house resolution no.39

Rep. Markkanen offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare February 16, 2023, as Elks USA Appreciation Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Elks USA was founded on February 16, 1868, and the Michigan Association of Elks was organized in November of 1904;  and

Whereas, The “Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America and The Michigan Elks Association serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating Elks Care and Elks Share.”; and

Whereas, The organization has grown from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula; and

Whereas, The people of Michigan benefit greatly philanthropically from the group's charitable grants, scholarships, and youth activities, among other community involvements; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare February 16, 2023, as Elks USA Appreciation Day in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to David Sladek, President of the Michigan Chapter of Elks.