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Come To Aidmore Open House
Everyone is invited to join Elks Aidmore for their annual Open House on May 7th. Elks Aidmore is celebrating its 79th year of services to children, youth and their families in the state of Georgia. Festivities (fellowship, hayrides, horseshoes, paddle boats, walking tours) will begin around 10am. A brief program will take place at 11:15 am, followed by a dedication service at 11:30 near the Memorial Brick Plaza. Lunch will follow the dedication service.
Congratulations To Cartersville Lodge
Congratulations to Cartersville for receiving the $10,000 ENF Impact Grant.
It will be used to support the local homeless shelter. Cartersville joins the
Covington Lodge which just wrapped up its Impact Grant project for the year.
This is the "big one," and all a lodge needs to do is apply. This is the fourth
Impact Grant for Cartersville. As State President, I am proud of what our lodges
are doing in our communities. It is encouraging to see lodges that have not been
involved getting involved, and many are our smaller ones. I am also encouraged
by the recruiting successes that are resulting in many lodges (yes many of
them are our smallest) already showing a net membership increase for the year.
Maybe this will be the breakthrough year for Georgia. I will let you know which
lodges will be added to the membership "honor roll" when our Membership Chairman,
Mike Johnson, reports the numbers to me as they become available on November 15.
This is exciting!
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.
Georgia Elks News
February 2017 issue is now on the GEA News is on the Georgia Elks News Page.
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.
The Photo Gallery has been updated to include photos from the Jekyll Convention 2015. 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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