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Last Updated: 06/28/2019 05:35 PM

Saturday, June 29, 2019

PROPOSED Grand Lodge Financial Reporting System
 Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 Business Meeting

Location: America’s Center, room 132.

Details: Come learn how to make your lodge’s Annual Audit easier. 1/2 hour “overview” session, repeated each half hour.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Exhibits
 Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 Exhibit

Location: America’s Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details: Display of activities by Grand Lodge Committees & Programs, State Major Projects and Trademark Licensees.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Registration
 Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
 Registration

Location: America's Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details:

All Grand Lodge Members, Exalted Rulers, visiting Elks and their guests must be registered; your Badge must be displayed for admission into the EXHIBIT, SESSION halls and all Elks-related functions associated with this convention.

The Registration Area will open Saturday, June 29, at 8:00 a.m. at the America's Center Complex, Hall 3, 701 Convention Plaza, St Louis Missouri 63101. Information pamphlets are provided in the registration area to inform you about the convention and events. The America’s Center Complex should be considered your information center.

Pre-Registration will be available thru the Elks Web site April 1 through June 26, 2019. The Pre-Registration fee is $50.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest. In order to Pre-Register for the Convention you will need to establish a username and password for the “Members only section” of the Elks.org web site. Pre-register at https://www.elks.org/convention/prereg.cfm. When you arrive at the convention center in St Louis have your email confirmation and current membership card available. Proceed to the Registration area, then enter the Pre-Registration line to collect the Badges for you and your spouse/guest and, if qualified voting credentials.

On–site registration will be available at the America’s Center Complex, Hall 3, in the Registration Area. The On-site Registration fee will be $60.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Sunday, June 30, 2019

PROPOSED Grand Lodge Financial Reporting System
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America’s Center, room 132.

Details: Come learn how to make your lodge’s Annual Audit easier. 1/2 hour “overview” session, repeated each half hour.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Exhibits
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 Exhibit

Location: America’s Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details: Display of activities by Grand Lodge Committees & Programs, State Major Projects and Trademark Licensees.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Registration
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
 Registration

Location: America's Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details:

All Grand Lodge Members, Exalted Rulers, visiting Elks and their guests must be registered; your Badge must be displayed for admission into the EXHIBIT, SESSION halls and all Elks-related functions associated with this convention.

The Registration Area will open Saturday, June 29, at 8:00 a.m. at the America's Center Complex, Hall 3, 701 Convention Plaza, St Louis Missouri 63101. Information pamphlets are provided in the registration area to inform you about the convention and events. The America’s Center Complex should be considered your information center.

Pre-Registration will be available thru the Elks Web site April 1 through June 26, 2019. The Pre-Registration fee is $50.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest. In order to Pre-Register for the Convention you will need to establish a username and password for the “Members only section” of the Elks.org web site. Pre-register at https://www.elks.org/convention/prereg.cfm. When you arrive at the convention center in St Louis have your email confirmation and current membership card available. Proceed to the Registration area, then enter the Pre-Registration line to collect the Badges for you and your spouse/guest and, if qualified voting credentials.

On–site registration will be available at the America’s Center Complex, Hall 3, in the Registration Area. The On-site Registration fee will be $60.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Seminar
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: St. Louis Marriott Grand Hotel in the Gateway B Room.

Details: PGER's are invited to attend.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Membership & Marketing Seminar
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center in the Ferrara Theatre.

Details: The Bricks & Clicks transformation continues with the introduction of the NEW Grand Lodge Membership & Marketing Virtual Manual. It is accessible 24/7 to all members registered on elks.org. It offers continuous — and collective — learning opportunities which will help deepen our members' understanding of their roles and responsibilities. Hope to see you all at the Membership & Marketing Seminar!

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

PROPOSED Grand Lodge Financial Reporting System
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America’s Center, room 132.

Details: Come learn how to make your lodge’s Annual Audit easier. 1/2 hour “overview” session, repeated each half hour.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Midday with the ENF
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Other

Location: America's Center Ferrara Theatre.

Details: Join the studio audience for a live taping of the Midday with the Elks National Foundation podcast. Guests on the show will include the top two Most Valuable Students, Mary Morgan, Rick Gathen, and more!

Sponsor: Elks National Foundation

Official Grand Lodge Opening Ceremonies
 Sunday, June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 Ceremony

Location: America's Center Convention Complex, Hall 4, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Details: Members and accompanied guests are invited to attend. Opening remarks and Introduction of the Past Grand Exalted Rulers and Past First Ladies by Master of Ceremonies Ronald L. Hicks, Past Grand Exalted Ruler. Introduction of State Presidents and presentation of Flags by the Chairman of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee, Dennis Ramsey. Elks National Foundation Report including Hoop Shoot® and Scholarship presentations. Principal Address by Michael T. Luhr., Grand Exalted Ruler. Followed by the Party Crashers Band.

