I would like to personally thank all of the lodges who generously donated their time in helping with 4th Avenue Street Fair in March! The continued efforts from dedicated lodges in assisting with this busy event are greatly appreciated and our community presence is always well received!

As we enter into spring and summer, I am making a great effort to increase our community presence across the state of Arizona. I was featured on the local news in Tucson for our sponsorship of the annual Autism Walk and Resource Fair which gave me the opportunity to share how truly amazing the Elks are in their mission of bettering the lives of children. Our support of the Autism Walk not only benefits children who are seen at the Steele Children’s Research Center but also benefits us as an organization to spread the word on who we are and what we do as the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The walk was a huge success and I would love to find other opportunities around the state to do the same. If you have any ideas or recommendations, please email me at katie@azelksmp.com.

I would also like to offer my assistance in helping with events that benefit AEMP with your lodge. I consider it an honor to be included in your efforts to raise money for the Steele Children’s Research Center and the Jack C. Warter Youth Camp so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your needs. I am always in awe of all that you have done and continue to do for your Major Projects.

If any lodges need more raffle tickets and/or posters, please contact the office at (520) 326-0556 and we will be sure to send more out to you. I will also be bringing extras to the May convention for anyone who might need them. It has been very exciting putting the tickets into the raffle drum!

Be sure to check out the new website at www.azelksmp.com!

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