good to see many old friends and make the acquaintance of Elks in Leadership positions at the local Lodge level.

The Arizona Elks Association Major Projects Board of Directors met reviewed the budgetary expenses for the first six months of operation. Like any budget review some small adjustments were made. Other topics discussed included a Lodge rewards program (A cash award to local Lodges who hold fund raising events to support the work of the Major Projects). More information on this program to made available in the coming months.

On Saturday evening the Major Projects Mid-Year Raffle was held and six lucky winners names were announced to those in attendance at the Double Tree Inn and Conference Center. Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets. Remember, all proceeds from the Mid-Year Raffle became a part of The $125,000.00 donation to the Children’s Research Center. In the twenty two years of supporting the Children’s Research Center $5,500,000.00 have been given to fund Research, train new Doctors, and to improve the care of the children who are hospitalized suffering from cancer, diabetes and other often fatal diseases at the Diamonds Children’s Hospital in Tucson. Also receiving funds through The Major Projects are the Translational Medical Clinic, in Phoenix and the Jack C. Warter Jr. Youth Camp located near Young, Arizona.

With the close of the Arizona Elks Association Mid-Year Meeting came the start of a new outreach program to benefit the Arizona Elks Major Projects and its donors. The Major Projects Board of Directors has voted to expand efforts in the Wills, Trusts and Planned Giving areas. The Board has contracted with Brian Bateman to help us expand these programs and to make Major Projects donors more aware of the tax benefits that become available to Elks who plan for the future of their families once they are no longer with us.

Charter Member Apache Junction Elk Leaves Largest Gift Ever Through Will

The Arizona Elks Major Projects is honored to have received the largest single gift ever made to date. The donor was a charter member of the Apache Junction lodge. The family has chosen not to reveal the name of the long-time Elk or the amount of the estate gift. AEMP is able to have a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of Arizona children through gifts such as these. For those of you interested in including AEMP in your will or trust, please call Cat or Al at 520-326-0556, or 888-808-8627, or you can email, Elks4kidsCat@aol.com In a few weeks all Arizona Elks will be receiving a request for assistance from the Major Projects to help the children of Arizona who are receiving care, support and assistance at the Children’s Research Center in Tucson, the Translational Medical Clinic operating in Phoenix and the Jack C. Warter Youth Camp located near Young Arizona. These programs need the support of all Arizona Elks if we are truly to make a difference in the lives of Arizona’s children. From the Board of Directors of AEMP and the Major Projects staff we extend our hopes and wishes that your Thanksgiving Holiday is safe and happy event.

AEMP Mid Year Raffle Winners!

  • The winner of the 2014 Jeep Patriot was: Robert Nugent from Green Valley, Arizona
  • The $500.00 cash prize was won by: Tom Tench of Phoenix, Arizona
  • The $300.00 cash prize was won by John Fuller of Yuma Arizona.
  • The $200.00 cash prize was won by: R. Decouis of Tucson, Arizona
  • The $100.00 cash prize was won by: Dennis Blanchette of Lake Havasu City, Arizona

 

Fraternally,

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Al Skorupski, PDDGER, PVP
Executive Director AEMP

www.elks4kids.org

 


Al Skorupski


Food Basket Preparation at Phoenix #335

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Soccer Shoot Winners

Elks Soccer Shoot

Honor Flight

Arizona Elks November 15th, 2014: Phoenix #335 host 120 Honor Flight Veterans Click here for more photos


Young Readers Day - Phoenix #335

Al Kayal November 12th, 2014: Phoenix #335 at Arrowhead Elementary. Click here for more photos


Veterans Day Parade in Phoenix

Phoenix 335 November 11th, 2014: Phoenix #335 participated in the Phoenix Veterans Parade. Click here for more photos


Veterans Day Parade in Tempe

Jimmy Davis November 11th, 2014: Tempe Elks co-hosted the Tempe Veterans Day Parade this morning and had AEA President Jimmy S. Davis & First Lady Patty Davis as our dignitary. As you probably know, Jimmy is an US Air Force veteran. Click here for more photos


AEMP Raffle Winner!!!

Bill Luke

On the left is Billy Turnbull from Bill Luke Jeep and on the right is the recipient Robert A. Nugent the winner of the jeep. Robert is from Green Valley.


 

2015 GL Convention


2015 Grand Lodge Convetion Registration Forms

If arizona elksyou're planning on heading to Indianapolis for the 2015 Grand Lodge Convention DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORMS TODAY and show your Arizona Spirit and comradery.

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Red Vest Order Form


Arizona Elks Red Vest Order Form

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We are offering the Arizona Elks Red Vests in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. You can have your vest with or without a front pocket.

You have the option of Jerry Grimes from Kingman picking up your vest for you, or you may have the vest delivered to your home.

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2014 - 15 State Website Contest Results

November 9th, 2014

The judging was completed by the IT Websites District Chairpeople – each one judging all entries except those from their own district. The scoring was based upon three criteria: Content, Design, and News. Of those 9 Lodges who entered the contest, one winner emerged with an awesome score of 82 (out of 90 possible points).

1st Place: Prescott #330 - Score of 82

2nd Place: Green Valley #2592 - Score of 71

3rd Place: Apache Junction #2349 - Score of 67

4th Place: Sun City #2559 - Score of 61

5th Place: Sedona #2291 - Score of 57

6th Place (tie): Coolidge-Florence #2350 - Score of 54

6th Place (tie): Jerome #1361 - Score of 54

7th Place:Raceway #2852 - Score of 45

8th Place: Catalina Mountain #2815 - Score of 35

Prescott #330 website information was forwarded on to Ashley Buckwell, GL Fraternal Committeeman, and will now be judged at the National Level and will be competing against the other states for the 5 Star Website Award. Winners should be announced in Indianapolis next summer (hopefully).


"Thank You" from the Social Welfare Committee

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AEA Golf Tournament Pictures

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Lodge Activities - Brochure

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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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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. Test

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..