Welcome To The Georgia Elks Association Website


Message From Our President

As of Friday 5/13, there is a new message on the President's Page. Go to Leadership and click on the GEA President's Page menu.

Georgia Elks News

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

GEA Distaster Relief Fund Information

GEA Distaster Relief Fund Information can be found on the Forms and Documents page.

GEA State Convention

The annual GEA State Convention will be June 9th - June 12th in Jekyll Island, Ga. Go to Forms and Documents for forms and other information.

2016 Grand Lodge Convention - Houston, Texas

The 2016 Grand Lodge Convention will be July 2th - July 6th in Houston, Texas. Go to Forms and Documents for the hotel registration form and mor information.

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

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.

What are Elks about?

Elks are American citizens who live by the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love, and fidelity.

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Upcoming Events

  • 6/9 - 6/12 - GEA State Convention, Jekyll Island
  • 7/2 - 7/6 - Grand Lodge Convention, Houston Texas
or click here for the GEA Calendar.