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STEP IT UP PROGRAM This was our third year working with the First Baptist Church in Elgin to provide brand new shoes to as many children in our community as possible for the beginning of the new school year. The program has been going on for nine years. Elgin Elks Lodge #737 wanted to give […]
ELKS Drug Awareness Program and the DEA partners with SMOSH, a widely popular digital comedy youth-targeted site for a powerful & emotionally driven campaign to bring awareness to the long-term effects of drugs through the organization’s very first digital and social anti-drug campaign. WHAT: New brand campaign features the SMOSH cast highlighting the devastating physical […]
More than 20 Elks members gathered in Marion in September to witness the graduation of the This Able Veteran program. Corkie, the Elks-sponsored dog was presented to his veteran, Jose Quiros.
Winners of the IEA state Soccer Shoot held in Rochester in September show off their medallions to the proud parents and Elks members who gathered to watch the competition. The event culminated in a pizza party for all who attended.
Officers of the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation sat for their photo , which will be featured in 2018 IECCC calendar. The calendar will be available later this year.
Joan Bortolon, president of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program, was grateful enough of the IEA’s $7,000 to the program earlier this year that she paid a visit to the IEA at its Fall Meeting in September. “Thank you so much for the donation,” she told attendees at the dinner highlighting the meeting. The […]
Dave Edwards of Mt. Vernon Lodge displays the plaque honoring him as the loyal knight of the 2016-17 west division All American ritual team.
Champaign-Urbana Lodge 2497 won three chairs and Mt. Vernon won two in the IEA individual chairs ritual competition in Springfield in September.
The Illinois Elks Association recognizes the 2016-17 Scholarship recipients of the Mike Manning Award, the Pete Matson Award, the Kenny Beltz Award and the Bill Leas Award for the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation.