Once again it’s time for the fun and fraternity of the Grand Lodge Convention, to be held this year in San Antonio, Texas! Planning to attend? Get Your Hotel Reservation Form Here! Reservation Deadline is May 29, 2108
For IEA Hoop Shoot Director Jim Swisher and his brother Darrell, it’s the smiles on children’s’ faces and the thank-yous of parents that have kept them coming back for the past 14 years and counting to direct the annual event. “Have you been hugged or seen that smile on a child’s face before and after […]
Check out the highlights from the Illinois Elks Association State 2018 Hoop Shoot! 10-11 BOYS DIVISION – Technical difficulties prevented The Newsette from getting a photo of the winners and fellow competitors. Winning the division was Trent Sternberg, representing Murphysboro 572 […]
The Autism and Movement Project, which was awarded a $5,000 IEA grant at the Mid-Winter meeting in January, offers movement therapy for autism and special needs children, in addition to any child needing to build a stronger speech, academic, behavioral, social and motor skills. “Our program cognitively redirects or remaps the brain,” said Erica Matthews, […]
The IEA has given a $10,000 lifeline to the Kemmerer Village Horses and Heroes program in Assumption, southeast of Springfield, to continue serving abused children. The Horses for Heroes program is part of Kemmerer Village, whose mission is to help the Presbyterian Church minister to children and families who face stress and turmoil in their […]
In the countdown to the BPOE’s 150th year celebration in July, Grand Exalted Ruler Malcolm McPherson visited the IEA, urging Illinois lodges to get their $1,500 grant to promote themselves during the celebration. Twenty-five of the IEA’s 70 lodges had been approved for the grant as of January. “This grant will expand our charitable presence […]
Centralia Lodge 493 is as active as any lodge in Illinois, and a key to the lodge’s enthusiasm has been the behind-the-scenes efforts of lodge Lady of the Elks member Shelly Ray. Those efforts earned Ray the 2017-18 IEA Lady of the Year award. The award was announced at the ladies luncheon at the IEA […]
Website Illinois Elks lodges are encouraged to post their community news on the illinoiselks.org website. The process is easy. Simply click on the “members only” drop-down box at the top of the homepage and click on the listing “submit an article” at the bottom. From there, just fill in the blanks and submit. IEA Webmaster […]
Michael Robinson, the son of Kevin & Janet Kennedy died February 23, 2018. Visitation is at Curley Funeral Home in Chicago Ridge from 4-9 Thursday, with a funeral mass on Friday morning at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church at 10:30 am. Additional details can be found at the Curley Funeral Home website.
PSP Andy Wood passed away on February 21, 2018. Funeral services were private.