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June Newsletter & Calendar

The newsletter and calendar for June are now available online. Use the links in the menu on the left to view/download.

Lodge 572 Bestows Awards

At the annual volunteer appreciation dinner, members who helped our Lodge continue achieving our goal of helping those around us were recognized.

Will Stephens citizen of the year award Will Stephens, Mayor of Murphysboro was selected as citizen of the year. Unfortunately, he was not able to attend the ceremony due to an injury suffered by his wife. Lodge 572 secretary Merle Evans holds his award for the presentation.
Steve Schemonia award Steve Schemonia received an Outstanding Service Commendation for his work helping the veterans in our area. The award recognized his continuing work feeding veterans at the Haven on Crab Orchard Lake, providing requested items during the holiday season, and coordinating visits to veterans during the Christmas season.
Steve Zak award Steve Zak received an Outstanding Service Commendation for his work with our Lodge website, newsletter, orientation and other operations essential to the operation of a successful Lodge.
Sue Given award Sue Givens was recognized as the Officer of the Year during her term as the Lodge Esteemed Loyal Knight. Sue always helped out when requested, including coordinating the annual Luck of the Lodge Raffle, a major fundraiser for our Lodge
Tonya Knudst elk of the year Tonya Knudst was bestowed the highest honor of the eveing, being named Elk of the Year for Lodge 572 for her tireless work helping our Lodge in every way possible. From planting flowers to helping with numerous events held within our Lodge, she was the person that always helped things get done. Congratulations, Tonya!

Lodge 572 Welcomes 12 New Members

On February 28, our Lodge initiated 12 new members into our Order...more

Lodge 572 Spouse Selected As South District Lady Elk of the Year

2024 Lady Elk of the YEar
Congratulations to Joy Wayman, who was selected as the Elks' South District nominee for the Illinois Elks Association's 'Lady Elk' for 2023-2024.  Joy was one of eight District nominees honored at the IEA Ladies Luncheon banquet on Saturday, January 27.  The State winner was from the West District.
The banquet was a part of the Association's Mid-Winter meeting at the Wyndham Hotel & Convention  center in Springfield.  Joy is pictured, holding her certificate (and bouquet) for being selected as the South District's representative in the state competition.  Supporting Joy at the event, from Lodge #572, were, L-R:  Rene' Doody; E.R., Todd Doody; Selena McBride; Jane Rhoden; Kendra Evans; Trustee, Darcie Hastings; and Secretary, Merle Evans.

Looking For Antlers

We are looking to add new youth to our Elk Antlers organization! Know a young person(s) who might be interested? For information, call E.R. Todd Doody at 618-201-4773; Rene Doody at 618-201-3126; or Darcie Hastings, at 618-521-6050.