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1968 -1969 HAROLD & JULIA YOUNG – SALINA
GRAND LODGE - NEW YORK, NY
EUROPEAN HOLIDAY

Thursday Night - Bavaria, Beer Garden
Friday Night - Gay Paris, Night at Moulin Rouge
Saturday
Brunch - Queen's Luncheon
Banquet - King's Round Table, Later King and Queen's Coronation Ball

1969 -1970 VIRGIL & ROSE HOWEY - GALENA
GRAND LODGE - DALLAS, TX
AROUND THE WORLD IN 3 DAYS

Thursday Night - Western
Friday Night - Orient
Saturday
Brunch - Luncheon with the First Lady
Banquet - Wheat Shockers Ball

1970 -1971 A. H. (WHITEY) & EVA LORENTZ - BELOIT
GRAND LODGE - SAN FRANCISO, CA
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER

Thursday Night - Spirit of 76
Friday Night - Gold Rush-49ers
Saturday
Brunch - Hats off to Women
Banquet - America the Beautiful

1971 -1972 GEORGE & MARY JO TRACY - MANHATTAN
GRAND LODGE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
MIDWAY U.S.A.

Thursday Night - Gateway to the West - Bam Dance
Friday Night - Fun at the Long Branch Saloon
Saturday
Brunch - Mamie's Country Lunch
Banquet - President's Ball

1972 -1973 R. B. & MARY LOU DEFFENBAUGH - LEAVENWORTH
GRAND LODGE - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
MEXICAN FIESTA

Thursday Night - Rosita's Cantina
Friday Night - El Rancho Grande
Saturday
Brunch - La Hacienda
Banquet - Conquistador Ball

1973 -1974 ROBERT & DOLORES EARNEST - RUSSELL
GRAND LODGE - CHICAGO, IL
THE AGE OF ELKS

Thursday Night - Childhood Theme
Friday Night - Ah, Sweet Youth
Saturday
Brunch - Ladies of the Elks Sweethearts (Wives/Mothers)
Banquet - Senior Years in Elks

1974 -1975 RAYMOND & VIRGINIA FRIEDERICH - CHANUTE
GRAND LODGE - MIAMI BEACH, FL
HOMECOMING

Thursday Night - Queen Contest Held
Friday Night - Queen Coronation Pep Ralley
Saturday
Brunch
Banquet

1975 -1976 WALTER & JENNIE SHANNON - PRATT
H. KEITH & FLORANCE MOSSMAN - EL DORADO
DALE & KAY MITCHELL - IOLA
GRAND LODGE - DALLAS, TX
SPIRIT OF 76

Thursday Night
Friday Night
Saturday
Brunch
Banquet

1976 -1977 RALPH & PAT DOCKSTADER - BELOIT
GRAND LODGE - CHICAGO, IL
GOLDEN WAVES OF GRAIN

Thursday - Night Sow Your Wild Oats Night
Friday Night - The Moonshiner's Stomp
Saturday
Brunch - Pat's Sunbonnet Luncheon
Banquet - Harvester's Ball

1977 -1978 LARRY & MARYNELL MEYER - LEAVENWORTH
GRAND LODGE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
SCENES FROM SUMMERTIME

Thursday Night - Fun in the Sun
Friday Night - A Night at the County Fair
Saturday
Brunch - Garden Party
Banquet -

1978-1979 DON & WILLADENE HEBERT - CONCORDIA
GRAND LODGE - SAN DIEGO, CA
FANTASIES

Thursday Night - Holland Holiday
Friday Night - Mexican Fiesta
Saturday
Brunch - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Banquet - Evening in Paris

1979 -1980 CLARENCE & EUNICE STRICKLAND - OTTAWA
GRAND LODGE - DALLAS, TX
75th ANNIVERSARY

Thursday Night - Diamond Jim's
Friday Night - Diamond Jubilee
Saturday
Brunch - Diamond Lil's
Banquet - 75th Anniversary

1980 -1981 G. L. (SALTY) & BONNIE MOUNTZ - WELLINGTON
GRAND LODGE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
SOUND OF MUSIC

Thursday Night - Getting to Know You
Friday Night - I'll See You in My Dreams
Saturday
Brunch - Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Banquet - Night and Day

1981 -1982 RON & LEOLA GABBERT - JUNCTION CITY
GRAND LODGE - LAS VEGAS, NV
COUNTRY

Friday Night - Country Ho Down
Saturday
Brunch - L. G. Review
Banquet - Up Town Saturday Night

1982 -1983 ROBERT & JUDY CARSON - MC PHERSON
GRAND LODGE - CHICAGO, IL
RAILROAD

Friday Night - I've Been Working on the Railroad
Saturday
Brunch - Brunch at the Harvey house with Judy
Banquet - End of the Line

1983 - 1984 GENE & ANNA MAE BAUER - CLAY CENTER
GRAND LODGE - HONOLULU, HI
KANSAS - LAND OF OZ

Friday Night - Off to see the Wizard
Saturday
Brunch - Brunch with Annie M
Banquet – Over the Rainbow

