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Mother's Day Brunch

Our annual Mother's Day Brunch will take place on Sunday, May 9th from 9:00 - 12:30. Everyone is welcome. Price for adults is $7.00, with children 3-12 eating for $4.00. Moms and children under 3 eat for free.

Lodge 572 To Serve As Stop On Marion Lodge Poker Run

On Saturday, May 22nd, the Marion Elks Lodge will have a Poker Run to benefit the family of an employee who passed away enexpectedly. Our Lodge will be one of the stops. We are looking for volunteers to help welcome participants. If you can help out, please contact Christian Rose or any of the Lodge officers. Those wishing to take part in the poker run can find information on the Marion Elks Lodge Facebook page.

Shooting Match May 23

We will be holding a shooting match on Sunday, May 23rd at Carbon Lake Club. Registration will begin at noon, with competition starting around 1:00. As always, no pucker guns or scopes are allowed, with a maximum choke size of .670. There will be raffles and free food. For more information, contact Rick Ehlers at (618)534-1689.

Lodge 572 Golf Scramble

Our annual golf scramble will take place on Saturday, June 5th at Jackson Country Club. Sign-up will be at 10 AM and tee-off will be at 11 AM. Cost is $75 per person, with 4 people per team. First 20 teams to register at the Lodge will be entered. There will be hot dogs and drinks on the course, with a pork steak dinner and prizes at the Lodge afterwards. For information contact Donnie Cochran 303-0451, Richard Martin 791-9245, Harold Sheffer 559-9214, or Darcie Hastings 521-6050.

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

May Newsletter & Calendar Now Available

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

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