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President's Corner - November 2015

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 the last days of October will soon be gone and we move into November and the beginning of the Holiday Season this is where we as “Arizona Elks” really get to work to help those in our communities who are in need of a little assistance to get them through the Thanksgiving and Christmas sea-son. In some of my visitations plans are already underway for the up- coming Holiday season.

I suppose one could say that we kicked off the winter and holiday season by attending our very own October Elks Convention in Tempe last week. As usual we checked in a day early and were immediately put under the control of Ed and Janet Leuer for our entire stay during the Convention. Some of you may not be aware of this but prior to the Convention I received a notebook with pre-pared checklists for all the functions for me to use as we went from the welcoming dinner both Saturday and Sunday meetings and the Saturday evening dinner. What a help this was for me as I have been told by several Past State Presidents “Jack it will look a lot different when you get up there and look out and feel over three hundred pairs of eyes giving you the once over.” Anyway our thanks to the Entire Welcoming Committee for their tireless efforts and long hours in seeing we all had a great mid-year convention.

Now as we head into November please take the time thank our Veterans for their service and plan to attend all Lodge functions honoring all Veterans who have made it possible for us to live as we do in this great country of ours. Plan to visit a Veterans home or hospital this year and please help out our VAVS chairman wherever possible. Let's all remember to keep those serving today in our prayers and for those serving in far off lands a safe return home to family and loved ones.

I received a note today in reference to those who have turned in their $100.00 donation in support of our Leather program for our Veterans. If you haven't sent in your donation to support this worth while program I urge you to do so as soon as possible.

I trust that you all noticed the flood of books that were brought in to be checked and delivered to the
Chrildren's hospital. For October this surely must have set some kind of record and a special thanks to all who helped to make this possible and to be sure there will be lots of smiling faces when they receive these books.
We had a very nice visit to Jerome and then on to Chandler where we were treated to “Cow Chip Bingo” and I will leave that one right there. Great visits to both Lodges and the Lawrence's as always had a great time.
Lodge Secretaries keep your ER and all Committee Chairman advised on all due dates for our various programs and contests and give them your support and help as we go through the year.

"Elks are Timeless"

Jack Lawrence
President, AEA

Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - November Message

Jimm Krausman

AZ Elks Major Projects Still More Work To Do
The work at our Translational Children’s Research Center in Phoenix never stops, our Jack C Warter, Jr. Youth Camp is shut down for the winter and the most important thing we have left to do….. Raise money. Too many children suffer from autoimmune diseases, too many children die for lack of Medical Research to find cures. What can we do? Research needs money. Brian Bateman, our Planned Giving Consultant offers advise if you might be thinking...
“But, I don’t have lots of money…”
It has been an honor to work with you as individual Elks. Arizona Elks Major Projects is at work on the Planned Giving Project. The goal is to encourage and help you to plan your estate. The hope is that you will consider including AEMP in your will, trust or IRA. But, that is your choice.

In my visits with you, the title of this article is a very common response. “But I don’t have lots of money…” Your common assumption is that only people with “lots of money” plan their estates. Or, you assume that only people with lots of money leave gifts in their will. Neither is true.

Whether you are worth $25,000 or $2.5 million, it is critical that you spell out your wishes. Your home, property and life savings must all be directed at the time of your death. Without legal instruction from you your estate may revert to the state, or be spent on court and attorney fees.

Elks Care and Elks Share. It does not matter whether you have lots of money. The money you have is for you to spend. Don’t put off working with your attorney to put your plans on paper. It is a small investment to be sure your wishes are met.

Contact the AEMP office if you need some help with this delicate matter. Phone – 520-326-0556, email -, Address -PO Box 12668, Tucson, AZ 85732-2668


Jimm Krausman, PDDGER, PSVP
Executive Director AEMP

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Thank You from the Social Welfare Committee! I personally want to thank each and everyone for the successful October convention. We could not have done this without Elks and their guests purchasing raffle tickets for the baskets and 50/50. Thank you!

Becky Waer
Chairman, Social Welfare

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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 GL Convention

2016 Grand Lodge Convetion Registration Forms

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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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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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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

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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

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
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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