GEA Leadership 2020 - 2021


Meet GEA President Bill Lewis

  • Charter Member of Lake Oconee Lodge #2849
  • Board of Trustees/Secretary 2006
  • Board of Directors, Chairman 2007
  • Lecturing Knight 2007-2008
  • Loyal Knight 2008-2009
  • Leading Knight 2009-2010
  • Exalted Ruler 2010-2011
  • Lodge Secretary 2011-2019
  • Lodge Officer of the Year 2012-2013
  • Lodge Distinguished Citizenship Award 2014-2015
  • Lodge Officer of the Year 2015-2016
  • GEA Elk of the Year 2013-2014
  • GEA Secretary of the Year 2015-2016
  • GEA Vice President NE District 2013-2014
  • GEA, At Large Member, Board of Directors 2016-2019
  • Presenter, ER-Leading Knight Academy 2014-2018
  • Ga Elks Association Parliamentarian 2017-2018
  • Ga Elks Association Parliamentarian 2017-2018
  • State Disaster Relief, Chairman 2014-Current
  • State Photographer 2018-Current
  • PER Association 2015-Current
  • Secretary Association 2015-2019
  • Elks National Foundation Committee 2014
  • ER-Elect/Joint DD Clinic Committee 2014
  • Leadership Training Committee 2014
  • Membership Committee 2014
  • New Lodge Development Committee 2014
  • Public Relations Committee 2017
  • District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, NE District 2014-2015
  • Grand Auditor to the District Deputy 2017-2019
  • Special Representative, Grand Lodge 2016 to current
  • 50 years service in Public Safety including Fire Service, Emergency Medical
  • Service, Emergency Management at local, state and national levels. Currently still serving in these capacities with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Georgia Mutual Aid Group in cooperation with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.
  • Meet GEA President-Elect Bob Colie

  • Graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point with a Batchelor of Science Degree
  • Received a Masters Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University
  • Served 22 years in the US Army retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel
  • Served at Fort Benning, GA and Fort McPherson, GA for 12 of my 22 years retiring at Ft McPherson in 1998
  • Worked for BellSouth and AT&T from 2001 to 2016
  • Joined the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge in 2007
  • Served in Lodge Elks leadership positions as:
    Loyal Knight, Leading Knight, Exalted Ruler, 2 terms, Board of Directors Chairman, 5 terms
    Lodge Aidmore Trustee 4 years, Chaired Multiple Lodge Committees as well as served as a member on other committees
  • Georgia Elks Association (GEA) NE District VP
  • District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler NE District
  • GEA Board of Directors member, 3 years
  • Chaired GEA Memorial, Insurance & Safety Committees
  • Vice Chair GEA Convention Committee
  • Received the Grand Exalted Rulers Outstanding Service Commendation in 2017