1984 -1985 HOWARD & RETTA HOUK - SALINA
GRAND LODGE - HOUSTON, TX
BIG 8 SPORTS

Friday Night - Football
Saturday
Brunch - Tee off Time with Retta
Banquet -

1985 -1986 DR. JACK & SHARON DICKSON - EL DORADO
GRAND LODGE - SEATTLE, WA
PATRIOTISM

Friday Night - Spirit of 76
Saturday
Brunch - Women of America
Banquet - I am Proud to be an American

1986 -1987 ERNIE & WANDA WOOD - WICHITA
GRAND LODGE - DENVER, CO
SCHOOL DAYS

Friday Night - Homecoming
Saturday
Brunch - Faculty Tea
Banquet - Prom

1987 -1988 JOHN & BETTE DEAN SLAYMAN - OSAWATOMIE
GRAND LODGE - ATLANTA, GA
NOSTALGIA

Friday Night - Memories Are Made of This
Saturday
Brunch - Picnic in the Park
Banquet - Thanks for the Memories

1988 -1989 LEO & CONNIE HATCHER - GOODLAND
GRAND LODGE - LAS VEGAS, NV
COUNTY FAIR

Friday Night - On the Midway
Saturday
Brunch - Blue Ribbon Brunch
Banquet - Puttin' on the Ritz in the County Seat

1989 -1990 JIM & MARY LOU HINSON - IOLA
GRAND LODGE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
GAY NINTIES

Friday Night - Good Old Days
Saturday
Brunch - Saturday Morning Get-Together
Banquet - Back to the Future

1990 -1991 HARLO & EILEEN REGIER - HUTCHINSON
GRAND LODGE - LAS VEGAS, NV
ALL AMERICAN SPORTS

Friday Night - Gathering of the Sports
Saturday
Brunch - Cheerleaders Luncheon
Banquet - Special Olympics

1991 -1992 RAY & ELAINE BAER - CLAY CENTER
GRAND LODGE - ST LOUIS, MO
OFF TO THE RACES

Friday Night - Fun at the Track
Saturday
Brunch - Mint Julep Party
Banquet - In the Winners Circle

1992 -1993 CHUCK & KARLENE BUECHMAN - HOXIE
GRAND LODGE - DALLAS, TX
SALUTE TO BROADWAY - AMERICAN MUSICALS

Friday Night Opening Night - "West Side Story"
Saturday
Brunch - Matinee - "My Fair Lady"
Banquet - Encore Performance - "The Music Man'

1993 -1994 JOHN & CINDY CRAMER - PARSONS
GRAND LODGE - PORTLAND, OR
CRUISE THROUGH ELKDON ON THE "M.R." ELKS

Friday Night - Fantasy Island
Saturday
Brunch - Brunch on the Promenade Deck
Banquet - Dinner at the Captain's Table

1994 -1995 FRED & NANCY BADDERS - PRATT
GRAND LODGE - CHICAGO, IL
MOVIES AND STARS

Friday Night - Sneak Preview
Saturday
Brunch - Saturday Morning Cartoons
Banquet - Academy Awards

1995 -1996 LARRY & CONNIE WHISENHUNT-TOPEKA
GRAND LODGE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
CIRCUS OF THE STARS

Friday Night - Under the Big Top
Saturday
Brunch - Send in the Clowns
Banquet - In the Center Ring

1996-1997 WALTER & LINDA LINTHACUM - GOODLAND
GRAND LODGE - LAS VEGAS, NV
TRAVELING WITH A HEART FOR ELKDOM

Friday Night - A Night in Monte Carlo
Saturday
Brunch - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Banquet - Sentimental Journey

1997-1998 HERBERT & SHARON MATLOCK - CHANUTE
GRAND LODGE - CHICAGO, IL
THE OLD WILD WEST

Friday Night - Long Branch Saloon
Saturday
Brunch - Brunch with Miss Kitty
Banquet - Showdown at OK Corral

1998 -1999 CHARLES & JOYCE LESTER - (JOYCE DIED IN 1997) - WICHITA
GRAND LODGE - ANAHEIN, CA
THE GREAT AMERICAN PAST-TIME

Friday Night - Tailgate Party
Saturday
Brunch - Angels in the Outfield
Banquet - World Series Spectacular

1999-2000 LORENZE & DONNA KARMANN - CLAY CENTER
GRAND LODGE - KANSAS CITY, MO
COUNTRY MEMORIES

Friday Night - Country Barn Dance
Saturday
Brunch - Brunch at the Windmill Inn
Banquet - Thanks for the Memories

2000-2001 LYNN & CAROL WICKIZER - RUSSELL
GRAND LODGE - DALLAS, TX
ELKS 500, RACE OF THE CENTURY

Friday Night - Start Your Engines
Saturday
Brunch - Cruising Through the Time Trials
Banquet - The Grand Elks 500

