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Jim's Jibberish - June 2017

Al Skorupski

My Brothers and Sisters,

I want to thank all of you members that were able to attend our May convention and attend the Installation of Officers on Satur-day morning for our new year. I hope that you will give our new Corps of Officers your support and help throughout the year. I look forward to a new year and getting to meet more and more of our members across the state. Jan and I are committed to visiting as many Lodges as we possibly can through this year. We have just arrived home from the California-Hawaii Elks Convention in Palm Springs, where we met many new friends and reacquainted with some older friends. We had a wonderful visit, but, nothing beats Arizona!!

As we start a new year, let’s look at our state motto for the year, “Good Communication Breeds Success”. What does this really mean? It starts with telling our new members at orientation what the real BPOE is. The great things we do with Veterans, Children in our communities and the unbelievable support we receive from the Elks National Foundation and our own Arizona Elks Major Projects. What are the results of supporting them, to you our members? They give us the ability to show what is done at the University of Ari-zona’s Steele Children’s Research Center in Tucson and the free admission to our Jack C.
Warter, Jr. Youth Camp in Young, AZ.

What about the great things we do every day in our communities, and do we let the entire state know our success? I’m a bit surprised to see that in the final Public Relations report of the year, 19 Lodges showed nothing! We all know this is not accurate, but that’s what we are saying. Are we ashamed of our good works? No-no! “Good Communication Breeds Success”. Please make every effort to let all members of our association know of your good deeds. Please use the Elks News and our Website to show off your pro-grams. Also, meet with a representative of your local news paper and ask if you cannot get your activities and events published. Keep it brief, but, pictures are worth a thousand words, so the saying goes.

I’m looking forward to our Organizational Meeting on June 17th at the Phoenix Lodge #335 at 10 am to see what our State Chairs/Committees have in store for our future goals.

Hopefully, we’ll see many of you in Reno in July. We are looking forward to it and I’ll be proud to wave the flag as our State is introduced at the Opening Ceremonies. Until next month, I ask you to spread the word...


Fraternally,

Jim Casacchia, President
Arizona Elks Association


Arizona Elks Major Projects (AEMP) - June 2017 Message


Jimm Krausman

June 2017

Are You Ready for the Summer? The Arizona Elks Youth Camp is....

Thanks to Tom Miller and the hard working Camp Committee the Jack C. Warter Arizona Elks Youth Camp is ready for a great summer. Hundreds of kids will have a great opportunity to put down their pads and phones, disconnect from the internet and experience the wonders of nature this summer.

The new covered patio, approved by Arizona Elks last October, is in place and ready to provide a place for campers to gather, safe from the summer sun and monsoons. The camp has a beautiful dining hall/activity room, and the patio is an exceptional addition to the Camp.

The Camp Committee along with many volunteers from around the State were at the Camp from April 17-23, 2017 working on the patio, clearing weeds, cleaning cabins and repairing all the damages a harsh winter in the Sierra Ancha Mountain Range can serve up. Many members of the AEMP Board of Directors visited the Camp during the clean-up week, some even pitched in to help.

The Camp has been a hands-on project for Arizona Elks since it was purchase in 2003 and the difference made since then is amazing. The Camp Committee is always looking for Elks to help, so don’t hesitate to contact Tom or the AEMP office if you are looking for a way to serve kids.

We will soon need new Camp Hosts. Those are the people who spend a good part of the summer checking groups in and out, and keeping things running. Jerry and Janie Haynes have served this capacity for many years, and their contributions to the Camp are well known. However, it is time to give this wonderful couple a break.

There is a host cabin at the camp, quaint, yet fully functional; anyone interested should contact the AEMP office at 520-326-0556.

Fraternally,

Jimm Krausman, PDDGER, PSVP
Executive Director AEMP

www.elks4kids.org

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2017 Mid-Year Raffle is Underway
2016 was a great year for AEMP and 2017 is going to be even better. We are starting the Mid-Year Raffle early this year and have already procured a 2017 Can-Am Commander.

This beauty is Viper Red with a 999.9cc Rotax V-Twin, liquid cooled engine. It has a multifunctional digital readout with; Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport/ECO Mode, diagnostics and clock.

It features lots of storage and a dump bed on the back. It has a Digitally Encoded Security System, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires; and a DC outlet in the console. It comes with a 14’ Big Tex Trailer, complete with radial tires, including a trailer spare.

Tickets are once again $5 or 3 for $10. Purchase your tickets from your Lodge AEMP Represenative or buy online here.




2017 Grand Lodge Convention


2017 Grand Lodge Convention Registration Forms

If arizona elksyou're planning on heading to Reno, NV for the 2017 Grand Lodge Convention DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORMS TODAY.

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Arizona Elks Red Vest Order Form

If arizona elksyou're planning on heading to Reno for the 2017 Grand Lodge Convention order your RED VEST TODAY and show your Arizona Spirit and comradery.

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We are offering the Arizona Elks Red Vests in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. You can have your vest with or without a front pocket.

You have the option of Jerry Grimes from Kingman picking up your vest for you, or you may have the vest delivered to your home.

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2017 Grand Lodge Convention Volunteers Needed in Reno- July 16th - 19th 2017 - Click here for details.

