2017-2018 OFFICERS
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Left to Right Seated
Lecturing  Knight Ken Twigg -Loyal Knight Randy Sharps - Exalted Ruler Ruth Collins-Shaw -  
Leading Knight Jim Mills Treasurer terry Reiber -  Secretary Nina Garrett - Presiding Justice Kent Oliver
Left to Right Standing
Inner Guard Stacy Webb -  Trustee G Gerald Morrow PER - Chaplain Joe Beach PER - Trustee Frank Clopper PER 
Trustee Joe Wishard - Trustee Chuck Koeneke PER - Trustee Greg Taylor - Esquire Craig Dillman - Tiler Chris Potter
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country. Since its inception in 1868, the Order of Elks has grown to include nearly 1.2 million men and women in almost 2,200 communities. The BPO Elks national headquarters is based in Chicago. The Chicago campus is also the site of the Elks Veterans Memorial Building; the home of the Elks National Foundation, the Order's charitable trust; the Elks National Veterans Service Commission; and The Elks Magazine, the official publication that is sent to every member of the Order. 

The Elks have created a quiet network of good deeds that has profoundly changed millions of lives for the better, yet there is little public awareness of the impact of their vital work. Why is this so? Quite simply, the Elks have rarely sought recognition, neither have they gone to the general public with fund-raising efforts nor received monies from any level of government. Indeed, the flow of money and goods moves in the opposite direction: The Elks donated to the government the first veterans hospital; contribute regularly to schools and police and fire departments; and assist the young and the needy throughout this great nation.
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