The IEA’s top lodges for per-member contributions to the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Program were recognized at the IEA Annual Meeting in May. The IEA’s top lodges for total contributions to the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation were recognized at the IEA Annual Meeting in May. The IEA, at its Annual Meeting in May in […]
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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 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 […]