Expand Your District And Lodge Visibility Using CHEA Social Media Connections

This is a reposting and UPDATE of an article that was shared in the CHEA Magazine so that your lodge can get more exposure for the good works you do each day.

With changes in Google Search Engines, Facebook Algorithms and more, it is in our best interest to stay up with the times so you will notice a significant increase in word length for your Blog posts.

Your lodge and your members do a lot to support the Elks charities as well as your community activities.

Wouldn’t it be nice if more people knew just how hard you work?

CHEA has this Blog, a Facebook Page, a YouTube Channel AND a Twitter account. It’s a high probability that your PR Chair and other members who love to share the benefits of Elkdom, are missing opportunities to get the word out!

We have a coordinator for the CHEA Social Media channels that takes in submissions for the Blog and set them to post. From there the post is shared to our FaceBook page and beyond so that your success is amplified.

Our social media inbox is empty.

It could be because this resource is another of those “best kept secrets”.

This is to help change that!

Your volunteer hours and community support are best shared in the stories that inspire and encourage others to take action, to be filled with hope and increase awareness of all that the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks does every day to make this world a better place.

The magazine is limited by the physical space – the internet is not! While we try to use articles that are submitted to the magazine they have too little written content.

Encourage your best storytellers to send pictures and stories in greater detail to cheasocialmedia@chea-elks.org and let’s make this the year that the best kept secret turned in to the most appreciated organization in your community!

Here are the guidelines:

  • 350-2500 words (think story) simply keep it interesting
  • Pictures – include a minimum of 1. However 2 – 5 would be better. If you can, include at least one picture for every 200 words
  • Do NOT send high resolution images as they are slow to load on the web – aka think SMALLER file size – good ones from your smart phone work as you can choose the file size
  • If you have it – include the embed code for a good YouTube video of the event 
  • Include any outbound links as reference (aka groups like BSA or VETS that were part of the event)
  • If you understand Categories and Tags, feel free to notate those for inclusion, if not we will take care of that
  • If you have other questions just let us know by email at cheasocialmedia@chea-elks.org

3.5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Kids Stay Drug Free

After meeting with Ray Lozano during Mid-Term we wanted to share these tips from him in an effort to help you keep your kids Drug Free. Mr. Lozano’s bio and contact information can be found at the end of the article.

One fear parents have is that their child will cave in to peer pressure and engage in drug use.  The broad availability of drugs will present a high cause for concern.  There will include multiple theories concerning the ideal method of keeping your kids from the harms of drugs.  A few parents think having stringent rules are going to be enough to scare their teenagers into avoiding drugs, yet unfortunately that might not be enough.  There’s hope; multiple studies have proven that following these 3 steps is going to assist you in helping your teenager avoid the multitude of harms of drug misuse.

Education

Hiding your head in the sand won’t help you hold informed conversations with your teenager regarding drugs.  You must educate yourself on all of the various kinds of drugs your child might be exposed to, as well as the effects they may have on somebody who’s using.  If you’re educated on drugs you’ll have the ability to answer your teen’s questions with truthful and educated answers.  Never make him/her feel bad if they ask a question.  A few parents mistake questions for a confession of guilt.  Jumping to these types of conclusions and accusing him/her prior to you hearing them out is going to decrease the chance that they’ll ever come to you with any questions again.

Understand the Warning Signs

As you’re learning of the various sorts of drugs your teen might be involved with you ought to study up upon the warning signs.  Knowing about both emotional and physical changes which may arise as a consequence of drug misuse might aid you in detecting warning signs, as well as intervene prior to your child trying more harmful drugs or becoming addicted.

Signs of drug use include 3 symptoms:

  • Drop in grades
  • Change in friends
  • Loss of interest in hobbies

Interact With Teenagers

Most teenagers are going to pull away from their mother or father because they have a desire to feel independent.  Mothers and fathers oftentimes believe that providing their teenager space includes the only method of avoiding conflict.  If you witness your child wanting to become more independent have a seat with them and discuss which kinds of responsibilities they might take on.  Create a strategy with your teenager.  Set up clear privileges, expectations, and consequences, in order for your teenager to feel in control.  Such guided freedom is going to assist in giving your teenager the type of direction and self-confidence needed to avoid drugs.

