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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) legislation signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021 both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Paycheck Protection Program 2 (PPP2) has opened up both programs to additional non-profits including Section 501(c)(8) organizations. This will now allow any Lodge that meets the requirements of the programs to […]
SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS ELKS LODGE #158 MEMBER AND WWII VETERAN HONORED Colleen Fischer, Community Ambassador for Mission BBQ. Mission BBQ opened the first location on September 11, 2011, as a way to support military, police, firefighters, and first responders. They held their Grand opening on January 25, 2021. The Guest of Honor was John Phillipich, Springfield […]
The $2500 money used for the voucher program will provide a need for those that need assistance with clothing or home furnishings. It is typically used for those to aid in getting employment. Many times the vouchers will be written for those that need a nice outfit for interviews. Emergency situations also arise in households, […]
Quincy Elks lodge #100 distributed 2500 items at $2000 in non perishable food items to our local Salvation Army food pantry. This month will be especially trying for individuals in our area due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The food will provide a family the food to enjoy a dinner during the month of July. The […]
A gentleman in my area called me and said he had an Elks mounted head available for donation to any Elks Lodge that might want it. If no one is interested, he will have to destroy it. He lives in Naperville, IL and the head would need to be picked up by July 11, 2020. […]
Members all: Today Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker extended his stay-at-home order till late May. As a result, the Illinois Elks Association has postponed the May Annual Convention. The safety of our members is the first concern of IEA. The Association urges all members follow the Illinois guidelines for gatherings and establishment reopening’s. Refunds for housing […]
Illinois Elk Lodges should follow the directive from the State of Illinois. Lodges should cease food and alcohol service in our buildings. This will be in effect till the end of March. Meetings should not be held. Current officers will stay in office till this suspension is over. Your lodge office can remain open to […]
Quincy Lodge #100 transported 27 veterans from the Illinois Veterans home for a day at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis to show appreciation for their service and to enjoy and day away from their daily environment. The event included a day trip to St. Louis for a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and […]
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