State Officers

State President - Jerry Alexie /  Stephanie)

Warren - Sterling Heights #2292
Home: 586.725.5567
Cell: 586.915.8104

Jerry is a retired Environmental Health and Safety Director and current Vice President  - Planning Commissioner for Chesterfield Township. He is a Central Michigan Graduate, with 3 daughters and 10 Grandchildren. Jerry is an Honorary Life Member of Warren-Sterling Heights Lodge #2292.
1st Vice President - Jim Rowland / (Joan)
Traverse City #323
Cell 231-218-5390

Jim has been married to Joan for 12 years. He owns and operates a restaurant in Traverse City, where he has lived for 29 yrs.
As a member of the Traverse City Lodge #323 he has served in all officer chairs, competed in eight ritual contests at state level and once at nationals. He was the North West District, DVC, DVP, and DDGER.

2nd Vice President - David Sladek / (Pam)
Copper Country #404
Cell 906-369-9353
Secretary - Karen Cary / (Mark)

Sturgis #1381
Cell: 269.358.0838

To get an idea what the Elks means to Ms. Cary, you’d need to see what she puts aside to be involved with this, the best Charitable Organization. Karen lives on a small farm, gardening, raising chickens, and enjoying grandkids. She has been married to her high school sweetheart Mark for 42 years and together they raised three sons. Karen currently owns and operates Advantage Printing & Design, a company she started in 1999 after working for a local printing company, Telemark Corp. for many years. In addition to the Sturgis Elks, where she became the first female ER, community involvement has also included Rotary, Chamber, FIA Adopt a kid, Church groups and various event organization. Hobbies include cooking, gardening, sewing, travel, playing guitar & ukulele and anything she can figure out how to DIY instead of buying. The State Secretary job helps fulfill her OCD need to “organize” and keep track of stuff, besides helping this outstanding organization as it continues to benefit communities across this great country.

Karen was a member of the Sturgis Elks National Champion Ritual team in 2007, and the All American leading knight, one of her proudest achievements in Elkdom.

Treasurer - Keith Alverson
Howell #2168
Cell: 810-623-2439
 Chaplin - Richard Gauthier / (Wendy)

Traverse City #323
Cell: 231.642.0207

 Sargent at Arms - Mike Thibo / (Candie)

Flint Lodge #222
Home: 810.715.4453

Tiler - Barbara Dotson

South Haven Lodge #1509
Cell: 269.944.9509


Soloist - Kimberly Deckard / (David)

Pontiac-Waterford Lodge # 810
Home: 248.682.5786
Cell: 248.207.2226

Organist - LD (Les) Thornberg

Traverse City #323
Home: 231.946.4313
Cell: 231.392.6346

Aide to the President
John Kennedy / (Letitia - Tish)

Alma #1400
Cell: 989.763.5603

Host & Hostess of the President's Suite
Sara & Bob Devries

Holland Lodge #1315
Home: 616.990.2927

Co Hostesses of the President Suite
Michele Alexie Fillinger, Lisa Alexie Franks, Kristin Alexie Legato
Rodney Woodring / (Cheryl)

Traverse City #323
Cell: 231.649.6238

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