South Carolina State Elks Association
Current Events

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2020 SCEA WINTER CONVENTION - JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 2, 2020

The 2020 Winter Convention is set for Thursday, January 30th - Sunday, February 2nd at the Crown Reef Resort, Mytrle Beach, SC. It's Not Too Early to Make Your Reservations.
Please click on document below for details.

 

2020 SCEA Winter Convention Information  

 

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2019-2020 ELKS SOCCER SHOOT

DATES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER:

  • NE District Soccer Shoot: 10 November 2019 at 1 pm – Location TBA
  • SE District Soccer Shoot: 17 November 2019 at 1 pm at the Charleston Lodge
  • West District Soccer Shoot: 24 November 2019 1 pm at the Gaffney Lodge
  • The State Soccer Shoot will be December 8, 2019 1pm at the Sumter Lodge.
  • The Regional Soccer Shoot will take place the 18, and the 19th of January 2020 at the Florida Youth Camp, in Umatilla Florida.

Remember : "Elks Soccer, it's a kick"

 

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2019-2020 ELKS HOOP SHOOT

DATES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER:

  • West District Contest – Sunday, February 9, 2020, Gaffney High School, 149 Twin Lake Road, Gaffney, S.C.
  • Southeast District – Saturday, February 15, 2020, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1695 Wallenberg Blvd. Charleston, S.C.
  • Northeast District – Sunday, February 16, 2020, North Strand Recreational Center, 102 Wampee Road, Little River, S.C.
  • State Contest – Sunday, February 23, 2020, Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive, Columbia, S.C.
  • Regional Contest – The weekend of March 20 and 21, 2020. Valdosta, GA
  • National Finals in April in Chicago, IL

 

More Hoop Shoot Information  

 

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SCEA - SPECIAL MEETING, NOVEMBER 9th, 2019 - SUMTER ELKS LODGE

Because the SCEA Summer Convention was canceled due to Hurricane Dorian, there will be a "Special Meeting" held on Saturday, November 9th at the Sumter Elks Lodge located at 1100 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC.
Please click on document below for details.

 

Special Meeting Schedule  

 

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TRAINING FOR THE NEW FINANCIAL REPORTING SYSTEM (FRS)

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2019 AT 1:00 PM

WHERE: SUMTER ELKS LODGE, 1100 W.LIBERTY ST, SUMTER SC


Lodge contacts for the FRS, Please make every effort to attend this session to learn about the requirements and how to create and submit the information from your lodge financial records. This session replaces the sessions which were to be held at the Summer Convention. We have a core team of Elks who have been working with lodges as requested and they will be on hand to provide answers to questions and to work with lodges.

If you have your lodge's accounting system on a laptop please bring it. If you don't have your information on a laptop you can bring with you, bring your lodge's chart of accounts and any work you have done or started towards the FRS. We will be doing one-on-one training.

 

ELKS FINANCIAL REPORTING SYSTEM (FRS)


The Financial Reporting System has gone live as of 08/03/19. Instructions and guidance can be found at elks.org under audit committee section. The first step is to do the needed mapping of your lodges general ledger account numbers to the Grand Lodge uniform chart of account numbers. Going forward from there will be the submission of the budget data and then submission of the monthly activity.

I am attaching some written instructions on how to produce the data submission using QuickBooks. Those using other financial systems will probably need to talk with my self about producing the needed data files.

All questions maybe directed to me (see contact information below). Use preferably email because we both have a written record of the question and answer.

(Documents below updated as of 9/28/2019.)

Creating the Maping File

Creating the Budget File

Creating the Actual File

Creating the Beginning Balance File

FRS Power Point Presentation

 

STATE FINANCIAL REPORTING SYSTEM COORDINATOR


Jack Frost will act as the State Financial Reporting System Coordinator. Please direct all questions to him at his email address or to his office phone. Preferably use email as there are sure to be numerous questions as the process begins. Please click the following link and supply the standard password for contact email address and phone number.


AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANUAL CHANGES!