Activities also can play a major role in keeping a teenager away from drugs.  Encourage him/her to become involved within art, sports, or additional activities.  If your teen is already engaged in activities, you ought to keep up with their accomplishments and encourage them to remain focused. If you suspect drug misuse, it may be time for a well-planned drug intervention or expert assistance. 

Bottom line, talk with your kids, not at them. What’s the difference? When talking with your kids ask a LOT of questions.

I will lay out an agenda to get the conversation started on a Saturday:

  • 8:30 Wake your son or daughter up.
  • 9:15 Walk out to the car.
  • 9:30 Pull into their favorite place to eat breakfast.
  • 9:40 Order
  • 9:45 Start talking with…NO AT….your child
  • 10:00 Ask a lot of questions in a non judgmental way.
    • What do your friends say drugs
    • How much do you see on your campus
    • What do you think about alcohol or weed
    • Where do you think it will lead
    • Discuss a friend or family member who had a lot of potential but lost it because of drug use

For more information contact the Prevention Plus Office at 909-255-4314 or go to RayLozano.com

About Ray Lozano

Since 1986, Ray Lozano has educated and entertained thousands of students in hundreds of middle schools and high schools from Alaska to Florida, and internationally in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. Ray has a talent and gift for conveying what could be construed as boring drug and alcohol prevention information in such a fun and humorous way that his audiences come away informed and entertained. The best analogy would be giving your kids medicine in a spoon-full of sugar. There’s a good reason that Ray’s audiences feel like they just came back from the Improv rather than from a “lecture.” Ray has performed stand-up comedy at the Improv in Hollywood and Ontario, CA. It is his background in comedy that keeps his audiences coming back time and time again. The fact that he has been asked to return to many of the same schools across the nation, some for as long as 15 years, speaks to Ray’s ability to keep his information updated, fresh and relevant.

Ray’s varied experience professionally has equipped him to become the unique speaker that he is today. His career started out in the Teen Challenge Ministry Institute, where he saw firsthand the ravages of drug use in young adults. Having not used drugs or alcohol, this was an eye-opening experience to see firsthand the deleterious effects that drugs have on a young person. He saw how drugs stripped away a person’s chance for an extraordinary life. From working with people fighting their way back from addiction, he realized he wanted to work with kids before they got involved in drugs and alcohol, which led him to his work in prevention.

As a Vice Principal for a private elementary school, he launched an after-school program with an emphasis on promoting a family-oriented, drug-free philosophy. This gave him an understanding from an educator’s perspective that schools are looking for the best for their students.

Ray Lozano was the Program Specialist for a very successful youth prevention program at an internationally known hospital. The youth program provides drug and alcohol education for youth ages 14-18. Through the program, Ray increases the adolescent’s knowledge of the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, the addictive process, consequences of risky behaviors, alternative choices and the ability to make positive life decisions.

Ray holds a current certification as Prevention Specialist by the state of California as a drug and alcohol counselor.

A Message from CHEA President Chuck Nolan

Greetings and Aloha to all California-Hawaii Elks Members. First Lady Ginger and I are hoping you had a pleasant holiday season and New Year’s celebration to close out 2017 and open 2018.

Our travels to the Districts and Lodges, as we carried the message of our Elks programs, have been busy and exciting. Many of the Association Vice Presidents have accompanied us on our journeys throughout the various CHEA Districts. We also visited Lodges in Arizona and Nevada. So far, we have visited 14 Association Districts and 54 Lodges. Each Lodge we visited showed that the spirit of Elkdom is strong and vibrant. Our California-Hawaii Elks Lodges are following my slogan as they Reach Out and Share the Experience of the Elks in their Lodges and local communities. Many communities are benefiting from the Elks presence in their communities. The Lodges we visited are fully involved and committed to supporting the youth, veterans, our CHEMPI Piggy Bank and numerous local charitable programs in bringing the Elks message forward. 

The holidays are over, and we are in the last quarter of the Elks fraternal year. Now is the time to turn our attention to getting qualified members who will fill the Lodge officer positions. Each Lodge should reach out to experienced members who can fill important officer slots and provide leadership for the coming year. Our membership program continues to show gains which will provide another year of positive membership growth. I earnestly charge all lodges to concentrate on those members who are still on the lapsation lists. I encourage each Lodge to make one last effort to get those members to pay their dues and return to the active members list. Also, look at your candidates waiting to become members. Records show that many lodges have candidates who are close to becoming members. All that is necessary is to finish the Orientation and schedule their initiation. Your Membership Management Team should help get these members initiated.

