A Fraternal Organization
B.P.O.E LODGE 94
TIFFIN, OHIO (419) 447-2818Established September 12, 1888
Dear Tiffin Elks:
Thank you for coming together for the special meeting on Sunday, January 26, to support your lodge and its future. There is a plan in place to cover the open evenings in February and March with volunteers. The schedule for open times is on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/tiffinelks/ and the lodge calendar, https://www.tiffinelks.com/calendar-of-events.cfm
If you would like to plan an event, just let Chuck Jones know. We are encouraging all members to invite your family and friends to the lodge to see how it supports our community and gives back.
This is how we are able to give back:
Ohio Elks Association
The Ohio Elks Association provides financial aid to established Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centers. Every year Ohio Elks lodges around the state raise tens of thousands of dollars to aid CP Treatment Centers who help patients and their families manage Cerebral Palsy.
Elks National Foundation Scholarships and Grants
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition.
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2020 contest.
Emergency Educational Grants provide undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000.
The Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarships are $26,000 scholarships offered to Elks scholars (current or alum) entering their first year of medical school.
Starting with the 2019-20 grant year, we are debuting our newest grant offering, the Spotlight Grant! Every Lodge will have the opportunity to use this $2,000 grant to shine a light on two important issues facing nearly every American community—family literacy and homelessness among our nation’s veterans.
Every Lodge is eligible to apply for a $2,500 Beacon Grant! Grants serving veterans and military members must focus on an area of increased need: Employment, Homelessness and Housing, Military Families, Health, Educational Support.
Gratitude Grants must be used to support local, charitable activities such as hosting a community clean-up day, purchasing supplies for a homeless shelter, or organizing a school literacy fair. Every Lodge that met the GER’s per-member-giving goal in the prior fiscal year is eligible for a $2,000 grant. Additionally, Lodges in which more than 15 percent of its members donated at least $10 to the ENF in the prior fiscal year (per the ENF Membership Support Report) will be eligible for a bonus of $500. This bonus will be automatically added to your Lodge's Gratitude Grant application, and you will have the ability to request up to $2,500.
Promise Grants are $2,500 grants available to the first 300 Lodges that apply for an eligible charitable youth activity.
Impact Grants are offered to Lodges working to make a significant and meaningful difference in the community through a charitable project. These competitive grants of up to $10,000 inspire Elks to dedicate themselves to service and volunteerism.
In 2019-20, the Elks National Veterans Service Commission awarded $2,000 Freedom Grants to 325 Lodges to hold projects that are serving veterans and active-duty military members. Grants were awarded on a rolling basis to the first 325 Lodges to submit qualifying projects that serve a population in need.
All grant applications are open April 1 and close December 31 every year. These are how we can give back to our community and create ways to come alongside a current project or develop a solution to a need you see in your family and friend’s lives.
You can read more about these great opportunities on the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks website here https://www.elks.org/.
Elks Motto: The faults of our members we write upon the sand, their virtues upon the tablets of love and memory.
If you are interested in giving some of your time to help this club stay afloat reply to this email!
|03 James Felton||05 Joseph A Cleveland||05 Bill Schriner||08 Jeffrey D Shawberry|
|14 Richard L Brodman||14 Allison C Sendelbach||15 Charles Massi||16 Steve Rhoad|
|17 Leverne Burns||17 Brian Cooper||18 Louis Lee||18 Jim Lemmermen|
|19 Andrew Newman||22 Albert N Copp||22 Michael Lonsway||25 David A Gottfried|
|28 Dennis Lofay|