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Presidential Ponderings - May 2016

Al Skorupski

The month of May is the gateway to the most active time of the state Elks year for the Americanism Committee.

The Americanism Committee Chairperson, Diana Adams, PER and her District Committee Chairmen are hard at work in an effort to provide requested background material for the 45 Lodge Americanism chair people. They continue the preparation for local Memorial Day services. If you need any assistance in planning for your local Lodges Memorial Days services Diana and her committee are ready to assist you.

Memorial Day – the day were honor those who fought for our country and the independence they preserved for you and me. Make sure your Lodge takes an active part in your communities Memorial Day Services. An excellent to begin reminding your community what the Elks of Arizona are all about.

I'm sure we have all been asked this question - What do Elks do? To assist us in answering that question. The motto for the State Association this year will be - "I'm proud to be an Arizona Elk"

For your assistance in speaking to what Elks Do here are some of my responses: This list of responses will be soon posted on the Arizona Elks Web Site and for those of you who received an Arizona Elks Directory you will find one page dedicated as a list of possible replies to that questions.

1. We support the Elks National Foundation (a non-profit foundation) with our donations and in return the Elks have one of the largest national scholarship programs available for our youth.

2. We have two State Major Projects - The Jack C. Warter Jr. Wilderness Youth Camp, near Young Arizona. "A youth camp with no daily use fees for the campers - as long as the children are part of organized Youth Group". The Steele Children's Research Center housed at the University of Arizona. For over 20 years the Elks of Arizona have partnered with the Doctors and Researchers in an effort to find cures for Cancer, Diabetes, and diseases that attack premature babies. During this time nearly 6 million dollars have been given by Arizona Elks and their families to the Researchers and Doctors at the Steel Center.

3. The Elks of Arizona care for our Veteran’s both in the hospital and in the community. In fact the National Elks make the statement "has long as there are Veterans the Elks will never forget them.

4. Local Lodges in Arizona provide Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot Programs, as well as school assistance programs, and clothe a child programs for both Christmas and Easter.

These are just a few of the possible responses to that age old question - What do Elks do?????
The second question from you should be to all you spark too: Have you ever considered becoming an Elk? Have you shared with that person what Elks do, then it’s on you to continue that information sharing session by asked them to join the our Order.

Fraternally,

Alfred R. Skorupski, President
Arizona Elks Association

FYI - Each month we will honor an Arizona Elks Association member who has gone above and beyond the normal goals of an Association State or District Chairmen.

The first monthly award goes to Rich Korona, a Past Exalted Ruler and the developer of the Arizona Elks Association Web Site. Rich uses his valuable internet skills to ensure the workings of the Arizona Elks Association are available to all who frequent the World Wide Web. Rich thanks for all you do to further the flow of information to Elks across the great state of Arizona and the world, and keep up the good work!


Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - May 2016 Message


Jimm Krausman

Why a will?
Despite modern science and amazing research… the death rates for humans remains 100%. It may strike you as funny. But, why then do people continue to die without a will?

A will is critical to ensure that your wishes are known. It is your money. Make sure someone know and trust is spending it. Choose what you care about and give to it. Be sure that you spell out your wishes.

Ask yourself these questions:

• Do you want someone you know to decide where your money goes?
• Do you want that persons pay and expenses to eat up your money?
• Do you want the court to give your money to the state since you have no plan?
• Finally, no matter how much is left will you make your plan direct and easy, or drawn out and complex?

Elks across America know their rights and responsibilities. Your duty is to care for your family and the things you care about most. Why a will? Because it leaves no doubt about how you wish your money be spent.

The death rate remains 100%. More than 50% knew this and failed to plan. But you can be among the 100% Giving Elks Forever by doing your will now. When you do, leave a portion to Arizona Elks Major Projects.

Do it now. Tell your story. Be proud, responsible and generous, today!

Get Ready to Raffle!
Tickets for the 2016 Polaris RZR Raffle are available at your Lodge. Get some, Sell some. Lets make this the best Raffle ever! You can see the RZR at the State Convention. Come sneak a peak and see what kinds of fun you might be in for.

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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Show your support and purchase an AEMP shirt today


2016 State Hoop Shoot Pics

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2016 Regional Hoop Shoot Pics

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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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SOCIAL WELFARE DOWNLOADS

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

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.


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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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
Arizona Elks

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
Arizona Elks

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