As we look forward to the coming months, plans are in place for the President’s Homecoming on February 23-24, 2018 and the CHEA Convention that will be held in San Diego on May 16-19, 2018.  Mark your calendars and try to attend these events.

In closing, let me remind all Lodge officers and members that it is easy for each to Reach Out and Share the Experience. A little effort on our part with a smile and outreached hand is all it takes.

Fraternally,
Chuck Nolan, President
California-Hawaii Elks Association

A Vacant Chair – PGER Kenneth L. Moore


Kenneth LeRoy Moore, age 89 passed away on January 10, 2018 after a brief illness. Ken was born on a farm in South Dakota during the Great Depression.  He resided in Corona, California for over 55 years, where he was a successful businessman who was also highly involved in the community.  He was known as a quiet, honest and hard-working man who lead multiple organizations with dedication and integrity.  He was selected as Corona’s “Citizen of the Year” in 1991.

Ken was a loving family man who provided his wife and three children with a happy and comfortable life. He loved his family and was proud of his three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Ken grew up in Huron, South Dakota as the only child of Edward and Emma Moore. He graduated from Huron High School at age 17, and then joined the Army Air Corps during World War II.  He was stationed at Bowling Field in Washington DC, where he served as an air traffic controller.  It was there in Washington DC that Ken met and married the love of his life, Rosemary Hurdle. 

After an honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps, Ken and Rosemary moved to Oregon, where he became an Oregon State Police Officer.  Although he loved his work, it did not pay enough to support his family in the way he wanted, so he became a trailer salesman.  He learned the trade well, eventually moving to Corona in 1961 to become President and  Partner at GT Wolfe  Mobile Homes.  He was instrumental in forming Lancer Mobile Homes, Inc. in 1965, as Chairman of the Board and President, retiring after the sale of the company in 1973.   He then became a founder and Chairman of the Board of board of Corona-based Western Community Bank in 1980.  Upon retirement, Ken spent his time as a recreational pilot, camping, fishing, boating and traveling with family and friends.   He built his dream  vacation home near Hailey, Idaho where he spent many memorable summers and winters with family and friends.  He continued to be active in and lead numerous civic and nonprofit organizations in Corona.  His greatest involvement was with the Elks Club, serving as the Exalted Ruler of BPOE Lodge 2045 (Corona) in 1968-69, California-Hawaii State President in1982-83 and Grand Exalted Ruler (national level) in 1994-95.  Ken was a strong proponent of the charitable work done by the Elks.

Ken is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rosemary, daughter Karen Stein (Bill), son Kenny “Skip” Moore (Cheryl) and daughter Karol Schmer (Ron), 10 grandchildren  (Ryan, Cory, Melissa, Jennifer, Eric, Jason , Leslie, Michael, Monica and Megan)and 12 great grandchildren (Lucy, Cora, Matthew, Andrew, Mikey, Hayley, Madison, Allison, Calvin, Olivia, Owen and Wyatt). 

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Monday, January 22, 2018  at 11:00 am  (Thomas Miller Mortuary, 1118 E. 6th Street, Corona ), followed by a reception at the Corona Elks Lodge #2045 (912 E. 6th Street, Corona).  A private interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery on Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, the Corona Elks Lodge BPOE #2045 or the Loma Linda Veteran’s Administration Hospital.  Ken’s family gratefully acknowledges the medical care, compassion and respect given to Ken by the medical staff of the Loma Linda Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

Elks celebrate 1st anniversary of Hearts-at-Home collaboration with Martinez VA Hospital

October 1, 2017 marked the 1st year anniversary of a collaboration with the Martinez VA Hospital’s Hearts-at-Home program and the Walnut Creek Elks Lodge. On this anniversary day the Walnut Creek Elks Lodge served its 65th veteran by filling a previously homeless veteran’s new apartment with living room, dining room and bedroom furniture.

