LEGACY AWARDS: So now that the MVS Competition is almost behind us, we need to focus on Legacy and Vocational Awards. So please, all members don't forget to tell your high school senior children and grandchildren that the Elks National Foundation has up to 250 Legacy Awards granted each year specifically for them. But they must apply! Each scholarship is for $4,000 over 4 years. The deadline is February 3rd at 11am. The link for the application is http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm and these applications are submitted directly to the National Office, where judging is conducted.
VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS: The vocational scholarship applications are due likely by the end of March, 2017. Access to the Vocational Application will be through me, so please have any applicants you know reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. Applicants should mail a copy of their forms to the State Association AS WELL AS to my attention at our Lodge address, so that we can select The Martha Scully Memorial Vocational Scholarship Winner for 2017.
THE GUNTHER & LEE WEIGEL MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP: The Elks National Foundation is also offering an exclusive scholarship opportunity just for an Elk Scholar pursuing a medical degree. The Gunther & Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarships are $20,000 and offered to prior or current scholars of the Elks organization who are entering their first year of medical school. This award has been established through the generosity of the late Mr. & Mrs. Weigel. This application will be available in January.
Thank you, and here's to a happy and healthy 2017 for each and every one of you! Suzanne Noonan, Committee Chair
The Bad Influence Band Plays Friday, February 24th
Staying at the apex of the mid-Atlantic region's competitive blues and roots music scene for a career that spans three decades isn's easy. But that's what the Bad Influence Band has done.. even while extending their reputation across the country thanks to wildly entertaining, high-energy performances, extensive airplay and three well-received albums. Whether performing at a festival, on a stage at Kennedy Center or on Memphis' hallowed Beale Street, the four-piece group featuring guitarist Michael Tash, harmonica ace and singer Roger Edsall, bassist-vocalist Bob Mallardi and drummer David Thaler are unabashed crowd pleasers thanks to their expert ensemble playing, strong melodies, addictive grooves, sly original songwriting and sheer intensity.