The Ishpeming Lodge was recognized for their efforts this past year at the MEA State Meeting held 5/15-5/18, 2008. Ishpeming was awarded the "Silver Star" by the State Lodge Actiities/Star Lodge Committe Chair, Barb Allen, for being only one of four Lodges in the state to complete at least 53 of 66 listed Elks activities involving Grand Lodge and State Association goals. Ishpeming was also recognized by the National Foundation for achieving the Grand Lodge per capita goal of $4.25 per member, and by the Major Project Commission for their outstanding efforts with Major Project fund raising with "365 banks". Pictured below are E.R. Kathy Stratton with then State President Howard Diehl.