The new version of the Auditing & Accounting Manual should be posted on elks.org this week. With it we can begin the implementation of the Financial Reporting System (FRS). Each lodge should have received an email from me with some description and instructions regarding the FRS. Look for more announcement from the Grand Lodge including videos and more instructions. Stay tuned changes will come quickly.


Jack

 

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THANK YOU LETTER FROM JACK FROST


I wish to thank all of the South Carolina Elks Lodges, and Elks who sent me get well wishes over the past couple of weeks. They are truly appreciated. I am doing as well as can be expected. Cannot put any weight on the one leg so am limited to "hopping" along with a walker or riding in a wheel chair. The doctors say that it will be three months before we talk about surgery to replace the hip. Until then I am very limited in my travels.

Again, Sharon and I thank you for your thoughts and prayers and I will keep you updated as we go forward.

Jack Frost

 

 

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BE AWARE OF E-MAIL SCAMS


Several of our members reported receiving an email from a former SCEA State President that appeared to be legitimate but was asking to send funds in the form of gift cards. It has been confirmed that this is Not a Legitimate email. If any email asks you to send gift cards, it is most likely a scam. We all must be vigilant when it comes to internet and email security. It is recommended by security professionals not to click on links or attachements provided in unsolicited or unexpected emails. They may also request personal information such as account numbers or passwords. The email may appear to be from a company you do business with, such as your financial institution. It is better to login directly to the website or call for confirmation.

 

 

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2019 GRAND LODGE NATIONAL CONVENTION, ST. LOUIS, MO June 30-July 3, 2019

The 155th Grand Lodge Session was held in St. Louis MO. The new GER for our order Robert L. Duitsman was elected during the convention. We will post more information and photos to our album as availalbe. You can visit www.elks.org/convention for resolution voting results, daily convention newsletters and more.

Photos are now loaded in the 2019 Photo Album on the Resources tab.

 

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2019-20 Grand Exalted Ruler -- Robert L. Duitsman

Robert L. Duitsman was installed as the Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at the Grand Lodge Convention in Saint Louis, MO in July, 2019.

Grand Exalted Ruler Biography. (PDF)

GER Contact Information

Robert L. Duitsman
P.O. Box 5159
Torrance, CA 90503-5159/br> Phone: (310) 534-2012
Email: rldger1920@gmail.com

 

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SC ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATIOIN 2019 MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

 

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ELK OF THE YEAR AND OFFICER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

As a reminder, please sumbit your nominations for Elks of The Year and ER of The Year to Kenny Martin no later than July 1st. The nominations are for deserving individuals for the preceeding 2018-19 Elk Year. Nomination information can be found on the Resources tab.

 

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SC ELKS HALL OF FAME

Being inducted into the Elks Hall of Fame is a great honor. The link below gives you information on the steps to submitting a nomination for the Hall of Fame.

 

Information on submitting nominations for the SCEA Elks Hall of Fame

 

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2019-20 GRANT INFORMATION & MORE, from Margaret Miller, SC Grants Coordinator

Below is a Power Point presentation - Highlights of 2019-20 Grants. Check it out and get updated on the changes for the new grant year.

 

Highlights of 2019-20 Grants

 

Several of us went on the 2019 Elks Cruise along with 218 Elks from around the country. We had a ball! The Lodge with the most Cruisers can win up to $10,000 for charity. Great fund raiser. Click on flyer below for more details.

 

Elks Cruise 2 (March 2020)

 

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NEW AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANUAL ONLINE AT ELKS.ORG - 2019-20 Requirements!

As a reminder all lodges must use the Grand Lodge Chart of Accounts as posted in this manual starting with the 2019-2020 lodge year. Additional account numbers may be added as sub numbers to the accounts listed, for example; 30100 is "Member Dues." You could add 30100-01 as "Regular Member Dues," 30100-02 as "Life Member Dues," and 30100-03 as "Associate Member Dues." The only restriction on sub-accounts is that the first five (5) digits must be one of the standard set of accounts.

If you are not already using the Grand Lodge Chart of Accounts you should begin your conversion process now in order to be ready for April one. All reports, budgets, P&Ls must use the Chart of Accounts as listed in the new revision of the Auditing & Accounting Manual.

