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Lodge 572 Sponsors Local Student

Carly Carril

Congratulations to Carly Carril, of Ellis Grove.  Sponsored through our Murphysboro Lodge, this is the 3rd year that Carly has received scholarship funding from the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation for her Physical Therapy major at Maryville University in St. Louis.  This year's award is for $2,100.  From Carly, to the membership of Lodge #572: "Thank you for all your help! I thank you and all the other members for the hard work, time, and dedication needed to make this scholarship possible.  It has really been useful in helping me pay for college, and I will be forever grateful!"

July Newsletter & Calendar Now Available

The newsletter & calendar for July are now available. To view/print them, please use the links in the menu on the left.

Congratulations New Members Of Lodge 572

On June 2nd, Lodge 572 welcomed six new members into our Order. When you see them in our Lodge, be sure to make them feel welcome...more

Lodge 572 Awards Their Own

Lodge 572 recently held their appreciation dinner to recognize those who went above and beyond to enable our Lodge to achieve the good work that we do.....

Lynn Porter Elk of the Year 2020 2019-2020 Elk-of-the-Year, Lynn Porter, comments on her selection, as E.R. Christian Rose looks on
Selena McBride Elk of the Year 2021 2020-2021 Elk-of-the-Year, Selena McBride, receives award from E.R. Christian Rose
Doody-Falaster service award E.R. Christian Rose, with 2019-2020 Service to Lodge award recipients, Mary Falaster & Fredia Doody
Family of the Year Jim Ferguson accepts 2020-2021 Family-of-the-Year award, on behalf of the Ferguson family's support of Lodge #572
5-star website awards Steve Zak accepts Grand Lodge's top '5-Star' awards for #572 Website Design, for both 2018-2019 & 2019-2020
Lady Elk of the Year Lady Elk-of-the-Year, award winner for service to Lodge in 2020-2021 is Kelly Mifflin.

Scholarships Awarded To Local Students

Garrett James MHS Senior, Garret James, is this year's winner of the Elks #572 Local $600 Scholarship.  Garret will attend JALC this coming Fall Semester, for General Studies courses.  
Katelyn Dallas Katelyn Dallas, daughter of member Marla Dallas, was announced as winner of an Elks' Legacy Scholarship, at the MHS Senior Awards Night held in May.  Scholarship Chair, Merle Evans, presented a letter of congratulations of behalf of Lodge #572.  Katelyn will use her $4,000.00 scholarship at the University of Illinois.

Luck of the Lodge Raffle

This year's Luck of the Lodge Raffle will take place Saturday, August 14th. Nine prizes total, with first place prize of $5000.00. Tickets are $20.00 each, and only 800 tickets will be sold. If you would like to help sell tickets contact Sue Givens (618)534-8102....more

Lodge 572 Qualifies For Grants

The Murphysboro Elks Lodge met all ENF and IEA President per capita goals for the 2020-2021 Elk year. This secures our eligibility for all grants provided by both the National Foundation as well as any additional offers by the IEA provided over the upcoming 2021-2022 Lodge year. Congratulations and thanks to all who helped make this possible!

Elks National Foundation 2020-2021 Scholarship Information

Emergency Educational Grants
Provides undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $5,000. (This grant is for educational assistance only and is not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education.) Eligibility: attend an accredited U.S. college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours) undergraduate student; demonstrate financial need; be unmarried & under the age of 24 during the academic year for which assistance is desired. Applications available by request between May 1 and November 2 of the academic year for which assistance is desired. To request an application, contact the ENF Scholarship Office at 773/755-4732 Additional information about these Grants can be found at

Finally, you can contact the following Lodge Scholarship Committee persons: Merle Evans (618-303-1693 or or Don Siefert (618-201-4184 or