Web site contests spread Elks’ message

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Grand Lodge News

By William J. Schran
Grand Lodge Committee Member

The need to keep our Members informed about the activities in our Lodges and throughout our states is very important to our organization. By using our local web sites, Facebook pages and our State Association web sites, we can pass this important information through the internet to our Members, non-Members, other Lodges, and states. These tools will increase membership and spread the word of who the Elks are and what good the Elks do for our communities.

The Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee is encouraging your participation in our two annual web site contests, Local Lodge Website and State Association Website. Work on those sites and keep them current for the people who look at them. This information is important for everyone concerned.

Local Lodges who wish to participate should compete in their state contest to have a state winner. If that contest does not exist, they then send their applications to their Area Representative on the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee, where judging for the Local Lodge representing that state will be selected.

Local Lodge Website Contest Administrator is William J. Schran and the State Association Website Administrator is Robert R. Hinkle.

Both Grand Lodge contests are due October 1 and the applications and contest rules can be found at https://www.elks.org/grandlodge/fraternal/downloads.cfm.

Your Washington State Elks Association’s brand new Online Presence Contest is just getting underway with District evaluations that will be shared with each local lodge this fall through your Program Advocates and our state Online Presence contest will begin at the end of our 2019 Winter Convention with Awards given out at our summer convention enabling those winners to move on to the Grand Lodge competition.

For 2018/2019 please enter the Grand Lodge Contest directly with our area representative, Dennis Ramsey.

The state contest entry and judging criteria can be found on our waelks.org website, “Resources”, “Forms and Applications”