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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]