Michigan Major Project

The Michigan Elks Association Major Project exists to help special needs children in the State of Michigan achieve their goals!  Each year, we work together with the MEA Lodges to raise the necessary funds to help with individual therapies, equipment, technology, scholarships to special needs camps and more!  In 2022, the Commission expanded their program to include special needs adults (19+) under the Marching Forward!  program, offering opportunities for social interaction, development, equipment needs, and a camping opportunity with Bay Cliff Health Camp!  Contact the Major Project office or your District Commissioner for more information!  As always, clients do NOT need to be an Elk to apply for assistance!

Please donate to Michigan Major Projects

Bay Cliff Health Camp Update

Bay Cliff Health Camp 2023 – Join us for “Elks Day” at Bay Cliff on July 15th for an amazing day!  We are including the 2021 Wish List, which are items the camp is always in need of!  Gently used items are also accepted!  We urge all lodges to hold “Christmas in July” events to encourage member donations.  Lodges should contact their District Commissioner to arrange for pick up of items if a lodge member/representative will not be attending, so we can make sure to carry it to Bay Cliff on Elks Day!  On July 16th, stick around and join in the combined UP District Major Project/Gold Key golf outing!  A ton of fun while raising money to help both Commissions!  Contact the UP District Major Project or Gold Key Commissioners for details!


Executive Director:

Diane Dusendang/David
933 Oakhurst Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Cell: 616-723-2763

Michigan Major Project Information Manual
MMP Impact Award
MMP Letter of Introduction
MMP Marching Forward Request for Assistance
MMP Marching Forward Reimbursement Form
Lodge Donation Form – Word Version
Lodge Donation Form – PDF Version
Major Project HIPAA Privacy Information Form
Request For Assistance
Equipment Software Request
Bike Request

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 majorproject@mielks.org or Major Project, PO Box 141605, Grand Rapids, MI 49514.

District Leadership

Name: Gary Goodin – Secretary / (Darlene)
Home: 586.777.1289
Cell: 586.481.1006
E-mail: mmpme@mielks.org
Location: Macomb Lodge #2292
Term Ends: May 2024

Name: Russell Holove – Treasurer / (Kim)
Cell: 810.240.9145
E-mail: mmpne@mielks.org
Location: Flint Lodge #222
Term Ends: May 2029

Name: Wendi Thomas – Vice Chairman / (John)
Cell: 906.868.1277
E-mail: mmpup@mielks.org
Location: Negaunee Lodge #1116
Term Ends: May 2026

Name: Lori Jackson – Chairman / (Dave)
Cell: 269.804.9886
E-mail: mmpnw@mielks.org
Location: Hastings Lodge #1965

Term Ends: May 2025

Name: Joe Morgan – Sgt. At Arms
Cell: 734.775.3853
E-mail: mmpse@mielks.org
Location: Flat Rock #1731
Term Ends: May 2027

Name: Robert Donathan – Chaplain
Cell: 269.420.1276
E-mail: mmpsw@mielks.org
Location: Battle Creek #131
Term Ends: May 2028

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