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The October 2018 issue is now online.
2018 GEA Fall Meeting
The 2018 GEA Fall Meeting will be held in Albany October 12 - 14. Please go to Forms And Documents for more information and forms.
From Junior Roberson GEA State Soccer Chairman
If there are any lodges needing information about the Soccer Shoot Program, or are planning to participate, please contact Junior Roberson, GEA State Soccer Chairman.
There has been participation from the Northwest District over the past few years. Junior would like to have lodges from the South and Northeast Districts participate this year, if possible.
This is a GREAT way to show support to the children in your communities. Junior is looking forward to hearing from some new lodges for this year's event.
Thanks in advance!
GEA State Soccer Chairman
2019 GEA Spring Meeting
The 2019 Georgia Elks Association Spring Meeting will be held in Savannah February 28th - March 3rd. Go to Forms And Documents for further information and registration forms.
New State Hoop Shoot Director
Since State Hoop Shoot Director Warren Moyers has passed, Georgia Elks need to know that the new GEA State Hoop Shoot Director is Jeff Tobin. He is the Co-Chair of the Atlanta-Northlake Elks Lodge #78 Hoop Shoot Committee. Jeff has worked Hoop Shoot since he was a kid. His father John "Jack" Tobin PER at Decatur-Stone Mountain Elks Lodge #1602, would volunteer his entire family to work Hoop Shoot. Jeff has many years of experience working Local, District and State events, but he has never been in charge until this year. With his background in coaching, his life-long interest in Hoop Shoot, and Warren's list of "seasoned" Hoop Shoot workers, Jeff is looking forward to a great year! The Committee will publish dates of local and district contests when these are set by the Lodges and the District Chairmen. Please look for these dates on our gaelks.org website in the coming months. The 2019 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals are scheduled for April 27, 2019 in Chicago IL , Regional Contests will be held in March 2019, and State Contests in February 2019. All local and District contests need to be completed by January 2019. Let’s get busy and send some of our fine young Georgia athletes to the National finals! Please contact Jeff Tobin with any Hoop Shoot questions.
ENF Benefits From Shopping On Amazon
Shop on Amazon.com and the Elks National Foundation will receive .05% of all you spend. No upcharge. Nothing different. Just go to smile.amazon.com and log in with your Amaazon credentials. You will be asked if you want to donate this way going forward. Type in Elks National Foundation and click OK. Then shop on Amazon like you normally would.
Community Projects Contest
The Grand Lodge is holding a Community Projects Contest. All lodges are encouraged to participate. The project focus should be one that fills a need in your community and makes a difference to those you serve. See the Activities Page for details and the entry form.
GEA Distaster Relief Fund Information
GEA Distaster Relief Fund Information can be found on the Forms and Documents page.
Membership Seminar Presentation
Click on the link below to download the Powerpoint presentation developed by Rick Gathen (Grand Lodge National Membership and Public Relations Manager) that covers many good ways to improve membership, This is the same on that Rick presented at the 2015 Fall Meeting in Valdosta.
Public Safety Officer Information
Go to Forms And Documents for information and the entry form for the Public Safety Officer Of The Year.
If you have not received your copy, and would like one, please send me an e-mail and we will get one in the mail to you.
New Top Membership Proposers Program
The Grand Lodge just added Top Proposers to the new GL Membership page. Check it out. We want people motivated to propose/reinstate members. Now is the time to work even harder with your Exalted Rulers on recruitment initiatives. Please refer to the presentations in New Orleans to help boost new Members and increase reinstatements. Working reinstatements is an easy and effective way for Lodge Secretaries to help drive membership. Getting them to do it is the challenge.
The Grand Lodge updated the Membership Toolkit Home Page to include our Top 25 proposers:
We've also added the same list to our Members Only Home Page, in the right sidebar:
ALMS Fund Raising Announcement
We have the gift for you to give to those special family and friends in your life; and help Aidmore at the same time.
ALMS Committee - Stanley Santee, Jim Boyd, Ron Anderson, Dannie Anderson, Jane Santee, and PSP Vance Rhodes as Advisor.
Thirty-One Gifts Fundraiser For Aidmore
Bethany Jackson, PER of the Cartersville Elks Lodge, has offered an interesting and unique way to help stretch the resources for the residents at Elks Aidmore. Bethany is a consultant for Thirty-One Gifts. Many of you are already familiar with the web-based business, or probably know someone who is.
Bethany has offered to help us in two ways. She has opened up a "party" on her website for Elks Aidmore Fundraiser. The Aidmore girls will be creating a Wish List valued at under $100. One way to help might be sponsoring a Wish List for one of the residents. Secondly, you have the option of just ordering directly from Bethany by going to her website , clicking on "shop" and then going to the Elks Aidmore Fundraiser. Of these direct orders, Bethany will donate 20% of the sales back to Aidmore. If anyone is interested in hosting their own party, Bethany will donate 10% of their sales as well! Once we receive $100 in donations, we will use the money to sponsor a Wish List for one of the residents.
For additional information, or to participate, please contact Bethany directly at 770-547-5905 or email Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to Activities to find the link to the Photo Gallery. We still have more photos to post and will get them up soon. If you have photos of various Elk events around the state please email them to Webmaster. Please include a description of the event.
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