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 […]
The Springfield Elks Lodge is a proud supporter of the The Springfield Cares Soldier Mailing program – made possible through both the volunteer hours and financial support from Elks in the Springfield area. The Springfield Cares Soldiers Mailing Program has supported Veterans for over nine years to let them know they are not forgotten […]
The Illinois Elks Association named its 2017-18 veteran volunteers of the year for men and women at its Annual Meeting in May. They are Dolores Tomsheck of the Des Plaines Lodge 1526 Ladies of the Elks and Stan Hayes of Centralia Lodge 493. Tomsheck, a Lady Elks since 2007, took over the organization’s veterans programs […]
The West Central District makes a $2,000.00 donation for much needed ‘air’ mattresses to the IVH along with a check from Grand Lodge in the amount of $300.00 for their ‘Adopt A Chair’ program. The photo shows IVH’s Quincy Administrator, Troy Culbertson being presented the checks from Bill Pittman PDDGER and Grand Lodge VAVS representative […]
Granite City Lodge 1063 donated $500 to the Lambert Airport-based USO in fall 2016. Past District Deputy A. Sonny Ambuehl presents the check to USO Director of Volunteers Jennifer Warner, flanked by USO Operations Manager Cary Warner and volunteer and Past VFW Commander Dave Miller.
The IEA Northwest District donated $2,000 to veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, just in time for Christmas. A home resident displays the $2,000 check, along with Princeton 1461 Exalted Ruler Eric May, lodge Veterans Chair Penny Best and home activities dirctor Susan Scully. The donation is in addition to the $200 and […]
Oak Lawn Lodge 2254 donated $3,000 to the Manteno Veterans Home in fall 2016 to help fund a Thanksgiving luncheon for veterans at the home. Oak Lawn Veterans Chairman Mike Simental presents the check to Silvia Bell, a veterans assistant at Manteno, left, and Program Direcor Cindy Scott.
Mt. Vernon 819 members Bob Kane, Kari Docherty and Kathy Bowling get into the holiday spirit on their Christmas visit in December with a resident and Cubs fan at the Marion VA home. Christmas goodie bags, cards and candy canes were left for each resident of the home.
Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge in November hosted a steak dinner for the veterans in honor of the Elks’ Veterans Appreciation Month. All veterans and Elk members were invited to be recognized for their service. The dinner raised funds for Mt. Vernon Elks to visit the two veterans homes in southern Illinois once a month to […]