United Healthcare Study reports Volunteering is good for your health

United Healthcare Study reports Volunteering is good for your health


Committees are prime opportunities for membership involvement. Successful Lodges may have as many as 80 committees involving several hundred members. What better way to put members to work: give them a piece of the action; make them participating, active members. Most people realize satisfaction from doing a worthwhile job, and Lodge members are no different. Give everyone a chance to be involved.

Americanism CommitteeThe Americanism Committee implements the patriotic activities planned by the Grand Lodge and cooperates with other local organizations in fostering patriotic community endeavors.
Army of HopeAssist families who have had a father or mother called to active duty with the military reserve or National Guard. An Army of Hope, made up of carpenters, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, attorneys, doctors, accountants, teachers, and professional people and tradesmen of every type, has been mobilized by the Order of Elks. These volunteers will be at the ready to help families of those patriots called to serve our nation.
Audit CommitteeEngage an accountant with approval of the Lodge to prepare the Annual Financial Report (Audit, Review or Compilation) in accordance with the Grand Lodge Auditing, Accounting & Management Manual. The Annual Financial Report must include all books, records and activities of the Lodge, Home, Club, separate corporation and any other entity affiliated with the Lodge for the fiscal year ending March 31st.
Building and GroundsManage all aspects of Lodge #885 facilities.
Charities
Drug Awareness CommitteeThe Drug Awareness Committee is charged with implementing the Drug Awareness Program of the Lodge, the State Association and the Grand Lodge.
Elks National Foundation CommitteeThe Elks National Foundation Committee shall publicize the Elks National Foundation, promote its programs, activities and charities, encourage and solicit contributions and recognize all gifts made to the Foundation. The Committee shall have no jurisdiction over the scholarship contests or other activities sponsored by the Foundation Trustees.
Government Relations CommitteeThe Government Relations Committee is charged with implementing the Government Relations Program of the Lodge, its State Association and the Grand Lodge.
Hoop Shoot CommitteeThe Hoop Shoot Committee is charged with implementing the Hoop Shoot Program of the Lodge, the State Association and the Grand Lodge.
Lodge Activities CommitteeThe Lodge Activities Committee is charged with implementing the Lodge Activities program of the Lodge, its State Association and the Grand Lodge.
Membership CommitteeThe Membership Committee shall prepare, supervise and conduct a planned program for indoctrination of candidates and their families prior to initiation in order that all candidates and their families may become fully informed as to the good works of the Order of Elks. The Membership Committee shall carefully examine into the character of all applicants for membership, verify their statements made in the application and report thereon at the next regular meeting of the Lodge. The Committee shall require that applicants personally appear before the committee and may require the proposer or proposers of an applicant to appear before the committee. The Membership Committee shall investigate and report on all delinquencies in Lodge dues and employ such means and methods as may be best adapted to prevent the dropping from the rolls of Members for non-payment of dues. They shall also endeavor to restore to membership former Members who have been suspended or dropped for non-payment of dues. The committee shall report at the first meeting in each month.
Memorial Day CommitteeThe Memorial Day Committee shall make all arrangements for the observance of "Elks Memorial Day" and the execution thereof, as required by the provisions of Section 2.020.
Parades
Public Relations CommitteeThe Public Relations Committee is charged with implementing the Public Relations Program of the Lodge, its State Association and the Grand Lodge.
Ritual
Scholarships
Soccer Shoot
Special Childrens
Veterans ServicesThe National Veterans Service Committee shall implement the program of the Elks National Veterans Service Commission within the Lodge as may be requested by the Commission in the furtherance of service to veterans, assist when called upon by the Armed Forces of the United States, respond to any call for aid and cooperation as might be requested by our National Government in any emergency and to be available for cooperation in the event of disaster in any local area of the United States.
Visiting CommitteeThe Visiting Committee shall visit Members of the Lodge or other Members of the Order reported to be ill, and report at the first meeting after making a visitation.
Wildwood
Youth Activities CommitteeThe Youth Activities Committee shall prepare, supervise and conduct programs for the youth of the community, and have charge, supervision and responsibility for all youth programs of the Lodge, and matters referred to the Lodge by its State Association and the Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee.