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President's Corner - March 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.

Leading into March, things really start to “as they say to heat up” as this year comes to a close and the new year will soon be upon us with a new slate of Officers ready to step up to lead our Lodges all across the great State of Arizona into a new Lodge year. Due to the busy schedule of our District Deputy Grand exalted Ruler I have been asked to install the Officers in my Lodge for the up-coming Lodge year. In 117 years Yuma Elks Lodge has elected our first Lady Exalted Ruler and it will be an honor for me to install her and to present her with her gavel of authority.

To close out Feb we attended the State Hoop shoot contest which was very well at-tended with a large crowd of Elks, Parents and Friends who all made the trip to Apache Junction to watch their shooters take part in friendly competition. While there are no los-ers we do have a boy and girl in each age group who will board the “Junk Food Express” for a trip to Las Vegas for the Regional contest. This bus trip is a little mini vacation for the kids and their parents and all who ride the “Junk Food Express to Las Vegas and back.

Also Marianne and I are looking forward to our trip to Douglas where we will attend their 100th year celebration ceremony and I'm sure we will see many Elk members and guests in atten-dance ;to wish them well and to get them started on their next 100 years in serving their community and the “Great Heart of Elkdom.” Congratulations Douglas once again prov-ing that “Elks Are Timeless” Brochure contests are being worked on and will soon be sent in to showcase what your Lodge has accomplished during the Lodge Year and I urge all Lodges to enter and take part in the various brochure contests that are available to all Lodges.

A favorite topic of mine which I'm glad to report on is that there will be 13 Teams com-peting in the AEA State Ritual Finals Contest at our annual May Convention. Congratula-tions to each of you and after reading Pat's schedule hopefully I will be able to take in Si-erra Vista and Tucson #385 in the Lawrence room and Catalina Mountain in the Skorup-ski room. I urge you to attend and watch the Ritual of our Order being performed by our competing teams. I wish all Elks could have the chance to be part of a Ritual Team stand-ing in line at a State or Grand Lodge Convention when the door opens and “you may enter when ready inspect your stations and begin the contest.”

The first week of March will find us on the way to St. George for the Utah Elks State Convention. We are certainly looking forward to this trip where I sure we will get to visit with old friends and make many new ones during our visit.
Hope to see you in our travels and please keep our Men and Women serving in our Armed Forces in your prayers

"Elks are Timeless"

Jack Lawrence
President, AEA


Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - April 2016 Message


Jimm Krausman

What have you done? More than you know…
Greetings Arizona Elks,
In my most recent visit to Steele Children’s Research Center I had an opportunity to visit with some of the kids getting treatment. The highlight of the event for me was loading a couple of carts with books, toys, and blankets donated by Arizona Elks to share with the kids.

Between our book drive at the Mid-Year Convention and a recent visit by Sun City Lodge #2559, the room where they store these items was well stocked. With carts piled high we set out. The first stop was the chemo lounge where 10 or 12 kids in recliners curled up under blankets were passing the agonizing time. The smiles on their faces when we helped them pick out books and toys were priceless, like the girl pictured with Lori Stratton, Steele Center Director of Development.

We moved on to the area where the kids were in isolated rooms, where we had to put on masks to even open the door. That was where I met 4 year old Gabe. When we opened the door and he saw the cart, his eyes got big. His mother had to hold him back for fear that he would run to the door and pull out his IV line. Gabe was wearing a “Thomas the Train” T-shirt, so I picked up the boxed Thomas the Train toy off the top of the cart and said - “Gabe, would you like this nice Thomas the Train toy?

Gabe said “Yes, sir, but I would rather take the Transformer toy to my big Brother. He gets so sad when I get home from treatment."

My eyes are tearing up just writing those words. I said “How about both?” He passed the Transformer to his Mom and said “Tim will be so HAPPY!” and then began to pull Thomas the Train from the box. Then I said “Gabe, you better take this sock monkey, so your Mom will have a hand to hold while you play with your train.” His Mother said “Thanks you so much, where did these come from?” I said “The Elks, The Arizona Elks”.

It is easy to forget about how many lives are really impacted when a child has a serious illness. Thankfully, Arizona Elks are there. We raise a lot of money for research and cures as well as Sharing and Caring for the kids themselves. You should be so proud.

Thanks to Sun City #2559, Chandler #2429, Mesa Buckhorn #2656, Phoenix #335, and Sierra Vista #2065 and for their recent visits to Steele, every Lodge who has contributed time and money, books, and blankets, sock monkeys and trains. You give more than you know..

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.

Tickets are once again $5 or 3 for $10. Purchase your tickets from your Lodge AEMP Represenative or buy online here.


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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SOCIAL WELFARE DOWNLOADS

Children's Shopping Spree Guidelines

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Children's Shopping Spree Guidelines

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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

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.


AEA Golf Tournament Pictures

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Lodge Activities - Brochure

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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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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
Arizona Elks

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
Arizona Elks

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!
Arizona Elks

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