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Anthony Alfonso

State President


I am honored to serve as the New Jersey State Elks Association’s President for the 2019-2020 Elk year. 
It was in 2001 when I knew that someday I would serve as State President when my friend and advisor, the late Reggie Craig, served as State President and I witnessed him carrying in our state flag at the Grand Lodge Convention with such pride and distinction. So much of what I do in our great order is from what Reggie has taught me, he will be guiding and advising me all year.
Having had the honor to serve on many committees over the past 31 years, including the State Special Children’s Committee and Elks Camp Moore for 20 years, whether we are putting “SMILES ON THE FACES OF A SPECIAL CHILD”, supporting our Veterans, Wounded Warriors and their families, encouraging our youth to set and achieve goals through friendly competition, providing Scholarships, or bringing awareness and education needed to keep our communities drug free… We, the New Jersey Elks family, are making a difference one Veteran, one Child, one Family, one Community at a time. 
       We will be promoting the importance of having such a Premier Charitable Organization in our Communities through our success, while growing Membership. 
Serving as State President I am confident that we, as a team, will make positive changes to our existing programs, which will initiate new Member involvement, institute new programs that fit the needs of our current times, keeping in mind the importance of our principals and traditions.
In closing I want to thank everyone that made this possible, especially my family and home Lodge Sparta #2356.
                                                Anthony  Alfonso
                                                NJSEA State President