Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Organized November 1904

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!

You will find a collection of necessary forms and information in the links below!

 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 click on the “FOR PARENTS” link below, or contact our Executive Director, Diane Dusendang
email majorproject@mielks.org

or Major Project
PO Box 141605
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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Michigan Elks Association
PO Box 793
Sturgis, MI 49091

Karen Cary State Secretary

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