Veteran Services

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

The Elks National Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation's veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.

Thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each day, to ensure that pledge is not an idle one.

Today, our volunteers provide direct service to veterans in more than 330 facilities each month. We help veterans rehabilitate and thrive through adaptive sports programs and therapy kits. And our Welcome Home initiative is reaching out to some of our most vulnerable veterans: those who are experiencing homelessness.

National Veterans Service State Coordinator

Ruth Hall
Alma #1400
Cell: 989-763-6926
veteransservice@mielks.org

Adopt-A-Veteran State Chairman

Stewart Israel
Plymouth-Ann Arbor #325
Home: 734-455-4567
stewizzy@yahoo.com

Grand Lodge Resources

Visit the Grand Lodge Veteran Services Website: https://www.elks.org/vets/default.cfm?m=programs

Ann Arbor Hospital VAVS REP

Karen Van Horn
Flat Rock #1731
Home: 734-248-4408
Heavensent48174@sbcglobal.net

Ann Arbor Hospital VAVS Deputy Rep

Robert Cousino
Flat Rock Lodge #1731

Battle Creek Hospital VAVS Rep

Stoney Summey
Sturgis Lodge # 1381
ssummey@yahoo.com

Battle Creek Hospital VAVS Deputy Rep

Daniel Poll
Battle Creek Lodge #131

Detroit Hospital VAVS Rep

Stewart Israel
Plymouth-Ann Arbor Lodge #325
adoptaveteran@mielks.org

Detroit Hospital VAVS Deputy Rep

Roger Buelow
Livonia

Grand Rapids VAVS Rep

Betty Lampani
Grand Rapids Lodge #48
blampani321@yahoo.com

Grand Rapids VAVS Deputy Rep

Sue Murtland
Grand Rapids Lodge # 48

Area Hospital Chairman - Iron Mountain

Thomas L Hagberg
Iron Mountain #700
Home: 906-774-6085
thagberg@charter.net

Area Hospital Chairman - Marquette

Bob Wellman
Marquette #405
Home: 906-225-0722
rwellman0722@charter.net

Area Hospital Chairman - Saginaw - Director "VAVS" Rep

Kellie J. Snyder
Bay City #88
Cell: 989-450-3520
kjsnyder00@aol.com

Area Hospital Saginaw - "VAVS" Deputy Rep

Rebecca L. Gilbert
Alma Lodge #1400
989.621.7218
hagga1rl@yahoo.com

Metro District #4200

Dean Miles
Warren-Sterling Heights #2292
Cell: 586-457-7008
mojave1963@gmail.com

Northeast District #4240

Ruth Hall
Alma #1400
Cell: 989-763-6926
veteransservice@mielks.org

Upper Peninsula District #4280

Bob Wellman
Marquette #405
Home: 906-225-0722
rwellman0722@charter.net

Northwest District #4320

Debra Ankerson
Traverse City Lodge #323
ankersondebra@yahoo.com

Southeast District #4360

Stewart Israel
Plymouth-Ann Arbor #325
Home: 734-455-4567
stewizzy@yahoo.com

Southwest District #4400

Scott McKenzie
Battle Creek #131
Cell: 269-967-2801
cbmcdaddy@yahoo.com

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