Local support from the Michigan Elks Association and a national anniversary
A conversation with State President David Sladek
The Michigan Elks Association has supported a variety of causes since its beginnings in 1904. A variety of charitable funding opportunities support special needs children after high school, veterans, and others, with 51 active lodges and a combined membership of 20,000 members.
On a local level, the Michigan Elks support Bay Cliff Health Camp through the State Major Project (established in May of 1957), which provides financial support to children with disabilities for related expenses. The Elks also supplied grant funding to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans to purchase therapy equipment.
Along with spreading the word about their latest charitable grants, the national Elks celebrate their 155th anniversary this year on February 16th.
We spoke with David Sladek, the State President of the Michigan Elks Association:
Find more information about membership and volunteer opportunities at mielks.org.