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President's Corner - August 2015

Jack Lawrence

The Grand Lodge Convention is over and what a great time we had in visiting Indianapolis taking in as many sights and sounds as we could. I looked in on many of the meetings being put on by repre-sentatives from Grand Lodge and they all were very well attended by dedicated Elks from all across the country.

Prior to attending the convention I was told by many Past State President's that in addition to attending the convention as President of Arizona Elks Association I would long remember carrying the Arizona State Flag and seeing it placed in position with all the other Flags. It was indeed a great moment for the Lawrence's and will never be forgotten.

We also had a great time standing in the receiving line greeting and chatting a bit with all those who came through. We were all very well taken care of while in the line, had a great meal afterwords and our sincere thanks to all those responsible for a great evening.

What an honor it was for me to see a Ritual Team preform the the Ritual of Initiation from my own Lodge at a Grand Lodge Convention . On behalf of the Team I want to thank you all for coming to watch them preform. I need not tell you how I felt when the door opened and they assembled before the Alter in a room full of Elks in red vests from all across the State there to support not only Yuma but Arizona's Ritual Team. When the team arrived at the hotel at 2:00 AM, a few of us were on hand to greet them. It was requested that I go in my PJ’s and Robe but somebody nixed that idea??? Enough said for now but I am a strong supporter of keeping the ritual of our order alive and well and I know that there are others out there that feel as I do!!!

I would be remiss in my duties here if I didn't take a moment to thank PSP Jerry and Linda Grimes for taking such great care of us during our stay at the Convention. They saw that we were where we were supposed to be on time and in proper attire. What a great job they, along with all those who helped did with our hospitality room. By my count we had 571 pay us a visit and a good time was had by all who came through the door.

The Vice President's are starting their visitations and from the e-mails I received when I returned from the Convention the State and District Chairman are working on their programs.

Tickets are out now for the Arizona Major Projects Polaris Ranger ATV with the proceeds going to support our AEMP Children's programs. What a great prize to win and what a a great way to support these great programs.

"Elks are Timeless"

Jack Lawrence
President, AEA


Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - August Message


Jimm Krausman

Greetings Arizona Elks & Supporters,
Of the nearly 7 million people that call Arizona home, 1.7 million are children. Nearly 90,0000 babies will be born in Arizona this year. Sadly, 500 of those sweet babies will not make it to their 1st Birthday. More will face childhood disease and illness that will affect their whole lives.

Because of our generous supporters, over the last 23 years Arizona Elks Major Projects has donated almost $7 million to fight diseases in children and provide for their care. More recently we have invested half a million more in the Jack C. Warter, Jr. Youth Camp near Young Arizona.

Because of Arizona Elks, great strides are being made in Medical Care for Children. Because of Arizona Elks, Children have an opportunity to enjoy a wilderness camp. A camp where they can put down the cell phones and pads and techno-whatevers, and take in the wonders of God’s Green Earth.

Sometimes it seems like the AEMP is always asking for money, which is because we are. Though great strides are being made, there is more to be done, and more children born every day, more funds to be raised. Thank-you for your support in the past, present, and future.It’s all about the Children.

Fraternally,

Jimm Krausman, PDDGER, PSVP
Executive Director AEMP

www.elks4kids.org

Show your support and purchase an AEMP shirt today


L. Cedric State Golf Tournament - Registration Forms and Details

 

2015 Mid Year Convention

October 23rd - 25th


Mid Year Convention Registration Forms

If arizona elksyou're planning on heading to the Arizona Elks Association 2015 Mid Year Convention in Tempe, AZ... Please download the registration forms, fill them out, and return them to Ed Leuer no later than September 30th, 2015.

Click to Download Registration Forms (2 pages) - Fillable on Computer

Click to Download Registration Forms (2 pages) - Non Fillable (use a pen)

For questions on this event, please contact Ed Leuer, PSP - see contact info below..

Call Ed Leuer at (928) 301-2369 or

Email Ed



Social Welfare News!!!

Social Welfare is asking each Lodge to bring a gift basket to be raffled during the May Convention. Please include your Lodge Name and Number for recognition. Monies raised from these baskets will go toward AZ lodges CHILDREN’s SHOPPING SPREES. - Click the image below to download and post in your Lodge TODAY!

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SOCIAL WELFARE DOWNLOADS

Children's Shopping Spree Guidelines

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Gift Baskets Wanted Flyer
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Mesa-Buckhorn Elks Major Project Benefit Group Trip


Mesa-Buckhorn Elks Major Project Benefit Group Trip

Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Navigator Of The Seas Sailing October, 11th 2015

7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Included: Shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.

Not Included: Air transportation**; transfers**; items of a personal nature, such as shore & land excursions**, specialty restaurant fees, some beverages, photographs, gratuities/service fees, medical services, etc.

** You can add these during or after the reservation process.

Click the form below to download the brochure and registration form.

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Red Vest Order Form


Arizona Elks Red Vest Order Form

If arizona elksyou're planning on heading to Indianapolis for the 2015 Grand Lodge Convention order your RED VEST TODAY and show your Arizona Spirit and comradery.

Click for Red Vest order form

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.

Call Jerry Grimes at (928) 727-5925 or

Email Jerry



UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $2 Million from CDC to Continue Identifying Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz., —The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Steele Children’s Research Center received a four-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue its Arizona Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (ADDSP).

