Elks National Convention—ENF in Reno

Elks National Foundation 2017 Convention Schedule

ENF in Reno

The Elks National Foundation has some exciting events and presentations planned for you. Here are some highlights:


A must-see! The Foundation’s entire report will be presented during Sunday’s Opening Ceremonies. You won’t want to miss this. You’ll hear from our top Most Valuable Student scholars and Hoop Shoot Getty Powell Award Winners. Don’t miss this kickoff to a great Convention!

Sunday, July 16 | 3 p.m.

Reno-Sparks Convention Center

Midday with the ENF: Behind the Scenes in Reno

This live-recording of Midday with the ENF, hosted by Director Jim O’Kelley, will feature a showcase of the Foundation’s programs—featuring Elks scholars, Hoop Shoot National Finalists and other special guests.

Sunday, July 16 | 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Room D3

Seminars and Learning Opportunities

When planning your schedule for the 2017 Elks National Convention in Reno, don’t miss the following Elks National Foundation sessions. Seating is limited for all of our seminars, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before seminars begin. For more information, email enf@elks.org or call 773/755-4728.

Writing a Successful Impact Grant Application

Receive grant-writing guidance from a professional grant writer and be prepared to work on your Lodge’s 2018 Impact Grant application. This two-hour session is about Impact Grants only. We’re offering this popular workshop twice—choose one:

Sunday, July 16 | 9 to 11 a.m.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Room D1/D2

Sunday, July 16 | 12 to 2 p.m.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Room D1/D2

ENF Fundraising Chairs: Annual Giving

Annual donations are the foundation of the ENF’s fundraising plan—an area where we count on ENF Fundraising Chairs to assist. Learn more about the ENF’s efforts to increase annual donations and retain donors, along with tools and tips to be an effective Chair. Though the content for this seminar is designed for ENF Fundraising Chairs, all are welcome to attend.

Monday, July 17 | 1 to 2 p.m.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Room D3

Community Investments Program: Lodge Grants

This session will be an overview of all 2017-18 Community Investments Program Lodge grant opportunities, including details on the new, one-time $1,500 Anniversary Grant available to every Lodge in celebration of the Elks 150th anniversary.

Monday, July 17 | 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Room D1/D2

Community Investments Program Office Hours

ENF staff will be available to answer your questions about the various grants available to Lodges—Anniversary, Beacon, Gratitude, Promise, Impact and Freedom. This is not a seminar—meetings are one-on-one with ENF staff. Visit the ENF Booth in the Exhibit Hall to sign up for a 10-minute time slot.

Tuesday, July 18 | Time Slots available from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

*Rooms are subject to change.

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