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GEA Annual Convention 2018 Meeting Form Now Available Online

Tim Whalen, Secretary of the Georgia Elks Association, reminds everyone to register for the annual convention on Jekyll Island. The time is getting near to print name badges and make meal commitments for the Ladies Luncheon on Friday and the dinner on Saturday night.

Go to Forms And Documents to get the meeting registration form. Hotel reservation is to be made directly with the Villas By The Sea by phone. Meeting registration form is in PDF format.

2018 Jekyll Aidmore Auction

Our 25th annual Aidmore Auction will be held on Friday, June 8th, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Villas By The Sea Convention Center. Again, this year, we will have both a live auction, coordinated by Stanley Santee, and a silent auction, coordinated by Angela Spivey. We will need the assistance of all the Georgia Elks and Auxiliaries if we are to have a successful auction. We are not asking for money, but we are asking the Lodges and Auxiliaries to canvass the members and merchants in their areas and ask them for donations of articles or gift certificates suitable for auction. Homemade craft items such as quilts, birdhouses, etc. are especially popular at the auction. Also, please limit the number of Autographed Pictures. Also, we would like each Lodge and Auxiliary to combine their efforts and provide one or two large articles for the live auction. Articles for the silent auction may be any variety of items of lesser value. However, make sure that these articles are quality items and something that you would purchase for yourself. (If you wouldn't buy it...Don't bring it.) To assist you in your solicitation efforts, a sample letter to friends and merchants is linked at the bottom of this article. Articles and certificates should be marked with an expected sales value. Please also provide the name and address of the person who donated the item so that Aidmore can send them a letter of appreciation. All members of the Aidmore Auction Committee, and anyone wanting to help with the auction, are asked to meet at the Villas By The Sea Convention Center at 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, June 8th. We appreciate your interest, contributions, and help in making this fund raiser possible.

We look forward to another successful auction.

Sincerely and Fraternally,


Stanley Santee, Chairman
Aidmore Auction Committee

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 me an e-mail and we will get one in the mail to you.

Abe Wilkinson, CEO
Elks Aidmore, Inc.
2394 Morrison Road
Conyers GA 30094
770-483-3535, ext 11
678-858-8580 (cell)

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

  • June 8 - 10, Annual GEA Convention, Jekyll Island
  • July 1 - 4, Grand Lodge Convention, San Antonio Tx.
or click here for the GEA Calendar.