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The President's Page

January 1, 2023

Welcome to 2023!

Well, the first part of this year of the GEA year has come and gone.  We hope that your holiday season was happy and your entry into the New Year was filled with hope for the next year.

Though we may have had some great accomplishments, we cannot sit back and rest for the last three months of our lodge year.  Membership still needs our attention, including work on our delinquent membership.  Let's actively recruit our delinquents and lapsed membership.

Our Charitable contribution in our communities is Great!!  Please keep up the great participation in these last three months.

We have had Grant participation beyond original expectations.  Thank you to all involved in this success.

We are second in the nation with total donations to ENF.  PLEASE mark your calendars now for our very first GEA/ENF golf tournament on May 5th, 2023 at the Calhoun Elks Lodge golf course.  More info will be out on how you can participate as a golfer or sponsor.

Our spring meeting this year is in Macon from March 2 through March 5th.  We will have the honor of hosting our Grand Exalted Ruler Bruce Hidley and First Lady Helen.  Additionally, we will be hosting the President-Elects from Alabama, Florida and Mississippi along with their lovely spouses.  Please register early to attend this great session of the GEA.

District Deputy and Georgia Elks Leadership Academy will be held in Covington April 21-23.  Chairperson Jane Santee will be sending out additional information soon.

Jekyll 2023 is June 8-11.  We will have our traditional meetings but some new activities, like maybe a dunk tank to dunk your favorite GEA Officer.  Jekyll ends with the installation of Junior Roberson as our new state President.

Keep the pedal to the metal on membership!  Ronnie and I thank you for all your support this far and truly hope you had a great holiday season.

Yours in Elkdom,

Nita R. Knighton

President, Georgia Elks Association

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Nita Knighton

GEA President

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