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 South - Lee Cook Catalina Mountain #2815 South - Tom Miller San Manuel # 2007 West - Vacant
AEMP CAMP SCHOLARSHIP ADVISOR
Ed Warner Globe-Miami # 489
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)
AZ Elks donated $1,655 in gift cards to the Steele Children’s Research Center as well as two full-sized pick-up truck loads of diapers, wipes, books, toys, and beanies that were delivered to Steele on May 25th.
During the Exalted Rulers March and the AEMP business session $92,674.00 was donated to continue the great works our Association does for the Children of Arizona.
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. The Elks have made a significant difference in children’s health raising more than $9 million for Steele. In 2022, the AEMP has begun a 5 year commitment to raise $2.5 million for Steele that will be focused on healthy brain development in children through the protection against injury; nutrition and brain development; and causes, diagnosis, and treatment of injury. Arizona Elks provides 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 Steel. 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, and a charter wall lists the specific lodges and individuals who participated in that effort. Additionally, thousands of books, toys, beanies and blankets have been distributed in the hope that no child leaves the Elks Pediatric Clinic empty handed.
* * * * 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.
Please join us at the Ladies Coffee in the Hospitality Room for further information at the October Convention. Plus, you can 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 May at the October meeting also!**
Thank You! It will make your heart swell with pride and accomplishment!
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.”