THE 2021 NATIONAL GRAND LODGE CONVENTION WAS HELD JULY 24-25 ONLINE VIA ZOOM. THE PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE WAS ON JUNE 12 VIA ZOOM.

Prov. Pres John Voutour was installed June 12, 2021 at our Virtual Provincial Conference. Details to follow.

Chris Svab is now our Past Provincial President. The Order sincerely thanks Chris and his Provincial Executive for serving two years due to the pandemic.

Br. John Voutour

Prov. President 2021-2022

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE:

Brothers and Sisters: The past 16 months have been a test to the resilience of our organization and the members within the organization we have been tested and have come out stronger in many aspects,

I would like to congratulate our Past Provincial President Bro, Chris Svab who when installed as President could not imagine having to do two terms of office. Chris did a great job under very difficult circumstances well done.

I would like to also congratulate the members of my executive on being elected to their chairs. I am looking forward to working with this fine group of dedicated Elks for this ensuing year.

Looking back in 2020 the Provincial Executive entered a new format for raising money to support our main goals "The Fund for Children" , "SPARC" and our Foundation's charity. We learned a lot and did some major changes to the lottery. The biggest change was getting a company that runs lotteries to run ours instead of the Executive. There will be a full report on the outcome of this year's lottery in the near future. I take this time to thank all Elks who supported the lottery by buying tickets and the local public as well.

This year the Provincial Executive have learned how to do many things differently one huge difference was how to hold meetings. We were able to do what is called Zoom meetings instead of conference calls.  The zoom meetings were ok but we did miss the personal contact you get with regular meetings. With the opening up of our promiseI hope to see old friends and make some new ones. 

Mu theme for this year is Marching Forward Into Change as we keep saying we must change things so we can recruit new members and keep them within our organization. Our National Executive has been working on this issue for a while now and they woll be coming out with information on this matter in the near fufure.

I would be amiss if I did not congratulate our own Saskatchewan born and raised Bro, Maurice Koszman on his promotion to National President of the Elks Canada Congratulations Maurice.

In closing if any Lodge in the Province is having a special event and wish to have me visit please drop me a line and if I can attend I will.

Fraternally

John Voutour


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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC  resulted in the cancellation of many Elks events. MANY LODGES ARE RE-OPENING NOW! The 2020 and 2021 Provincial Conferences and National Conventions were held on Zoom. Each Lodge will open with any restrictive measures as they see fit. Public safety and the safety of our members come first. We want to continue to operate for many long years to come.

Events will take place or be cancelled as circumstances dictate. 

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VIDEO CORNER

VIDEO thanking the Elks from a family we helped:  HERE

VIDEO by Richard Gathen about Common Lodge Problems and How To Solve Them:   HERE

 VIDEO of 2019 Corn Maze HERE

VIDEO of 2019 Walkathon Banquet Speech by Dr. Brewster of SPARC HERE

 


THE WALKATHON IS CANCELLED. THE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.

The annual Walkathon event is cancelled due to pandemic concerns and restrictions. The Sask. Elks Association and Foundation meetings WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Information will be emailed. 

Provincial Bowling has not been cancelled. It might happen in Melfort on November 12th to 14th.

The Elks want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.