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President's Corner - February 2016

Jack Lawrence

Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the Past State Presidents who provided a very moving and heartfelt Elk Memorial service for our departed Past State President Donald F. Waggoner who will long be remembered by us all and our prayers go out to his family and friends.

As we move into February we are getting into our busiest time of year in our Lodges all across the great State of Arizona.

First of all as it was so well put by Past State President Jimmy Davis in his February article last year “Love” is indeed in the air! Don't forget to send that card, flowers and dinner at the Lodge or your favorite restaurant with that “Special One.”

Our local Hoop Shoot Contests are being completed now across the State. This is a truly great program and if possible try to attend your District Contest and if possible Arizona Elks Association State contest which will be held again in Apache Junction with the winners going on to Las Vegas. Gregg Boyce does a fine job with this program and we are looking forward to our trip on the “Junk Food Express” bus trip to Las Vegas which I 'll report more on next month.

Also by now the Lodges should have sent in their donation in support of our Leather program and we thank you again for your support for our Veterans.

I have been asked to remind all District, State and State Officers to send in their reports concerning miles driven, hours and monies spent in getting the work accomplished in your respective positions with the Arizona Elks Association. The form is on line and very easy to to fill out and send in and we can all improve on this.

As we go into the last few months of this Lodge Year retaining Members and bringing in new Members remains a top priority for us all to help and insure that we will end the year on a positive note.

I recently attended the West District's Leading Knights Clinic which was very will hosted by the Raceway Elks Lodge. District Deputy Tim Woods and the dedicated Elks he chose to help him discuss various topics did a fine job. We also appreciated First Vice President Al Skorupski taking the time to drive up and speak to the Leading Knights on his goals for the upcoming year.

This year Marianne and I spent New Years Eve with the Officers and Members at the Phoenix Elks Lodge #335 combined with the AEA Major Projects Pool Plunge party which took place on New Years day. We had such a great time with all those in attendance at the New Years Eve party which once again proves that “Wherever Elks May Roam” you are always at home when you are invited into an Elks Lodge.

As for the Major Projects Pool Party it also was a success, very well attended and I must congratulate all who took the plunge to raise money for our Major Projects. I did not hear how much was raised but I'm sure it was a great day for Major Projects and we certainly enjoyed being able to attend.

We will be on the “Road Again” every weekend until the 8th of March. Hope to see you as we travel.

"Elks are Timeless"

Jack Lawrence
President, AEA


Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - February 2016 Message


Jimm Krausman

2016 Mid-Year Raffle is Underway
2015 was a great year for AEMP and 2016 is going to be even better. We are starting the Mid-Year Raffle early this year and have already procured a 2016 Polaris RZR complete with 75HP ProStar 900 Engine; Electronic Power Steering; High-Flow Clutch intake system; Long Wheelbase for smooth ride: 27"GBC 8 Ply Dirt Commander Tires; Tubular Frame and D- Pillars for improved Suspension Performance; High Performance On Demand All Wheel Drive; Trail friendly low gear. This vehicle comes complete with a 12ft Trailer Custom made by Rockland Trailers.

The vehicle has started its Lodge tour run at Phoenix Lodge 335 for the Polar Plunge on 1 Jan moved from there to Sun City Lodge. Tickets are once again $5 or 3 for $10 and currently available from the AEMP Office or wherever you spot the vehicle. Exalted Rulers will get tickets for each Lodge at the State Convention in May. If you would like to start buying or selling tickets early call the AEMP office and we can send them out to you. Or look for them on the website coming soon.


Fraternally,

Jimm Krausman, PDDGER, PSVP
Executive Director AEMP

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2016 Polar Plunge

AEMP Fundraiser at Phoenix Elks #335 - Click for More Pics


Tucson East Elks Lodge #2532 was awarded a $1000.00 voucher from the Arizona Elks Major Projects to be used for a youth project in our area. Our Lodge Members chose "Youth On Their Own" to receive this grant. Click for more details...

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Membership Tri-Fold Brochure - PRINT READY - Just print & fold. There are ideas for every size Lodge. Together we are changing the mindset and our future. Membership growth is possible and the opportunity to succeed belongs to us. Click image below to download.

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2016 AEA Convention


2016 Arizona Elks Association 101st Convention Registration Forms

If arizona elksyou're planning on heading to Houston for the 2016 Grand Lodge Convention DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORMS TODAY and show your Arizona Spirit and comradery.

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Call Ed Leuer at (928) 300-0431 or

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2016 Grand Lodge Convention Registration Forms

If arizona elksyou're planning on heading to Houston for the 2016 Grand Lodge Convention DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORMS TODAY and show your Arizona Spirit and comradery.

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Call Jerry Grimes at (928) 727-5925 or

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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.

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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.

Call Jerry Grimes at (928) 727-5925 or

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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.


AEA Golf Tournament Pictures

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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

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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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
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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
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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