Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. AEA President Jim Casacchia thanks all visitors for stopping by to see what our Association is doing.
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The State President’s Motto:
Good Communication Breeds Success!!
The State President’s Monthly Message:
Jim’s Jibberish – March 2018
Another month has passed and March brings us closer to the end of our year. We had our final progress meeting in Sun City and our committees had their opportunity to show the progress that has been made during the year. What a great group of men and women. Thanks again to the Sun City Lodge #2559 for hosting us.
We experienced a great State Hoop Shoot at Apache Junction on the 17th of February. We have super young people heading to represent us in Las Vegas this month. Gregg and Jeanne Boyce have again done an outstanding job with our Hoop Shoot. These youngsters are what makes us proud to be Americans. It is unfortunate that the evil ones get the hype in our news. We are looking forward to riding the Junk Food Express with our kids and their parents.
Unfortunately, I have to bring up the two critical items where we are lacking. I received the latest membership report and the lodges delinquency rates. I don’t see any improvement in making progress on these lists. We only have a limited amount of time left to save our goal of a State Membership Gain! Please try to work this list down….
Also, we have three lodges with a Special Representative assigned to them. I hope you will take the advice of these dedicated Elks who assume the job and give up so much of their time to assist you. They have tons of experience and only want to help your lodges.
On a happier note, Jan and I attended the Area 7 Golf Tournament in Mesquite, NV. Although, we didn’t play golf, we had a great time. One of the courses was “Oasis”. If it had snowed, you could have had an alpine skiing event. It was beautiful, they supplied us with a cart and we had a great experience. A big thank you to the Mesquite Lodge. Arizona was represented by eight golfers from Page Lodge # 2498. I thank them for representing us, maybe next year, we can have better Arizona participation. A portion of the entry fees come back to each state’s Major Project. Arizona received $300 this year. Way to go, Page!! (See an article elsewhere in the AZ News)
This month, the All-American Lodge Contest is due on the 15th…don’t forget. Also, Contest E & F, the ENF Per Capita and Chairman Challenge are due. Our Lodges will be conducting their Installation of Officers this month and presenting our Special Awards to Officers, Elks, Citizens and Special Citations. Please remember the Elks that have done an outstanding job and went that extra mile to make your Lodge a better place.
This is also the month for the Irish! Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! At least, that’s what I’ve always been told. So, here’s to the Good Luck that all talk about.
I will finish with a Happy Easter to you and your families, and hope that the world will be more peaceful. We can all use that.
Until next issue, I remain
Jim Casacchia, President
Arizona Elks Association
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