Midday with the ENF: 2017

Debbie, Jim and Colleen

Join the ENF for lunch! Listen to the latest episodes of Midday with the ENF. The Elks National Foundation's monthly podcast--hosted by Jim O'Kelley and sidekick Debbie Doles--features stories, jokes, and an inside look at ENF programs.

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Episode 36: May 2017 | The Fill-in Sidekick

The versatile Mary Morgan dons two hats for this timely episode about serving veterans in need.

Show Notes

Here are the links to web pages and videos mentioned in the May episode of Midday.
Tribeca Flashpoint College. (This episode was produced- by a brand-new team, students Austin Long and Fernando Barrera. Great job, Guys!)
The Veterans Service Program.
Great news coverage, Elks helping homeless veterans in the D.C. area.
Veteran's Service's fantastic Facebook page.
Veteran's Service's fantastic Twitter feed.
The Community Investments Program. Click the appropriate button for more info on Gratitude, Beacon, Freedom and Anniversary grants!
Instagrants: Gratitude Grants Edition. Check out these starter-project ideas!
The Leadership Weekend.
The Hoop Shoot Program.
Girls Allowed, a great short film about the need for female volunteers in the Hoop Shoot starring Jim's better half.
The Welcome Home initiative. Lots of good information about the program, including grant opportunities and emergency assistance.
Notre Dame's study on preventing homelessness.
The Elks Scholar Fellows.
The upcoming Summer Scholar Service Trip.
Chicago's Summer Standdown.
Voluntary Service at V.A. facilities.


Episode 35: April 2017 | Taming the Beast

Jim and Debbie recap April's two-headed beast: the Leadership Weekend and Hoop Shoot.

Show Notes

Here are the links to web pages and videos mentioned in the April episode of Midday.
Tribeca Flashpoint College. (This episode was produced--for the last time--by students Evan Ullrich and Matthew Ybarra. Best of luck, Guys!)
Which one is Billy?
The Hoop Shoot Program.
The Leadership Weekend.
More info on the brand-new, for one-year-only Anniversary Grants.
The CIP website. (Honestly, Jim wasn't trying to trick you into donating by giving out the wrong address for this page...)
The Foundation Fellowship annual giving recognition club, with revamped giving levels and benefits.
The Loyalty Club for consecutive-years giving.
The Fidelity Club for recurring giving.
The John F. Malley Society for planned giving.
Scottie Pippen's 1994 playoff protest.
Cloud Gate, a.k.a. the Bean.
Photos from the Leadership Weekend.
Leadership Weekend Film. (Coming soon!)
North by Elks Family, a recap of the Leadership Weekend including the top winners.
Monday Madness, the Foundation's Hoop Shoot Finals Selection Order Announcement show. You have to dig a little to find the videos, but they're there. We shot the six segments on April 17.
Photos from the Wednesday tip-off dinner at the Elks Veterans Memorial.
Photos from the rest of the Hoop Shoot Finals weekend.
Meet the Elks Scholar Fellows.
Meet the Backboard Alumni Advisory Board.
National Finals Results.
Anything You Can Do, a short film about the Cowgill Hoop Shoot dynasty.
Mike Hargrove, the Human Rain Delay.
Highlights film for the awards banquet. This short film highlights the first two days of the Hoop Shoot Finals weekend. (Runtime: Worth it.)
Meet keynote speaker Victoria Arlen.
Rags of Honor, the Hoop Shoot's apparel partner.
The Summer Service Trip to Chicago.
If you like our pod, why the heck aren't you following us on Facebook?


Episode 34: March 2017 | Being Jim O'Kelley

There's something not quite right about this episode, but never mind that. The show is filled with great Hoop Shoot stuff as Billy Donnelly joins Jim and Debbie to preview the upcoming Finals.

Show Notes

Here are the links to web pages and videos mentioned in the March episode of Midday.
Tribeca Flashpoint College. (This episode was produced by students Evan Ullrich and Matthew Ybarra.)
Scholar Service Trips.
The special Anniversary Grant.
A recap and reactions from the Dallas service trip.
The Hoop Shoot.
The Regional results.
Send e-greetings to the Finalists.
Want to help out during the Finals? Email Billy at billyd@elks.org.
Watch all the Hoop Shoot Griteos!
Meet the 2017 Backboard, the Hoop Shoot's alumni advisory board.
Meet the Elks Scholar Fellows.
Keynote speaker Victoria Arlen.
The fiscal year ends March 31. Donate online today!
Meet the top 20 Most Valuable Students!


Episode 33: February 2017 | Won't You Be My Neighbor?

The multi-talented Maryann Slater returns to the show to preview the Leadership Weekend, recap the Dallas service trip, talk about homelessness, and sing an original song. Jim, meanwhile, overbids at an auction.

Show Notes

Here are the links to web pages and videos mentioned in the February episode of Midday.
Tribeca Flashpoint College. (This episode was produced by students Evan Ullrich and Matthew Ybarra.)
The Community Investments Program.
Legacy Awards for children and grandchildren of Elks.
An O'Kelley family staple. (Even though they keep dumping Jim's favorite dishes.)
Donate $100 to the Hoop Shoot by March 20; get your name in the program book for the National Finals.
The Elks Hoop Shoot.
The Foundation's approved distributions for FY2018.
Learn more about Meghan's gig at Girls in the Game.
It was the morning after a night out. Pete Rose, of course, is not a Hall of Famer.
Take your auction to the next level with Bidding for Good.
The Most Valuable Student scholarship program.
The Leadership Weekend.
A recap and reactions from the Dallas service trip, plus more info about the organization we served with. Links to related videos can be found here as soon as they're available.
Electronic copies of our quarterly Heartbeat newsletter.
Want to learn more about the Spring trip to New Orleans?
Want a scholar to speak at your event?
Details about the Summer service trip.
Check out what's in store for San Antonio!
Schedule of upcoming Regional Hoop Shoot contests.
Jim is normally pretty good at addition, but there are 16 Griteos, not 14.


Episode 32: January 2017 | We're Not Ogres

Colleen Muszynski joins Jim and Debbie for a final push to the 2017 grant season. Lots of great grant ideas in this episode.

Show Notes

Here are the links to web pages and videos mentioned in the January episode of Midday.
Tribeca Flashpoint College. (This episode was produced by students Evan Ullrich and Matthew Ybarra.)
The Community Investments Program.
Gratitude Grants.
Beacon Grants.
The Hoop Shoot program.
Meet the Regional Directors of the Hoop Shoot program.
A few short videos about engaging Elks scholars.
More info about specific scholar engagement initiatives.
See which Lodges in your state are taking advantage of CIP grants.
The Field Guide and other great CIP resources.
Instagrants: Beacon Grant ideas.
Instagrants: Gratitude Grant ideas.
Contact the CIP Ogres: 773/755-4730, ENFPrograms@elks.org


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