Cyndy Leininger, the IEA’s Lady of the Year for 2016-17, is the personification of the Elks’ principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity, Past District Deputy Bill Adams Jr. of Bloomington Lodge said in nominating Leininger for the honor. “Cyndy has supported our charitable activities with her time and efforts (and her fair share […]
IEA President Ray Summers wasn’t going to let Grand Exalted Ruler Michael Zellen leave Illinois without a reminder of the state’s flagship university, the University of Illinois.
GER Michael Zellen and IEA President Ray, with Grand Lodge First Lady Donna Zellen, display the Tribute to Leadership the BPOE’s First Couple at the IEA Mid-Winter Meeting.
Grand Lodge First Lady Donna Zellen shows off the earrings she received from IEA President Ray Summers and First Lady Leta on GER Michael Zellen’s visit to the IEA in January.
Grand Exalted Ruler Michael Zellen, left, displays the resolution he received from IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger, naming Zellen an honorary member of the Illinois Elks Association. Zellen was in attendance at the IEA Mid-Winter Meeting as part of his GER visits to Elks state associations nationwide.
Ole Ohlsson of Champaign-Urbana 2497 won the 11 O’ Clock toast contest at the IEA Mid-Winter Meeting, winning out over six other competitors. Ohlsson displays his plaque, flanked by Grand Exalted Ruler Michael Zellen and IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger.
Mt. Vernon Lodge 819 won the IEA ritual team competition at the Mid-Winter Meeting in January. Mt. Vernon beat Champaign-Urbana Lodge 2497 to win top honors. Front from left are: Lecturing Knight Larry George, candidate Kari Docherty, Exalted Ruler David Bowling, Leading Knight John Tucker and Chaplain Debbie Summers. In back are: IEA Sponsor Lou […]
Teresa Tervin of Champaign-Urbana Lodge 2497, fourth from left, was the high scorer at the IEA team ritual competition at the Mid-Winter Meeting in January in Springfield. She scored 95.840 in winning for lecturing knight. IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger and Grand Exalted Ruler Michael Zellen flank the individual winners, from left, Inner Guard Tim Bain […]
Kewanee police Sgt. Reed displays the plaque he was awarded as the recipient of the 2016-17 IEA Enrique Carmenini Award for his effort to combat drug abuse. He is flanked by Grand Exalted Ruler Michael Zellen, IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger and IEA Drug Awareness Chairman Frank Burr.
Johnson County Elks Lodge, which was instituted in November to become the IEA’s first new lodge in 50 years, was the recipient of some lodge hand-me-downs to equip their new lodge. Johnson County Lodge Exalted Ruler Norman Suits, left, receives the Elks clock, formerly owned by the now-defunct Dalton Lodge. He is accompanied, from left, […]