The Walnut Creek Elks started this program by giving six veterans boxes of dishware, flatware, glassware, pots & pans, new towels, cleaning supplies and assorted small appliances. Then a social worker with the VA asked, “Do you ever get furniture?” With that one question we expanded our program to include furniture. Through this collaboration and community support through social media (mainly Nextdoor and word of mouth) 65 veterans lives have been changed by giving them what most of us take for granted, a furnished home. This program serves veterans in both Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Elk members pick up donations, store them and deliver them to veterans.

We thank the many communities that have supported us with donations. If you would like to donate to our program or would like to volunteer to help pick up and deliver furniture please call our Walnut Creek Elks Hearts-at-Home Program Chairperson, Denise Silva at (925) 787-2478 or e-mail her at denise_silva@comcast.net.  As of November 5, 2017, 71 Veterans have been served.

With nearly 900,000 members and more than 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities across the United States. The Elks National Foundation is the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. To learn more, visit www.elks.org/enf.org

A Message from CHEA President Chuck Nolan

Greetings and Aloha to all California-Hawaii Elks Members. First Lady Ginger and I have started our travels to visit the Districts and Lodges as we carry the message of our Elks programs.

Our first event took us to the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo. What a great community event sponsored by Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538. It was a full four days of rodeo events shared with the Lodge members and the local community, including almost 6,000 third grade school kids and 40 plus military members from Vandenburg Air Force Base who handed out US Flags to the students as they entered the rodeo grounds. What a sight to see so many young students waving their flags and cheering for the cowboys and horses. After the rodeo, the next week we went to the Metropolitan District for the Luncheon Club meeting where I presented the programs for the year along with my slogan to encourage everyone to Reach Out – Share the Experience. We visited with members of the Burbank, Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Glendale Lodges during the weekend. The visit to Santa Clarita Lodge was highlighted by witnessing the annual Elks Flag Day Ritual. We also had a tour of the Entertainment Tonight studios and the Nethercutt Auto Collection.

Our next trip took us to the West Central Coast District where we visited the San Luis Obispo, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley and the Oceano-Five Cities Elks Lodges. At Lompoc we were treated to a demonstration of the New Life K9 project which trains service dogs to help military members who need assistance. We toured the San Luis Obispo Tolosa Mission and the Solvang Classic Motorcycle museum. The next district on our itinerary was the Orange Coast District which included stops at the Buena Park, Westminster, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Garden Grove, Fullerton and Newport Harbor Lodges. The Santa Ana Lodge was a Luau celebrating their 115th Lodge birthday. We also squeezed in a tour of the Nixon library in Yorba Linda. My sincere thanks go to Rick and Debra Adams, Metropolitan District Vice President; Jay and Kristi Dupler, West Central Coast District Vice President and Scott and Mary Kay Stephens, Orange Coast District Vice President for the excellent job they all did in hosting Ginger and me during our visits.

On all of our visits, we had a great time meeting Lodge Officers and Members and learning about their Elks programs and the great impact they are having on their local communities. I continue to express the importance of my slogan for this year to have all members Reach Out – Share the Experience. I ask all members to welcome their newly initiated members and invite them to join our committees and get the firsthand experience of becoming an active, involved Member of the Lodge.  The goal of this message is for our membership to take the message of our Order into our local communities and Share the Experiences of what we as Elks can do to help them through the many times we interact with them. We can show by demonstration what we as Elks can do for their local community by allowing our local Lodges to become partners within their local charities for children and veterans.

In closing, let me remind all Lodge officers to concentrate on reducing the number of members on the Lapsation lists. We are nearing the half-way point in our fraternal year and we all need to work diligently to retain those members so they can enjoy the full benefits of their Elks membership.

Fraternally,
Chuck Nolan, President
California-Hawaii Elks Association

Facebook and East Central District 720

We’d like to acknowledge the growing Facebook resources and encourage members to visit our FB page – the district resources are posted here. 

Spreading the word for ECD we are happy to pass along the following information.

Our (East Central District) page is designed to communicate, real-time exchanges of information. While it may not directly affect your lodge, this information is there and consolidated for you and your lodges viewing. The location of our District Facebook Site is: www.facebook.com/elksprecd7/

Once you’re there you’ll want to click ‘LIKE’ to stay informed about the Grand Lodge, State, District, and Lodges within our District well as outside our District. Viable topics include Lodges upcoming activities, featured past lodge activities, membership activities (how Lodges are driving increased membership), community activities, Scholarships, ENF, Elks Veterans, Statues & Annotates, Protocol, and Guidelines.

