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2021 Annual GEA Convention

Go to Forms and Documents to see more information about this year's convention.

2021 Annual Grand Lodge Convention

Go to Forms and Documents to see more information about this year's convention.

Message From GEA President Bill Lewis 3/14

Go to Leadership and then choose GEA President's Page for a new message from our president.

2020 Annotated Statutes Now Available

Go to the Forms And Documents page (bottom) or go to www.elks.org.

Scholarships 2021

Go to the Activities page to see information about Elks scholarships.

Public Safety Officer Of The Year 2020-2021

Go to Forms and Documents to get the documents for Public Safety Officer Of The Year.

Please Note Event Changes

Due to the current environment surrounding COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, and the unpredictability of its future impact, we have postponed or rescheduled the following Aidmore events. While these actions may seem premature, they all require significant planning. Some require up-front costs that cannot be recouped if we needed to cancel at the last minute.

The Golf Fore Kids tournament was scheduled for May 1st. It is tentatively rescheduled for Friday, September 11th. However, it was announced earlier today that the PGA Master's is being postponed until the fall, with a projected date in September or October. If it conflicts with our golf tournament, we will obviously need to reconsider this year's tournament.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause. However, we would rather err on the side of caution, and be wrong, than to expose so many to a potentially deadly virus.

Please take care, be safe and stay healthy! You are all in our prayers.

COVID-19 Updates For The Georgia Elks Association

After you open a document, use the Back button in your internet browser to go back to the GEA Website.
Lodge Information
GEA President's Letter To Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge COVID-19 Information
Grand Lodge COVID-19 Guidelines
Lodge Actions
Lodge Actions Update 2
Lodge Actions Update 3
Lodge Actions Update 4
Grand Lodge Loan Information
What Can My Lodge Do?

Georgia Elks News

The February 2021 issue is now online.

Good Day Everyone!
I hope all are staying healthy and safe. Please be advised that the deadline for articles and photos for the May 2021 issue of the Georgia Elks News is April 6, 2021. Please remember to send full resolution photos. Article and photos can be emailed to gaelksnews@gmail.com.

Lynda Lewis

New Grand Lodge Drug Awareness Campaign

Anti-Drug campaign launches targeting youth facing addiction. See more information on YouTube or on Instagram.

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

The Aidmore Directory is now online here. Once you have finished looking at the Aidmore Directory online, you should close the tab containing the Aidmore Directory. Then, in the tab that is currently in www.elks.org, click on the Back button in your browser to get back to the State Elks website.

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

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Upcoming Events

  • GEA Annual Convention, June 10 - 12, Jekyll Island
  • Grand Lodge Convention, Tampa, Fl July 4 - 7
or click here for the GEA Calendar.