Elks Drug Awareness Program

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The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks National Drug Awareness Program is the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. We are very proud of our dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to this most noble cause. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment.

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What's New!

Kaukauna 962's Jerry Brien's Thoughts on Drug Awareness; 11/10/2014

Bedford 2844 and Elroy Promote Elkdom at Bedford Centerfest; 10/30/2014

Virginia Beach 2268 Joins in Stand Up for Downs Syndrome Event; 10/27/2014

Pete Decatur--"Remember Red Ribbon Week and Kiki Camarena"; 10/24/2014

Drug Awareness Program November Dates to Remember; 10/14/2014

Drug Awareness Information for GL Convention in New Orleans; 6/22/2014

Front Royal 2382 Participates in Dare Day in the Park; 6/7/2014

Petersburg 237 Promotes Drug Awareness at Two Events ; 5/18/2014

Petersburg 237 Participates in Dinwiddie County Health Fair; 3/16/2014

Fredericksburg 875 Gives Awards to Winners of Soccer Shoot; 12/10/2013

Bedford 2844 Holds Successful Drug Awareness Day 9-28-13; 10/18/2013

Elks to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 23-31; 9/8/2013

Petersburg 237 Shows Off Newly Re-Decorated Drug Trailer; 9/6/2013

Front Royal 2382 Officers Receive Drug Awareness Honors; 8/24/2013

Virginia Beach 2268 to Hold Drug Awareness Day 8-31-13; 8/14/2013

Arlington-Fairfax 2188 Holds Youth Summer Carnival; 7/30/2013

Pete Decatur Receives GL Drug Awareness Chairman of the Year; 7/16/2013

Woodbridge 2355 Participates in Dale City 4th of July Parade; 7/14/2013

Staunton 351 Distributes Drug Awareness Material at Parade; 7/9/2013

Happy 4th of July from Elks National Drug Awareness Program; 7/4/2013

Drug Awareness News for June 2013 from Pete Decatur; 6/27/2013

Virginia Beach 2268 to Hold Community Day June 29; 6/20/2013

Virginia Beach 2268 Holds Drug Awareness Pizza Party; 6/18/2013

Virginia Beach 2268 to Hold Drug Awareness Day June 8; 6/4/2013

Ted Hess Letter to Pete Decatur on Drug Awareness Honor; 5/30/2013

Drug Awareness Program News, May 2013; 5/29/2013

Virginia Beach 2268 at Local School Spring Carnival; 5/6/2013

Staunton 351 News of Recent Events; 5/6/2013

Charlottesville 389 Aids Drug Awareness in Local Parade; 4/22/2013

Norfolk 38 Gives Dictionaries to Local Norfolk School; 3/17/2013

Arlington-Fairfax 2188 Helps with Drug Awareness Contest ; 2/12/2013

Note from Kent Gade, GL Drug Awareness Committee ; 1/31/2013

Request from Kent Gade, Elks National Drug Awareness Program ; 1/24/2013

Drug Awareness Program Newsletter, January 2013 ; 01/07/2013

Clifton Forge 1065 Distributes Drug Awareness Literature ; 12/29/2012

Drug Awareness Program Newsletter, October 2012; 10/02/2012

September News from Elks National Drug Awareness Program; 8/31/2012

Milton Creagh to Speak at VEA Fall Convention; 7/17/2012

More Elks National Drug Awareness Program Updates, 6-22-12; 6/22/2012

Elks National Drug Awareness Program Blog Updates, 6-22-12; 6/22/2012

Note from Pete Decatur about Drug Awareness Chairs ; 6/11/2012


Contests, Manuals, Links, Forms and Instructions

Useful Drug Awareness Links

Public Service Announcements: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks National Drug Awareness Program provides Public Service Announcements. Share them with anyone you think can use them (coalitions, partner agencies, community groups, etc). Send them to as many media outlets that will take and use them. Post them on to your Lodge web pages. Your coalitions, partner agencies, community groups, and other related groups can load them onto their web pages. Below are links to PSAs.

Elks_PSA_001_Marijuana.htm, -- Elks_PSA_002_Prescription_Funeral.htm, -- Elks_PSA_003_Prescription_All.htm.

Would you like to honor a Law Enforcement Officer who has done an outstanding job in Drug Awareness? Nominate them for the Enrique S. Camarena Award. Go to Enrique S Camarena Award Criteria; Enrique S Camarena Award Guidelines; Enrique S. Camarena Award Lodge Nomination Form: Enrique S Camarena Lodge Nomination Form; Nomination Form must be submitted before December 5 to George "Pete" Decatur, 6617 Twin Cedars Ct, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. or email to: Linda.Pete.Decatur@verizon.net

Enter the Drug Awareness Essay contest. Go to: http://www.elks.org/dap/essay.cfm; for more information. Entries must be submitted before December 5 to George "Pete" Decatur, 6617 Twin Cedars Ct, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. or email to: Linda.Pete.Decatur@verizon.net. Entries must be accompanied by a permission form signed by the parent. Go to Parental Consent Form for the form. Both Essay and Poster Contest entries becomes property of the Elks and will not be returned and must be on 81/2 by 11 paper.

Enter the Drug Awareness Poster contest. Go to: http://www.elks.org/dap/poster.cfm; for more information. Entries must be submitted before March 1 to George "Pete" Decatur, 6617 Twin Cedars Ct, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. or email to: Linda.Pete.Decatur@verizon.net. Entries must be accompanied by a permission form signed by the parent. Go to Parental Consent Form for the form. Both Essay and Poster Contest entries becomes property of the Elks and will not be returned and must be on 81/2 by 11 paper.

Do you know someone who is a superb volunteer who puts thousands of hours in community projects and never gets recognized? This person does not have to be an Elk, but can be a Policeman, Fireman, Educator, Community Leader, etc. Enter them to receive the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Go to: http://www.virginiaelks.org/committees/drug_awareness/PresidentsVolunteerServiceAward.pdf; for more information. Entries must be submitted to George "Pete" Decatur, 6617 Twin Cedars Ct, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. or email to: Linda.Pete.Decatur@verizon.net. And, if you would like him to, Pete can come to your Lodge to present the award.

Use this form to order Drug Awareness order forms from Pete Decatur, State Drug Awareness Chairman. Lodges are limited to a total of 500 items per year: Drug Awareness Publications Order Form;

Download the Drug Awareness Manual: Drug Awareness Program Manual (It's a big file and may take a while to download);

More Information on the Elks Drug Awareness Program: Elks Drug Awareness Program;

Elk Drug Awareness Program Fillable Forms: Elks Drug Awareness Forms;

VEA Drug Awareness Committee and VEA Forms: VEA Drug Awareness Committee; Elks Drug Awareness District Chairman's Report (MS Word File); Elks Drug Awareness District Chairman's Report (.pdf File);


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