Leadership

Bob Colie
Georgia Elks Association President 2021-2022

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Graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point with a BS Degree

Graduated from Central Michigan University with a Masters Degree

Served 22 years in the US Army retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel

Served 12 years in Army assignments in Georgia retiring in 1998

Worked at BellSouth and AT&T 2003-2016 as a Senior Technical Director

Joined the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge in 2007

Served in the following Lodge positions:

Exalted Ruler 2013-2015

Board of Directors Chairman 2016-2020

Lodge Aidmore Trustee 9 years

Leading Knight

Loyal Knight

Chaired multiple Committees

Served in the following Georgia Elks Association positions:

NE District Vice President 2015-2016

NE District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler 2016-2017

Board of Directors Member 2015-2020

President Elect 2020-2021

President 2021-2022

Chairman of the Memorial, Insurance, and Safety Committees

Vice Chairman of the Convention Committee

Received the Grand Exalted Rulers Outstanding Service Commendation in 2017

Meet Nita Knighton
Georgia Elks Association President-Elect 2021-2022

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Joined Marietta Elks Lodge in 1997

Inner Guard

Chaplain

Lecturing Knight

Loyal Knight

Leading Knight

Exalted Ruler 2005 - 2006

Trustee and Chairman four years

Board Of Directors 2007 to present

Secretary 2007 to present

House Committee and Chairman many years

Community Activities Chairman 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2005, 2007 - present

By-Laws Chairman

Fraternal Committee Chairman

Membership Chairman

Elk Of The Year 1997 - 1998

Officer Of The Year 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2015

Citizen Of The Year 2001 - 2002

Grand Exalted Ruler's Certificate Of Excellence as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler 2017 - 2018

GEA Assistant Sergeant at Arms NW 2015 - 2016

GEA NW Vice President 2016 - 2017

GEA Board Of Directors 2018 - 2021

GEA President-Elect 2021 - 2022

GEA Public Relations Chairman 2019 - 2020

GEA Government Relations Chairman 2020 - present

GEA PER Association Vice President

GEA Secretary Of The Year 2011 - 2012

Grand Auditor 2018 - present

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler 2017 - 2018

Married to Ronnie Knighton 36 years

1 daughter 2 granddaughters