Veteran Services

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

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.

Thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each day, to ensure that pledge is not an idle one.

Today, our volunteers provide direct service to veterans in more than 330 facilities each month. We help veterans rehabilitate and thrive through adaptive sports programs and therapy kits. And our Welcome Home initiative is reaching out to some of our most vulnerable veterans: those who are experiencing homelessness.

Grand Lodge Resources
Visit the Grand Lodge Veteran Services Website

National Veterans Service State Coordinator

Robin Bailey
Holland Lodge #1315
Cell: 616.994.2239

Adopt-A-Veteran State Chairman

Stewart Israel
Plymouth-Ann Arbor #325
Home: 734.455.4567

Ann Arbor Hospital VAVS REP

Karen Van Horn / (Jim)
Flat Rock Lodge #1731
Home: 734.248.4408
Cell: 734.516.2136

Ann Arbor Hospital VAVS Deputy Rep

Robert Cousino
Flat Rock Lodge #1731

Battle Creek Hospital VAVS Rep

Stoney Summey
Sturgis Lodge # 1381

Battle Creek Hospital VAVS Deputy Rep

Daniel Poll
Battle Creek Lodge #131
Cell: 269.317.9435

Detroit Hospital VAVS Rep

Stewart Israel
Plymouth-Ann Arbor Lodge #325
Home: 734.455.4567

Detroit Hospital VAVS Deputy Rep

Roger Buelow

Grand Rapids VAVS Rep

Betty Lampani
Grand Rapids Lodge #48
Home: 616.862.2740

Grand Rapids VAVS Deputy Rep

Sue Murtland
Grand Rapids Lodge # 48

Iron Mountain VAVS Rep

Thomas L. Hagberg
Escanaba Lodge #354
Home: 906.774.6085

Marquette VAVS Rep

Bob Wellman / (Barb)
Marquette Lodge #405
Home: 906.225.0722
Cell: 906.361.1485

Saginaw VAVS Rep

Anthony Bosco
Bay City Lodge #88
Cell: 989-751.0090

Saginaw VAVS Deputy Rep

Arthur Vasold
Bay City Lodge #88

Metro District #4200

Sharon Malendowski / (Ron)
Clawson-Troy Lodge #2169
Cell: 586-817.8615

Northwest District #4320

Debra Ankerson
Traverse City Lodge #323
Cell: 231.632.7371

Upper Peninsula District #4280

Bob Wellman / (Barb)
Marquette Lodge #405
Home: 906.225.0722

Southeast District #4360

Stewart Israel
Plymouth-Ann Arbor #325
Home: 734.455.4567
Cell: 734.718.2052

Southwest District #4400

Don Smith - Sargeant of Arms / (Mary)
Battle Creek Lodge # 131
Cell: 269.420.2178

Northeast District #4240

James Steward
Gaylord Area Lodge #2544
Cell: 989.614.0397

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