Arizona Elks Major projects
Board of Directors
President - John Doucette Tucson East # 2532 Vice President - John Fuller Yuma # 476 Secretary - Sheila Stephenson Kearny # 2478 Treasurer - Hank Thonnard Lake Havasu City # 2399 SOUTH - Allen Swope Tucson East # 2532 EAST - Dennis Appel Chandler # 2429 NORTH - Thomas C. DiSisto Jerome # 1361 North - Roy Haddick Bullhead City # 2408 Executive Director – Bruce Van Den Eng Casas Adobes # 2663 Assistant - Ursula Woods Casas Adobes # 2663 Statutory Agent - Tom Sylvester Tucson East # 2532 Member At Large - Albert Kayal Phoenix # 335 Ex-Officio Member - Mike Weishan Chandler # 2429 Financial Advisor - Bob Burns Tucson East # 2532
EAST - Randy Appel Chandler # 2429 NORTH - Richard "Rick" Kimberly Sedona # 2291 SOUTH - Richard Ross Douglas # 955 WEST - Robert "Bob" Gleason Sun City # 2559
Camp Advisory Committee
Chairman - Randy Appel Chandler # 2429 East - Dennis Appel Chandler # 2429 North - David Whitmore Show Low # 2090 South - Lee Cook Catalina Mountain # 2815 South - Tom Miller San Manuel # 2007 West - Larry Bodwell Phoenix # 335
AEMP CAMP SCHOLARSHIP ADVISOR
EAST - Randy Appel Chandler # 2429 NORTH - David Whitmore Show Low # 2090 SOUTH - Mike Seeley Ajo # 1576 WEST - Larry Bodwell Phoenix # 335
MP Per Capita Winners 2021-2022
East – Chandler # 2429 ($25.36)
South – San Manuel # 2007 ($26.31)
West – Wickenburg # 2160 ($29.25)
North – Chino Valley # 2842 ($63.05)
During the October Mid-Year Meeting Exalted Rulers March and the AEMP business session, a total of $99,899.34 was donated to continue the great works our Association does for the Children of Arizona. A full-sized pick-up truck load of diapers, wipes, toys, and beanies that were donated for Steele Children’s Research Center were delivered to Steele in November.
Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) – Message
Bruce Van Den Eng
The Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) commitment to the work of the Steele Children’s Research Center began in 1992. Arizona Elks have made a significant difference in children’s health raising more than $9 million for Steele. In 2022, we began a 5 year commitment to raise $2.5 million dollars for Steele that is focused on healthy brain development in children through the protection against injury; nutrition and brain development; and causes, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries. Arizona Elks provide direct support for the Marvin Lewis Pediatric Teaching Center, the Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic, the Phoenix Translational Research Center, and have endowed three chairs at the Steel Children’s Research Center. The Nanotechnology Research Chair is making major research discoveries about potentially fatal diseases; the Statewide Pediatric Research Chair helped establish the Phoenix Branch of Steele in order to treat a greater number of children in the state; and the Technology and Innovation Fund invests in the latest cutting edge instruments to ensure scientists have the tools to discover breakthroughs for children. On the sixth floor of the Steele Center Research Tower, three laboratories were underwritten by the Arizona Elks. Our support has facilitated critical research and helped the physicians, scientists and researchers make new discoveries, teach the next generation of scientists, and heal the children of Arizona and others.
The Jack C. Warter, Jr. Youth Camp is a “wilderness camp” located 22 miles south of Young, AZ off of Hwy 288. The camp is on 7 ½ acres of forested land alongside Workman Creek in the Sierra Ancha Mountains of the Tonto National Forest. The camp is fully self-contained with a septic system, solar power, and well water. The camp does not have heat or A/C and the sloped terrain at the camp could impact those with physical limitations. The remote location of the camp prevents cellular phone service however the camp has a satellite phone in case of an emergency. The AEMP offers the camp to qualified Youth Groups free of charge though we do not offer staff, counselors, programs, or activities to the groups using the camp. Groups using the camp are prohibited from bringing alcohol or firearms to the camp. Youth groups wishing to use the camp must be chartered, insured, and pay a refundable deposit to book the camp. The camp is open from May thru September and is available for booking on January 1st of each year on a first come, first served basis through the AEMP website.
2022 AEMP Raffle
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Youth Camp – Globe, AZ
Located 40 miles Northeast of Globe, AZ, the Arizona Elks Youth Camp is one of our two Major Projects
Photo: Youth Camp – Globe, AZ
UA Steele Children’s Research Center
Located at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the UA Steele Center is a Major Project of the Arizona Elks Association.
“Our mission is to teach, to heal, and to discover.”