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Americanism Essay Contest

Topic: "What I Can Do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country". Essays due to the District Chairman by January 30th. Details and forms in Forms And Documents page.

Georgia Elks News

Fall 2016 issue is now on the GEA News is on the Georgia Elks News Page.

2016 Spring Meeting, February 19 - 21 in Savannah

Go to Forms And Documents page for details and forms.

2016 Spring Meeting Good Fortune Tickets

GEA Good Fortune Chairman Steve Spradley reminds everyone to sell or purchase their tickets for the Good Fortune Shoot-Off, to be held on Saturday, February 20th at 2pm during the Spring Meeting of the Georgia Elks Association.

You can reach Steve by e-mail at s.spradley@yahoo.com

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

2016 Spring Meeting Agenda Correction

It was noted in the latest addition of the Georgia Elks News that the 2016 Ritual Competition will be held at the Atlanta Northlake Elks Lodge in May. This has actually not been decided yet. The decision will be made by the Ritual Committee at the GEA Spring Meeting in Savannah at the Spring Meeting.

Rodney Hackney, Chairman
GEA Ritual Committee

2016 Spring Meeting Agenda Correction

The GEA PER Breakfast will be Saturday February 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the Savannah Elks Lodge. This change was not forwarded to the Georgia Elks News before it went to print so we are sorry for the confusion. We thank in advance the Savannah Elks Lodge for all their help and support.

Fred Lester
President - GEA PER ASSOC.

Country Pickers Reunion To Benefit Aidmore

The 30th Annual Country Pickers Reunion will be held in Conyers on Sunday, February 28th at the VFW Post 5290. The proceeds from the Reunion will go to Elks Aidmore. More details can be found in the attached flyer. Put on your boots and cowboy hats, kick your heels up, and come join us for a great day of food, fun and music!

Country Pickers Reunion Flyer

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

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.


Photo Gallery

The Photo Gallery now contains the 2015 GEA Annual Convention, 2015 Junior Golf Clinic, and 2015 Aidmore Open House. Go to the Activities page to access the Photo Gallery.

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

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
LaFayette, $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 provide reading and learning tools for children in need while they are on summer break through the ECHO Children's Center project. The Lodge will create a children's center at a local church to run a weekly reading literacy program throughout the summer. The program will include crafts, educational activities, music, visits from local police and fire departments and healthy breakfast and lunches to all participants.

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

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.


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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Upcoming Events

  • 2/19 - 2/21 - GEA Spring Meeting, Savannah
  • 2/28 - Country Pickers Reunion
or click here for the GEA Calendar.