2001-2002 RON & ADDIE ATKINSON - GALENA
GRAND LODGE - PHILADELPHIA, PA
THE WIZARD OF OZ

Friday Night - We're Off to See the Wizard
Saturday
Brunch - Brunch with the Munchkins
Banquet - There's No Place Like Home

2002-2003 DR. GARY & PAULA ASH - NEWTON
GRAND LODGE - RENO, NV
GOD BLESS THE USA

Thursday Night - Proud to be an American
Friday Night - Rally Around the Flag Boys
Saturday
Brunch - Let Freedom Ring
Banquet - It's a Star Spangled Night

2003 - 2004 RICHARD & LUCY STUCKEY - TOPEKA
GRAND LODGE - ST LOUIS, MO
HUMOR

Thursday Night - Lil' Rascals Clubhouse
Friday Night - Show of Shows
Saturday
Brunch - I Love Lucy
Banquet - Saturday Night Live from Wichita

2004-2005 JAMES & JAMIE MALONE - RUSSELL
GRAND LODGE - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
"IRISH" RICHES OF ELKDOM

Thursday Night - Wearing of the Green
Friday Night - Kiss Me, I'm Irish
Saturday
Brunch - Irish for a Day
Banquet - Centennial Celebration -100th Kansas Elks Convention

2005-2006 FRANK & LINDA SPRINGER - CHANUTE
GRAND LODGE - RENO, NV
EXPLORING THE TRAILS OF ELKDOM

Friday Night - Down the River
Saturday
Brunch - Garden Party
Banquet - Exploring New Horizons

2006-2007 RON & SANDY LARSON - NEWTON
GRAND LODGE - ORLANDO, FL
A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM

Friday Night - R&R at the USO
Saturday
Brunch - On the Wings of Angels
Banquet - Let's Fly-Soar to new Heights in Elks

2007-2008 GARY & MARY LOU WILSON - ATCHISON
GRAND LODGE - CHARLOTTE, NC
ON TRACK WITH ELKDOM

Friday Night - All Aboard the Track to Freedom
Saturday
Brunch - Enjoy the Beautiful Sights
Banquet - Join us in the Dining Car for a Glamorous Occasion

2008-2009 GARY & CAROL HINDMAN - SALINA
GRAND LODGE - ANAHEIN, CA
SERVE AND PROTECT ELKDOM

Friday Night - Scene of the Crime
Saturday
Brunch - Raiding the Red Light District
Banquet - The Lineup

2009-2010 TONY & BECKY NASH - PARSONS
GRAND LODGE - PORTLAND, OR
FAMILY TRADITION

Friday Night - Backyard Games
Saturday
Brunch - Sisters Secret Garden
Banquet - Family Gathering Together at the Table

2010-2011 CARL & JANET BILLINGS - GARDEN CITY
GRAND LODGE - ORLANDO, FL
WELCOME TO THE COUNTY FAIR: ELKS ARE GRAND CHAMPIONS

Thursday Night - Bring On the Clowns
Friday Night - On the Midway
Saturday
Brunch - Blue Ribbon Day
Banquet - Dining With the Champions

2011-2012 CARL & SHERI LINDSEY - OVERLAND PARK
GRAND LODGE - PHOENIX, AZ
VOLUNTEERS ARE STARS: YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES

Thursday Night - Behind the Scenes
Friday Morning Coffee - Picture Perfect
Friday Night - Premier Night
Saturday
Brunch - Breakfast Club
Banquet - The Red Carpet

2012-2013 KEN & GLENDA SCHAFFER - HOXIE
GRAND LODGE - AUTIN, TX
T UP 4 ELKS
Thursday Night - The Practice Round
Friday Morning Coffee - The Birdie Club
Friday Night - The 19th Hole
Saturday
Brunch - Brunch With The Caddies
Banquet - The Masters

2013-2014 LARRY & NANCY CURE - GALENA
GRAND LODGE - RENO, NV
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
Thursday Night - Daily Special
Friday Morning Coffee
Friday Night - Blast From The Past
Saturday
Brunch - Bearylicious Time with Friends
Banquet - Honor our Past & Celebrate our Future

2014-2015 VICTOR & CAROLYN SYMONS - LIBERAL
GRAND LODGE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
KANSAS DELIVERS FOR ELKDOM
Thursday Night - Daily Mail
Friday Morning Coffee - First Class Coffee
Friday Night - Elks Return to Sender
Saturday
Brunch - Pen Pals
Banquet - Kansas Delivers for Elkdom

2015-2016 James Capper & Melinda Baumann- Overland Park
GRAND LODGE - Indianapolis
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE ELKDOM
Thursday Night - Lions, Tigers, & Elks
Friday Morning Coffee - Byond The Rainbow
Friday Night - A Trip Through the Land Of OZ
Saturday
Brunch - Hanging Out At Auntie Em’s
Banquet - The Emerald Ball

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