PGER Arthur "Jack" Frost

 

 

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2019 South Carolina PER CONVENTION, April 26-28, 2019 - in Florence

Event photos are now on-line. Visit the 2019 Photo Album on the Resources page.

 

 

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2019 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL HOOP SHOOT CONTEST, MARCH 16th, 2019

The Southeast regional contest was held in Valdosta, GA on Saturday, March 16th, at the Valdosta State University. Riley Minton of the Florence Lodge won the 8-9 year old boys division and will compete in Chicago, IL in April.

 


SC Hoop Shoot Winners at Southeast Regional Contest


Riley Minton of Florence goes to Chicago for 8-9 Boys Division

Visit the photo album for Reginal Hoop Shoot pictures.

 

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2019 SCEA STATE OFFICER TRAINING, March 9th, 2019

Officer Training was held in the Sumter Lodge on Saturday, March 9th. Below are presentations and resources from the training.

 

Presentations from State Sponsor Jack Frost

2019 Auditing & Accounting Changes  

Procedure for Annual Corp Management  

Sexual Harassment Quiz  

 

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2019 SCEA STATE HOOP SHOOT CONTEST, February 24, 2019

The state contest was held in Columbia, SC on Saturday, Feb 24, at the Jewish Community Center. We have 6 State Winners who will compete in the Regional contest in Valdosta, GA on March 16th.

 

Visit the photo album for Hoop Shoot pictures.

 

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2019 SCEA WINTER CONVENTION, January 30th - February 3rd, 2019

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Revision of Resolutions 2019-1,-2,-3 (PDF)

 

Revision of Resolutions 2019-1,-2,-3 (DOC)

 

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2018-19 SOCCER SHOOT REGIONAL CONTEST - UMATILLA, FL

SC dominated the competition at regionals bringing home 5 of 10 first place, 4 of 10 second place and 1 third place.

Visit the photo album for Soccer Shoot pictures.

 

2018-19 SC Elks Soccer Shoot Regional Winners.

Front row: L-R 3rd Place Dakota Walton U-10B (Walterboro), 1st Place Michael Garnsey U-8B (Walterboro), 1st Place Jayden Hollander U-8G (Greenville), 2nd Place Will Parker U-12B (Greenville), 2nd Place Paytlen Horne U10G (Greenville)

Back row: L-R SCEA President Vince Whetsell, 1st Place Ansley Garnsey U-12G (Walterboro), SCEA State Soccer Chairman Tim Anderson, 2nd Place Peyton Long U14G (Little River), 1st Place Alex Testa U-14B (Little River), 2nd Place Dylan Palumbo U-16B (Sumter), 1st Place Katie Mossell U16G (Sumter)


The balance of the kids competing in Florida is as follows:
Georgia had 2- 1st place, 1- 2nd place and 4- 3rd place winners.
Florida had 3- 1st place, 5- 2nd place and 2- 3rd place winners

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2019 SC HOOP SHOOT SCHEDULE

Each lodge should have received the Hoop Shoot Package in August. Local Contests should be completed no later than the weekend of January 23-27, 2019. Please see the schedule below for the 2019 SC Elks Hoop Shoot.

 

SC Elks Hoop Shoot Schedule

 

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2018-19 SOCCER SHOOT SCHEDULE

Please see the schedule below for the 2018-19 SC Elks Soccer Shoot. Plan your Lodge shoots accordingly.

 

SC Elks Soccer Shoot Schedule

 

2018-19 SC Elks Soccer State Winners.
These are the kids that will be representing South Carolina Elks in the Regional Soccer Shoot in Umatilla FL.

Back row from L to R:U16-G Katie Mossell-Sumter, Tim Anderson-SCEA State Soccer Chair, U16-B Dylan Palumbo-Sumter, U14-G Peyton Long-Little River, U12G Ansley Garnsey-Walterboro, U14B Alex Testa-N. Myrtle Beach, and U10-B Dakota Walton-Walterboro.

Front row from L to R: U10-G Paytlen Horne-Greenville, U12-B Will Parker-Greenville, U8-G Jayden Hollander-Greenville, U8-B Michael Garnsey-Walterboro.

