Craig Tervin, left, receives the IEA ritual team award on behalf of Champaign-Urbana Lodge 2497 from IEA ritual chairman Roger Quinn. Tervin competed in the exalted ruler chair. Other team members, not pictured, were Inner Guard Bryce Smith, Esquire Teresa Tervin, Loyal Knight Jay King, Lecturing Knight Kathy Sattoff and Leading Knight Ole Ohlsson. Quinn also recognized the ritual judges, Lowell Armstrong and his wife Jan from Macomb Lodge 1009, Past State President Ray Summers and his wife Leta from C-U Lodge, John Heltzel of Flora 1659 and Jamey Hodges and his wife Heidi from Fairfield 1631.
Ritual 11 O’clock
David Edwards of Mt. Vernon Lodge 819, left, won the 11 O’ Clock Toast contest at the IEA Mid-Winter Meeting in Springfield. He received the award from IEA ritual chairman Roger Quinn. Edwards will perform the toast at the memorial service at the IEA Annual Meeting in May.
Grand Exalted Ruler Michael T. Luhr, left, receives honorary membership in the IEA from IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger, upon Luhr’s visit to the IEA Mid-Winter meeting in January.
IEA President Tom Deien, with First Lady Brenda, greets attendees at dinner highlighting the Mid-Winter meeting in Springfield. It was Deien’s first address to the IEA gathering since he and Brenda sustained injuries in a car crash in October, telling attendees, “I’ve got to get well enough to get to the January meeting.” He told well-wishers, “You’ll be in my heart forever.”
Grand Exalted Ruler Michael T. Luhr and First Lady Barbara, left, receive a tribute to leadership from IEA President Tom Deien and First Lady Brenda upon the GER’s annual visit to the IEA in January.
Grand Exalted Ruler Michael T. Luhr shakes hands with IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger after receiving a gift of a bust of Lincoln at the IEA Mid-Winter meeting. Taking in the moment were First Lady Barbara Luhr and IEA President Tom Deien and First Lady Brenda, Also sneaking a peek, in the background, are Jerome Shapiro and Jamie Ann Greenley, both of Kankakee Lodge 627, and Grand Secretary Bryan Klatt.
Lady of the Year
The IEA named its 2018-19 Lady of the Year, Glenna Howell of Fairview Heights Lodge 664 and the West District (front, second from left), at the ladies luncheon at the IEA Mid-Winter meeting. Other nominees, front from left, are Brenda K. Stevens of Pana 812, East Central; Tina Hummel of Dixon 779, Northwest; and Amie Martin of Mt. Vernon 819, South Central. In back are: Barbara Luhr, First Lady of Elkdom; nominees Carol Voigts of Joliet 296, East; and Leeann Henley of Metropolis 1428, South; and IEA First Lady Brenda Deien. Nominees not present for the luncheon were Louise Cermy of Elgin 737, North; and Sheila Blair of Kewanee 724, West. LOY
IEA 2018-19 Lady of the Year Glenna Howell of Fairview Heights Lodge 664 and the West District displays the plaque she won for winning lady of the year, accompanied by Barbara Luhr, first lady of Elkdom; and Brenda Deien, first lady of the IEA.
The Illinois Elks Pipe and Drum Corp helps welcome Grand Exalted Ruler Michael T. Luhr and First Lady Barbara at the dinner highlighting the IEA Mid-Winter meeting in Springfield.