South Carolina State Elks Association
Current Events

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2019 GRAND LODGE NATIONAL CONVENTION, ST. LOUIS, MO June 20-July 3, 2019

The 155th Grand Lodge Session will be held in St. Louis MO. Our State is staying at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch located at 315 Chestnut Street. Please read the Convention Notice below for more information. The room reservation form is also available.

 

National Convention Notice

 

National Convention Room Reservation

 

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

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Hotel Reservation Information

 

Convention Registration

 

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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

 

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

Mark your calendar now! Convention is open to ALL Elks (with exception of the PER Meeting)
Watch for more inforamtion coming soon...

 

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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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2018-19 Grand Exalted Ruler -- Michael T. Luhr

Michael T. Luhr was installed as the Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at the Grand Lodge Convention in San Antonio, TX in July, 2018.

Grand Exalted Ruler Biography. (PDF)

GER Contact Information

Michael T. Luhr
P.O. Box 245
South Bend, WA 98586-0245
Phone: (360) 942-8131
Email: alaskanger@gmail.com

 

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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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    Last Updated: August 06, 2018