Congrats Arizona on our 5 star rating from the Grand Lodge for a fourth year.
Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. AEA President Charyll McKean thanks all visitors for stopping by to see what our Association is doing.
To Register you must be a member in Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. With this registration you will gain access to certain documents such as our AEA Directory, Monthly Newsletters, other things that are only privileged to our members.
*** The AEA 106th Mid Year Convention Registration Forms are now online and need to be submitted by September 20, they can be found on the Meetings committee page –>> Click Here ***
*** If you are planning to attend the Grand Lodge Convention in Atlanta, Georgia please fill out the Intent to attend and send to SDGER Jerry Grimes —–>>>>> Intent to attend Atlanta, GA GL Convention ***
*** The AEA Elks Training Quiz # 10 is now online click here —->> Quiz # 10 ***
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Click to see photos of your 2021-22 Arizona Elks Association Officers, Appointees, Grand Lodge Representatives, along with their spouses.
The State President’s Motto:
“BE PROUD OF ELKDOM”
The State President’s Monthly Message:
My husband Tim and I have been continuing our unofficial and official visits to Arizona Lodges, and as I said last month, the welcome we’ve received at all the lodges we’ve visited has been outstanding – thank you Arizona Lodges!! I want all the members to know that our State Association always stands ready to assist you in any way possible – just let us know if you need something.
Our State ENF Chairman, Bruce Van Den Eng from Casas Adobes Lodge #2663 is working very hard to have a banner year for ENF. One easy way everyone can donate is to join the Fidelity Club. By joining you agree to make an automatic donation each month, which can be done through Pay Pal, and it’s really easy. You can sign up and donate any amount of your choice – for example, $10.00 per month really adds up. Bruce’s goal was to increase Fidelity Club membership this year, and let’s all do our part. Signing up is easy and can be done by contacting Bruce or by going to the Grand Lodge website and then navigating to the ENF section. And don’t forget to apply for any and all ENF Grants your lodge may be eligible for.
Of membership, as of September 23rd, we have gained 1982 members and lost 575 for an overall gain of 1813, and that’s an outstanding accomplishment. However, we still show 2388 delinquents, giving us a net loss to date of 981 members. We also have 503 candidates awaiting initiation – so please, please, let’s get those candidates in and bring our numbers way, way up. Keep up the good work! These numbers are significantly up from last month showing we picked up over 600 members. If we can get all the candidates initiated, we will only have a current loss of slightly less than 500!!!! We can have a gain Arizona!!!! Just keep bringing in those new members, keep initiating and keep working on the delinquents.
We hope that you are all planning to attend our Mid-Year Convention at the DoubleTree in Tempe, to be held from October 15th through the 17th. Applications were sent to each Lodge and are also available online at arizonaelksassociation.org.
Any lodge that wishes to can participate in this year’s Ritual Contest or a Past or current Exalted Ruler may participate in the new Eleven O’clock Toast contest. Please contact your District Ritual Chairman if you wish to participate. Remember – Ritual can be fun, and it promotes camaraderie among your officers, and also helps to maintain officer progression.
You are likely reading this article in our great AEA Newsletter, and our editor is Shawnee Carlile from Sierra Vista #2065. This newsletter has been sent to each Lodge Secretary and I have requested that it be emailed to all members in our Directory and that each Lodge Secretary email it to all their members. If you are not receiving it and wish to do so, please contact Shawnee and she will email it to you.
Remember – photos from all of our events are available to all Elk Members by logging on to the Arizona Elks website and clicking on “Members Documents & Manuals” and then “AEA Photographs 2021-2022”. This link is also at the very bottom of the “Committees” page as well.
All lodges should have received visitation requests from either a Vice President or myself. If you have not already done so, please be sure and respond so all the visits can be set up and completed in a timely manner.
I hope all of you stay safe, both health wise and in your travels, and I look forward to seeing all of you at the October Convention. Please be advised the dates in our Directory are incorrect – the Convention dates are October 15th thru October 17th.
Remember — Be Proud of Elkdom
God bless everyone – until next month – – – – –
“BE PROUD OF ELKDOM”
Charyll McKean, 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.
Take the Training Quiz # 10 Today! You will not be graded, however you will be able to grade yourself after submitting your answers. Please take the quiz today!
Arizona Elks Red Vest Order Form
If you’re planning on heading to Tampa for the 2021 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
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