Message from the Missouri Elks Association

State President, William (Bill) De Larber

2017-2018 MEA State President

I welcome each and every one of you to the Missouri Elks Association Website. The Missouri Elks has on this website an assortment of information like Lodge news and activities. It has Missouri State functions and other Missouri Elks activities, as members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks it shows our commitment to all efforts of this great State (Best People on Earth).

I am honored to have been elected as President of the Missouri Elks Association for the year 2018-2019. I will speak about the Elks Principles, Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. I intend to promote the needs of our Communities, Veterans, and our youth programs.

We need to push for new members, but don’t forget the old members that have not paid their dues we need to find out why and try to resolve that. We all need to bowl a strike to regain Membership. I think one way to keep new members is to get people involved, let them help out on all your projects. As in bowling get them on your team.

While I had a short President Elect half year I did manage to get to visit eleven lodges. I was welcomed at each and every one of them; it was like an extended family. We had fun and I along with my administrative assistant Don Kantouth will have a good time visiting all the Lodges till the end of my term.

As always Yours in Elkdom

William (Bill) De Larber

President, Missouri Elks Association

Mission Statement

To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care - Elks Share.

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