New Jersey State Elks Association
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".
We hope you enjoy your visit to our website.
The New Jersey State Elks Association Congratulates
State President Elect
John M Szczomak, Passaic Valley Lodge #2111
State Treasurer Elect
Kenneth G. Low, Elmwood Park-Paterson Lodge #60
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ELKS -LEADING THE WAY IN DECEMBER
Chicago, IL –Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be busy helping our communities this holiday season. Thousands of needy families will receive food baskets and presents.
Elk volunteers will visit thousands of hospitalized Veterans that have protected our freedoms. The Elks vow “So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” The Elks support both active military forces and retired veterans. Elks furnish food, comfort care items, therapeutic items and gifts, host holiday celebrations and recreational activities at bases and hospitals, and stand ready to fulfill any need when called upon. Last year alone, the value of Elks’ contributions to the nation’s heroes provided more than $32 million to more than 300 Veterans Administration Medical Centers, clinics, and state care facilities. The Elks have entered into a partnership with VHA to support efforts homeless Veterans in their communities. To this end, the Elks have pledged $4 million dollars to help end Veteran Homelessness.
The Elks will receive thousands of scholarship applications in December from high school seniors across the nation. Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling more than $4 million.
The Elks Community Investment Program will award nearly id="mce_marker"0 million towards enriching our communities.
There are more than 1,900 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership nearing 800,000. Elks’ members must be American citizens who are at least 21 years of age and must believe in God.
To learn more visit www.elks.org
Its that time of the year to think about 2015 Scholarships
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