Additional categories could be; Fun trivial quizzes about our Order, contests, conventions and so very much more including and importantly family-oriented Elk activities.

Our site will save time by providing information that could be cumbersome to access, along with exchanging ideas that have been successful for Lodges in our District that others may benefit from without reinventing the wheel.

Please consider utilizing this valuable asset that is owned by all Elk members. Please put a mention in your newsletters going forward every month to promote the site, place a spot in your daily routine for this Facebook site, a spot in each of your member’s memory bank about our site with honorable mentions at your Lodge meetings. Suggestions and comments are always welcomed.

Regards and Thank you,
Mark Robinson
ECD Public Relations Chairman

CHEA Best Lodge Bulletin Winners

Congratulations to our participants and winners for CHEA Best Lodge Bulletin! Listed below you will find the overall winners and single or special event bulletin winners. To share the information you can download and print the PDF here.

CHEA PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTESTS
2016-2017 Winners
CHEA Best Lodge Bulletin Winner

DIVISION ONE (0 To 300 Members)

  1. First Place: Westchester Lodge No. 2050 (South Central Coast District)
  2. Second Place: Ridgecrest Lodge No. 1913 (Inland District)
  3. Third Place: Oxnard Lodge No. 1443 (West Central Coast District)

DIVISION TWO (301 To 500 Members)

  1. First Place: Thousand Oaks No. 2477 (West Central Coast District)
  2. Second Place: Poway Lodge No. 2543 (South Coast District)
  3. Third Place: Freemont Lodge No. 2121 (Bay District)

DIVISION THREE (501 To 700 Members)

  1. First Place: Santa Clarita Lodge 2379 (Metropolitan District)
  2. Second Place: Redondo Beach Lodge No. 1378 (South Central Coast District)
  3. Third Place: Kailua Lodge No. 2230 (Hawaii District)

DIVISION FOUR (701 To 1100 Members)

  1. First Place: Mission Viejo Saddleback No. 2444 (Orange Coast District)
  2. Second Place: Hemet Lodge No. 1740 (Southeast District)
  3. Third Place: San Pedro Lodge No. 966 (South Central District)

DIVISION FIVE (1101 To 1500 Members)

  1. First Place: Orange No. 1475 (Orange Coast District)
  2. Second Place: San Mateo Lodge No. 1112 (Bay District)
  3. Third Place: Garden Grove Lodge No. 1952 (Orange Coast District)

DIVISION SIX (1501 or more Members)

  1. First Place: Santa Maria No. 1538 (West Central Coast District)

CHEA Single Best Event Brochure Winner

  • Division 2 – First Place: Thousand Oaks Lodge No. 2477 (West Central Coast District)
  • Division 4 – First Place: Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Lodge No. 2591 (Southeast District)
  • Division 6 – First Place: Santa Maria Lodge No. 1538 (West Central Coast District)

CHEA Community Service & Image Brochure Winner

  • Division 4 – First Place: Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Lodge No. 2591 (Southeast District)
  • Division 5 – First Place: Garden Grove Lodge No. 1952 (Orange Coast District)
  • Division 6 – First Place: Santa Maria Lodge No. 1538 (West Central Coast District)

Contests administered by the Public Relations Committee

CHEA MidTerm Agenda November 2017

Our work in the BPOE continues even as we’ve just returned from Grand Lodge Convention. We’re putting out the information for MidTerm Convention

The text is provided below – to download the PDF – click here for the Agenda Summary

CALIFORNIA-HAWAII ELKS ASSOCIATION
MID-TERM CONFERENCE MEETING AGENDA
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SACRAMENTO
2001 POINT W WAY, SACRAMENTO, CA 95815
NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017
(Revised 07/18/2017)

TIME LOCATION
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

  • 8 am to 6 pm Registration DoubleTree, Sacramento Room
  • 6:30 p.m. Mexican Dinner Sacramento Lodge No. 6