A Celebration – featuring "Party Crashers" America's premiere party band
Made up of the best singers, dancers and musicians in the world, the Crashers are incredibly versatile covering everything from classic rock to country, from Latin to today’s most current pop hits. It’s like having Katy Perry and David Guetta crash your party! Led by the extraordinary vocal talents of top-selling recording artists Jenny J, Danny Savage and Gray. Party Crashers perform their show all over the world bringing their unique blend of energy, choreography, staging, impersonations, medley’s and all-out fun! The Celebration is sponsored by the Elks National Foundation. Food and refreshment will be available for purchase during the Celebration.
Photograph of Party Crashers - America's premiere party band.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Monday, July 1, 2019

Exhibits
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 Exhibit

Location: America's Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details: Display of activities by Grand Lodge Committees & Programs, State Major Projects and Trademark Licensees.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Registration
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM
 Registration

Location: America's Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details:

All Grand Lodge Members, Exalted Rulers, visiting Elks and their guests must be registered; your Badge must be displayed for admission into the EXHIBIT, SESSION halls and all Elks-related functions associated with this convention.

The Registration Area will open Saturday, June 29, at 8:00 a.m. at the America's Center Complex, Hall 3, 701 Convention Plaza, St Louis Missouri 63101. Information pamphlets are provided in the registration area to inform you about the convention and events. The America’s Center Complex should be considered your information center.

Pre-Registration will be available thru the Elks Web site April 1 through June 26, 2019. The Pre-Registration fee is $50.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest. In order to Pre-Register for the Convention you will need to establish a username and password for the “Members only section” of the Elks.org web site. Pre-register at https://www.elks.org/convention/prereg.cfm. When you arrive at the convention center in St Louis have your email confirmation and current membership card available. Proceed to the Registration area, then enter the Pre-Registration line to collect the Badges for you and your spouse/guest and, if qualified voting credentials.

On–site registration will be available at the America’s Center Complex, Hall 3, in the Registration Area. The On-site Registration fee will be $60.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Grand Lodge Business Session
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center Convention Complex, Hall 4, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Details:

8:00 A.M. Opening Grand Lodge Business Sessions. Annual Report given by the Grand Exalted Ruler. Reports from Elks National Convention Commission, National Memorial & Publications, Veterans Restoration Trust, Disaster Relief Fund, Board of Grand Trustees, Committee on Judiciary Preliminary Report and Legislative Session Discussion.

10:00 A.M. All registered Guests are invited to attend the Session.

10:10 A.M. Nomination & Election of Grand Lodge Officers for 2019-2020.

10:55 A.M. CELEBRATION and Grand Exalted Ruler-Elect Acceptance Speech.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Community Investments Program: Lodge Grants
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America’s Center, room 130.

Details: This session will be an opportunity to learn more about the 2019-20 Community Investments Program Lodge grant process, including how to use the new online dashboard to apply for and close out CIP grants.

Sponsor: Elks National Foundation

Lodge Finances 101 – Building a Strong Financial Foundation
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center, room 132.

Details: Members of the Grand Lodge Auditing and Accounting Committee will be making presentations on subjects ranging from proper Business Practices – UBI (taxable income and IRS concerns) – budgeting and other Lodge financial subjects; followed by an open discussion - question & answer session of topics determined by the seminar attendees.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge Auditing and Accounting Committee

District Deputy Designate Conference
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: Marriott St. Louis Grand, Room Landmark 5.

Details: SDGER's are required to attend.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Major Projects Administrators Workshop
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center, room 125.

Details:

Sponsor: Major Projects

Ritualistic Finals
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Ritual

Location: America's Center.

Details:

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Committee on Judiciary Q & A
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: Marriott St. Louis Grand, Shaw Room.

Details:

Sponsor: Grand Lodge Judiciary Committee

ENF Fundraising Chairs: Not How We’ve Always Done it
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America’s Center, room 131.

Details: Learn more about your role as a member of Team ENF in 2019, 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.

Sponsor: Elks National Foundation

Serving Local Veterans in Need
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center, room 130.

Details: Learn how your Lodge can identify the needs of veterans in your community and use Elks resources to meet those needs. This session will focus on existing programs and grant opportunities, and honor the Veteran Service Volunteer of the Year.

Sponsor: Elks National Veteran Service Commission

GER Elect/State President Photo Session
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: Marriott St. Louis Grand, Landmark Ballroom 3.

Details: The Grand Exalted Ruler-Elect will be available for photos with the State Presidents.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Marvin M. Lewis - Elks & Scouting Awards Presentation
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Ceremony

Location: America's Center, room 123.

Details:

Sponsor: Elks & Scouting

GER Elect/District Deputy Desginate Photo Session
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: Marriott St. Louis Grand, Landmark Ballroom 3.

Details: The Grand Exalted Ruler-Elect will be available for photos with the District Deputies Designate.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

PROPOSED Grand Lodge Financial Reporting System
 Monday, July 1, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America’s Center, room 132.

Details: Come learn how to make your lodge’s Annual Audit easier. 1/2 hour “overview” session, repeated each half hour.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Exhibits
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 Exhibit

Location: America’s Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details: Display of activities by Grand Lodge Committees & Programs, State Major Projects and Trademark Licensees.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Registration
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 Registration

Location: America's Center Complex, Hall 3.

