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, […]
Bagpipes The performs to conclude the introduction of Grand Lodge and IEA officials at the dinner highlighting the IEA Mid-Winter Meeting in Springfield in January.
Cyndy Leininger, representing Bloomington Lodge 281 and the West District (front center) was named of the Year at the IEA Mid-Winter Meeting in January. She is flanked by Carol Schwoebel, representing Fairview Heights and West Central District, left, and Dolores Tomsheck, representing Des Plaines 1526 and North District. In back are: Grand Lodge First Lady […]
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Johnson County Elks are well aware of the “Riddle” that was instrumental in the formation of their lodge, Johnson County Lodge 2880. “It was David Riddle’s dream to form the lodge,” said Kevin MacDonald, one of the lodge’s charter members and current lodge public relations chairman. “ He died in January 2015, and his wife […]