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

  • 8 am to 6 pm Registration DoubleTree, Sacramento Room
  • 8:00 a.m. Association President’s meeting for VP, DD, PSP & DL DoubleTree, Capitol Salon A9:30 a.m. CHEMPI Board of Trustees DoubleTree, Garden/Terrace Room
  • 9:30 a.m. CHEMPI Board of Trustees DoubleTree, Garden/Terrace Room10:30 a.m. CHEA Board of Trustees DoubleTree, Garden/Terrace Room
  • 10:30 a.m. CHEA Board of Trustees DoubleTree, Garden/Terrace Room12:00noon Luncheon any attendees
  • 12:00noon Luncheon any attendees
  • 12:15 p.m. Current DDGER’s Luncheon meeting with Sponsors DoubleTree, Maxi’s1:30 p.m. Exalted Ruler’s Conference DoubleTree, Grand Ballroom
  • 1:30 p.m. Exalted Ruler’s Conference DoubleTree, Grand Ballroom
    (VP’s, Committee Chairmen, Loyal Knights, Lecturing Knights
    and Lodge Officers in attendance are to attend this session)1:30 p.m. Leading Knights Conference DoubleTree, Capitol Salon A
  • 1:30 p.m. Leading Knights Conference DoubleTree, Capitol Salon A1:30 p.m. Leading Knights & Officers Spouses Conference DoubleTree, Capitol Salon C
  • 1:30 p.m. Leading Knights & Officers Spouses Conference DoubleTree, Capitol Salon C4:30 p.m. First Seating-Cocktails 4:30 pm, 5:30 Dinner and Show Woodland Lodge No. 1299
  • 4:30 p.m. First Seating-Cocktails 4:30 pm, 5:30 Dinner and Show Woodland Lodge No. 1299
  • :30 p.m. Second Seating-Cocktails 6:30 pm, 7:30 Dinner and Show Woodland Lodge No. 1299

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

  • 8 am to 10 am Registration DoubleTree, Sacramento Room
  • 8:30 a.m. Lodge Officers and Committee Chairmen Seminar DoubleTree, Capitol Salon A/B
  • 8:30 a.m. Management Seminar DoubleTree, Grand Ballroom Leading Knights – Secretaries – Trustees (DD’s to attend this session)
  • 12:00noon Luncheon any attendees
  • 1:00 p.m. Accounting Consultants/CLMS2/Secretary Workshop DoubleTree, Capitol Salon A/B
  • 1:00 p.m. Insurance and Safety Committee Workshop
  • 1:00 p.m. Membership/Lapsation Workshop
  • 1:30 p.m. CHEA Advisory Meeting
  • 4:00 p.m. Elks National Foundation Mass DoubleTree, Garden/Terrace Room
  • 5:30 p.m. ENF Cocktails, No Host DoubleTree, Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • 6:30 p.m. Elks National Foundation Dinner DoubleTree, Grand Ballroom

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017

  • 7:30 a.m. District Leaders Continental Breakfast DoubleTree, Garden/Terrace Room
  • 7:45 a.m. District Leaders Meeting DoubleTree, Garden/Terrace Room
  • 8 am to Noon Elks Sunday Breakfast Sacramento Lodge No. 6

Hashtags, Media and More! Oh My!

With our 2017 Grand Lodge Convention in Reno in full swing, we are excited as we move into the 150th Anniversary year under the leadership of our newly installed GER Malcolm McPherson. Members can access the daily newsletter here  http://www.elks.org/convention/

We want to thank all of our attending members for using the hashtag #BPOEReno17 to assist others in sharing in their accomplishments and excitement! Hashtags can be used to search across a platform like Facebook or Twitter and see every public post that has that unique identifier. If your post is set to “friends…” it will be searchable with that privacy caveat and only able to be viewed by someone who has permission to access your information. 

With a few districts taking the Public Relations focus to heart we wanted to remind everyone where their District Facebook pages or groups are located (the ones we have received). For all of our members, take a moment and support each other when you like or join their respective pages. If you have a closed page or group, consider a public page that will promote your good works to the community at large so that they can see how you continue to serve them on a daily basis.

If your district has a closed page or group, consider adding a public page that will promote your good works to the community at large so that they can see how you continue to serve them on a daily basis.

Watch the GER Malcolm McPherson’s acceptance speech here…

Photo by Elks Social Media Graphics Artist, Diane E Gleason and Video by Grand Lodge Public Relations Chair, Richard Gathen