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2019 Exalted Ruler / Leading Knight Academy / DD Clinic

The 2019 ER / Leading Knight Academy / DD Clinic information is on the Forms and Documents page.

Aidmore Open House

The Aidmore Open House will be Saturday May 4th from 2 PM til 4 PM

Georgia Elks News

The May 2019 issue is now online. The Deadline for the October issue is September 2, 2019.

New Grand Lodge Drug Awareness Campaign

Anti-Drug campaign launches targeting youth facing addiction. See more information on YouTube or on Instagram.

2019 GEA Annual State Convention

The 2019 Georgia Elks Association Annual State Convention will be held in Jekyll Island June 6th - June 8th. Go to Forms And Documents for further information and the registration form.

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.

Aidmore Directory

If you have not received your copy, and would like one, please send an e-mail to elksaidmoredirectory@gmail.com
and we will get one in the mail to you. DO NOT contact Aidmore as they no longer handle this.

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:
at the bottom of this list, there's a link to the Toolkit.

Rick Gathen
Grand Lodge Membership/Public Relations Manager
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks
Of the United States of America
2750 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
Email: RickG@elks.org
(773) 755-4904 - phone
(773) 755-4905 - fax

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.

Aidmore's Living Memorials is a great way to have your gift recognized and enjoyed by all guests visiting the Aidmore Campus.

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 mrsbjackson@gmail.com.


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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Upcoming Events

  • Aidmore Open House, May 4th
  • Ritual Clinic, Dalton May 18th 10 AM
  • State Convention, June 6th - June 8th, Jekyll
or click here for the GEA Calendar.