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Big Weekend In May At Aidmore

By now, most of you know The Ambrose Golf Group (AGG), comprised of employees of Turner Broadcasting, will be hosting their annual charity golf tournament to support Elks Aidmore on Saturday, May 3rd. AGG has set their goal at $15,000 this year. The event will be at Crystal Lakes Golf Club in Hampton. We have four teams committed to play so far, with a goal of 10 teams participating. Please consider supporting this event. Registration is easy. Go to www.elksaidmore.com. Look for the Ambrose Golf Group flyer and click on "find out more". The click on the button that says "Click Here to Register Online". If you run into any problems, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail.

OPEN HOUSE will be held on Sunday, May 4th, beginning at 10am. As always, we will have tours of the cottages and campus, paddle boats, hayrides, horseshoes, food and great fellowship. We will be celebrating 75 YEARS of service to the children, youth and families of Georgia. Georgia State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler has been invited to present an official copy of the resolution passed on the last day of the legislative session, recognizing and honoring Elks Aidmore for its contributions to Georgia.

As part of our 75th anniversary, we are inaugurating an ALUMNI REUNION for former Elks Aidmore residents. Former residents are invited to attend the Open House celebration, then spend the afternoon reuniting and reminiscing. The pavilion has been reserved for alumni for the day.

Please make plans to come and join us for all, or at least part, of the festivities. Bring the family...it promises to be a fun-filled weekend!

For additional information on any of the activities, please contact me via e-mail or at the phone number listed below.

Abe Wilkinson, CEO
Elks Aidmore, Inc.
2394 Morrison Road
Conyers GA 30094
770-483-3535, ext 11
678-858-8580 (cell)
abe@elksaidmore.net
www.elksaidmore.com
"Healing hearts...restoring hopes...rebuilding lives."

2014 Memorial Service At Jekyll

Thank you to the Lodges who have sent information to me of their departed members for this past Elk Year. I still need information from Lodges who have not sent in information requested. I would like to have the names of departed members, how many years they were Elks and if they were Life Members. This information will be used in the Eulogy. We will follow regular format for the service Lodge and Auxiliary representatives calling out their departed member’s names. Any one having more information to add or if you have not sent in information, please do so was soon as possible.

Thank you in advance.

Sandra M Worley
Memorial Service Committee
Northeast District
sanway29@elberton.net

2014 GEA State Convention

The annual GEA State Convention will be June 12th - June 14th in Jekyll Island, Ga. Details and forms are available on the Forms And Documents page.

ENF Winners Announced

THANK YOU, Georgia is 5th in the Nation for ENF Donations!

We rank behind Texas in the Number 1 position, Nevada in the Number 2 position, Mississippi in the Number 3 position and Utah in the Number 4 position. In fact, Brunswick Lodge #691, ranks 3rd in the Nation for Lodge Donations! Way to go Brunswick Lodge Members!!!

The following is a District Summary:

Southeast Lodges, all 7 Lodges made the Grand Exalted Ruler's goal of $4.60 per capita:

Brunswick, $77.80 per capita
Valdosta, $12.35 per capita
Jesup, $9.60 per capita
Camden County, $8.80 per capita
Douglas, $5.97 per capita
Waycross, $5.17 per capita
Savannah, $4.90 per capita

Southwest Lodges, 6 out of 7 Lodges made the Grand Exalted Ruler's goal of $4.60 per capita:

Union City, $35.43 per capita
Griffin, $13.87 per capita
Albany, $9.26 per capita
La Grange, $6.75 per capita
Fitzgerald, $5.68 per capita
Columbus-Ft. Benning, $4.70 per capita
Tifton, $2.43 per capita

Northeast Lodges, all 8 Lodges made the Grand Exalted Ruler's goal of $4.60 per capita:

Covington, $15.22 per capita
Toccoa, $10.23 per capita
Eatonton, $9.01 per capita
Augusta, $6.67 per capita
Gainesville, $6.10 per capita
Athens, $5.87 per capita
Lake Oconee, $4.68 per capita
Elberton, $4.60 per capita

Northwest Lodges, all 6 Lodges made the Grand Exalted Ruler's goal of $4.60 per capita:

Atlanta-Northlake, $20.02 per capita
Dalton, $15.10 per capita
Cartersville, $5.38 per capita
Marietta, $5.28 per capita
Calhoun, $5.28 per capita
La Fayette, $5.09 per capita

The average for the State of Georgia was $11.22 per capita.

Once again, thank you for your generous donations to this wonderful Grand Lodge Program!

Fraternally, Jane S. Santee DDGER Southeast District 2200

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.

ENF Impact Grant Winner

Congratulations to Covington Lodge #1806. Below is a brief explanation of how the ENF Impact Grant will help the Covington Lodge and their Community.

Covington, Ga., Lodge No. 1806 will be there for community members in need through the Elks Care Food Pantry project. Once a week, Elks will deliver and stock food at the pantry. But that's just the beginning. Elk volunteers will be there twice a week to distribute food and meet with community members. Elks will also construct a children's area at the pantry, and volunteer twice a week to watch the children while their parents shop.

Fraternally,
Jane S. Santee
DDGER, Southeast Georgia
GEA State ENF Chairman

Georgia Elks News

All Elks and Auxiliary Members:

Please send in articles and photos for your Lodge and Auxiliary. Also, please remember to place The Georgia Elks News on your mailing list so we receive your Lodge Bulletin (electronic copy preferred). Our goal for the newspaper is to have a news item from every Lodge and Auxiliary in each and every issue. Remember to tell us who, what, when, where, and to identify any people in your photos. As a reminder, Lodges/Auxiliaries should obtain permission to publish photos of children that are identified in photos, either from a parent, Aidmore, or the school where the photo was taken.

The deadline for the May issue of The Georgia Elks News is April 19, 2014. With your help, we can make this another great year for the Georgia Elks News.

Send news/photos in by deadline to:
John Helgesen, PSP, Editor
Georgia Elks News
4045 Five Forks Trickum Road
Suite B-8 #105
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 770-979-8295
John Cell: 770-309-0317
Marilyn Cell: 404-644-0317
FAX: 770-982-8819
Email: gaelksnews@gmail.com(note: this is a NEW e-mail address)

Please attach no more than 4 photos (full size jpg) per e-mail; identify the people in the text of the e-mail; article may be sent as MS Word attachment (.doc or .docx) or copy and paste the article into the text of the e-mail.

Aidmore Directory Now Available

The new Aidmore Directory is hot off the press and the first round has been mailed. A special thanks to Linda Robinette (Cartersville) for compiling, sorting and editing the information for this year's 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)
abe@elksaidmore.net
www.elksaidmore.com

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.

Photos

The Photo Gallery has been updated as of 9/2/13 to include photos from Jekyll 2013, and Reno 2013. 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

  • 4/5 - 4/6 ER Academy/DD clinic
  • 6/12 - 6/14 GEA State Convention, Jekyll Island
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