What a great day it was on Saturday, March 2, 2019, attending the OEA Elks Leadership Kollege. President “T” and the State Officers registered and welcomed 220 Ohio Elks who attended and participated in our first Elks Leadership Kollege in over 10 years.
All Elks attended the morning presentations that covered the following State Committees: OEA Website, Social Media, Public Relations, Membership, ENF/CIP Grants and Parliamentary Procedure. The afternoon presentations involved Elks attending any 1 of the 4 Breakout Sessions specific to their Lodge office/chair: Secretaries, Treasurers, Trustees/Board of Directors, and Exalted Rulers & Knights.
At conclusion of the 4 Breakout Sessions, all Elks were requested to complete an Evaluation form provided to them. Of the 220 attending, 176 Evaluations were handed-in. The overwhelming majority of Evaluations were very favorable and supportive of the Kollege, of the Presenters, and the presentations they delivered.
Comments expressed were mostly constructive and thoughtful in what they experienced. They provided ideas to add or improve some of the content topic areas. Overall, they expressed that the Leadership Kollege was time well spent, it met or exceeded their expectations, and they think the Kollege should return as a scheduled yearly event.
Thanks to each and every Elk who attended. You thought it was important to gave up a Saturday and attend the Kollege, to learn more about Elkdom, to be a better leader and to make a difference in your Lodge. Lastly, a special Thank You… to all of the Seminar Presenters for your work and dedication to Elkdom and making the 2019 Elks Leadership Kollege successful and enjoyable!
Elks Leadership Kollege
Are you a new lodge officer?
Are you leading a lodge committee?
Are you a long-time lodge leader?
Do you just need help?!
We are here for you!
The Elks Leadership Kollege is a valuable training session being offered to lodge officers and members on Saturday, March 2nd. Qualified trainers will be conducting sessions packed full of valuable information that will guide you through a successful lodge year. Please take advantage of this opportunity to have your officers learn what they need to know and implement in order to have a successful year!
Registration will be on-site beginning at 9:00 am. There will be no pre-registration.
The Kollege will start at 10:00 am with everyone attending the welcome/opening session. Following this session, the group will then divide into four breakout sessions, which include:
Exalted Rulers/Leading, Loyal & Lecturing Knights
Trustees/Board of Directors/House Committee
Short breaks will be offered during the day. We will not break for lunch, which should allow everyone a timely dismissal to get you on the road home quicker.
Dress for the Kollege will be casual, but no jeans please.
In order to have an idea on how many will be attending, the District Activities Chairmen will be contacting each of their Exalted Rulers; requesting the total number attending from the lodge and the number of those attending per breakout session. This will allow us to have the correct number of handouts, etc. Final count numbers are needed by Friday, February 22.
DAC’s -- please email the requested information to the Dean of the Kollege, PSP Doug Schiefer at email@example.com
The Leadership Kollege Agenda will be emailed to all Ohio Elks lodges and posted on the OEA website https://ohioelks.com/ by mid February.
The event will be held at the Marriott Columbus Northwest in Dublin (Columbus), OH. The Ohio Elks Association has negotiated a great rate for Elks that wish to stay overnight the day before and/or the evening of the event (this is not required to attend the Kollege). Click the link below to reserve a hotel room if needed. THIS DOES NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THE EVENT, just a hotel room.
ELKS LEADERSHIP KOLLEGE – Agenda
March 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - State Officers, by District
General Session – Dublin III & IV
10:00 AM - Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance & Remarks - Doug Schiefer, PSP
10:10 AM - Special Remarks from OEA President - Nevin Taylor, SP
10:20 AM - Web Operation & Social Media - Richard Threadgill, PER & Kermit Morse, PDDGER
11:15 AM - Membership - Chris Hatcher, PER
11:40 AM - ENF / Grants - Scott Peters, PER
12:10 PM Parliamentary Procedure - Richard P. Wolfe, PSP
Short Break – Divide Rooms for Breakout Sessions
12:45 PM Lodge Secretaries – Dublin I - Michael Stanley, PSP
Todd Cannode, DAC
District Deputy Visit/Inspection - Rex Coldwell, DDGER
12:45 PM Lodge Treasurers – Dublin II - Jason Watts, PER, Treasurer
Quick Books - Ann Barr, Treasurer
12:45 PM Exalted Rulers & Knights – Dublin III - Linda Stanley, VDAC
Rob Nixon, DAC
Jill Hawse, PDDGER
Larry Wise, PDDGER
Past Exalted Rulers Association - Sue Fox Buroker, PER SP
Dean Robinson, PER SVP
12:45 PM Trustees/Board of Directors/ – Dublin IV - Dean Streit, PDDGER
House Committee - Barry Harper, DDGER
Club Manager - Richard Threadgill, PER
OEA 2019 Elks Leadership Kollege Presentations
Below are the PowerPoint presentations used during the 2019 edition of the Kollege.