GEA Activities

Due to the potential for bad actors (being hacked), the following changes have been made to this site.

You will now have to go to and sign in to get emails and phone numbers.  

There is a pdf with the GEA officers and committee chairs with this information.

You can also find last years copy of the Aidmore directory.

(updates coming soon)

Follow this link for contact information on the GEA Officers and Committee Chairs

Hoop Shoot

This year we are celebrating 50 Years of ELKS Hoop Shoot. Through the Hoop Shoot program, the Elks have been developing and reinforcing grit for long before researchers and experts concluded that grit is so important for our children. Just listen to the parents and contestants in these videos. They’re talking about grit.

  Basketball Hall of Fame

Each year, the names of the six national champions are inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Two of the Frank Hise National Champions are in attendance when the inductees are honored at the Enshrinement Ceremony.

  Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement Award

The Elks Hoop Shoot is the proud new sponsor of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s annual Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement Award. The Hall of Fame awards two Wootten Awards annually to boys and girls high school coaches who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of student athletes. The award is named for Morgan Wootten, a legendary high school basketball coach enshrined at the Hall of Fame. Meet the 2020 recipients here.


We had six great contestants representing our State in the Regional Finals in Valdosta on March 19.

 8-9 Boys;  Cedric James Jr., Covington Lodge         3rd Place at Regional

 8-9 Girls;  Kourtney Stewart, Cartersville Lodge      Medalist

10-12 Boys; Anthony Moreno, Cartersville Lodge    3rd Place at Regional

10-12 Girls; Madison Hoffpauir, Albany Lodge        3rd Place at Regional

   (Madison completed in the virtual National competition for 2020 season)

12-13 Boys; Brendan Smith, Marietta Lodge     *23/25 REGIONAL WINNER*

12-13 Girls; Kie Acree, Albany Lodge                       2nd Place at Regional

Let's wish Brendan luck in the upcoming National competition in Chicago.

At the national finals in April, Bill Cook will be posthumously inducted into the Hoop Shoot Hall of Fame for his many years of service as Regional Director.

Our State Hoop Shoot had 25 volunteers that logged a total of 4100 miles with 142 hours worked.

I want to thank all of the volunteers that gave of their time to help with the Hoop Shoot Program throughout our state.  And a special thanks to the Covington Elks and Auxiliary for hosting the State Hoop Shoot banquet.

Our committee is committed to helping all of our Lodges with their hoop shoot programs in the upcoming year.  If you need assistance please contact your District Director or myself.  We are here to help you.

Chuck Myers, NE District Director:

Randy Keener, NW District Director:

Robert Reardon, S District Director: 

National Hoop Shoot, April 30, 2022 in Chicago.

Vance Rhodes, State Hoop Shoot Director:


Soccer Shoot

Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country.  The Elks Soccer Program is geared to coincide with this sport phenomenon.  From toddlers to teens, in our large urban centers to our small suburban settings, soccer is becoming the sport of choice for our youth.  This program is the kind of sporting event to help keep our youth focused and away from undesirable activities. Soccer Chairman is Junior Roberson  

Scholarships-Most Valuable Student

Those eligible are current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States.  Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.  High School graduates are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.  Legacy Scholarships are available for high school seniors of children and grandchildren of dues paying Elk Members.  Chairman is Junior Roberson 

GEA Secretaries Association

If you need information regarding the Secretaries Association, or CLMS, or anything else Secretary related, contact GEA Secretaries Association President Larry Westberry.  

Drug Awareness

The Elks have the largest Drug Awareness program in the United States.  We are very proud of our dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to this most noble cause.  The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment. The Elks Drug Awareness Video contest's theme for 2021-22 is "The Best Me Is Drug Free".  The contest is open to two age groups:  Pre High School and High School. Info and forms are on the forms & documents page.  The Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest's theme "The Best Me Is Drug Free"  is open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and info and forms are also on the forms and documents page.  The Drug Awareness Essay contest's theme is also "The Best Me Is Drug Free" and is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  Info and forms are on the forms and documents page.  The Enrique S. Camarena Award is for a member of the law enforcement community who best exemplifies the qualities and principles for which Agent Camarena gave his life.  Nominees should be involved in their communities in an effort to help that community become drug free.  Nomination form and info are on the forms and documents page.  You can also find information there about the Red Ribbon Patch Program.  The DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program is designed to provide Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch from the Drug Enforcement Administration by performing antidrug activities in commemoration of Red Ribbon Week. Also go to forms and documents for the Drug Awareness Trailer Check List and the Drug Awareness Trailer Listings.

Drug Awareness Chair  Cyndi Russell

Lodge Activities

Please take part in the many activities available for your lodge.  All of the forms and info for the following activities can be found on the forms and activities page.  The Georgia Elks State Newsletter Contest, the All American Lodge Contest "A" 2021-22 and the Lodge Activity Contest.  Information on Mandatory activities are those required by statue and include Flag Day and Memorial Day can also be found there.  Chairman is Cyndi Russell.

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 forms & documents)

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