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HURRICANE FLORENCE DISASTER RELIEF

It is our hope and prayer that our lodges, members and families survived the devastation of Hurricane Florence unharmed. If your lodge members sustained damage and are in need of assistance, please contact state secretary Tim Boyette. Click here for contact information
It is clear that our neighbors in North Carolina bore the brunt of Florence's furry. Please continue to keep them and others in your thoughts and prayers.

 

We have also been contacted by other State Associations offering their prayers and support during this disaster and recovery.

 

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SC Elks Association awards $40,000 to Alzheimer's Association

(Columbia, SC) - On Thursday, August 16th, 2018, South Carolina Elks Association presented $40,000 to the Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter to help support family caregivers who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. The SC Elks have supported the cause of Alzheimer's caregivers for the last twenty years, raising funds through their lodges across the state through their State Major Project.

 

Read complete press release here

 


Left-Right: Fred Thompson SCEA President-Elect and Committee Member, Tim Bussey member Charleston Lodge, Jennie Marie Sirisky Member Charleston Lodge, Dianne Thompson Member Murrells Inlet Lodge, Jody Patterson Co-Chair SCEA State Major Project, Chuck Kormelink Past State President, Bill Borchert Chairman of The Board SCEA, Vince Whetsell SCEA President, Ed Bennett VP North East, Margie Sirisky Committee member, Robert Merck Chairman SCEA State Major Project, Linda Merck Member Seneca Elks Lodge, Sam Wiley VP South Carolina Alzheimers Association.

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2018 SCEA SUMMER CONVENTION, September 6th - 9th, 2018

Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Convention Photos Now Available in 2018 Photo Album

 

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South Carolina Elks 2018 State and National Scholarship Winners

National Winners

Nicolas Jean-Gilles Union No. 1321
Sasha Audier-Johnson Charleston No. 242
Jaan Nandwani Myrtle Beach No. 1771

 

State Winners

Boys

 

Charles Grafe Georgetown/Pawleys Island No. 900
Ryan Gladden Rock Hill No. 1318
Wilson Spearman Fort Mill No. 2859
Parth Patel Orangeburg No. 897
Oluwatobi Ariyo Sumter No. 855
Rick Kakanou Orangeburg No. 897
Parker Wisler Myrtle Beach No. 1771
George Rateb Fort Mill No. 2859
Ryan Krese Sumter No. 855
Christopher Attias Georgetown/Pawleys Island No. 900
Austin Catoe Rock Hill No. 1318
Jacob Boyce Anderson No. 1206
Aaron Sauve Anderson No. 1206
Kevin Sheppard Union No. 1321
Noah Matricciani Greenville No. 858

  

Girls

 

Emily Harvey Gaffney No. 1305
Avery Morrell Fort Mill No. 2859
Taylor Broadwell Anderson No. 1206
Evelyn Bi Mount Pleasant No. 2867
Isabella Neubauer Georgetown/Pawleys Island No. 900
Vinita Cheepurupalli Sumter No. 855
Maryann Lovern Rock Hill No. 1318
Morgan McManus Florence No. 1020
Emily Port Georgetown/Pawleys Island No. 900
Sara Eudy Myrtle Beach No. 1771
Gabrielle Johnson-Davis Little River No. 2840
Emma Moore Gaffney No. 1305
Muskan Bhadauria Fort Mill No. 2859
Anni Crook Walterboro No. 1988
Antonia Craig Greenville No. 858
Makayla Smith Walterboro No. 1988

 

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2018 South Carolina National Hoop Shoot Champion Luke Sides of Gaffney Lodge #1305
Luke won the National Hoop Shoot in Chicago on Saturday, April 21, 2018 for boys ages 12-13 with a score of 24 of 25 and 10 of 10 in double tie breakers. Contratulations Luke!

 

National Hoop Shoot Champions Press Release

Luke Sides - Hoop Shoot Champion Press Release

 

   
Luke Sides Hoop Shoot Trading Card     Luke with National Champion Trophy

 


Luke with his parents and SC Hoop Shoot Director Allen Gotbeter
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2018 SCEA WINTER CONVENTION - SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN!

