Updated; July 20, 2013

 

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PENNSYLVANIA ELKS STATE ASSOCIATION

DRUG AWARENESS COMMITTEE


Steve Kaylor, State Chairman
Columbia-Middletown No. 1074

225 E. Bainbridge St.

Elizabethtown, PA 17022

H: 717-367-0897

C: 717-940-4572

 

 


David B Smith, Vice Chairman East

Carlisle Lodge #578 (SC)

245 Regal View

Carlisle, Pa 17013

Cell Ph: 717-422-3589

 

Deborah Raible, Vice Chairman West

Braddock Lodge #883 (M)

681 Highland Ave

Wilkins Twp, Pa 15145

Home Ph: 412-823-1357

 

Scott Nichols, Trailer Coordinator-East

Bloomsburg Lodge #436 (NEC)

30 Bull Run Rd

Danville, Pa 17821

Home Ph: 570-336-0133

 

Kenneth Brown, Trailer Coordinator-West

Bedford Lodge #1707 (NC)

367 Sunnyside Rd

Bedford, Pa 15522

Home Ph: 814-623-8946

Cell Ph: 814-977-3847

 

Laurie Swingle, Sayre Lodge #1148 (NE)

257 Heerick Ave, Sayre, Pa 18840

Home Ph: 607-738-4063

 

Donna J Phillips, Berwick Lodge #1138 (NEC)

324 Mary St, Berwick, Pa 18803

Home Phone: 570-764-1083

 

Randall Spence, Titusville Lodge #264 (NW)

1136 Bugtown Rd, Titusville, Pa 16534

Home Ph: 814-589-7640, Cell Ph: 304-539-3679

 

Brenda Spencer, Reading Lodge #115 (SE)

6 Courtleigh Pl, Reading, Pa 19606

Home Ph: 610-406-0529, Cell Ph:  610-207-3169

 

Challen Matthews, Waynesburg Lodge No. 757 (SW)

15 Crabapple Dr, Waynesburg, Pa 15730

Home Ph: 724-627-4149, Cell Ph: 724-833-1793

 

Christina Zilka, Elwood City Lodge No. 1356 (W)

117 Zilka Way, Fombell, Pa 16123

Home Ph: 724-630-6866

 

David J Edwards (Co-Chair), Johnstown Lodge No. 175 (WC)

Po Box 69, Seward, Pa 15954

Home Ph: 814-446-5848, Cell Ph: 814-241-8028

 

Anthony Shea Jr (Co-Chair), Leechburg Lodge No. 377 (WC)

247 Sportsman Rd, Leechburg, Pa 15656

Home Ph: 724-763-7866

 

DRUG AWARENESS ACTIVITY REPORT


 

2013-2014
DRUG AWARENESS
POSTER CONTEST RULES


The Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest was created to help educate children on the dangers of illegal drugs.

 

The Contest is open to children in grades 3, 4 and 5. They are to draw and color a poster, using the theme, “Down With Drugs, Up With Awareness” on paper or poster board up to 12” X 24” in size (an 8.5”X11” poster is the preferred size).  Participants must draw the posters themselves, but may get ideas from teachers, parents or friends.

 

NO TRADEMARK CHARACTERS ARE ALLOWED.  The theme must appear on the poster. Judging will be based on, closeness to the theme, neatness, originality, and age-appropriateness.

 

DUE DATES:

All posters should be returned to the Lodge Chairperson by January 17, 2014 to allow plenty of time for judging at the Lodge level.  The Lodge Chair will send three winners, one from each grade level, to the District Chairperson by February 17, 2014. The District Chair will judge the received entries and send one winning poster from each grade to the State Chairman by March 17, 2014.

 

The following information is required and should appear on the back of the poster:

1.      The name and number of the sponsoring Elks Lodge.

2.      Student’s given name.

3.      Student’s age, grade, and school name.

4.      Student’s mailing address and phone number.

 

STARTING the CONTEST:

Talk with schools as early as possible, preferably at the start of the school year.  Be prepared to discuss the prizes that will be given at the local level.  Better prizes will foster increased participation.  Often times the schools will use the contest as a lesson for their art classes.

 

Winners will be announced in early April, 2014. One winner from each grade level will be chosen and invited to the Spring Convention in May by the State Chairman to receive his or her prize.

 

All posters become the property of the Elks.

 

 

 

2013-2014
DRUG AWARENESS
ESSAY CONTEST RULES

 

The Elks Drug Awareness Essay Contest was created to help educate children on the dangers of illegal drugs.

 

Children are to use the theme, “Down With Drugs, Up With Awareness” to write an essay of up to 500 words. Participants must be the originators of the content, but may receive help from a parent or teacher.

