Michigan Major Project
Michigan Elks Association Major Project Commission
Established in 1957
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.
Michigan Major Project Information Manual
MMP Impact Award
MMP Letter of Introduction
Lodge Donation Form – Word Version
Lodge Donation Form – PDF Version
Major Project HIPAA Privacy Information Form
Request For Assistance
Equipment Software Request
2019 Camp Awards (PDF)
2019 Camp Awards (XLS)
2020 State Workshop Flyer
About the Michigan Elks Association Major Project
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Major Project, PO Box 141605, Grand Rapids, MI 49514.
Metro District #4200
Gary Goodin - Secretary / (Darlene)
Warren - Sterling Heights Lodge #2292
Term Ends: May 2024
Northwest District #4320
Lori Jackson - Vice Chairman / (Dave)
Hastings Lodge #1965
Term Ends: May 2025
Southeast District #4360
John Truskowski - Vice Chairman / (Ann)
Plymouth – Ann Arbor Lodge #325
Term Ends: May 2021
Southwest District #4400
Scot Burns - Treasurer
St. Joseph- Benton Harbor Lodge #541
Term Ends: May 2022