Steele Research Center - "To teach, to heal, to discover."

AEMP Youth Camp - Located just outside Globe, AZ

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of ill or premature babies.

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Steele Research Center

In 1992, the Arizona Elks adopted the Steele Center as a "Major Project". Since then, Members in lodges around the state have contributed more than $4 million.

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Youth Camp

The Arizona Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee.

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Arizona Elks Association

Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Our motto is "Believe in what you do and it can come true".

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In Arizona, Elks help children in many ways. AEMP’s relationship with 2 projects goes back for years.

We have sponsored research at the University of Arizona's "Steele Children's Research Center" since 1992 with over $5 million in donations. We remodeled and modernized the "Arizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults" and provide funds for an endowed chair in Neonatology.

We are also very proud of our Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeast Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. We will be waiving fees for bona fide youth groups in 2016 on a trial basis

Please take time to visit both portions of our website. You can call us toll free at 888.808.8627 or locally at 520.326.0556 if you have any questions.

- Jimm Krausman - Executive Director, Arizona Elks Major Projects, Inc.

Steele Children's Research Center

The physician/scientists take care of 28,000 sick children each year at the Steele Children's Research Center. Some of these children have simple problems, like ear infections, others with life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is to give each one of them a better chance at better health. Please consider adding your support to the research efforts at the Steele Children's Research Center - to create a healthier future for all children. For more information, please call or click 520-626-7051.

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Youth Camp

The Arizona Elks operate the Jack C, Warter Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeastern Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. These fees will be waived for most bona fide Youth Groups in 2016, so make plans early to reserve your time.

The Arizona Elks Youth Camp is a great facility to hold your next troop outing, or any other event! More Youth Camp Info Here

Jimm's Corner - January 2017

Jimm Krausman
Jimm Krausman - Sierra Vista Lodge #2065

Arizona Elks provide a New Weapon in the War on Childhood Disease

For 25 years Arizona Elks have supported research at the UofA Steele Children’s Research Center. As Steele celebrates their 25 years of attacking diseases plaguing children, Arizona Elks are proud they have been with them the whole time.

This Silver Anniversary marks more than $6 million in giving by Arizona Elks Major Projects. Money that has done incredible things- 2 endowed chairs continuing to give, a Translational Research Center in Phoenix, The Marvin Lewis Pediatric Teaching Center, and the Arizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults.

There is an old proverb called “For Want of a Nail.” It has several forms, but simply put –

For want of a nail the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe the horse was lost
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider, the battle was lost
For want of the battle the war was lost
For want of the war, the Kingdom was lost
All for the want of a nail.

Our Arizona Elks Major Projects has provided an entire box of nails to the Steele Center; the latest a $150,000 Confocal Microscope. A recent press release from Steele celebrates a $1.73 million National Institute of Health grant awarded to Steele for work on Autoimmune Diseases. A grant based on a research done by Pawel Kiela and Dr. Fayez Ghishan. The Confocal Microscope was critical to this research.

So celebrate 25 years of Research at the Steele Center, and while you are at it, celebrate 15 years of the Jack C. Warter youth Camp. Celebrate 79 Years of Arizona Elks Major Projects, and let’s think of a special way to do more.

Let’s make this 25th Anniversary one to remember!


Jimm Krausman
Jimm Krausman,
Executive Director AEMP

AEMP Mid-Year Raffle 2017 is Underway - Purchase Your Mid Year Raffle Tickets Here!

The Grand Prize for this year’s Mid-Year Raffle is a 2017 Can-Am Commander! Financial support for this great vehicle was provided by Mother Road Harley Davidson in Kingman Arizona. Just a few of the many options on this vehicle include:

  • Viper Red
  • 999.9cc Rotax V-Twin, liquid cooled engine
  • Multifunctional digital readout with: Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport/ECO Mode, diagnostics and clock
  • Lots of storage and a dump bed on the back
  • Digitally Encoded Security System
  • Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • DC outlet in the console
  • 14’ Big Tex Trailer, complete with radial tires, including a trailer spare

You can get tickets at every Elks Lodge in Arizona and just so you don’t miss out we are sending them to every Elk in the State. The drawing will be held at the Mid-Year Convention in October (you need not be present to win!) and will include many other prizes as well. Enter early and often for the best chance to win. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Call the AEMP Office at (520) 326-0556 or toll free (888) 808-8627 if you need extra tickets! Or fill out the form below and purchase your tickets online!

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Arizona Elks Major Projects
P.O. Box 12668
Tucson, AZ 85732-2668
toll free phone: 888.808.8627
local phone: 520.326.0556
fax: 520.325.2183
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