This is a picture of Charity a service dog sponsored by the IEA for This Able Veteran. Charity is undergoing training now and will be paired with her veteran in October 2022. The Illinois Elks Association has been donating to this group for the past 6 years and will continue to do so […]
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 […]
CU2497 makes a difference in many ways this holiday season!
Military Veterans of Champaign/Urbana Lodge #2497 present check for $500 to Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Jill Henry for the WIMSA Foundation. The work of LT Col Henry and the WIMSA foundation helps support women in the military nationwide for different projects.
Here is what Fairview Heights Lodge #664 has been up to……… On Friday, February 28th Fairview Heights Lodge #664 was able to deliver much needed personal and hygiene items to VA Lady Veterans at the Jefferson Barracks VA Campus. For the Primary Care Clinics, we were able to supply them with coloring books, games, puzzles, […]
IEA National Veterans Service Chairman Bob Kane has a capable assistant who helps him in his routine trips to area veterans home. That assistant is James R. Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon Lodge 819, who was named 2017-18 IEA Veteran Volunteer of the Year for men at the Annual Meeting in May. “Jim goes every month […]
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 […]
Springfield Illinois Elks Lodge # 158 hosted Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7th, 2017 at the lodge on Lake Springfield. PER Bobby Edwards and Exalted Ruler Tom Duffy Jr accepted a proclamation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner declaring December 7th, 2017 as “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” in Illinois. Governor Rauner thanked the Elks for their […]
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.
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 […]