2020 District Gold Key Golf Outings Postponed

During these unprecedented times and after careful consideration the Gold Key Commissioners along with the district golf outing committees have decided to postpone this year’s District Gold Key Golf Outings. The Committees and Commissioners decided that it would not be right to go out and ask small businesses and members…

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Message from the State Sponsor

I share your disappointment at the cancellation of the MEA Spring Convention, and now, the cancellation of the Grand Lodge Convention in Baltimore. Like you, I was looking forward to another great visit with our Michigan friends, sharing good news, recognizing achievements, gaining knowledge, and enjoying our time together. Unfortunately,…

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156th Grand Lodge Convention Is Canceled

The 156th Grand Lodge Convention Is Canceled Every year, we look forward to connecting with our fellow Members at the National Convention, but given the continued concerns about COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 156th Grand Lodge Session in Baltimore, Maryland, which was scheduled to be…

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Michigan FRS Final Progress Report – Deadline Extension

Exalted Rulers and Lodge Secretaries, Click here to download a copy of the Michigan FRS Final Progress Report issued by Adaptive and sent to you previously by Ed Geishert, our FRS Coordinator. I applaud the many Lodges that have worked so hard to complete the transition to FRS and are…

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Video Conferencing for Lodge & Committee Meetings

With the closing of our Lodges, during the Coronavirus crisis, all Lodge Officers and Members are encouraged to proceed with their Regular Lodge Meetings and other meetings by means video conferencing. A relatively new and easy way of conducting business that will help bring our Lodges into the 21st Century….

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NOTICE: Use of Marijuana on Lodge Premises

NOTICE – USE of MARIJUANA on LODGE PREMISES Despite the recent vote in Michigan to legalize the use of recreational Marijuana, Marijuana remains classified as a Schedule 1 substance and its use is illegal under Federal Law. Smoking of Marijuana within any Elks Lodge violates the Michigan Smoke-Free Air Law,…

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A Letter from our State Sponsor

Dear Exalted Rulers, Secretaries and Lodge Leaders, Are you looking for new ideas and ways to increase and improve Lodge activities, member involvement, fundraising, community activities or other areas of your Lodge?  The best source of this information is from your fellow Michigan Elks and at your District and State gatherings? One of the benefits of attending the Michigan State Convention is the sharing…

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Important Message To Our Members

The charitable records we keep are the backbone of our order and help us retain our 501-C status. In the fiscal year 2017-18, our entire Order reported a total of $675,985,245 in hours, mileage and contributions.  Of that amount, Michigan only reported a total of $3,749,314, down $2.1 million from the year…

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