The Michigan Elks Association’s State Major Project was established in May of 1957 in order to provide financial support to children with disabilities for expenses related to equipment, therapy, camps, technology, and any other health related necessity.
Past State President and Past Grand Lodge Officer Cal Bjorne passed away on 5/25/11
PER Bob Anttila gets his head shaved on New Years Eve.
The Ishpeming Elks Lodge helped Bell Hospital purchase and install new Flag poles.
Ishpeming 447 hosted an appreciation dinner for National Guard troops who returned from Iraq.
A check for $6200.49 was presented to the Michigan Elks Major Project Commission.
The Ishpeming Lodge was awarded three recognition plaques at the 2008 Michigan Elks Association State Convention.
Ishpeming's own Tom Bianco was elected 2nd Vice President of Michigan Elks Association.
The Ishpeming Officer captured First place honors in the final N.E. District Ritual contest
Sharon Kivikko is installed as Ishpeming's first female Exalted Ruler.
At the Michigan Elks Association, Ishpeming Officers finished 3rd in the team standing and brought home 2 Major Trophies
Ishpeming Lodge 447 was recently awarded the highest honor, the "Gold Star", by the MI Elks Association Lodge Activities/Star Lodge Committee.
Upper Peninsula native Mike Mead was one of the first military persons to be injured in Iraq. While home on medical leave, Mike was invited to visit Ishpeming Lodge #447.