The ADDSP is part of a multi-site effort to track autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) among U.S. school children.

ADDSP has conducted ASD surveillance in Arizona since 2000 as part of the Autism and Developmental Disability Monitoring (ADDM) Network. The UA pediatrics team reviews thousands of special education and clinic records each study year to report on the number of 4- and 8-year-old children with ASD and/or ID and on the demographic and behavioral characteristics of the affect-ed children. In study year 2010, ADDSP reported that approximately 1 in 64 8-year-olds living in Maricopa County had ASD, an in-crease from 1 in 154 children in 2000.

The study is led by co-principal-investigators Sydney Pettygrove, PhD, epidemiologist and assistant professor, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and Margaret Kurzius-Spencer, MPH, MS, PhD, assistant profes-sor, UA Department of Pediatrics and the UA Steele Center.

“We will continue this intensive effort to monitor the prevalence of ASD and ID among 4- and 8-year-old children,” said Dr. Kurzius-Spencer. “Our goals are to improve understanding of these disorders and to carry out education and outreach activities, working in tandem with our community partners.”

The University of Arizona is one of 10 ADDM sites throughout the nation to receive funding this grant cycle. The data are collected systematically at these sites and are used by the CDC and others to com-pare ASD occurrence in different areas of the nation, to identify changes in prevalence over time and to improve the understanding of the impact of ASD on the community.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are lifelong developmental disabilities characterized by repetitive or restricted behaviors or interests and marked impairment in social communication and interaction. ASD include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS, including atypical autism), and Asperger disorder. ASD begins in early childhood and lasts throughout a person’s life.

“Our next study year will be the definitive work on how the change from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5 criteria affects the prevalence of ASD and will allow us to continue to examine disparities in early screening and identification of ASD,” said Dr. Pettygrove.

Co-investigators on the project include:

Sydney Rice, MD, associate professor and developmental pediatrician; Division of Genetics and Developmental Pediatrics, UA Department of Pediatrics; UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Jennifer Andrews, MBA, coordinator, Division of Genetics and Developmental Pediatrics, UA Department of Pediatrics;

Gondy Leroy, PhD, associate professor; Management Information Systems

Paul Hsu, PhD, associate professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


Phoenix #335 Youth Awards..

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Gloria Cisneros

2015 AZ Elks State Soccer Shoot Pics

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2015 South District Ritual Hoop Shoot Pics

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Hoop Shoot

2015 District Ritual Competition Pictures (and VIDEO!)

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Christmas Shopping and Party at Phoenix #335

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Food Basket Preparation at Phoenix #335

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Soccer Shoot Winners

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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.


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

Gus Noble


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

Jerry Grimes


Sock Hop at Apache Junction Elks

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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

Elks Hire "Re-Creation" for Phoenix VA Home Performance


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


What Elks are Saying!

Together let us embrace and exemplify our theme - Elks live, Elks give.

2013-14 Grand Exalted Ruler Millard Pickering - Sapulpa, OK Lodge #1118

Here I am on an adventure of a lifetime - Serving the AZ Elks Association and working to carry out the Grand Lodge and the Arizona Elks Programs. My motto for this year is - "Elks Working to Help Others".

2013-14 AEA State President Ed Leuer - Prescott #330

When the flag needs repair, it should be mended and restored to its original condition. However, if it is no longer possible, it should be burned with dignity or properly folded and sent to the American Legion, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts.

Per the Flag Code of the United States of America

The motto of the Membership Committee for the past several years has been “PLUS ONE”. This year, the committee has added a tag line to that motto.. “Quality over Quantity”.

PDDGER, State Chairperson - Membership Bill Foucher - Mesa-Buckhorn #2656

Fisher House fisher house

A Unique Opportunity to Help Veterans and their Families.

Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of majorarizona elks fisher house military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe. Fisher Houses are beautiful homes, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs. These homes enable family members to be close to a arizona elksloved one at the most stressful time - during the hospitalization for a combat injury, illness or disease.

Click here for details on you can help with the new facility to be built in Tucson, AZ

 

Arizona Elks Core Programs

  • Ritual
  • Blood Drive
  • Hoop Shoot
  • Americanism
  • Scholarships
  • Soccer Shoot
  • Major Projects
  • Social Welfare
  • Youth Activities
  • Drug Awareness
  • Leather Program
  • Special Olympics
  • Dictionary Project
  • Veterans Services
  • Youth Recognition
  • Elks National Foundation
  • Americanism Essay Contest
  • Community Investments Program
 
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Here are some of the Elks Core Programs!

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Join the Elks Now: The Arizona Elks is among the most active states in the country. Join our Order today and find out how you can help!

Our Famous Hoop Shoot Program
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A Free Throw Program for kids. The Hoop Shoot is free to participants and provides an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed.

Elks Drug Awareness
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The Elks has the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. We are very proud of our dedicated volunteers!

Dictionary Program
Arizona Elks

Elks have donated more than 1.2 million dictionaries to third-grade students as sponsors of The Dictionary Project over the last 6 years.

Elks Support Veterans
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Since 1917, hundreds of thousands of Elks have given generously of their time, energy and resources so that the lives of our ill and aging veterans will be enhanced.

ENF Scholarship Opportunities
Arizona Elks

ENF provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs.

Have a Question? Call Us!
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Have a question about our Arizona Elks State Association? Call our State Secretary, Pete Gillespie Toll Free at............. (855) 744-5887