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President's Corner - April 2015

Jimmy Davis

It is said that April showers bring May flowers. Where we live, the wild flowers are abundant and beautiful. Unfortunately, they don't last long. In addition to the wild flowers, April brings a bevy of newly installed Lodge Officers including elected and appointed. First and foremost, I congratulate you for accepting the challenge to administer the affairs of your Lodge. Secondly, I hope your plan for this new Lodge year includes a concentrated effort to strengthen your Lodge membership to include retention of your current members and building a strong relationship with your new ones to ensure they are ready to be the Elks of the future. This will require a strong emphasis on the Ritual of Initiation, the 'Soul of Elkdom'. Get your team on the right track!

Patty and I traveled to Provo, Utah to attend the Utah State Convention. It was one of many opportunities that I have had to speak with our Grand Exalted Ruler John Amen. Over the many years that Patty and I have traveled to the National Conventions, I watched John progress through the steps to becoming Grand Exalted Ruler. John is one of the truly exceptional Elks I have met in those years and when he comes to our May Convention, be prepared to be appreciative of all he brings to the table.

Now is the time for the District Deputies to present their Leading Knight (ER Elect) clinics. I would encourage any Lodge Officer to attend. There is a wealth of information available at these clinics and it is your opportunity to take advantage of this training to make plans for your advancement through the chairs. I've said it before but I think it bears repeating, "No one knows as much as all of us"!

Just around the corner is our annual May Convention. Not only will there be important information distributed, you will have the opportunity to meet the new Arizona Elks Association Officers for the 2015-16 Association Year. I urge all of you to consider attending this convention. It provides an opportunity for you to greet old friends, make some new ones and hear what our neighboring states think of Arizona. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

The AEMP Raffle for the monster off-road vehicle is in full swing. This is a major fund raiser for our Major Projects. AEMP is also sponsoring another Elks at Chase Field featur-ing your Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers. That game will be on April 11th, so pony up and support our AEMP and your Diamondbacks.

April 1st also brings us the realization that any Elk who has not renewed their dues is now delinquent. The Lodge Secretaries have an awesome task ahead of them, attempting to reign in these delinquents. If you are an Elk, you need to step up and provide all the assistance you can. Remember, we are all members of the Membership Committee.

As my year draws to a close, I can only say, thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve.

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

Jimmy S. Davis
President, AEA

Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - April Message

Al Skorupski

The Major League Baseball Season is upon us. The Diamondbacks hold high hopes for a great and successful season. The Arizona Elks Major Projects is once again sponsoring a “Night at the Ballpark” on April 11th. Join your fellow Elks as we root on the home team!

Buy your tickets today and be an active Elk enjoying Major League Baseball. Call the Major Projects office for more information: Toll Free: 888-808-8627 or 520-326-0556

Welcome aboard to all the newly elected Officers at the 45 Elks Lodges statewide. The members of the Board of Directors, the District Representatives and the members of the Youth Camp Committee are ready and willing to assist you in your efforts to send kids to the Jack C. Warter Youth camp, to help raise funds for the support of the ongoing research at the Steele Center in Tucson as well as the Translational Medical Clinic now open and operating in the Phoenix area.

The past month has been very busy with Elks from the East District visiting the Children’s Research Center in Tucson.

The Chandler Bike Riders representing Lodge #2429 are pictured with the Gifts and Toys they provided for the children.

The photograph below features the group from Casa Grande Lodge #1957 and the Childs Wheelchair they donated to the hospital.

The third photograph shows the Elks from Mesa Buckhorn Lodge #2656 who made the trip to Tucson for a
tour of the facilities at the Steele Research Center.

The Arizona Elks Major Projects will bid farewell to Board President, Jerry Grimes who represents the Kingman Lodge and the North District of Arizona. During the time of the Arizona Elks Annual Convention in Tempe this May, Jerry will complete eight years of service on the Board of Directors with the last two years serving as the Major Projects President. A job well done Jerry!

Thanks to all Arizona Elks who support the work of the Major Projects. We could not do what we do to help the children of Arizona without your support!


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Al Skorupski, PDDGER, PVP
Executive Director AEMP

Show your support and purchase an AEMP shirt today

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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AEA May Convention Forms

Arizona Elks 2015 May Convention Registration Forms

May 13th - 16th 2015

arizona elksIf you will be attending the 2015 Annual AEA May Convention, please download these forms and return to Ed Leuer before April 19th, 2015.

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Click for Registration Form #2

Call Ed Leuer at (928) 301-2369 or

Email Ed

NOTE: If you would rather print the form out and use a pen and pencil to fill it out,

Click here to download and print out blank forms


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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Call Jerry Grimes at (928) 727-5925 or

Email Jerry


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

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.

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

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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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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..