Details:

All Grand Lodge Members, Exalted Rulers, visiting Elks and their guests must be registered; your Badge must be displayed for admission into the EXHIBIT, SESSION halls and all Elks-related functions associated with this convention.

The Registration Area will open Saturday, June 29, at 8:00 a.m. at the America's Center Complex, Hall 3, 701 Convention Plaza, St Louis Missouri 63101. Information pamphlets are provided in the registration area to inform you about the convention and events. The America’s Center Complex should be considered your information center.

Pre-Registration will be available thru the Elks Web site April 1 through June 26, 2019. The Pre-Registration fee is $50.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest. In order to Pre-Register for the Convention you will need to establish a username and password for the “Members only section” of the Elks.org web site. Pre-register at https://www.elks.org/convention/prereg.cfm. When you arrive at the convention center in St Louis have your email confirmation and current membership card available. Proceed to the Registration area, then enter the Pre-Registration line to collect the Badges for you and your spouse/guest and, if qualified voting credentials.

On–site registration will be available at the America’s Center Complex, Hall 3, in the Registration Area. The On-site Registration fee will be $60.00 for all members - no fee for a non-Elk spouse or guest.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Community Investments Program Office Hours
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: ENF Booth in Exhibit Hall 3.

Details: ENF staff will be available to answer your questions about the various grants available to Lodges — Beacon, Gratitude, Promise, Impact and Freedom. This is not a seminar — meetings are one-on-one with ENF staff. Visit the ENF Booth in Exhibit Hall 3 to sign up for a 10-minute time slot.

Sponsor: Elks National Foundation

Grand Lodge Business Session
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center Convention Complex, Hall 4, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Details:

8:00 A.M. Grand Lodge Business Session. Report of Resolutions Committee, Registration (Final), Board of Grand Trustees (Final), Grand Forum/Pardon Committee.

8:45 A.M. Committee on Judiciary Legislative Session.

9:05 A.M. Auditing & Accounting, Activities Committee, Government Relations and Fraternal Committee "All American Lodge Awards" Committee Reports.

9:45 A.M. GER Elect Program Remarks

9:55 A.M. Chicago Headquarters 2019-2020 Program

10:15 A.M. Non-Members Admitted

10:25 A.M. Drug Awareness Program Report

10:55 A.M. Elks National Veterans Service Commission Report

11:05 A.M. Final Report and Team Awards of Ritualistic Committee

11:25 A.M. Legislative Results

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

Lodge Finances 101 – Building a Strong Financial Foundation
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center, room 132.

Details: Members of the Grand Lodge Auditing and Accounting Committee will be making presentations on subjects ranging from proper Business Practices – UBI (taxable income and IRS concerns) – budgeting and other Lodge financial subjects; followed by an open discussion - question & answer session of topics determined by the seminar attendees.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge Auditing and Accounting Committee

Meet the Grand Exalted Ruler - Elect
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 Social Meetup

Location: Elks Memorial Clock in the concourse area of the America's Center.

Details: Meet the Grand Exalted Ruler – Elect for a picture, and get your membership card signed.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge

National Drug Awareness Program Seminar
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: St. Louis America's Center in the Ferrara Theatre.

Details: Please join us to learn how the Elks Drug Awareness Program can boost your membership and strengthen your community, all at the same time. Come and meet the Directors of the Program who will present some of the latest highlights of this year's Program. Come and speak with Mrs. Camarena, the wife of slain DEA Agent Enrique S. Camarena. Come and hear from renowned DAP Spokesperson, Ray Lozano, and learn how you can bring him to your community. Come and meet Bob Sabouni, the drive behind some of the most viewed Drug Education videos on social media today. When you attend, not only will you receive some of the best "swag" available at the Convention, but you will leave with tools and knowledge necessary to have a strong Drug Awareness Program in your Lodge and in your community. Your children and your grandchildren deserve nothing less. As always, there will be several door prizes throughout the session.

Sponsor: Drug Awareness Program

Committee on Judiciary Q & A
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: Marriott St Louis Grand, Shaw Boardroom.

Details:

Sponsor: Grand Lodge Judiciary Committee

Elks Magazine Seminar
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center, room 123.

Details: How to submit fraternal news and photos to The Elks Magazine.

Sponsor: The Elks Magazine

Grand Lodge Activities Committee Seminar
 Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center, room 131.

Details: Come learn about Antlers, Community Projects Contest and more.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge Activities Committee

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Grand Lodge Business Session
 Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 Business Meeting

Location: America's Center Convention Complex, Hall 4, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Details:

8:00 A.M. Final Grand Lodge Session. Open Session, Members and accompanied guests are invited to attend. All District Deputy-Designates are required to attend. Memorial Service under the direction of PGER Malcolm J. McPherson, Jr.

9:00 A.M. Membership & Marketing Presentation

9:15 A.M. Installation of 2019-2020 Grand Lodge Officers by PGER Michael F. Zellen.

9:35 A.M. Installation of 2019-2020 District Deputies

All registered attendees are invited to attend. Grand Lodge Session will conclude by 11:00 A.M. Departure plans should be made accordingly. Late checkouts should be arranged with individual hotels in advance.

Sponsor: Grand Lodge


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