Poly Garland Entry’s Due!
Washington Elks Association
Polly Garland Lady of the Year Award
Rules and Regulations
This award is open to any lady. The candidate cannot be an Officer in the Lodge or an employee. She may or may not be an Elk.
- Local Lodges are to submit one written nomination of 500 words or less identifying the accomplishments of the candidate. Entries are based of the persons’ support of Elkdom at the Lodge, State Association, and/or National level during the past year. Year beginning and ending is September 2016 to December 2017.
- Letters of nominations are to be submitted to the District Deputy no later than December 31st. The District Deputy, the District Esquire, and the District Liaison Officers will review the entries from the Lodges and select their District winner. Each District Deputy will submit the winning selection to the State President no later than January 31st . The State President along with the other members of the Executive Committee will select the State winner.
- The District Ladies winners, their spouses and guests will be honored at a Luncheon of Elks, during the Annual Washington State Elks Convention in June. The District winners will receive a framed Certificate of Appreciation. Each Lodge of the “said” District winner will be expected to send their “said” District winner to the State Convention, in June, where they will receive recognition for their accomplishments at the Polly Garland Award Luncheon.
- The State winner will be announced at the Polly Garland Award Luncheon where she will receive appropriate recognition along with a $1,000.00 Scholarship for a deserving student from her Lodge which nominated her.