New Jersey State Elks Assocciation
Over a 100 Years of Service
Welcome to the New Jersey State Elks Association
The New Jersey State Elks Association with its 115 Elks lodges support our local communities. Through our programs we help children learn about sports and leadership, like our Soccer Shoot and Hoop Shoot contests along with our Drug Awareness programs. We also give out scholarships, one being our most Valuable Student scholarship and we also have a scholarship for children with special
The Veterans committee, since the early days of Elkdom, has always been there for our Veterans. This committee has holiday parties, picnics, bingos, ball game trips, and dinners to name a few. Remember our motto; as long as there are veterans we will never forget them.
We also support our Troops and Veterans with our Army of Hope committees assisting families who have had immediate family members called to active duty with the military reserve or National Guard. Our Army of Hope committee of volunteers will be at the ready to help families of those patriots called to serve our nation. For more than 135 years the Elks have been aiding their communities and making America a better place to live. They continue this mission of "Service one patriot's home at a time".
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Grand Lodge Hires Membership Specialist
by Bryan Klatt, Grand Secretary
To help shore up Elks membership and increase public awareness of all the good works of our Order, we’ve hired a membership specialist.
He is Rick Gathen, a New Jersey newspaper circulation director by vocation and a New Jersey Past State President by avocation. He also served on the Grand Lodge Public Relations Committee in 2008-12.
Rick has the expertise to implement the strategy we’ve put together to give us the boost we need. Specifically, he will work with Local Lodges through both the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee’s membership program and the Grand Lodge Activities Committee’s public relations program.
You will hear from Rick in the coming weeks and months. Let’s all help him succeed. The more you do, the more your Lodge and our Order will succeed.
He begins his new duties June 1.
The New Jersey Elks Association would like to congratulate Rick Gathen on his new position at Grand lodge
Its that time of the year to think about 2014 Scholarships
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