CHEA President 2021-2022

Jay Larkins

“Great” Northwest District

Jay   Larkins was initiated into the Santa Clarita Lodge #2379 in  August 1994   quickly becoming Lodge Esquire then   Esteemed Loyal    Knight, Leading Knight and   then   Exalted Ruler in  October1996,    due   to  the   passing of  the   Exalted Ruler.  As  the  Junior P.E.R.  he  was   elected to  the   Board of  Trustees serving the   final    year  as Chairman, then elected Lodge Secretary. He   is  a  Past   “Tall Elk” and Elk of the Year at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge. In  1999    Jay   became a  Certified Ritualistic Floor    Judge, Word  Judge and    Calculator, and   served as  Tri-District Ritual    Training Chairman. From    1999    to  2018, Jay   served as  coach of the  anta Clarita Elks   Ritual    Team  with    four   C.H.E.A. Team  Ritualistic Championships. He   also    served on   several district committees and    served as Esquire to District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Bob Brennan and as Auditor to D.D.G.E.R. Bill Howell. In 2003, Jay was    appointed Association Vice    President for   the   Metropolitan District under Association President Doug Larsen and   First   Lady   Jo, and   in  2005   appointed to  serve    as  District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler.    He  served on  the   C.H.E.A. Board of  Trustees and on the   C.H.E.M.P.I. Board of  Trustees serving the final year as the   Chairman. At  the 2019 CHEA Convention in Fresno he was elected as the California-Hawaii Elks Association First Vice President Jay’s    professional career has   taken     him   from    directing the   local    news    on   a  small    television station in  East    Tennessee to  Atlanta, Georgia at  CNN    Headline News, The   Weather Channel, and    then    leaving for   California and    TV   show   “Hard    Copy” at  Paramount Studios in  Hollywood. He  went    on  to  Entertainment Tonight where as  Director he  helped earn   the   show    its  First   Emmy Nomination and   Win.    Jay   and   Ginger started their    own   production company in  2014 and    worked with    “The    Dan    Patrick Show,” “The    Rich    Eisen    Show,” the   Hallmark Channel’s “Home and    Family ” and   5  startup shows including “Laughs” on  FOX,    Entertainment Tonight in  Dubai,  DirecTV “NFL  Fantasy Zone, ”Emmy Nominated “Crime Watch Daily”  and  Emmy  Nominated “Daily Mail TV” where he  was nominated for an Emmy in 2018 and winning the Emmy with “Daily Mail TV” in 2019.Jay   and    his   wife    Ginger, a  20-year Elk, Past  Elk  of  the  Year    and    Past    Emblem Club    President, met    in  Atlanta at   the   Weather Channel. They have 2  children and  5 grandchildren.  Growing up, Jay   played for the Elks sponsored little league baseball team  and  participated in  the   Elks   National Hoop Shoot program. Jay  and  Ginger are   excited, honored and   proud     to  be   given  the opportunity to  serve the   members of  the   California-Hawaii Elks Association as President and First Lady.