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2017 Hoop Shoot Photos - And now there are six. On February 11th, 2017, the AEA held its State Hoop Shoot contest to decide which of the 24 champions would represent the state of Arizona at the Regional Shoot in Las Vegas, NV. With the wonderful help of all the volunteers that showed up and supported this wonderful program (officials pictured below) and the many that showed up to watch an amazing competition, it all went off without a hitch. See pics below of all the winners as well as AEA President Al SKorupski and AEA Hoop Shoot Director Gregg Boyce

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UA Steele Children’s Research Center Receives $2 Million from CDC to Continue Identifying Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz., —The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Steele Children’s Research Center received a four-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue its Arizona Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (ADDSP).

The ADDSP is part of a multi-site effort to track autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) among U.S. school children.

ADDSP has conducted ASD surveillance in Arizona since 2000 as part of the Autism and Developmental Disability Monitoring (ADDM) Network. The UA pediatrics team reviews thousands of special education and clinic records each study year to report on the number of 4- and 8-year-old children with ASD and/or ID and on the demographic and behavioral characteristics of the affect-ed children. In study year 2010, ADDSP reported that approximately 1 in 64 8-year-olds living in Maricopa County had ASD, an in-crease from 1 in 154 children in 2000.

The study is led by co-principal-investigators Sydney Pettygrove, PhD, epidemiologist and assistant professor, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and Margaret Kurzius-Spencer, MPH, MS, PhD, assistant profes-sor, UA Department of Pediatrics and the UA Steele Center.

“We will continue this intensive effort to monitor the prevalence of ASD and ID among 4- and 8-year-old children,” said Dr. Kurzius-Spencer. “Our goals are to improve understanding of these disorders and to carry out education and outreach activities, working in tandem with our community partners.”

The University of Arizona is one of 10 ADDM sites throughout the nation to receive funding this grant cycle. The data are collected systematically at these sites and are used by the CDC and others to com-pare ASD occurrence in different areas of the nation, to identify changes in prevalence over time and to improve the understanding of the impact of ASD on the community.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are lifelong developmental disabilities characterized by repetitive or restricted behaviors or interests and marked impairment in social communication and interaction. ASD include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS, including atypical autism), and Asperger disorder. ASD begins in early childhood and lasts throughout a person’s life.

“Our next study year will be the definitive work on how the change from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5 criteria affects the prevalence of ASD and will allow us to continue to examine disparities in early screening and identification of ASD,” said Dr. Pettygrove.

Co-investigators on the project include:

Sydney Rice, MD, associate professor and developmental pediatrician; Division of Genetics and Developmental Pediatrics, UA Department of Pediatrics; UA Steele Children’s Research Center

Jennifer Andrews, MBA, coordinator, Division of Genetics and Developmental Pediatrics, UA Department of Pediatrics;

Gondy Leroy, PhD, associate professor; Management Information Systems

Paul Hsu, PhD, associate professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.


 


What Elks are Saying!

Together let us embrace and exemplify our theme - Elks live, Elks give.

2013-14 Grand Exalted Ruler Millard Pickering - Sapulpa, OK Lodge #1118

Here I am on an adventure of a lifetime - Serving the AZ Elks Association and working to carry out the Grand Lodge and the Arizona Elks Programs. My motto for this year is - "Elks Working to Help Others".

2013-14 AEA State President Ed Leuer - Prescott #330

When the flag needs repair, it should be mended and restored to its original condition. However, if it is no longer possible, it should be burned with dignity or properly folded and sent to the American Legion, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts.

Per the Flag Code of the United States of America

The motto of the Membership Committee for the past several years has been “PLUS ONE”. This year, the committee has added a tag line to that motto.. “Quality over Quantity”.

PDDGER, State Chairperson - Membership Bill Foucher - Mesa-Buckhorn #2656

Arizona Elks Core Programs

  • Ritual
  • Blood Drive
  • Hoop Shoot
  • Americanism
  • Scholarships
  • Soccer Shoot
  • Major Projects
  • Social Welfare
  • Youth Activities
  • Drug Awareness
  • Leather Program
  • Special Olympics
  • Dictionary Project
  • Veterans Services
  • Youth Recognition
  • Elks National Foundation
  • Americanism Essay Contest
  • Community Investments Program
 
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Here are some of the Elks Core Programs!

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Join the Elks Now: The Arizona Elks is among the most active states in the country. Join our Order today and find out how you can help!

Our Famous Hoop Shoot Program
Arizona Elks

A Free Throw Program for kids. The Hoop Shoot is free to participants and provides an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed.

Elks Drug Awareness
Arizona Elks

The Elks has the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. We are very proud of our dedicated volunteers!

Dictionary Program
Arizona Elks

Elks have donated more than 1.2 million dictionaries to third-grade students as sponsors of The Dictionary Project over the last 6 years.

Elks Support Veterans
Arizona Elks

Since 1917, hundreds of thousands of Elks have given generously of their time, energy and resources so that the lives of our ill and aging veterans will be enhanced.

ENF Scholarship Opportunities
Arizona Elks

ENF provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs.

Have a Question? Call Us!
Arizona Elks

Have a question about our Arizona Elks State Association? Call our State Secretary, Pete Gillespie Toll Free at............. (855) 744-5887