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Aidmore Golf Fore Kids Golf Tournament
The 17th annual Elks Aidmore Golf Fore Kids tournament is coming up soon. The event is scheduled for Friday, August 28th, at The Creek at Hard Labor golf course. You can also register and pay online at www.elksaidmore.com, or we will be glad to forward you a registration form.
In the past, we have encouraged Lodges and Auxiliaries to be a $100 Bronze Sponsor. The Bronze Sponsorship places one 13" x 19" sign on the green, with the name of your Lodge or Auxiliary. Lodges and Auxiliaries are also asked to share information about the tournament with local businesses who might be interested in helping to support the Elks, the tournament, and the children and families with whom we work. As with registration, sponsorships can be made directly to Aidmore or easily completed online.
In 2011, we had 29 Lodges that supported the Golf Fore Kids tournament. It is as close to 100% as we have ever been. Won't you join us this year and make this one the most successful tournament ever?
To date, we have received sponsorships from the following Lodges and Auxiliaries:
In advance, thanks for your continuing support and the MANY, MANY lives you touch each and every day!
Fall Meeting 2015
The Fall Meeting of the Georgia Elks Association will be October 22 - 25 in Valdosta. Go to Forms and Documents for forms and other information.
Aidmore Auxiliary Board Meeting
The Elks Aidmore Auxiliary Board meeting will be held in Tifton at the Tifton Lodge #1114 on August 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will be available for $7.50. Also, on Saturday night, the Elks and Auxiliary will be hosting our End of the Summer Blast and Luau. The music will be provided by the Jukebox Band. The menu will be roasted whole hog, with all of the trimmings. The admission for the Dinner Dance is FREE! We are asking instead, that you support the Tifton Auxiliary raffles. If you are planning to stay over, there are several motels available in Tifton. We suggest the following: Comfort Inn and Suites 229-382-8250, Country Inn and Suites 229-382-8100, Holiday Inn Express 229-382-3300.
If you need more information, please call me at 229-848-4181.
Aidmore Benefit Concert
The 29th Annual Country Pickers Reunion will be Sunday August 23rd in Conley, Ga. Proceeds to go to Georgia Elks Aidmore. Click here for more details.
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.
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.
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.
Deadline for the May 2015 Issue is April 18th, 2015. With your help, we can make this another great year for the Georgia Elks News.
Send news/photos in by deadline to:
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.
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:
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
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
Northeast Lodges, all 8 Lodges made the Grand Exalted Ruler's goal of $4.60 per capita:
Covington, $15.22 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
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.
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.
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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