Brothers and Sisters of the Indiana Elks Association
The high honor of being elected president of the Indiana Elks Association for the year 2019-2020 is truly appreciated. I am humble to be in the position to represent more than 15,200 Indiana Elks. Jane and I are looking forward to visiting the members at your Lodges. The anticipation of learning of all of the good work that your Lodges are conducting in your communities is exciting to the both of us. We take great pride in being able to serve as ambassadors for our state locally, regionally and nationally
The charities we provide to our communities are the Elks’ greatest asset. We are instructed from the first days as an Elk that ‘Charity is the greatest of all virtues’. Thus, this is the basis of my theme for Lodge year 2019-2020. ‘Elks make a Difference’. As Elks, we are fortunate to be able to begin to enhance our communities using the various grants provided by the ENF. We can then multiply that impact through additional fundraising, using those funds to meet the various needs of our communities. The ability for each Lodge to address local needs makes the Elks unique among fraternal organizations.
The ‘Elks make a Difference’ with our programs for youth and veterans, making hopes and dreams possible to achieve. however, because we do so much, it is is easy for us to become complacent. The demand in our communities is fast and we must always explore new ways to reach those in need. Two areas that have drawn my attention in recent years are homeless veterans and the elderly poor. When Elks seek out those in need, ‘Elks make a Difference’. I challenge all Elks to seek new ways to reach additional people in the need, bettering their communities even more.
Jane and I are grateful and honored to be your representatives of the Indiana Elks Association.
Michael L. Jack, State President
A message from our VP
Since we were unable to make it around the State to Elks District Meetings, we wanted to provide you all the opportunity to order shirts for James B. Sigler‘s year as Indiana Elks State President. I am placing our first order May 6th (slightly extending from what the form says). The shirts are a gray Gildan 50/50 T-shirt with our Sigler logo. There will be a saying on the logo, but that will not be released until June 6th. The shirt does not have James’ name or a year, so it can be worn in future years. If you have already placed an order, no need to reply, I still have your money and information.
Cost – $12 ($15 for 2X and up)
Payment Methods – Venmo, Chase Zelle, or Check (message me on Facebook, text, or email me and I will provide you my information for Venmo, Chase Zelle)
Please include your name, size, and lodge # (see attached form as an example). You can message me on Facebook, text, or email me. My contact information is also in the state directory.
Thank you all in advance for supporting James’ year as Indiana Elks State President.