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 hard to raise the necessary funds to help with individual therapies, equipment, technology and more – depending on the needs of the individual.

Please donate to Michigan Major Projects

Bay Cliff Health Camp Update

While we do not know yet if “we” can visit Bay Cliff this year, they WILL be holding “in-person” camp (YAY!!!!) this year!

If you have it in your heart to check through your gently used items (or if you wish, you can purchase items), I am attaching their “Wish List”.

These items help tremendously in offsetting the overall costs for the campers! If your Lodge has participated in “Christmas in July” for Bay Cliff, take a look! We will find a way to transport items collected to make sure that they arrive!

We are still crossing our fingers that we can visit, but totally respect Bay Cliff wanting to make sure that the children are kept safe in this Covid world. At a minimum, I know that all campers, staff and visitors MUST be vaccinated to attend, which, if the decision is made that the Elks can visit, we must adhere to. BUT, we are patient and respect whichever way Bay Cliff wants to handle things, and we’ll keep you posted!

– Your Major Project Commission.

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
Lodge Donation Form – Word Version
Lodge Donation Form – PDF Version
Major Project HIPAA Privacy Information Form
Request For Assistance
Equipment Software Request
Bike Request
2019 Camp Awards (PDF)
2019 Camp Awards (XLS)
2020 State Workshop Flyer

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: Warren – Sterling Heights Lodge #2292
Term Ends: May 2024

Name: Russell Holove – Sgt at Arms / (Kim)
Cell: 810.240.9145
E-mail: mmpne@mielks.org
Location: Flint Lodge #222
Term Ends: May 2022

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

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

Term Ends: May 2025

Name: John Truskowski – Vice Chairman / (Ann)
Cell: 734.453.5293
E-mail: mmpse@mielks.org
Location: Plymouth – Ann Arbor Lodge #325
Term Ends: May 2021

Name: Scot Burns – Treasurer
Cell: 269.449.8395
E-mail: mmpsw@mielks.org
Location: St. Joseph- Benton Harbor Lodge #541
Term Ends: May 2022

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Committee Chair Report Submission Form

Please fill out the report below for your committee.
A copy will be sent to the State Secretary and to yourself.

Committee Name