MEA 2020 Fall Meeting Rescheduled

August 22, 2020 To: All MEA Lodges, Officers, MEA Committee Members, Past State Presidents, Grand Lodge Officers and Members of Grand Lodge Committees From: Jim Deamud – Special Deputy GER Re: MEA Fall Meeting Save the Date: The MEA Advisory Committee has set the date October 17, 2020, at Soaring…

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MEA COVID-19 Relief Grant

August 18, 2020 Re: MEA COVID-19 Relief Grant As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on Lodges throughout our State, jeopardizing the financial stability and even the viability of our member Lodges, the Michigan Elks Association Trustees have been exploring ways to assist them in some way. Michigan Elks…

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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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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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