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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Appointment of State Offices; Nominations for State Secretary

April 5, 2020 To: All Lodges, Officers and Members of the Michigan Elks Association From: James R. Deamud, Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, On behalf of Chuck Oatten, State President On February 23, 2020, President Chuck Oatten sent a letter regarding the position of State Secretary. The term of our…

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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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Michigan Elks Spring Convention CANCELLED

Michigan Elks Association Chuck Oatten, State President sp@mielks.org or oattenc@gmail.com *IMPORTANT INFORMATION* Members All: It is with great regret that I must inform you the Michigan Elks Spring Convention to be held in Sault Ste. Marie, May 14th thru the 17th 2020 is CANCELLED. The Executive committee met last night…

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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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Queen of Hearts!

The Queen of Hearts is coming to CTE #2169! Fridays at 8pm September 28 through March 1st. Tickets are only $1.00! Need not be present to win!

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