 

The contest is open to all students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The essays should be legibly hand written, but typed or computer generated text is acceptable if validated as original by the student’s teacher or Lodge chairman.  Judging will be based on closeness to the theme, neatness, originality, age-appropriateness, and correct grammatical structure. They should be written/submitted on 8.5” x 11” paper.

 

DUE DATES:

All essays should be returned to the Lodge Chairperson by January 17, 2014 to allow plenty of time for judging at the Lodge level.  The Lodge Chair will send three winners, one from each grade level, to the District Chairperson by February 17, 2014. The District Chair will judge the received entries and send one winning essay from each grade to the State Chairman by March 17, 2014.

 

The following information is required and should appear on the essay:

1.      The name and number of the sponsoring Elks Lodge.

2.      Student’s given name.

3.      Student’s age, grade, and school name.

4.      Student’s mailing address and phone number.

 

STARTING the CONTEST:

Talk with schools as early as possible, preferably at the start of the school year.  Be prepared to discuss the prizes that will be given at the local level.  Better prizes will foster increased participation.  Often times the schools will use the contest as a lesson for their English classes.

 

Winners will be announced in early April, 2014. One winner from each grade level will be chosen and invited to the Spring Convention in May by the State Chairman to receive his or her prize.

 

All essays become the property of the Elks.

 


 

2012-2013 Winners

After careful deliberation please find below the winners of the PA Elks State Association 2012/2013 Drug Awareness Poster and Essay Contests.  A special thanks to all of those Lodges and Districts that participated in the contest this year.  The high quality of the entries made the judging especially challenging.  As in past years the winners will be notified and invited to make an appearance at the spring convention in Seven Springs.

The Poster Contest Winners are:
1. 3rd Grade, From York Lodge 213, Nilee Mariche
2. 4th Grade, From Connellsville Lodge 503, Gage Goodwin
3. 5th Grade, From Connellsville Lodge 503, Morgan Keteles


The Essay Contest Winners are:
1.  6th Grade, From Allegheny Lodge 339, Amirah Winston
2.  7th Grade, From Oakmont Lodge 1668, Dorian Rodriguez
3.  8th Grade, From York Lodge 213, Lisa Nguyen


Thanks again to all those who helped to make this year's Poster and Essay contests so successful.

Best Regards, Steve Kaylor
DAP Chairman, PA Elks State Association

 

 

Drug Awareness Trailer Guidelines

Sign Up

1)      Sign up for the trailer will be with the State Drug Awareness Chairperson via email or telephone, with both provided to the Chairperson, if both are available.

2)      Sign up should be as far in advance as possible, preferably one month ahead of the desired date. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis, as decided by the Drug Awareness Chairperson. It is first come, first served.

3)      The Drug Awareness Chairperson will assemble a schedule for both trailers, which will be given to the East and West trailer coordinators.

4)      The Coordinators will contact you with information to assist in making arrangements for the movement of the trailer.

Trailer Travel and Movement

1)      The Lodge who has the trailer, and the Lodge who will be getting the trailer, should make arrangements with each other to meet at an acceptable "halfway point" to transfer the trailer.

2)      In the event that a Lodge cannot move the trailer to a halfway point, or go to the halfway point to receive the trailer, reasonable reimbursement should be made to the Lodge traveling the whole distance.

3)      Refusal to cooperate with and assist other lodges in transfer of the trailer will result in a reduced chance to get on the schedule to use the trailer.

Trailer Supplies And Stock

1)      The State Drug Awareness Program has a limited budget, which provides the stock on the trailers. As such, all stock on the trailers is subject to change in quantity and availability.

2)      If a certain item is desired for a Lodge's event, the DAP Chairperson should be notified well in advance, so the Chairman can work with you in ordering the requested item.

3)      Please realize that the DAP is one of many programs the State Association funds, and that monies are not always available for individual Lodge stock requests. In the event that an item is not available from the DAP due to funding, Lodges should be aware that they can purchase trailer stock for their use at their location.

4)      Lodges are required to make a report to the DAP Chairman and to their respective Trailer Coordinator to inform them of stock used. This report need not be a strict inventory; a simple description of the amount of items used, such as "we used about three boxes of pencils," will suffice. This will facilitate accurate restocking of the trailer. Include the number of children, and adults, volunteer hours, and miles traveled. Send the report to your District Chairperson, using the "Drug Awareness Committee Activity Report", so it can then be sent to the State Chairman.

5)      DAP supplies must serve more than one location. If the trailer is scheduled to be in one location for a number of days, Lodges and/or Districts are encouraged to purchase trailer stock and supplies with their own funding. This is because long events deplete supplies more quickly.

6)      Order your supplies early and reserve the trailer as early as possible.

 

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