Thank you to all that participated in the survey!

 

SCEA 2018 Winter Convention Survey Results

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2018 Hoop Shoot Regional Contest - Held on March 17, 2018 in Valdosta, Ga.

 


SC State 1st Place Winners competed in Regional Contest

 


Luke Sides of Gaffney Lodge 1305 won and will compete at Nationals in Chicago

 

Visit the 2018 Photo Album on the Resorces Page to view more photos of the event.

 

 

2018 SC State Hoop Shoot Results
8-9 Year Olds 10-11 Year Olds 12-13 Year Olds
GirlsGirlsGirls
PlaceNameLodgePlaceNameLodgePlaceNameLodge
1stLauren MathisGaffney 1stNiya DouglasGaffney 1stJordan ImburgiaMt. Pleasant
2ndAmari GambleFlorence 2ndJasmyn JenkinsGeorgetown 2ndAutumn WeaverGreenville
3rdNone 3rdLisa Van De ErveCharleston3rdAmari JenkinsGeorgetown
BoysBoysBoys
PlaceNameLodge PlaceNameLodgePlaceNameLodge
1stMalik RobinsonFlorence 1stCarter EddyLittle River 1stLuke SidesGaffney
2ndSamuel RossPendleton 2ndHeisha ThompsonGaffney 2ndCarter GillespieMt. Pleasant
3rdBurket YaunMt. Pleasant3rdJordan GrantOrangeburg 3rdJoshua PerezLittle River

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2018 SCEA Elks Leadership Training Resorces - From March 10, 2018

Below are download links to PowerPoint Presentations from the training session along with the applications for the President's Volunteer and Youth Volunteer Service Awards.

 

Presentations

Congratulations 2018

Gonna-B-ER Planner

Membership Presentation

ENF State Training

ENF Grants

Annual Audit Report

 

 

President's Service Awards

President's Volunteer Service Award

President's Youth Volunteer Service Award

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Skip McDole
SC State Association Secretary, Past State President and so much more... passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 11, 2018.  Words cannot begin to express how much Skip, our dear friend and brother, will be missed.


Jul 1944 - Feb 2018

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  2017-18 Elks Regional Soccer Shoot Winners, Valdosta, GA January 21st, 2018

Front row L-R: U-8G Breanna Goss-GA, U-10G Raniyah Ellis-GA, U-12G Peyton Long-little River SC, U-14G Erika Guzman-GA, U-16G Ariana Guzman-GA, U-8B Jackson Sprehe-FL, U-10B Luis Perez-GA, U-12B Dennis Domingo-GA, U-14B Arav Patel-Greenville SC, U-16B Jarrett Davis-Greenville SC.

Back row L-R: J'Tem Bush-SCEA West District Soccer Chairman, Junior Roberson-GA State Soccer Chairman, Ron Locke-FL State Soccer Chairman, Tim Anderson SCEA State Soccer Chairman.

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  2018 South Carolina Ritual High Points Award - Mary Ellen Graves

Mary Ellen Graves, Loyal Knight of the Greenville Lodge

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2018 SCEA WINTER CONVENTION - SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN!

Thank you to all that participated in the survey!

 

SCEA 2018 Winter Convention Survey

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2018 South Carolina State Ritual Team scores 98.2850

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  2017 South Carolina Ritual High Points Award - Mary Ellen Graves

Mary Ellen Graves, Loyal Knight of the Greenville Lodge

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  2018 South Carolina Officers

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    2018 South Carolina Enrique Camarena Award

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    2018 Soccer Shoot State Contest Winners

 

U-8G Anna Ellison Catoe Sumter Lodge

U-10G Sienna Reim Greenville Lodge

U-12G Peyton Long Little River Lodge

U-12B Alex Miller Mt Pleasant Lodge

U-14G Carly Callahan Greenville Lodge

U-14B Arav Patel Greenville Lodge

U-16B Jarret Davis Greenville Lodge

U-16G Katie Mossell Sumter Lodge

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