State Officers

State President - Stan Chubinski / (Cheryl)

Battle Creek #131
Home 269-965-5259
Cell 269-420-4516
sp@mielks.org

Gold Key Commissioner 10 years: 2001-2004 & 2006-2014
State Trustee 2 years 2004-2005 & 2005-2006
Aide-to-the-President under Randy Jackson 2015-2016
2nd Vice President under Pete Gadzinski 2016-2017
1St Vice President under Joe Antonishek 2017-2018
Currently MEA State President 2018-2019

1st Vice President - Chuck Oatten / (Debb)

Alma #1400
1vp@mielks.org
Office: 989.463.1400
Cell: 989.330.0535

Chuck has been married to Debb Greening Oatten for over 19 years. They have no children. Chuck is a 1977 graduate of Swan Valley High School in Saginaw Mi.  He moved to Alma MI, about 20 years ago when he met Debb.

Chuck has been an Elk for 16 years. His first year as an Elk he became the Esquire and then followed as  Exalted Ruler, continued on through the District, concluding with being the District Deputy in 2008-09. He then became a State Committee Chairman, moved to State Trustee where he was Chairman for two years. Following the Trustee’s, he was elected as 2nd Vice President, and currently serving as 1st Vice President of the Michigan Elks Association.
2nd Vice President - Jerry Alexie / (Stephanie)

Warren - Sterling Heights #2292
2vp@mielks.org
Home: 586.725.5567
Cell: 586.915.8104

Jerry is a retired Environmental Health and Safety Director and current Vice President  - Planning Commissioner for Chesterfield Township. He is a Central Michigan Graduate, with 3 daughters and 10 Grandchildren. Jerry is an Honorary Life Member of Warren-Sterling Heights Lodge #2292.
Secretary - Karen Cary / (Mark)

Sturgis #1381
secretary@mielks.org
Cell: 269.358.0838
Office:269.651.5858

To get an idea what the Elks means to Ms. Cary, you’d need to see what she puts aside to be involved with this, the best Charitable Organization. Karen lives on a small farm, gardening, raising chickens, and enjoying grandkids. She has been married to her high school sweetheart Mark for 42 years and together they raised three sons. Karen currently owns and operates Advantage Printing & Design, a company she started in 1999 after working for a local printing company, Telemark Corp. for many years. In addition to the Sturgis Elks, where she became the first female ER, community involvement has also included Rotary, Chamber, FIA Adopt a kid, Church groups and various event organization. Hobbies include cooking, gardening, sewing, travel, playing guitar & ukulele and anything she can figure out how to DIY instead of buying. The State Secretary job helps fulfill her OCD need to “organize” and keep track of stuff, besides helping this outstanding organization as it continues to benefit communities across this great country.

Karen was a member of the Sturgis Elks National Champion Ritual team in 2007, and the All American leading knight, one of her proudest achievements in Elkdom.

Treasurer - Walter Muellenhagen
Travers City #323
treasurer@mielks.org
Cell: 231.632.1207
Chaplin - Dennis White / (Nancy)

Gaylord Area #2544
whitegoldkey@aol.com
Cell: 810.300.3125

Sargent at Arms - Bert Knickerbocker / (Theresa)

Howell # 2168
btnick@comcast.net
Home: 517.545.2964
Cell: 248.939.6182

Tiler - Bob DeVries / (Sara)

Holland #1315
tiler@mielks.org
Home: 616.990.2927
Cell: 906.458.5989

Soloist - Daniel Stewart / (Holly)

Muskegon #274
mallets4hire@yahoo.com
Cell: 231.343.1918

Organist - LD (Les) Thornberg

Traverse City #323
Home: 231.946.4313
Cell: 231.392.6346

Aide to the President
Robert Anttlia Sr. / (Kathy)

Ishpeming #447
mmpup@mielks.org
Home: 906.485.4516
Cell: 906.250.3168

Co-Host & Hostess of the President's Suite
Dennis & Nancy White

Gaylord Area #2544
whitegoldkey@aol.com
Cell: 810.300.3125

Co-Host & Hostess of the President's Suite
Scott & Joan McKenzie

Battle Creek #131
goldkeysw@mielks.org
Cell: 269.967.2801

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