Congrats Arizona on our 5 star rating from the Grand Lodge
Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. AEA President Mike Murphy thanks all visitors for stopping by to see what our Association is doing.
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The State President’s Motto:
Be An Elk Every Day!!
The State President’s Monthly Message:
Happy New Year Arizona Elks –
February is an exciting time to be an Elk as Lodges are preparing for election of new officers and committee members. This is our annual opportunity to renew our commitment to the tenants of our proud Order – Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. My article this month will focus on two of our Tenants – Fidelity and Charity.
My quote of the month comes from Sam Houston who said, “Diversified interests must exist in every community, and that system which is best calculated to promote the general interest is the one which should be adopted and adhered to with fidelity”.
FIDELITY – Fidelity as an Elk Member is faithfulness to our cause. We demonstrate fidelity by continued loyalty to the tenants of our order, support of each other and growing our programs.
CHARITY – As the end of the lodge year approaches, I know you are all working hard to bring lapsation under control. As you look at the delinquent membership list, please consider members who may be in financial need. Please reach out to lend a hand in bringing their dues current when you can. It may be hard for our members to ask for assistance and that is where both charity and fidelity come into play. Charity begins at home so let’s make an effort to help those who are important links in our lodges and our organization.
In the February Grand Lodge Newsletter, we are reminded that February can be rough, especially for Veterans. I hope you will consider a special event for Veterans and Active Duty Military this month and keep up our hallmark commitment to our Arizona Veterans.
January was a busy month for Hoop Shoot. I appreciate the hard work of the district directors and our State Chairman. It was great to see overwhelming support for this program. I am happy to re-port that each of our four districts held successful shoots. The State Hoop Shoot will be held on February 16, 2019 and I hope to see you there cheering them on. We have a broad representation of shooters competing to represent Arizona – there are some returning shooters and lots of new faces. I am expecting an exciting ride. After the State Shoot, the next stepping stone will be the Regional Hoop Shoot for Area 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 9th.
Now the broken record part – as usual I remind you of our goals for the coming year are –
1. Growth in Membership – last year you got us committed to +1 so my goal for each Lodge this year is +2. I am counting on you to see that we get this done,
2. Supporting our Lodges – we are in the business of growing our Lodges and strengthening support to local communities and,
3. Increasing support to the Elks National Foundation to $10.00 per member.
We are in the home stretch and now is the time to dig in. I expect each of you to commit to reaching out to delinquent members with a phone call this month instead of waiting until the last days of March.
Exalted Rulers – remember to consider your Citizen, Officer and Elk of the Year Awards. Remember that the All American Lodge Contest Lodge Form A and GER Special Citation selections are due in March.
We have lots of work to do and I am proud to be working beside and for you.
“BE AN ELK EVERYDAY”
Mike Murphy, President
Arizona Elks Association
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Arizona Elks Red Vest Order Form
If you’re planning on heading to San Antonio for the 2018 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
Arizona Elks Show Their Support!
The Elks of Arizona are proud to announce the next endorsed candidate for the prestigious position of Grand Exalted Ruler of Elkdom 2019 – 2020, is Robert Duitsman. As many of you know, Robert and his wife Beth, are from California.
To help show our support for Bob and for Area Seven an endorsement pin is available for purchase. These pins are selling for one pin for $100.00 or two pins for $150.00. In addition, with your participation you will receive an exclusive invitation to attend Bob and Beth’s congratulatory reception on Monday July 1st in St. Louis.
Be the first in your Lodge to proudly wear Bob’s endorsement pin at your next lodge meeting. You may contact either your District Leader’s to purchase pins or I may be reached either by email email@example.com or by phone 928-753-5925. Checks should be made payable to (CHEA) California Hawaii Elks Association.
Thank you in advance for your continued support for the programs of Elkdom.
Jerry Grimes, Special Deputy, Arizona Elks Association
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