The Autism and Movement Project, which was awarded a $5,000 IEA grant at the Mid-Winter meeting in January, offers movement therapy for autism and special needs children, in addition to any child needing to build a stronger speech, academic, behavioral, social and motor skills. “Our program cognitively redirects or remaps the brain,” said Erica Matthews, […]
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 […]
Website Illinois Elks lodges are encouraged to post their community news on the illinoiselks.org website. The process is easy. Simply click on the “members only” drop-down box at the top of the homepage and click on the listing “submit an article” at the bottom. From there, just fill in the blanks and submit. IEA Webmaster […]
Michael Robinson, the son of Kevin & Janet Kennedy died February 23, 2018. Visitation is at Curley Funeral Home in Chicago Ridge from 4-9 Thursday, with a funeral mass on Friday morning at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church at 10:30 am. Additional details can be found at the Curley Funeral Home website.
PSP Andy Wood passed away on February 21, 2018. Funeral services were private.
Spaghetti Dinner Saturday – March 3 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Includes Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad and Bread! Carry-outs available – Call 815-744-3355 Joliet Elks Lodge – 250 SE Frontage Rd, Joliet Contact Carol at 815-254-4402 for more information.
Tune in at 7 p.m. P.S.T. on February 16 for a live broadcast from the Order’s 150th birthday party at Downey, Calif., Lodge. The show will feature remarks from the G.E.R., interviews, videos, a Toast (on E.S.T.), and a big announcement about the celebration in San Antonio!