Michigan Major Project

Michigan Major Project

Michigan Elks Association Major Project Commission


Established in 1957

Our Mission

The Michigan Elks Association Major Project Commission exists to serve the special needs children of Michigan and work in partnership with Michigan Elks and the community to raise funds, provide funding for therapy, camps and equipment and spread awareness of the ongoing challenges that children with special needs and their families face every day.

Welcome to the Michigan Elks Association Major Project page!

Our Commission, established in 1957, was created to provide a way for the State Elks Association member lodges to be able to come together with all of the lodges throughout the state to provide assistance for children with special needs!  One lodge alone cannot meet the needs, but TOGETHER, we can!

The Commission is made up of 6 duly elected District Commissioners, who serve a six-year term as well as the current State President (the voting members).  The Michigan Elks Association 1st and 2nd Vice President’s and the Executive Director (who is responsible for the administration, marketing and communication arm of the Commission) round out the team (non-voting members).

This Commission works throughout the year to meet the needs of the children we all serve, meeting three times per year; our Annual Meeting (held in March/April), Spring Business meeting (held the 3rd week in May at the Spring Michigan Elks Convention), the Fall Business meeting (held the 3rd week in October at the Fall Michigan Elks Convention, as well as monthly Commission conference calls and daily/weekly emails.

If you are a parent in need of help for your child, or if you are an organization that would like more information about the Michigan Elks Association Major Project, please contact our Executive Director, Diane Dusendang, at 616-723-2763; email majorproject@mielks.org or Major Project, PO Box 141605, Grand Rapids, MI 49514.

Executive Director

Diane Dusendang
Grand Rapids #48
Office: 616-723-2763

Metro District #4200

Gary Goodin – Secretary
Warren – Sterling Heights #2292
Home: 586-777-1289

Northeast District #4240

Elaine Helman-Boudreau – Sgt. At Arms
Alma #1400
Cell: 989-331-2251

Upper Peninsula District #4280

Robert Anttila Sr – Chairman
Ishpeming #447
Cell: 906-250-3168

Northwest District #4320

Lori Jackson – Vice Chairman
Hastings # 1965
Cell: 269-804-9886

Southeast District #4360

John Truskowski – Chaplain
Plymouth – Ann Arbor #325

Southwest District #4400

Scot Burns – Treasurer
St. Joseph – Benton Harbor #541
Cell: 269-449-8395

Major Project at San Antonio

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