The Michigan Elks Association Charitable Grant Fund Scholarship Commission, also known as the “Gold Key Scholarship Fund”, was established by the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Elks Association to provide a post secondary education scholarship for special needs students to be funded through individual donor contributions.
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.
In 1983 the Elks made drug awareness education for our youth a national priority. Since its inception, the program has grown in size and scope to be recognized as the largest volunteer Drug Awareness Programs in the United States.
The Elks Hoop Shoot Program continues to provide a competitive basketball free throw contest for upwards of a half million boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 every year.
This programs has developed into one of the Nation’s largest and most recognized youth basketball activities.
The ENF’s three major scholarships help over 3,000 students attend college annually!
The Activities Committee is charged with overseeing the Youth Activities Programs including Hoop Shoot, Dictionary and Drug Awareness. This is where pride in Elkdom really takes shape. It is our opportunity to show our community why they need to be engaged as Members of this great organization.
Many older veterans in hospitals, VA homes, nursing homes and care centers have limited or no family nearby. Without social engagement and positive interaction, veterans’ health can suffer. The Elks family is all over the nation, and Elks volunteers can support local veterans by participating in the Adopt-a-Veterans Program and providing friendship and assistance.
The mission of the ENF is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.
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.
Please fill out the report below for your committee.
A copy will be sent to the State Secretary and to yourself.