Congrats Arizona on our 5 star rating from the Grand Lodge for a sixth year.
Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. AEA President Mike Weishan thanks all visitors for stopping by to see what our Association is doing.
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*** The AEA Elks Training Quiz # 11 is now online click here —->> Quiz # 11 ***
*** Local Lodges Once your Lodge has concluded its elections, please download the below form and fill it out for the Exalted Ruler, Esteemed Leading Knight, and Secretary and send them to the State Secretary PSP Charyll McKean New Local Lodge Officer Information Form ***
Our State Major Projects are the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona and the Youth Camp in Globe, AZ.
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The State President’s Motto:
“”ELKDOM” it is in giving, that we receive.”
The State President’s Monthly Message:
Is it me or are the months really flying by extremely fast? Here we are in March already.
February saw the nominations and elections of our 2023-2024 Arizona Elks Association officers. Congratulations and thank you to all who were selected to lead your lodges for the upcoming year. I have some quick advice for all of you. Please be sure to mix in some FUN with the work next year.
Our Hoop Shoot state finals took place on February 11th at Apache Junction Cactus Canyon Junior High School. Six winners came out of that event and went on to represent Arizona at the area 7 regional finals in Boulder City Nevada on February 25th. California / Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah also had six players, three boys and three girls each, representing their states. The 24 best shooters in area 7. Six winners will earn their way to Chicago for the national championship in April. The competition was tough as you would expect it to be at this level. Our boys and girls fought hard and played like champions but unfortunately came up just a little short. The smiles on their faces and the sportsmanship they displayed after the event made us all proud. What a bunch of fun everyone had on the “Junk Food Express Bus” that transported the players, family and many Arizona Elks to and from the event. It was definitely a smooth and well-planned trip thanks to the outstanding organizational work done by PDDGER Gregg Boyce and his wife Jeanne and their volunteer help. You two are terrific!
And a big thank you to all of the Arizona hoop shoot volunteers for your work and dedication this year. We couldn’t do it without you.
Hey boys and girls, this year the Arizona Elks Association Major Projects is going to have 2 grand prizes for the raffle winner to choose from at the October 2023 mid-year convention. A beautiful brand new 2023 four-seater side by side vehicle with trailer OR $15,000 in cash! Whichever one they choose. Second and third place cash prizes will also be available. Ticket prices are: $1 each, 6 tickets for $5 or “The Big Value” which is 30 tickets for $20. Tickets will go on sale soon. Stay tuned for more information on that from your Arizona Elks Major Projects.
This month we will be having a District Deputy membership Initiation for all incoming initiates in all four districts. One lodge in each district will host the event. Check with your Exalted Ruler or District Deputy for the time, date and location of this event. Currently we are sitting in fourth place in the nation in membership gain. A successful event such as this could move us up into third place. So, sign up a friend TODAY!
Our May convention is coming soon. Registration forms will be available in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to get them filled out and back in to PSP Lee Schwein immediately to secure a room and meals. This convention is the largest attended convention of the two we have and there are only so many rooms available. Don’t miss out. It’s going to be a fun and educational convention.
Kathy and I will be attending the Utah State Convention March 9th – 11th representing you, the great members of the Arizona Elks Association. One of the biggest joys I get out of attending events in other states is when I am asked by them “how do you do this or how do you do that”? They have seen or heard from others how good Arizona is in so many areas. Protocol, membership gain, scholarship programs, veteran programs and fundraisers to name a few. It makes a person proud to be an ELK.
Thank you brothers and sisters for making me a proud ARIZONA ELK!
Mike Weishan, President
Arizona Elks Association
Check out our Online Forms page we’ve got set up. Maybe you’ll find an easier way of sending data to the appropriate person in the Arizona Elks Association.
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Arizona Elks Red Vest Order Form
If you’re planning on heading to Atlanta for the 2022 Grand Lodge Convention order your RED VEST TODAY and show your Arizona Spirit and comradery.
We offer 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.
Click on the Red Vest Order Form link above and email it. Contact information is on the form
* * * * Ladies * * * * Jewelry Project * * * * Update * * * *
Firstly, let me thank all of you wonderful ladies that donated to our call for the Mother’s Day AEMP Jewelry Project! Your response was outstanding! We held distributions at the three clinics in Tucson and the response was heartwarming! The many smiles and the happiness on the youngster’s faces to be able to give their moms or care givers a present was beyond description.
We are still sorting, cleaning, and boxing up your donations, and want to continue with possible distributions at Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day 2023. But I definitely need your help as it’s way more fun if we all join in a work party in October, at convention to clean, box, cut ribbon for packaging, count out bags etc. and pack up containers to distribute throughout the various Steele Center Clinic sites that Lori Castro and I are identifying in our state.
For further information please contact me with questions at any time via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 520-235-5598.
**We will be taking any donations that were possibly forgotten last October at the May meeting also!**
Thank You! It will make your heart swell with pride and accomplishment!
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