This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
STAFF


CHERYL T. STACHURA Publisher/Editor CherylS@elks.org


ANNA L. IDOL F•R•O•M T•H•E G•E•R


Managing Editor annai@elks.org


JOHN P. SHERIDAN Associate Editor johns@elks.org


TOM SCUDDER Associate Editor JUANITA AVILA


Editorial Assistant JuanitaA@elks.org


BRISEIDA HERNANDEZ Elks Spring Forward A


PRIL brings us a new lodge year and new opportunities to Promote Elks Passion. I wish to take this opportunity to encourage new lodge officers and all members to Be Proud, Be Loud, and Be Visible as you help others through your lodge pro- grams, your state association programs, your state major projects, and the programs of the Grand Lodge. Share your good works with that you and your lodge officers and


your community. It is my hope that you and your lodge officers and members are moving at full speed by this point on your way to accomplishing the year’s goals. The BPO Elks is a volunt


The BPO Elks is a volunteer organization, and our active volun- teer members have helped and continue to help veterans


ve helped and continue to help veterans, children in


need, and many others. I ask each member to step forward and volunteer to actively help your lodge. Serve on a lodge committee or volunteer in any capacity that will help your lodge become known as the leader in your community in service to others. As we enter the new lodge year, appoint someone to build a team designed solely to keep your new members involved with the lodge at some level. We too often indoctrinate, initiate, and abandon our new members. Appoint a team to keep in constant contact with the newer members for their first year and invite them to participate.


Many local organizations have breakfast or lunch meetings. They are always in need of guest speakers. What better way to show that your lodge follows our motto, Elks Care—Elks Share, than to contact these organizations and offer to be a guest speaker. In addition, schedule an “Invitation Only” event at your lodge for members of your community that your lodge members would like to have join the lodge. Let everyone in your community know of y


Advertising Coordinator BrisH@elks.org


JAMES O. JEBAVY Art Director


PHIL CLAIBORNE Director of Circulation


ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE GLM Communications, Inc.


Gerald A. Massa, Advertising Director JoAnn Lucchetti, Advertising Manager 242 West 27th Street, Suite 1B


242 West 27th Street, Suite 1B New York, NY 10001


212-929-1300 Fax: 212-929-9574 Fax: 212-929-9574 E-mail address: glmcomm@aol.com


Advertisements do not reflect product endorsement by the BPO Elks. Advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertisements.


at 425 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614- 6196 by the Elks National Memorial and Publication Commission of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. Subscription price for Elks, $3.50 a year; for spouses of deceased Elks, $5 a year; for non-Elks, $12 a year. Single copy price, $2.


The Elks Magazine, Vol. 89, No. 9, April 2011 (ISSN 0013-6263). Published monthly, except bimonthly July/August and December/January, at 425 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614-


August and December/January, volent and


The word Elks is a registered trademark of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, a fraternal organization.


yone in your community know of your dedication to


helping children, veterans, scouts, active-duty military personnel and their families, and all of those in need that you serve in your community. We must Promote Elks Passion outside of the lodge walls. Let’s give people a chance to join us in our good deeds.


Fraternally and Sincerely, Michael F. Smith http://elksger2010.wordpress.com 4


Copyright, 2011, by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America.


Illinois, and at additional mailing offices


Preferred periodicals postage paid at Chicago, Illinois, and at additional mailing offices.


POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Elks Magazine, Circulation Department, 425 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614-6196. The Elks Magazine is a participant in the Address Change Service (ACS), #BXNBXDT notifications to the USPS Centralized Forwarding System (CFS). The National Address Information Center (NAIC) will provide and publish corrections and nixies on magnetic media. Members should contact their lodge secretaries with address changes.


A P R I L 2 0 1 1


Associate Editor toms@elks.org


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66