MICHIGAN  Elks  ASSOCIATION
 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Organized November 1904

Partial List of Monthly Reminders

April

• Start of Lodge year. Officers installed between March 15th and April 15th. (Section 12.010 GLS)

• The Exalted Ruler must have all statutory Committees appointed by the first lodge meeting after his/her installation. (Section 13.020 GLS)

• Attend District Meeting and DDGER Clinic. Mandatory for Exalted Ruler, Leading Knight, Secretary and Trustee Chairman.

• Submit Lodge Annual Report to Grand Lodge.

May

• Elks National Youth Week.

• Present lodge budget at first lodge meeting of month.

• Review Lodge Lapsation.

• Attend Michigan Elks Association Annual Meeting. Mandatory for Exalted Ruler, Secretary.

June

• Mandatory Flag Day Observance (June 14th). (Section 2.030)

• Lodge Audit Reports must be mailed to Grand Lodge no later than June 30th.

July

• Exalted Rulers attend the Grand Lodge Session. (Section 12.120 GLS)

August

• Check on Lodge Committees and progress of Lodge Goals. Make adjustment as needed.

• Make preparations for District Vice-President and DDGER visitations. 

September

• Attend District Meeting and DDGER Clinic. Mandatory for Exalted Ruler, Leading Knight, Secretary and Trustee Chairman.

• Make plans for conducting your Most Valuable Student contest. (Be sure to get proper publicity.)

• Distribute ENF Scholarship forms, when available.

October

• Attend Michigan Elks Association Fall Meeting, mandatory for Exalted Ruler, Secretary.

November

• Plan for Lodge’s participation in Hoop-Shoot7 Contest. (Be sure to get proper publicity)

• Review Lodge Lapsation (See Grand Lodge’s Membership Manual)

• Concentrate on getting new members. (See Grand Lodge’s “Exalted Ruler Handbook”)

• Anniversary of Michigan Elks Association. (Formed in 1904)

December

• Hold Elks Memorial Service. (Mandatory First Sunday - Section 2.020 GLS)

• Prepare and submit a brochure for your memorial Service to Grand Lodge.

• Hold Lodge Hoop-Shoot7 Free Throw contest.

January

• Scholarship entries due first week of January

• Participate in District Hoop-Shoot7 Free Throw Contest.

• Attend District Meeting and DDGER Clinic, if in district by-laws. Mandatory for Exalted Ruler, Leading Knight, Secretary and Trustee Chairman.

• Submit entry forms for your District Ritual Contest.

February

• February 16th – Birthday of Our Order.

• Leading Knights – Work with Budget Committee and Trustees in preparing a budget for next year.

• Nomination of Officers – First meeting (Section 3.080 GLS)

• Election of Officers – Second meeting (Section 3.090 GLS)

March

• Mop-Up month – Last chance to check on your goals.

• Elks National Foundation contributions deadline – March 15th.

• Prepare activities for Elk of the Year. (Deadline is March 31st.)

• March 15th is deadline for most GL contests.

• March 31st is deadline to submit names for GL Awards.

NOTE! – You will receive MANY forms, letters, and e-mails. Be courteous, read them and answer them promptly.

 

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Michigan Elks Association
PO Box 793
Sturgis, MI 49091

Karen Cary State Secretary
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269-358-0838

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