Lake Oconee Elks Lodge No. 2849 is pleased to announce the installation of Bill Lewis as the President of the Georgia Elks Association for 2020-2021.
The installation of officers took place at the Marriott Macon City Conference Center on Saturday, July 18.
Bill is a charter member of the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge and has been and continues to be active in many of the lodge's community volunteer and veterans activities. He is a retired Assistant Chief from DeKalb County and served for many years as the CEO of the Georgia Mutual Aid Group that works closely with GEMA on emergencies that occur throughout the State of Georgia. Bill and his wife Lynda look forward to serving all of the Elks of Georgia during his tenure as President.
The Lake Oconee Lodge is also please to announce that Bob Colie was installed as the President-Elect for this term and will become the Georgia Elks Association President for the year 2021-2022. This is the first time that 2 consecutive Presidents have come from the same Georgia lodge.
Bob is a graduate from the United States Military Academy, West Point, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel. He is very active, not only with veterans, but many other lodge community activities. Bob and Beth look forward to working with Bill & Lynda Lewis to serve all of the Elks in the State.
Also installed at the Installation of Officers from the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge is the current lodge president, John White, who will be serving as the NE Vice President of the Georgia Elks Association.
John is a long time building contractor in the lake area and spends many hours volunteering for the lodge's community activities. He and his wife, Sandra look forward to working with the Lewises and the Colies during the year to continue to make the Georgia Elks Association grow.
Georgia was number 6 in the nation for new Elk members this past year. The Lake Oconee Elks Lodge gives back to its community. Since its beginning in 2005, the lodge has raised over $600,000 for its community and veteran projects. The Elks Lodges across the state are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. The Elks website, www.elks.org says it all, "Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug free, meet the needs of today's veterans, and improve the quality of life." Come join us, become an Elk, and help us to make a difference in our community.