Last Updated:  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 8:59 AM

Tom Fraker, President, Colorado Elks Association
Tom Fraker, President
Colorado Elks Association
There are 21,860 Elks in the State of Colorado and in one way or another they are working hard to make their communities better. It could be as simple as a food drive for the local bank, an activity for the area youth, a visit to a nursing home or a lunch for local veterans. No matter what it is, Elks are constantly looking around them for ways to lend a hand. So many times after an initiation of a new member I hear them say "I joined because I wanted to give back to my community". Becoming an Elk is an easy way to accomplish that goal. I encourage anyone that is reading this message and is not an Elk to look for your local lodge and knock on the door. Go to http://www.elks.org/ and click on the Learn more about the Elks link.

Our State Association finished the fraternal year with a loss. We are fortunate though to have a grace period that runs through May 31, 2015. I encourage all lodges to continue to work the dropped list and get a member to pay last year's and this year's dues. At this moment, we have reduced the list to -199. There is still time for Colorado to reach a Plus ONE.

Warmer weather will bring many outdoor activities, both at home and in the community. I encourage everyone to act responsible and safe. School will be coming to a close and more children will be in the neighborhood playing and enjoying the warmer weather. Be watchful.

Flag Day is around the corner – June 14th. Lodges across our great nation will be holding the annual remembrance of our Flag. Salute our flag proudly. Generations of our great country have fought under its folds and for our freedom.

With that I ask everyone to enjoy Spring and Summer.

Tom Fraker, President
Colorado Elks Want +1!
We are counting on Colorado to help
lead the nation with a membership increase.

To reach +1, Colorado's magic number stands at 199
as of May 3, 2015.

Every delinquent Member we collect from and every New Member initiated/reinstated takes us one step closer to a gain in membership.

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Latest Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25, 2015
Memorial Day BBQ at Denver VA Nursing Home (Elks Volunteers Needed)

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Third Annual Fiddle Competition (Grades 3-12)

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Central Northwest District Flag Day Ceremony at Lakewood Lodge No. 1777

Most Recent News

Help Wanted -- District Chair Position Available
Date Posted:  Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lamar Elks Host Awards Banquet for Americanism Essay Contest, April 2015
Date Posted:  Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glenwood Springs Elks Assist Veterans for NDVWSC, April 2015
Date Posted:  Monday, April 13, 2015

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2015-2016 Scholarship Packets (PDF)
Posted in Members Only Area Under "Scholarships (Updated with 2015-2016 Materials)"
Date Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Special Meeting on April 26, 2015 (PDF)
Posted in Members Only Area Under "2015 Announcements"
Date Posted:  Saturday, March 28, 2015

Submit Your Colorado Elks Association Charitable Report
Posted in Members Only Area Under "2015 Announcements"
Date Posted:  Saturday, March 28, 2015
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